Religious Education Notes 9/24/15

Religious Education Notes                                        9/24/15

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Dear Old Ship,

Looking for inspiration this morning, I’ve been listening to “Hands” by Jewel… Some of you probably know it… Many of you probably don’t… But it is a beautiful song, with an inspiring message.   (if you’re curious follow this link: )

It would be bulky to insert all the lyrics, but I would be remiss if I didn’t include a few… the ones that apply to this newsletter, anyway.

 We’ll fight, not out of spite;
For someone must stand up for what’s right.
‘Cause where there’s a man who has no voice
There I shall go sing.

My hands are small, I know,
But they’re not yours they are my own
But they’re not yours they are my own and
I am never broken.

In the end only kindness matters…
In the end only kindness matters…

 Sometimes I need someone else to remind me what my primary purpose is; there are so many people and agencies trying to define that for me.

Songs and poetry serve that purpose when I’m home or alone.  And children and other U.U.s help me when were all together.

Sometimes a lot of voices confuse me to begin with, but almost always, if I stay in connection, clarity returns, often sharper than when I’m alone.

 And I am braver when I’m not alone… and stronger…  more willing to speak up, and more able to help.

 That’s what community offers to all of us… and what we strive to offer your children through religious education. 

 Kindness, courage and blessings

Beverly Tricco, Director of Religious Education

 p.s. here isthe link to our R.E. Brochure on the Old Ship Church website   


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