11:14 am - 12:15 pm
Family Ministry Office
This session emphasizes the idea of strengthening community and working cooperatively with other people. While Unitarian Universalists value individual action, we also know that together we are stronger than the sum of our individual parts. Cooperation is a necessary skill for solving problems peacefully and equitably, and is a part of accepting and supporting one another. The value of cooperation is integrated within the Unitarian Universalist Principles, particularly the Principles of the inherent worth and dignity of every person, acceptance of one another and encouragement of spiritual growth, the goal of world community, and respect for the interdependent web of all existence.
Take it Home
Let your child retell the story, “The Bundle of Sticks,” to the family using the craft sticks. Talk about ways in which each individual in your family makes the family bundle stronger. Make note of all the ways that your family already works cooperatively, and brainstorm together some ways that you could be more cooperative. You may wish to adopt the question, “Are we acting like a bundle of sticks or individual sticks right now?”
Check it out: Session 16