The theme of Becoming invites us to think of the future. Who are we becoming as we grow up as Unitarian Universalists? It’s normal for human beings to want to control and know their future, and yet we can only control the future so much. Sometimes the answer will be hazy, and we have to trust. So, what’s one of the ways our faith guides us into being a people of Becoming? It tells us, “Predict the future as best you can, but be open and trust what unfolds.”
We showed the children Magic 8 Ball, an old toy created in 1950 and still fun today. We asked the children, what kind of questions do you ask a Magic 8 Ball? Will I get a new bike? Will I find my lost shoe? Will I have spaghetti for dinner tonight?
When we play with the Magic 8 Ball, we are thinking about the future. It’s normal for human beings to want to control and know their future, and yet the Magic 8 Ball reminds us that we can only control the future so much. Sometimes the answer will be hazy, and we have to trust.
We then asked them to imagine themselves in the future.
Imagine yourself in 5 years? That would be 2026. How old will you be then?
In 10 years, in 2031. How old will you be then?
In 20 years, in 2041.
Imagine when you are 60 years old! (For the record, 60 is not that old, according to the DRE).
Who are we becoming?
Will we become a church playing all sorts of music?
Will we be drumming?
Will we only have children lead the worship? Teens?
Will we have many ministers because we are so big?
Will we become known for our justice work?
Will our church become a place of love and kindness?
Will all people find a place here?
So, what does our faith say about being a people of becoming? It says, “Try to predict the future as best we can, but also be open and trust what unfolds.”
Children’s Chalice Chapel begins at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays and is usually done around 10:15 AM. Sometimes we go a little longer due to having too much fun. We are always done in time for the church service at 10:30 AM.
Zoom link and password to get in: https://zoom.us/j/474929477?pwd=b2FhT2FwQjFIT29USWp6Y3ZMS25SQT09
We Need RE Chalice Lighters Please ask your child to take a turn and light your chalice during the RE and the church service. We can arrange to record your child lighting the chalice through Zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign your child up.
Children’s Sunday School Registration: Please register your children for the Religious Education 2020-21 year. You can do so just by scanning the QR code below.
Paul R. Greggs
Director of Religious Education