During R.E. on Sunday we dug deeper into Judaism. We looked briefly at the history of Judaism reform and how that led to the different secs of Judaism we see today. We watched this video:
We talked about how holidays and traditions are central to Jewish life. We read Sammy Spiders First Shabbat.
It is available on Hoopla through the Pueblo Library if you would like to check it out. We also watched this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjmjZWHXKFY
We talked about Rosh Hashanah and watched this video as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AuMXq5sHDw
We ended discussing that like many other religions, Jews have special ceremonies to celebrate when children become adults. Jews celebrate the passage of boys becoming men usually the first Shabbat after their thirteenth birthday when they become Bar Mitzvah. When girls turn 12 they become Bat Mitzvah. Emily and Ben are going to tell you about their experiences becoming Bat and Bar Mitzvah. We watched this video, and then talked about how some non-binary individuals have a B'nei Mitzvah and have gender neutral ceremonies.
In October we will be taking a look into Hinduism. Hope to see you at our family service on October 6th at 10:30 AM!
I am so excited for the new R.E. format for the 2019-2020 year. I wanted to take a few moments to explain how the system is going to work. I want to apologize for the low audio quality during the video, but hopefully it works for this purpose.
Members of the Pikes Peak Community College Chamber Orchestra performed for us on the 25th and it was lovely. Here is a snippet:
Our youngest congregants had their first concert experience. One was bribed with cookies to keep quiet. (He was quite proud of his cookie.)
(He was quite proud of his cookie. We were standing under the skylight...)
The musicians of the PPCC String Quartet include Rebekah Emory, 1st violin; Eli Makaiwi, 2nd violin, Lilly Adams, viola; and Bonnie Bowman, cello. It was a beautiful performance, and I know that I would love to have them come play for us again!
By Carol Meadows
On Sunday August 18, First Unitarian Society of Pueblo had a booth at Pride. We had a great time. I know that I enjoyed meeting so many new people! Mineral Palace Park was awash with color and you could just feel the energy.
Lyntha and her husband Bob, Steve, Ron and I laughed through setting up our tent and our booth.
A picture of Paul and Gary at our booth.
After the parade there were speakers, music, and performers. Ron's dog Spike was lavished in attention from the many Pride attendees. The ice cold bottles of water we had available for $1 were greatly appreciated by many, and the candy we offered quickly disappeared.
While there was focus on the milestones that have been made, and the victories won, there was also caution to keep fighting, that the rights that have been fought for are also in danger of being taken away.
Later in the day Paul, Louise, Gary, and Shawn came to join the festivities. Though the afternoon got warm, it wasn't that bad. Between the shade, the bottled water, and the mini generator and fan Paul brought, it was fine.
Overall it was a wonderful day, and I am already excited for Pride in 2020!