Religious Exploration for Youth – Beacon At Home
“Horton Hears A UU: Life Lessons from Dr. Seuss”
May 3, 2020 – “In A People House”
Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are not going to other people’s houses right now. And folks aren’t visiting us much either. We’re spending lots of time at home, so what are we noticing about the places where we live? What’s in your house? What makes your house special? And what makes your home a unique place for your family?
Theme: Our homes (personal and religious) are special places.
Watch a musical version of the story: https://youtu.be/TOz0VqzJI_8
“In A People House” Scavenger Hunt – In the story, the bird and mouse find these things. Can you find them at your house?
- Salt and Pepper
- Kitchen sink
- Bread and butter
- Big blue ball
- Baked beans
- Bureau drawers
- Lights and lamps
- Hats and hooks
- Bells to ring
- And people too! (who are the people in your house?)
Create your own family “In my house” scavenger hunt
- Something old
- Something new
- Something borrowed
- Something blue
- Something you made
- Something that was made for you
- Something you won
- Something that shows your whole family
- Something special from your own room
- Make up some other categories!
This home-based treasure hunt is fun too…the clues are clever and tricky! (pdf)
What makes the “house” where Beacon UU Congregation lives special?
Our Stained glass windows
Our RE classroom
Our UU Principles:
|1. We believe that each and every person is important.|
|2. We believe that all people should be treated fairly.|
|3. We believe that our Churches and Fellowships are places where people are accepted and where we keep learning together.|
|4. We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.|
|5. We believe that everyone should have a vote about the things that concern them.|
|6. We believe in working for a peaceful, fair and free world.|
|7. We believe in caring for our planet Earth.|
Our Beacon Mission and Covenant:
The Mission of Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation is to be a welcoming community that embraces diverse thought and belief, and builds a just, peaceful, and compassionate world.
Love is the spirit of this church, the quest for truth
Is its sacrament, and service is its prayer.
To dwell together in peace, to seek knowledge in freedom,
To serve humanity in kindness, thus do we covenant.
Social Justice Reflection: What would it be like to not have a house? Engage in age-appropriate conversation with your family about homelessness.