In "Love Will Guide Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Our Unitarian Universalist beliefs come from the Jewish and Christian teachings that tell us to love all others as we love ourselves.
Gather the children at work tables. Invite them each to decorate a Source Star to take home and share with their family. You might suggest they draw something from the story about Jacob and Rachel they heard today. As children work, attach one star that says "We learn from Jewish and Christian Teachings" to the Night Sky.
When children are done, gather them in a circle. Say, in your own words:
Today we learned from Jewish teachings. We heard a story about Jacob and Rachel, two people from Hebrew scripture—with a message to love and accept other people as we want to be loved and accepted, like Jacob and Rachel did in biblical times.
If you wish to sing "Our Sources," distribute Session 1, Handout 3 or indicate the newsprint where you have posted the lyrics. Teach/lead the song, with a musical volunteer if you have invited someone to help. You might play the music clip of "Our Sources" for the children to sing along.
Distribute Taking It Home and thank participants.
Save the Night Sky display and the handouts/newsprint to use next time.
At this age, children have a wide range of reading ability. Do not put individual children on the spot to read aloud.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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