News from Religious Education – April, 2018

Dear UUCV Community,

Butterflies are among my very favorite things on Earth due to their beauty, grace, ease, but mostly for their reminder about transformation! It fascinates me that the portly caterpillar emerges as a beautiful butterfly. Katie Covey from Soul Matters writes on our theme this month, “Being a people of emergence involves doing all we can, trusting the process and keeping an eye out for unexpected opportunities to emerge.”
Sometimes after the cocoon state of transitions I may see something so far from a butterfly that it’s 20 years before I understand what the lesson was. Often, however, I look back at a circumstance I didn’t like or appreciate at the time but because of what I learned from it I was able to help others and/or become much more resilient – a butterfly afterall! I would never say everything happens for a reason, but I do believe that God or the Universe can use every experience for something beautiful or loving to result.

We hope you enjoyed our Green Easter – which was kind, fun, delicious, and good for the Earth and our bodies! We didn’t hide plastic eggs filled with candy but rather cans of food labeled with a particular spring shape. All children and youth hunted for cans with their team’s label and were all rewarded with a potted flower and special treat! Thanks for bringing your donations in! We donated 172 pounds of food to Project Understanding after the hunt.

“Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers ‘Grow, grow.’” ~The Talmud

Emily Carrol, Director of Religious Education

April Events
Sunday, April 1  Easter Canned Food Hunt
Saturday, April 14 • 4pm- 7pm  Childcare Co-Op
Saturday, April 21 • 9am- 1pm  RE Summit
Sunday, April 22  Earth Day All Generations Service
Sunday, April 29  Children’s Chapel and Quidditch Match