The theme for September is "Invitation." As we brainstorm and create the Jams, we include core stories from Unitarian Universalism. I call those stories UU Core Stories which are pivotal to our faith.
What better story for "Invitation" than that of Thomas Potter building a chapel and waiting to invite a preacher of a loving God? Plus, how did John Murray come to accept the invitation to preach, even though he had sworn off preaching? How did Potter's invitation change his heart?
After the story, we will offer an ImaginationJam. We will be inviting children into a Creative Visualization of a walk through the woods into a clearing (based on the introduction to the "Invitation" packet by Scott Taylor). There will be something to build. What would they imagine building? Who will it be for? Me, I'd build a log cabin while waiting for a storyteller who can help me write my wilderness memoirs. What would you build and who would you be waiting for?
For more information about Thomas Potter and John Murray, visit:
- John Murray and the Winds of Change - story from "Creating Home" UUA Tapestry of Faith Curriculum
- The Story of John Murray and Thomas Potter - from Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center