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Last Sunday, July 26, we continued with our series on The Gifts of Anger, to go along with Rev. Evin's talk series, and this time focused on the inspiration for the book, Mahatma Gandhi, as well as the theme of Knowing One's Worth. The children spent a good part of the class researching facts about Gandhi and shared them with everyone. They found many interesting and inspiring details, including that he was a lawyer, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the 1930 Time Magazine Man of the Year. We learned that he was a leader in non-violent protest and civil disobedience with events such as the Salt Marches and hunger strikes; that he demonstrated how effective those tactics can be; and that he inspired other great leaders around the world, including as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela. As an optional homework assignement, the class was invited to watch the film "Gandhi" based on his life. We opened the class by remembering a time when we felt really good about ourselves, we talked about how Gandhi knowing his worth gave him strength to do the work he did, and we closed with a meditation to anchor in that feeling of worth and a call to remember that feeling whenever we need a little extra strength.
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind." ~ Gandhi
This Sunday, August 2, we'll wrap up the series on the Gifts of Anger, focusing on themes that Rev. Evin has been covering such as not wasting nor telling lies; and love, patience, and strength.
Stay tuned... beginning the following Sunday, August 9, we'll do a short nature series of three of four weeks. Time to celebrate the natural world and enjoy the last few weeks of summer!
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Schedule (to be resumed once we are again meeting in person)
Nursery care and Youth Education lessons are offered during our 10am Sunday service. Children must be signed-in and picked up by the same parent, guardian or caretaker.
Nursery for Infants and Toddlers (0-3 years)
Our nursery is staffed by qualified child care providers. Our main focus with this age group is to reinforce the concept that Spirit is within us, around us, everywhere present and loves us unconditionally. This is done through loving care of your child, music and movement, creative projects thematic to the time of year and appropriate group and individual play.
UniTots (Pre-school through Kindergarten)
The beginnings of metaphysical interpretation are introduced here. Children are introduced to Jesus as a person who had challenges and difficulties but created a relationship with God that helped him to move through these challenges with loving kindness and generosity.
UniKids (Grades 1-3 and 4-5)
The child learns to understand that Jesus was a human being who lived as an example of God moving in and through us. The children learn that we are inherently good and have choices in actions.
UniTeens (Grades 6-8)
UniTeens learn to be receptive to the idea that God is a mental attitude that works in and through us. They learn to understand that they are the creator of their own world through the thoughts they give power to and what they choose to see and believe. They begin to gain the ability to look past the literal appearance of a situation and to focus on the good the situation brings. They learn that the Kingdom of God is within them and that we each have the power to live and do as Jesus did.
Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity) (Grades 9-12)
Our high school age kids learn to look past the initial appearance of a situation and to focus on the inherent good of every person. They learn that the Kingdom of God is within them and that we each have the power to live and do as Jesus did.