Dear UU Parents and Guardians,
Paper Egg Hunt At Our Church!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
1. Print this WORKSHEET and visit our church grounds.
2. Look for the signs that have Easter eggs on them and a message.
All signs will be in the back of the church near the playground (NONE go down into the hidden garden).
3. Fill in the missing words on your worksheet by reading the posted signs.
4. Take a picture of your completed worksheet and email to me
Take a picture of one of the signs and email to me
Write me an email that includes the missing words.
Send to me by midnight on April 5th in order to...
5. Receive a MYSTERY PRIZE for participation!!!
Please be aware that Bluestem Montessori plays in our playground during the day. They most often are on the grounds M-F around 1pm and 3pm. If you are available to do the egg hunt in the morning, after 5pm, or any time on the weekends, that would be preferable in order to give them space.
Also - if you do the egg hunt and happen to notice that one of the signs is damaged or has fallen down, please let me know so that I can return to the building to fix.
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ABOUT AN ONLINE EGG HUNT AS WELL!!!
Easter Coloring Sheets
Attached you will find printable Easter Egg coloring sheets which have CHALICES on them!
Perhaps you have heard of 'The Great Lincoln Egg Hunt'?
Well, now we are adding in UU Easter Eggs!
It's as easy as printing, coloring, and putting on your window.
Adults are welcome and encouraged to decorate an egg as well!
It would also be terrific if you wanted to take a photo of your decorated window and
post to our Unitarian Church Social Page on Facebook, or on Twitter, or Instagram,
using the hashtag: #uuchurchlincolnathome
And/Or post to celebrate if you see someone else's decorated window!
(Please do not post exact addresses...although those are all accessible through our online database for members)
Easter is April 4th this year. Feel free to put these up anytime between now and then.
If you do NOT have a printer:
1. I am happy to drop off coloring sheets to you, just let me know OR
2. If you are signed up for our 'Sunday School in a Bag' activities, I will be including these coloring sheets in those bags in mid-March.
*Sunday School *
Approximately 30 minute program geared towards K-5, but is open to all ages
Sundays at 11am
We typically have a chalice lighting, story, guided discussion, and/or activity such as a scavenger hunt or art project to be done at home as part of these lessons.
Please email me for the links
*Middle and HS *
We are joining up with the Omaha youth groups -
Wednesdays at 7pm
DISCORD for Middle and High School
We invite all Middle and High School students from Omaha and Lincoln to join us for discussion and community through this app.
'Would you rather' questions - Thoughts along our monthly Soul Matters themes - 'Big questions' related to UUism.
Also - a "Pet Page"!!! So much fun.
***Be aware that once joining Discord, it opens up the app to multiple pages which will need to be moderated by students themselves and their parents/guardians for security.
Please email me for the link
*Parent and Guardian Chat:*
The chance for parents and guardians to check in with me for 'open office hours'
Every other Thursday 8pm and every other Wednesday noon (I close the meeting after 15 minutes if no one checks in)
Thursday the 18th at 8pm https://zoom.us/j/5036046295
Wednesday the 24th at noon https://zoom.us/j/5036046295
Family Open Circle:
Information can be found on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1081904435272577
Videos This Week:
'A Chair for My Mother'
NEW THIS MONTH!
I'm excited to share with you a new preschool curriculum called: POP!
Here are the links to the videos, and attached to this email you will find additional worksheets.
(These are the same from last week, but I included them again since this is new)
Rest Easy Intro Video
Rest Easy Video 1
Rest Easy Video 2
Rest Easy Video 3
K-5: Soul Matters Theme: Commitment
These materials come to us from the Soul Matters Curriculum team
At the Bedside
On the Message Board
Bonus Resources for Parents With the theme of: Commitment
A prayer for parenting during a pandemic-
Anything less than a conscious commitment to the important is an unconscious commitment to the unimportant.
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
Unless commitment is made, there are only hopes, but no plans.
Peter F. Drucker
Choosing a path meant having to miss out on others. She had a whole life to live, and she was always thinking that, in the future, she might regret the choices she made now. “I’m afraid of committing myself,” she thought to herself. She wanted to follow all possible paths and so ended up following none.
Most of life is choosing what you already chose, just as all writing is rewriting and all commitment-making is recommitment. Our lives are stories of recommitment.
We receive who we are before we choose who we will become… We are born into relationship before we shape relationships by our conscious intention. We inherit covenant before we create covenant… Covenant making must begin with the question, "What have we been given? What is the covenant we are already in?”
Rev. Rebecca Parker
The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising to one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance. Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Faith is a commitment to live as if certain things are true, and thereby help to make them so. Faith is a commitment to live as if life is a wondrous mystery, as if life is good, as if love is divine, as if we are responsible for the well-being of those around us.
Rev. Galen Guengrich
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Bishop Desmond Tutu
Chelsea Krafka is the Director of Religious Growth for the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.