UFPC Religious Education
UFPC Storytime--Every first and third Thursday at 7 PM—cozy up in your jammies, with your favorite stuffed animal, blanket and caring adult and join DRE Joan McDonald for a time of ritual and sharing for preschool and elementary school age children. We will share a chalice lighting, Joan will read a story, everyone will check in and a family or guest will share a favorite story. What is better than a couple of stories shared in community?
The next UFPC story time is Thursday, May 20 at 7PM.
Please let me know if your family would like to share a story--otherwise I will have a second story ready.
For everyone’s safety a Zoom link will be emailed to our UFPC families weekly and new families may sign up to receive the link. Please contact Joan at DRE@ufpc.or
The theme for this chapel is Becoming. DRE, Joan McDonald shares a story read by Bea titled The Day You Begin by author Jacqueline Woodson as well as shares a musical version of a metta meditation.
DRE Joan McDonald shares the story, Just Ask, written by Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor and reflects on the questions posed in the story about what are our differences and that there are so many ways we can be in the world.
Director of Religious Education, Joan McDonald shares the story, I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott and reflects on how we make sounds with our voices.
DRE, Joan McDonald ends the month with a breathing meditation and sharing the story All are Welcome and reflecting on what it feels like to be included and excluded.
This week, DRE Joan McDonald continues with the theme of Beloved Community sharing a mindfulness meditation, and Lea Morris' song and conversation Part of Me and connecting it to a saying by the Buddha: "The foot feels the foot when it touches the ground."
DRE Joan McDonald continues with the theme of Beloved Community, sharing music, meditation and a musical story from Matt Meyer
DRE Joan McDonald opens the theme of Beloved Community with a story about the Children's March for racial justice in 1963 and shares music and a calming meditation called shark fin meditation.
DRE Joan McDonald finishes the month of January and the theme of imagination by sharing music, a meditation and short film without words about imagination, problem-solving and perseverance .
Imagination is the theme of January's Children's Chapels. Imagine how you can make the world a better place and learn to sing a metta meditation.
This children's chapel addresses the events of 1.6.2021 through a story titled--Breaking News. I briefly address questions children could ask their caring adults. There is also a loving kindness meditation and music. I would suggest previewing and watching with your child.
Imagination is the January theme. DRE, Joan McDonald shares some music and conversation about imagination and a meditation about imagining give a hug to those we are missing as well as giving ourselves a hug when we need one because we need one when the world is feeling unsafe.
Each week a new coloring page will be uploaded for our weekly children's chapel.
Mariam Gates author of Breathe with Me guides young ones ages 4–8 through six guided breathing meditation exercises to promote body awareness, calm anger, feel stronger in new situations, energize in the morning, and relax at bedtime.
Listen to actors read picture books for children and families. This partnership helps raise funds to feed children who are missing school food programs during the pandemic.
Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home offers 15 episodes to spur creativity while staying at home.
I’m a parent of a 21-year-old living with autism. We are getting along OK in this pandemic ......
A collection of Resources posted on the UUA website.
Daniel Tiger episode "Daniel Gets a Cold/"Mom Tiger is Sick"
A short video from Katie Resendiz Director of Children's Ministries at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix
All in person religious education programming is cancelled. Over the week of March 16-22 we will be developing online programming to keep our UFPC families connected.
ZOOM will be one of these methods for virtual interaction. Go to https://zoom.us/ to upload the application and view tutorials. You will not need a paid account to use zoom.
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