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Plans for Re-Entry Into the Church Building Are Underway
Check out our newsletter for more information
The church has a new website - and I have a BLOG!
All the weekly emails since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 have now been uploaded for easy access.
Monthly Soul Matters themes and the summer series on mindfulness can all be seen according to date.
You can access the emails on our church's website here:
*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 link
*Middle and HS *
We are joining up with the Omaha youth groups -
Wednesdays at 7pm
Please email me for the link
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.
*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 15th at 8pm
Wednesday the 21st at noon
Family Open Circle:
Information can be found on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1081904435272577
Videos This Week:
I am Human
POP! Preschool Curriculum
Attached you will find 3 worksheets to accompany the videos for this month's preschool curriculum lesson for APRIL
K-5: Soul Matters Theme: Becoming
These materials come to us from the Soul Matters Curriculum team
From the Mailbox
Bonus Resources for Parents With the theme of: Becoming
Poem found at: http://www.ayearofbeinghere.com/2014/05/jim-harrison-becoming.html
We finally die from the exhaustion of becoming.
We whirl with the earth…
our soft brains ill-trained
except to watch ourselves disappear into the distance.
Still, we love to make music of this puzzle.
Love After Love
Poem found at: https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/love-after-love/
The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror...
Naomi Shihab Nye
Poem found at: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47993/famous
I want to be famous in the way a pulley is famous,
or a buttonhole, not because it did anything spectacular,
but because it never forgot what it could do.
Having Come This Far
Poem found at: http://www.sharonsinger.ca/poem.php?poem_id=390
No longer do I hunt for targets
I've climbed all the summits I need to…
Now I give praise and thanks…
How Becoming a Mother Is Like Space Travel
Poem found at: https://www.thenation.com/article/culture/how-becoming-a-mother-is-like-space-travel/
I Am Afraid of Nearly Everything
Full piece at https://www.uua.org/worship/words/prayer/i-am-afraid-nearly-everything
...most of all, I am afraid of what I might become:
reconciled to injustice,
resigned to fear and despair,
lulled into a life of apathy...
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Chelsea Krafka is the Director of Religious Growth for the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.