Author Archives: Allison Prout

RE Reflections – April 2018

April Theme: Earth

Faith Tradition: Pagan

 

Welcome Spring!! April is here with many exciting things to look forward to.  It feels like all the winter rain decided to fall in the last two weeks.  But, warm weather is on the horizon and we really needed the rain.  Get ready to pull weeds!!

 

The first two Sundays in April will be dedicated to spring holidays.  On April , we will celebrate Easter with lots … Read the rest

RE Reflections – February 2018

A View of Another Liberal Religious Tradition

On January 7, 2018, I had the honor to experience a Three Kings’ Day Service at Eden United Church in Hayward.   As you may know, I have been trying to establish a relationship with our liberal religious faith neighbors with an eye towards combining youth programs.  In the Fall of 2017, we held monthly youth group activities which culminated in a fieldtrip to Eden UCC for their annual … Read the rest

RE Reflections – November 2017

November Theme: Gratitude

Featured Faith Tradition: Hinduism

Some people complain because God put thorns on roses.

Others praise Him for putting roses among thorns.

Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

 

I would like to start out by thanking October’s workshop leaders who did a fantastic job. It takes a village to mentor our young. I appreciate everyone for stepping up. So, thanks to:

  • Roy Dickerson for sharing his coding expertise
  • Michelle Lovett and Diane Meyerson for an
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RE Reflections – March 2017

The RE curriculum we are using this year, Love Will Guide Us  focuses on the sources of Unitarian Universalism which include:

  • Direct experience- the sense of wonder we all share
  • Women & men of long ago and today whose lives remind us to be kind and fair
  • The ethical & spiritual wisdom of the world’s religions
  • Jewish and Christian teachings
  • Humanist teachings of reason & science
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions

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RE Reflections – February 2017

Living Our Values

 

It was wonderful to participate in the MLK Rally again this year.  There were many new families with children. It was inspiring to hear speakers affirm our values and the need to continue to make our voices heard.

 

Many members of our congregation also attended the women’s marches in the Bay Area.  We should be very proud of the strong  turnout for these events.  Pictures don’t lie.  Women united all … Read the rest