This week we are sampling a little of the Spirit Play curriculum I was fortunate enough to receive training on yesterday. Many, many thanks to our friends at Community Church and First Jefferson for making it possible for our small church to attend such an amazing and informative experience. It has really confirmed my suspicions that this program is definitely right for us here at Sacred Journey! So much so, that I rushed home and made our first story last night!
Following the General Promises story lesson, which is a re-telling of the 7 Unitarian Universalist Principles, the children will be provided tools for an art response of their own, or for creating a set of Pocket Promises to carry with them.
- Respect All People (Red Promise)
- Offer kind and fair treatment to all (Orange Promise)
- Grow by Exploring What is True and Right (Green Promise)
- Believe in our Ideas and Act on Them (Blue Promise)
- Yearn to Accept and Learn About Ourselves and Others (Yellow Promise)
- Insist on Freedom, Justice, and Peace for all People (Indigo Promise)
- Value our home, Earth, that we share with all living beings (Violet Promise)
As we move forward, in preparation of installing the Spirit Play curriculum as a weekly feature, we will have one Sunday a month designated as Spirit Play. In addition to our routing curriculum days, the Wheel of the Year Holiday stories will also be presented. This curriculum is chock full of opportunities for crafty people to get in on the action, I can’t do this all alone! Please, if you are interested in creating a story kit, I would love to share the fun. Feel free to come by and see some examples of stories and the many wonderful ways for them to be expressed. There is plenty to do for seamstresses, woodworkers, general crafters, you-name-it! Even if you just want to check out the stories and help find inspiration on how to make them. The possibilities are endless and we are only limited by our own imaginations! Please contact me if you have interest in creating a story! More on this later…
Next week being Mabon, we will be presenting the story from the Spirit Play Mabon Holiday and Holy Days curriculum we were able to purchase this weekend. Again, thank you to our benefactor at Community Church, there is no way we could have done this without you!
Next weekend is also, Clean up the World Week! I encourage parents to take a moment and think of a project suitable for sharing this experience with their little ones. While there is no formal group formed in Texas at this time, it is a golden opportunity to explore our Violet Promise, or 7th principle! It is never too early to learn to care for our home! The older children will have an opportunity to take some time to beautify our grounds at the end of next week’s story time. Let’s teach them how to make a difference!
Parent Notes: 11SEP11Making Promises