Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

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Workshop Rotation: Identity!

Author Sarah Ahrens, Written Feb 23, 2017

This Sunday February 26 brings a return of the workshop rotation style of religious education!
As we conclude the month of February and what it means to be a community of identity, the workshops will make the connection between one’s personal identity and the larger Unitarian Universalist community identity.

PreK through 8th grade children and youth will gather at 10 a.m. in fellowship hall for some initial centering and story telling.
Then there will be separate workshops for PreK through 3rd grades and 4th-8th grades.
PreK through 3rd grades will explore identity through making a combined heart with their thumbprints and make full scale body traces that they can fill in with their identity decorations.

4th-8th grades will get an “identity twist” on boomerangs (cuz boomerang making was so popular last year!) hearing about the history of boomerangs, the cultural identity associated with the origins of the boomerang as well as the contemporary culture of the boomerang community, and then infuse their own cardboard boomerangs with a sense of their personal and UU identity!

Future workshop days will be March 19 and 26 on “risk” and April 23 on “transformation”- do you have a craft, hobby, activity that could explore those themes?  Let me know!