Middle and High School Youth Religious Education (4 December 2022)

This Sunday (4 December 2022) — “Understanding the Bible”

Adapted for this age group from a curriculum based on the book by John Buehrens (Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals).

This week — Session 2 — “The Akedah”

We will discussion the story of the Binding of Isaac.

What does this story say about Abraham and what does it say about God?

What did this story mean to the people who told it at the time and what does it mean today?

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Online Adult Religious Education — 4 December 2022

Please join us on Sunday (4 December 2022) as we continue our adult religious education class at 9:00 AM for “WhUU Dat” via Zoom and facilitated by Susan Caldwell and Barbara Deger and continuing our discussion of the Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide.

This week’s reading will be the final chapter of the pocket guide — “Our Roots” by Dan McKanan.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (3 December 2022)

Please join us on Saturday (3 December 2022) at 10:30 AM for our weekly meditation group with Larry Androes.

This is a sitting Buddhist meditation including a brief introduction to mindfulness meditation, 20 minutes of sitting, and followed by a weekly teaching.

Please note that this group is still meeting via Zoom.  You will need to contact Larry for the Zoom link information using the contact information at the end of this post.

The group is free and open to all.

For more information, contact Larry via email or phone using (318) 272-0014.

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Middle and High School Youth Religious Education (27 November 2022)

This Sunday (27 November 2022) — “Understanding the Bible”

Adapted for this age group from a curriculum based on the book by John Buehrens (Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals).

This week — Session 2 — “Beginnings”

We will look at one of the creation stories from the Book of Genesis and some exploration of what it may have meant to the people who first told it.

And we will explore why should Unitarian Universalists should read the Bible:

  • These stories belong to us, too.  The Jewish and Christian scriptures are the stories of the “parents and grandparents” of our faith movement.
  • It’s important for us to know these stories and learn about the ways they have been used for good to promote justice — and for ill to justify injustice.
  • The Bible contains some big “Capital T Truths” that are neither science nor history but are nevertheless of great value to our experience as humans.
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Children’s Religious Education (27 November 2022)

This Sunday (27 November 2022) — “Joseph and His Brothers”

Children and youth are with us in the sanctuary for the first 20 minutes and then are dismissed to their classes.

The elementary class (Pre-K through Grade 5) continues their season of focus on our Jewish and Christian heritage looking at the story of Joseph and His Brothers — a story of jealousy, sibling rivalry, and ultimately forgiveness.

They will also have a chance to finish a group project they were working on last time.

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Meditation with Larry Androes (26 November 2022)

Please join us on Saturday (26 November 2022) at 10:30 AM for our weekly meditation group with Larry Androes.

This is a sitting Buddhist meditation including a brief introduction to mindfulness meditation, 20 minutes of sitting, and followed by a weekly teaching.

Please note that this group is still meeting via Zoom.  You will need to contact Larry for the Zoom link information using the contact information at the end of this post.

The group is free and open to all.

For more information, contact Larry via email or phone using (318) 272-0014.

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Online Adult Religious Education — 20 November 2022

Please join us on Sunday (20 November 2022) as we continue our adult religious education class at 9:00 AM for “WhUU Dat” via Zoom and facilitated by Susan Caldwell and Barbara Deger continuing our discussion of the Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide.

This week’s readings include the the readings in the section “Our Religious Education” and continue on through “Our Work for Social Justice” and “Our Communities.”

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