We will have regular Kids R.E on 5/15 with a yoga exploration including a special activity to have fun preparing for our theatrical improv performance debuting during Youth Sunday on 5/22. The theme of the service is “Respecting All Living Beings” and will include an opportunity to perform in an improv theatrical production based on Douglas Wood’s books about Old Turtle.
Youth Group members should stay tuned for emails from their awesome leader, Heidi, for confirmation of their upcoming plans, including a breakfast outing happening this Sunday, May 15th. OWL will also be meeting on May 15th for their finale session (unless Covid cases forces us to postpone).
Religious education for children
In focusing on Lifespan Religious Education, Murray Unitarian Universalist Church affirms its desire to offer opportunities for everyone in the congregation to grow and develop. By attending programs with the Murray Community, our children (from toddlers through 6th grade) choose to journey using our “think minds, loving hearts, and helping hands” respecting ourselves and others while supported by being together with one another. Our programs include Unitarian Universalism, the wisdom of World Religions, Self-Care, and care for the interconnected web of life. The values that we will be highlighting in this year’s programs are respect, compassion, community, growth, service, conscience, justice, interdependence, integrity, and care. These values are inspired by both the Unitarian Universalist principles and Murray Church’s own covenant.
When the pandemic numbers are hopefully soon safe to gather in big groups again, we look forward to again offering some really FUN multigenerational activities for folks of all ages to enjoy together such as game night, a dance costume party, and a pajama movie night.
Each family is asked to register all children who will be participating in our programming for children and/or youth after you visit and decide you want to. There is no fee for participation in our program. Contact Carol Konvalinka-Connolly, our Director of Lifespan Religious Education, for more information and to register.
Unitarian Universalist Principles for Kids
- That each and every person is important;
- That all people should be treated fairly and with kindness;
- That we should accept one another and keep on learning together;
- That each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life;
- That all persons should have a voice in the things that concern them;
- In working for a peaceful, fair, and free world;
- In caring for our planet earth, the home we share with all living things.