Unitarian Universalists are guided by 7 principles. Our principles are promises that we make to one another about how we will be in community with one another and with the whole world.
Today the Discovery class heard the story of our promises.
Each promise is represented by a different color of triangle.
Red = Respect all people.
Orange = Offer fair and kind treatment to all
Yellow = Yearn to learn about ourselves, each other, and the mystery
Green = Grow by exploring what is true and right
Blue = Believe in our ideals and act on them
Indigo = Insist on freedom, justice, and peace for all people
Violet = Value our earth, the home we share with all living things
Our older classes heard the story of Adam and Eve today. The Explorers class talked about the idea of whether knowledge is always a good thing, and times when we may have found out something we wish we hadn't known. We read the story of Adam and Eve from the bible, and talked about whether we think curiosity is good or bad, why God may not have wanted Adam and Eve to eat the fruit, and why God might have put the tree there if he didn't want them to eat.
|Explorers class enjoy an enticing snack of apples.|
The Treasure Hunters heard the story of Adam and Eve's First Sunset. In this
story about a story in the Bible, Adam and Eve don’t know what to do to stop the sun
from disappearing. They are afraid. Then they try something – making a fire! It keeps
them warm. Finally when morning comes they are filled with thanks and say a prayer.
We Unitarian Universalists seek what is true. When we don’t know what is happening we
try to understand using our love and our reason.
In the story, Adam and Eve blessed each day and each night.The children made little books of prayers and blessings to show thanks for days and nights and meals.