Family Resources for Sunday February 17

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species—man—acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world.  — Rachel Carson

Today’s children will have to adapt, as they grow up, to many impacts of global climate change. We hope they will also continue to seek ways to lessen human impact on our earth. What miracles will they need? Collectively, what miracles can we make? Our seventh Unitarian Universalist Principle affirms our place among all life that shares our planet. This session discusses global climate change and explores the Unitarian Universalist call to stewardship of the earth.

Time For All Ages during service on Sunday morning:

Joe Wegwert, guest lecturer, will provide the story on Sunday February 17.

The details about class on Sunday morning:

Babies – 4 year olds

  • Children’s covenant, chalice lighting, and joys & concerns
  • Listen to the story of “Luís and Mika
  • play inside

Kindergarten- Grade 2

  • Children’s covenant, chalice lighting, and joys & concerns
  • Share a miracles moment Activity 1
  • Listen to the story of “Luís and Mika
  • Be a climate detective Activity 3 by studying tree rings

Grade 3-Grade 8

What you can do this week at home:

If you are unable to join us, feel free to use these links and resources to create a faith formation opportunity in your own home this week

  • EXPLORE THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Talk about… ways around your house that you can conserve, re-use, and recycle. Make a list of new ideas, and post them prominently. Try to follow up by acting on your new initiatives.
  • EXTEND THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Try…There are many ways to re-use and recycle household items. Coffee cans can be decorated and made into handy storage bins. Old books or DVDs can be shared with someone who hasn’t read/seen them; an old CD can become a coaster to protect a table surface or a shiny material to use in an art project. Newspaper can be used to clean glass surfaces or donated to animal shelters/veterinarians. Plastic food storage bags can be washed and re-used. Old or outgrown clothes can be donated, cut into rags, or sewn into something new. Work on making great homemade recycled gifts for family and friends for all occasions.
  • Family Discovery. The Families insert in the Summer 2015 issue of UU World magazine is devoted to climate change: its causes, its effects, and what we can do to adapt. Share with the whole family an inspiring, true story about widespread conversion to wind power on a Danish island. Download/print as a PDF file.
  • Family Adventure. Want to know more about how energy works? The website of the nonprofit educational organization, Science Buddies, presents instructions at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels for hands-on experiments and projects to study various energy sources from wind power to geothermal heat pumps.
  • Make an anemometer

Coming up:

February 17-18 High School overnight and UU Day at the legislature.  See registration details here.

March 1 Parent Learn & Leave, Kids Stay & Play.  Details here!

March 3 Celebration Sunday, Worship for All Ages

March 16-17- Spring High School Con in Chandler, AZ

Let me know if I can be supportive to you in any other way!  I am here for you.

All my best with blessings,