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CYRE Taking It Home Nov 8

Our Whole Lives (K-1)

The CYRE Team is excited to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education to Kindergarten and First Graders at First Unitarian Church. Come to the Parent Information Session to learn more about this amazing, age appropriate, comprehensive program!

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015
Time: 9:15-10:15am
Room: 29

The K-1 OWL program supports parents in educating their young children about birth, babies, bodies and families. It helps establish a life-long family pattern of communication around sensitive topics. Following the Parent Informational Meeting and a Parent/Child Orientation, the eight class sessions engage children with stories, songs and activities and include a short, weekly assignment for parents and children to do together at home. Focusing on the “Three R’s” of human sexuality—respect, relationships, and responsibility—it emphasizes that we believe every person should be treated fairly and kindly. The sessions are planned for January-March 2016 on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15am.

We encourage all parents and guardians to attend, especially if your family is new to the OWL program. The K-1 OWL class is also open to the community (for a nominal fee) so please encourage any families who might be interested to attend this informational session.

Looking for more information about OWL?
Click here to read information from the UUA!

Rainbow Walkers

Today we are focusing on our 3rd Principle: Yellow, we help each other learn
It is the start of the Thanksgiving season! What are you thankful for?
We will hear the story, Seeds of Peace by Laura Berkeley. We will discuss that we cannot make someone else happy but we can help.
Can you each think of one “seed of peace” that you could share with someone else?
What would your seed of peace be? A nice word? A hug….


Today we are focusing on our third principle: Yearn to Accept and Learn About Ourselves, Others, and the Mystery. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth

We will hear and play a part in the story The Color of Friendship. Then we're making rainbow colored collages! If you have anything with different colors of the rainbow to contribute to our collage materials, please bring it to church!
We each shine inside in our own ways. So when we look at someone, let's remember that each of us has gifts to share. We should look for these gifts and accept each other.
What gifts do you have?
What gifts do your family members have that you appreciate?


We're exploring diversity in our CYRE Group and in our denomination!

Can we have different beliefs and still be Unitarian Universalists?
How can we work together cooperatively?


Explorers are continuing to consider the question, “Why do bad things happen?” After attempting to balance the entire group on a see saw, we’ll discuss Taoism and the concept on balance in life.

Coming of Age

We're exploring our sense of right and wrong. We'll share memories of times when we were confused about right and wrong. We discuss experiences like watching someone get picked on. In an uncomfortable situation, how do you know what to do? A well-developed conscience can sometimes tell you (if you listen carefully). But the answer will not always be the one you want to hear. The right thing is often the difficult thing. We also make our Coming of Age packets, and do our first card, “How can I live a moral life?” We also play the Skittles game which teaches a moral lesson about hoarding versus sharing.