Religious Education Looking Forward – February 2014

During February Focus Month, UUCM Religious Education hopes to inspire our children and youth and for that matter their parents, to recognize how each of us has what it takes to transform the world around us.

We are sharing the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X this month through drama, games, art and speakers. At the end of January, our children were introduced to our main characters through a play called, If We Could Meet, written by our very own, Dionne Ford Kurtti. On February 9th our classes will have visits from individuals with direct experience of the civil rights era and the legacy of Martin and Malcolm that challenged the world. On February 16th after Children’s Chapel, we will explore and express the messages we have been hearing and what they mean to us through art and games.

Besides the February Focus events there is more coming up in our Religious Education program. Neighboring Faith’s will juxtapose the action-packed message of Martin and Malcolm with a quiet visit to a Quaker meeting house on February 9th. On February 13th there is a session for anyone who wants more information about the Our Whole Lives curriculum that begins on March 2nd, when there will also be a required orientation for parents and children. Beginning March 9th, OWL will be the programming for the 4th/5th graders.

Our upcoming schedule:
February 16th – Children’s Chapel
February 13th – 4th/5th grade OWL information session. 7:30 – 8:30
February 23rd – Youth Facilitated Intergenerational Service
March 2 – Mandatory 4th/5th OWL Grade Parent AND Child Orientation. 12:30 to 2:30.

To paraphrase the old Bronx Zoo jingle, “There is always something happening at the U.” If you want to be part of the goings on, please just let us know.

See you Sunday,
Judith A. Stein-Farrall
Religious Education Program Coordinator