Religious Education Notes

Coping in these COVID Times We are living amidst scary times with this pandemic affecting so much of our lives as COVID cases are rising. How do we find ways to cope with the challenges we are facing? Of course the challenges are different for each of us depending on our situations. Those working at […]

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Religious Education Notes

Pandemic RE I miss seeing you all in person and I really miss real hugs! While I am grateful that we can still “see” each other at Zoom church and in Zoom RE, I still really miss in person interactions! In an effort to make the best of things the way they are, we are […]

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Sitting Together: Weekly Mindfulness and Meditation Sessions for Adults, Sundays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation and Buddhist Teachings Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87292923320?pwd=ZElxcDZJL0hxcGZWcjlFVEpHQVNwQT09 All are invited to participate in this weekly online class for adults to learn, grow and practice together. Contact Diane Melvin at re@peopleschurch.net with questions. For more detailed information CLICK HERE.

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Religious Education Notes

Parenting as a Spiritual Path Parenting under normal circumstances is extremely challenging. For many families today trying to parent in the midst of a pandemic can feel impossible. Of course the circumstances are made even more trying for those who are also attempting to work from home and help children with online education offerings. Those […]

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Cultivating Spiritual Resilience Have you noticed a constant undercurrent of stress that runs through everything these days? How do we best cope with these surreal times? As we cautiously proceed into autumn where many of us begin new routines and schedules, may we remember to offer as much grace as possible to ourselves and others. […]

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Cultivating Wisdom & Skillfulness I write this in the midst of some time off in July where I am dedicating time to home improvement projects and gardening. A couple of camping trips are providing precious family times as well as some much needed R&R. Widespread social uprisings and the pandemic continue to spread globally. As […]

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Pandemic + Uprising = Revolution One of the results of the “shelter in place” orders in response to the COVID19 pandemic is that many people stepped off from the hamster wheel of the rat race for the first time. Some folks refer to this spring as #TheGreatPause. With the cancellation of so many activities combined […]

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“Comfortable with Uncertainty” This is the title of one of my favorite books by Pema Chodron. It feels especially relevant in these times! As I look toward fall, all I see is uncertainty. I am unsure how to plan for our RE program. I’ll make a variety of plans and depend on a large dose […]

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Religious Education Notes

Moving Through Challenging Times Successfully navigating these times requires more creativity and flexibility than usual especially for those families with children at home. My hope is that we are all finding some healthy coping mechanisms. I am sharing these resources to offer support. Ideas for families: Create a family covenant about how you all agree […]

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Religious Education Notes

Wisdom for Surreal Times I am acutely aware of how quickly life can change beyond comprehension in such a short period of time. All of the events I was busy planning for have now been cancelled. I find myself struggling to keep up with the pace of the enormous changes that have occurred this past […]

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