2017-18 RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION

NOVEMBER

Sunday, November 5 Children begin in the sanctuary, then are sung out to class, where they will further explore the Life of Mohammed with leader Sarah Franklin. Helper needed.  11:30 am Religious Exploration Committee meets, Alliance Room. All welcome.  4:30-7:00 pm Our Whole Lives group meets, Alliance Room.

Sunday, November 12 Children begin in the sanctuary, then are sung out to class, where they will further explore the Life of Mohammed in the Blocks room with leader Deborah Dunnell.  Helper needed.  4:30-7:00 pm Our Whole Lives group meets, Alliance Room.

Sunday, November 19 Today is a Multi-generational service. Children remain in the sanctuary for worship. Nursery care is available for pre-school age children and younger. Helper needed.  4:30-6:30 pm Our Whole Lives group meets, Alliance Room.

Sunday, November 26 Children begin in the sanctuary, then join Jill Hall for games; bring a favorite board or card game to share if you like. Helper needed

Table Graces

In this season of giving thanks, I would like to share a few examples of table graces you might like to use at a holiday gathering, or incorporate into your daily UU practice. These are from the Skinner House book A Child’s Book of Blessings and Prayers collected by Eliza Blanchard. 

Earth, who gives to us this food, Sun, who makes it ripe and good, Dear Earth, dear Sun, by you we live. To you our loving thanks we give.                 Anonymous

Thank you for the world so sweet, Thank you for the food we eat, Thank you for the birds that sing, Thank you, God, for everything.                     Christian Prayer

Spirit of Life, make us truly thankful for these and all other blessings. Amen.   Christian grace (adapted)

From you I receive, To you I give. Together we share,  And by this we live.    Nathan Segal, Jewish 

Goddess, bless this food you have given me. Let it be filled with your divine energy, So that I will be healthy, And live a long and happy life. Goddess bless! Blessed be!            Sirona Knight, Paga

Loving Spirit, Be our guest, Dine with us, Share our bread, That our table, Might be blessed, And our souls be fed.   Gary Kowalski, Unitarian Universalist