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Dear UU Parents and Guardians,
Look out for 'Sunday School in a bag' which will be arriving at your doorstep in the next two weeks if you registered your children prior to Oct. 1st
It would be lovely if you could join us for our weekly gatherings!
Here is what is currently being offered:
*Sunday School *
Approximately: 30 minute program geared towards K-5 but open to all ages
Sundays at 11am
Email me for the link
*Middle and HS *
We are joining up with the Omaha youth groups -
Wednesdays at 7pm
Both MS/HS meetings can be found at this link:
Email me for the link
We will also be offering a moderated Discord (app) group with details to come later as well.
*Parent and Guardian Chat: *
The chance for parents and guardians to just get together and chat
Every other Thursday 8pm and every other Wednesday noon
Wednesday 10/7 Noon
Link: https://zoom.us/j/474526337 Password: lovemykids
Thursday 10/15 8pm
Link: https://zoom.us/j/866583131 Password: lovemykids
In an effort for us to remember seeing faces, and to get to know one another better, I am going to spotlight one family each month in our church newsletter. (SO easy. PLEASE sign up. I promise it will not take much time at all.)
So far we only have 4 families signed up!!! Plenty of spots left.
Sign up HERE to participate
Videos This Week:
Story with Miss Chelsea: https://youtu.be/pvVg9Nh7qk0
***For the time being, we will no longer have preschool videos due to budget cuts
NEW THIS MONTH!
October Theme: Deep Listening
These materials come to us from the Soul Matters Curriculum team at the UUA
'Around the Neighborhood' - A treasure hunt for deep listening while you are on a walk
'From the Mailbox' - Deep listening through meditation
Additional Resources for Parents With Deep Listening Theme:
David Isay - 'Listening as an Act of Love' - https://onbeing.org/programs/david-isay-listening-as-an-act-of-love/
Listening Anew to the “Violence” of Today’s Protests
It’s striking how conversations about racial justice protests quickly move from the pain and moral demands that sit at the center of those protests to the violence that sometimes lives at the edges of them. Deep listening helps us notice how certain “narratives” and “frames” about the violence actually work to remove the protests’ moral demands and pain from the center of the discussion, how they distract and in many cases seek to undermine that work for justice. And these frames don’t just live “out there”; they live inside many of us as well.
So this month, using the below toolkit article as your guide, take some time to listen anew to these unhelpful frames, and learn how to challenge them in ourselves and others.
SURJ Toolkit: Calling People in Around "Violence"
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Chelsea Krafka is the Director of Religious Growth for the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.