Throughout our abundant lives, we can find simple and quick ways to connect our learning and growth at church to our lives at home.
We learned about the threshold of new beginnings trying to return to a new normal in the midst of so much uncertainty and worry..
Consider these thoughts by —John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan. The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”
Weekly Chalice Lighting:
By Janet Parson “paraphrased”
The flame of our chalice this morning
is a symbol of the warmth and brightness of our connections.
The flame lights our way back together again
From our separate lives,
and it lights our way forward
Into this new time of promise and renewal. We are Unitarian Universalist
We are a church with an open mind.
We are a church with helping hands.
We are church loving hearts.
Together we care for our earth and all its creatures and
Work for justice for all people.
Meal Time: Talk about how things Have changed and we are moving into a new beginning and a renewal. Ask what they are looking forward to? What they miss? And what are they worried about?
Listen to: Same Same but Different
Listen to New Beginning
Wonder Box/ Reflection
In the Wonder Box – a ball of clay, modelling clay or playdough
Leader Script: (say in your own words)
- What’s in the Wonder Box? It’s a ball of clay
- This ball of clay is the threshold into new beginnings. Our theme this month is Threshold. A door is a threshold and so we call this time the Door of new beginnings.
- Why is a ball a clay the Door of new beginnings? [invite the kids to tease out the connection to new beginnings – because it can become anything, because it invites us to use our imaginations.]
What movies are about thresholds or doors into new beginnings? [ Alice in Wonderland, Narnia, Monsters, Inc, Wrinkle in Time] All of them are about crossing a door, falling down a hole, walking through a mirror or finding a secret wardrobe entrance – a door of new beginnings.