MS World Religions Dinner and Drive Time for April 19

MS World Religions Dinner and Drive Time for April 19

Hello MS Parents,

We started Hinduism on April 5th, but I wasn’t quite up-to-speed with this new world of virtual RE. Thanks for being patient with me!

Here’s the Dinner and Drive Time Tips for Hinduism. I’ve loved learning more about Hinduism myself, and plan to spend a few minutes with the class this Sunday telling them a little about my trip to India in March. And I plan to hold a longer info session later in April, when I finally have a chance to sort through all my pictures!

See you on Sunday – and remember, the link to the zoom can always be found on the UUCC online calendar: https://uucolumbia.net/calendar/. It’s a good practice to always go there for the link, especially as Zoom releases updates that require changes.

Yours in faith,
Robin

Before:

  • As always, we will begin our first week by having our youth write their first impressions and initial knowledge about each religion on our graffiti board. To help get your youth thinking, share with them your first impressions and initial knowledge of Hinduism. What comes to mind when you think of Hinduism? What was your first experience of it? What do you admire about the faith? What have your Hindu friends taught you about faith by the way they live?
  • Make some Indian foods or find an Indian restaurant.
  • Spend some time with one or both of these videos to deepen your knowledge of Hinduism. Both videos make for wonderful discussion starters between you and your youth! They are also a great way of getting your youth excited about what they will learn this month:

After:

  • In our centering worship we talked about how Hinduism believes in many Gods and Goddesses, of which Ganesh, the God with an elephant head, is one. He is seen as “the remover of obstacles.” To honor this, we named people in our lives that helped us get through a hard experience or overcome an obstacle.. Consider sharing with your youth an obstacle you faced and someone who helped you overcome it.
  • Using these videos, make some time with your youth to dig a bit deeper into how some Hindu families and youth pick and worship their favorite gods.

For You:

  • Spend some time enriching your own understanding of Hinduism. We recommend:Before:
    • As always, we will begin our first week by having our youth write their first impressions and initial knowledge about each religion on our graffiti board. To help get your youth thinking, share with them your first impressions and initial knowledge of Hinduism. What comes to mind when you think of Hinduism? What was your first experience of it? What do you admire about the faith? What have your Hindu friends taught you about faith by the way they live?
    • Make some Indian foods or find an Indian restaurant.
    • Spend some time with one or both of these videos to deepen your knowledge of Hinduism. Both videos make for wonderful discussion starters between you and your youth! They are also a great way of getting your youth excited about what they will learn this month:

    After:

    • In our centering worship we will talk about how Hinduism believes in many Gods and Goddesses, of which Ganesh, the God with an elephant head, is one. He is seen as “the remover of obstacles.” To honor this, we will name people in our lives that helped us get through a hard experience or overcome an obstacle.. Consider sharing with your youth an obstacle you faced and someone who helped you overcome it.
    • Using these videos, make some time with your youth to dig a bit deeper into how some Hindu families and youth pick and worship their favorite gods.

    For You:

    • Spend some time enriching your own understanding of Hinduism. We recommend:

    Stephen Prothero on Hinduism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkAwQ3HqBac

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