The theme for our next R.E topic is 'Called'. The theme is based around the idea that our lives are marked by different experiences of being welcomed into new situations and groups.
For the first lesson of the new topic, we would like you to explore:
What experiences of belonging you can recall in your family, at school or outside of school, such as being asked to be a bridesmaid or paige boy or perhaps a member of a special sports club or team?
Are these good experiences? Are there any difficulties?
What difference does 'belonging' make in your life?
There is an example of a mind map if you are able to print it off, you could record your ideas around the title words or just create a list on paper.
We have attached Emma's story to give you an example of how someone can be chosen for a special event and their related feelings.
Prayer and Reflection
Almighty and eternal God,
you keep together those you have united.
Look kindly on all who follow Jesus your Son.
We are all consecrated to you by our common baptism;
make us one in the fullness of faith
and keep us one in the fellowship of love.
(Prayer for Various Occasions: for Unity of Christians)