Our Children’s RE Program is designed to create opportunities for creative expression, justice work, peer collaboration, and reflection with a focus on interactive experiences in a mixed age format.

September’s Soul Matters theme is “Embracing Possibility.”

The pandemic has changed so much of our lives and the definition of what is safely possible is changing at a rapid pace. It can be difficult to think about the question “What if?” when so many times, we are thinking of all the negative possibilities that could come to pass. In these times, though, we can choose to focus on what is possible rather than what is not.

How can we wish someone a happy birthday or graduation congratulations? Maybe we can have an impromptu parade by their house. How can I celebrate Halloween? Maybe we can have a Trunk or Treat event outside. How can we meet for church? Maybe we can stream services on Zoom. What can we do for RE this year? Maybe we can meet outside, in the sanctuary, or have a hybrid model.

All we have to do is embrace the possibilities.

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Caterpillars and butterflies are symbols of possibility and change. Explore more about butterflies with the links below!

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement,  both occur in September. The shofar is a part of each of these holidays. A shofar is a hollowed out ram’s horn that is blown like a trumpet. Watch the video below to hear the four traditional shofar calls.

For the 2021/22 church year we will continue using Soul MattersSoul Matters is a collection of resources centered around a monthly theme which weaves itself throughout our church experience. Worship, Religious Exploration and Adult Small Groups will all be pulling from these resources to better facilitate an experience that extends beyond our congregation walls on Sundays and around the dinner table the rest of the week.

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