We are here that we might have life
and have it more abundantly,
so that we might share it with others.
Come, let us join together
as a generous people. — John. C. Morgan
Children explore contexts in which they can practice sharing as sign of Unitarian Universalist faith. They discuss ways they share with family, friends, neighbors, the congregation, and the world. They understand that they are better at sharing now than when they were younger, and that this is a sign of maturity.
Children learn about the flower, water, and bread rituals of Unitarian Universalist congregations and discover how these rituals highlight sharing as a UU value. Use the Alternate Activities to tie this session into any ceremonies of your congregation.
This session will:
- Examine how sharing plays a role in life with family, with friends, in the congregation, in other communities, and across the world
- Demonstrate that sharing is a way to be UU every day
- Introduce the concept of Unitarian Universalist communion as a ritual of sharing.
- Identify themselves as people who know how and why to share
- Understand UU rituals
- Experience saying a grace over food as a ritual that affirms sharing
- Acknowledge sharing as a religious value and commit to sharing as a way to be UU every day.