Last week and this week, your middle schoolers started talking about Christianity. This Sunday, Rev. Anthony Jenkins will visit class to talk with them. Next week we’ll be visiting CUMC at 10 am (in OBIC) and the Baltimore Basilica for a tour at 3 pm, mass at 4:30 pm. Remember to update the signup genius so our teachers know which trips your child will be attending! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44abac2aa3f49-uucc
Here is your Dinner & Drive Time Tip!
- A core Christian theme is the abundance of God’s forgiveness and love. This is an opportunity for you to talk with your youth about the Universalist side of our faith. Our Universalist forbearers talked about God as a parent who loved all of humanity so much that God would not damn anyone to Hell. This affirming view lead to the belief that all people and all religions were of worth. Our UU idea of “inherent worth” came from this. It was something we brought with us from our Christian origins. So you can help your youth understand that UUism didn’t reject Christianity as much as it grew out of its most generous and abundant form. Christianity is our close cousin who gave us a great gift.
- In our session, we learned that many Christians understand sin as “missing the mark.” Rather than seeing sin as an inherently corrupt part of every human, this view sees it as moments when humans “aim” for goodness but “miss the target.” Ask your youth to tell you about the “miss the mark” game we played to engage this idea.
- Spend some time enriching your own understanding of Christianity. Check out Stephen Prothero’s video on Christianity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0jgabIVoT4