Soul Matters Family Practice: Integrity (January)

As we begin to envision all we hope for in the year to come, it can be helpful to make a connection between our “Big Picture Values” and our small, daily actions.

Try doing this: As a family, sit and identify a few key guiding words or values for your coming year. What feels juicy, resonant, right? For us right now, it’s things like Simplicity, Beauty and Care. Then, take a moment to craft a ritual around one or more of these words. Something which is fun to do, but requires mindfulness, as well.

Again, examples might be:

For Simplicity, choose a weekly “Spend Nothing Day” so the whole family can relish the gift of what we already have.

For Beauty, perhaps a bi-weekly Art Night or Family Jam Session; two hours set aside to craft something lovely together, using what you have.

For Care, do things like choosing a Weekly Love Language – things like Touch, Words of Affirmation, or Acts of Service to grow the ways in which we give and receive care inside our home. It’s the penny dropped regularly into the larger, spiritual piggy bank. Tiny offerings which add to a much greater whole.

 

 

January Calendar:

 

Preschool-K, with Scarlett Tripsmith

Jan. 5: Painting Chalices for kids to take home

Jan. 12: Making New Years’ Resolution necklaces

Jan. 19: Exploring personal space through bubble art

 

1st-3rd grade, with RE staff (New teacher TBA)

Jan. 5: Exploring World Faith Traditions through story and song

Jan. 12: Exploring World Faith Traditions through story and song

Jan. 19: Exploring World Faith Traditions through story and song

 

4th-8th grade, with Caitlin Bair

Jan. 5: Stories in Faith, Exploring our UU Principles and sources through wisdom tales

Jan. 12: Stories in Faith, Exploring our UU Principles and sources through wisdom tales

Jan. 19: Stories in Faith, Exploring our UU Principles and sources through wisdom tales

 

All Ages:

Jan. 26: Service Sunday. Youth will make “Saint Candles” to sell and share at our Love Light Auction in February.

 

Youth Choristers 

For the month of January, our Youth Choir will be taking a brief hiatus. We invite any children interested in sharing their musical talents to join us again in February on the first three Sundays of each month beginning February 2. Games, warm-ups and a new piece to explore and perform each month will be offered.

Contact Amy Day at amydaychica@gmail.com for more info.