In "Love Connects Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Read or tell the group the story.
After the story, invite the group to be silent for a moment to think about the story.
Begin a discussion by asking the children to recap the story in their own words. What they recall indicates what they found most meaningful or memorable. If you wish, provide some background information you have learned about Judith Sargent Murray. Sum up the recap with words such as these:
This story reveals the experience of many early Universalists who were, in many ways, forging a new path. Their theology of a loving and forgiving God was quite different from what was taught in most churches of the time. So, they had to start from scratch when to create materials for teaching children in Sunday school. They had to break away from how things were done before, to create a new heritage of love which has now been passed down to us.
Lead a discussion using these questions:
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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