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Here’s a look at what’s coming up in RE
*** Reminder that May is the last month of full online RE ***

Friday 4/30
All Ages Bonfire & S'mores Night 6-8:30pm
All are invited to join in the fun on the lawn of First Parish Church in Taunton, for some in person connection, bonfires and s'mores. Masks are required at all times for those over 3 while not eating. Please feel free to bring soccer balls, footballs, and or other yard games.
76 Church Green Taunton MA 02780
Street Parking is available

Saturday 5/1
Building A Village Parents Group 9:30am
Raising children can be hard, but having a community can help! Join us tomorrow morning as we chat about the joys and challenges of raising children!
Join Zoom Here:https://zoom.us/j/97483551020

Wednesday 5/5
Building a Village Family Story Time & Sing-a-long 9:30am
Interactive songs, games and stories geared towards our toddler and preschool age kids, however all ages are welcome!! As always please feel free to invite friends.
Join Zoom Here: https://zoom.us/j/92619459325

Wednesday 5/5
Sunday School 4pm
This week Sunday School kids will begin to work with our new spiritual theme of STORY by exploring how stories remind us who we are: as a family.
Materials Needed: Paper (white or colored) coloring supplies, scissors, (Optional: Stickers and other craft supplies )
Join Zoom Here: https://zoom.us/j/99261518940


Faith at Home
The spiritual theme we will be exploring through the month of May is STORY. We will explore this theme by asking ourselves the questions How Do Stories Remind Us Of Who We Are: As a Family, As UU's, As Antri-Racists and As Courages People. Here are a few ways to activity explore and live into the theme of STORY at home as a family!

*Family Movie Night – Dolphin Tale (G)
Snuggle up as a whole family and watch the based-on-a-true-story movie Dolphin Tale. This is a heartwarming story about about a bottlenose dolphin named Winter that was rescued off the Florida coast. Having lost her tail, she was fitted with a prosthetic one and must relearn how to do everything.

*Family Activity – Family Night In
What goes great with a campfire...Stories!!!! Invite another family over for a socially distanced campfire and take turns telling funny, silly, scary stories about your family

*Family Bedtime (or Anytime) Stories
Click on any book in the FPC Anti-Racist, Diversity, and Inclusivity Virtual Library to be taken to a read aloud video. Slide 5 contains books that relate to this months theme of STORY.

*Family Conversation Starters
- Have you ever felt trapped by a story told about you? I.e. Have others told a story about you that left you feeling unseen, misunderstood or unfairly characterized?
- Do you think our stories get harder or easier to change as we get older?

*UU Parenting
Our theme this month is STORY and often times we as parents and caregivers turn to books to help us though the journey of raising our children also know as the spiritual adventure of parenting.Tending the Flame: The Art of Unitarian Universalist Parenting is a wonderful book written by parent and religious educator Michelle Richards that encourages a practical and proactive approach to raising Unitarian Universalist children. It including suggestions for incorporating spiritual practices into family life, teaching the Principles in age-appropriate ways, and answering difficult questions on religious matters.

*Chalice Lighting

Spiritual practice is just as important for children and youth as it is for adults!! Lighting a chalice at home is a wonderful way to live into our faith and help your children feel grounded in spiritual practice. This week try lighting a family chalice at dinner or bedtime, or whatever time makes sense for your family.

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