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Sunday, April 1, 2018
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  RE Choices - Easter!
April's Theme is COURAGE It takes courage and bravery to stand up for what is right. As the world awakens around us and all the plants and animals show us the courage that it takes to come back into the light - let's explore this theme right along with them! It's Easter! Easter has its roots in Earth Centered Faith Traditions as well as Judeo-Christian teachings - 2 of our 6 sources! Join us for a day of Easter Fun! Kitchen - Another source from which UUs find inspiration is humanist teachings which guide us to use reason and the results of science to fuel our discoveries - today we'll use those very ideals to help us design a contraption that can safely land an egg dropped from a great height! Wear your play clothes! MakerSpace - Easter is a time when we celebrate the return of spring, the revolution of our part of the world back into the sun and warmth. It's a time to be grateful for our planet and to renew our commitment to taking care of it as best we can. Easter is also very important in the Christian tradition as the day when Jesus rose from the dead. Many Christians take special care to look their best on Easter to honor this event. Let's make fancy Easter hats from newspaper and decorate them with all things recycled to merge these two traditions into something uniquely UU!

10:00am [10:00am-11:15am] Service
"No Fooling!" - presented by Rev. Sandra Ingham. I am a committed Humanist. I am a committed Humanist with a strong Christian background. Easter often baffles me. I want to celebrate this most important of Christian events, but not totally the way that I celebrated it as a child. I sometimes do this by celebrating the beginning of spring. There is mystery and wonder, awe and sacredness, laughter and tears, sorrow and joy in both events. And, I wonder -- am I leaning towards the religious Humanist end of the spectrum, rather than the secular Humanist end, where I have been hanging out for years? No Fooling!

[11:45am-1:30pm] Humanist Union
Anti-Intellectualism in America: The War on Science will be Susan Hagstrom's topic at the monthly meeting of the Humanist Union in the Annex. Potluck lunch at 11:45, program 12:30 to 1:30.