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This Week In Religious Education

It's exciting times at OUUC!

pizza party
The children and youth in Religious Education programs are feeling the excitement of candidating week too! Children, youth, parents, and members of the Family Ministry Team are invited to meet the ministerial candidate, the Reverend Thomas Perchlik, this Saturday at noon. Please RSVP to so I know how much pizza to get.

Sunday and Everyday: Taking it Home

Mother's Day for Peace

IMG_6456 2Last Sunday in children's classes we learned about Julia Ward Howe and her call for a Mother's Day for international peace. We also painted garden stakes with messages of peace.

Extend the Conversation at Home:

What connection do you see between mothers and peace?

What actions can we take to make the world more peaceful?

What does the phrase "Peace Begins with Me" mean to you?
Family Faith in Action Adventure:

Read more: Peace Begins with You by Katharine Scholes, and Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee Maclean.

Next Sunday, May 15th


  • Nursery Care Only

  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play (pre-K): the Flaming Chalice lesson (one of our core stories for this age group, about how our community is formed).
  • Labyrinth Learning: Continuing work on their service project for the shelter animals. We'll be making cat and dog treats.
  • No Middle School or High School groups meeting ... come to the worship service (and see the Ministerial Candidate!)

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

Young Singers at OUUC

childrens choir
A new choir for children and youth will be starting rehearsals on Saturday mornings, 9-9:45. The first rehearsal will be Saturday, April 16th. Just come join us for some singing fun!

RE Sunday Worship June 12th

horace and morrisWould you like to be part of the RE Sunday worship services on June 12th?

There are many ways to participate:

Chalice Lighters


Speak about what RE has meant to you this year

Perform a musical piece

Be part of the skit of Horace and Morris Join the Chorus. Rehearsals for the skit will be at 12:30 on Sundays starting May 22nd.

To join in, contact me at

Chalice Camp: June 27-July 1st

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Chalice Camp is for 5-10 year olds: a free (donations accepted) day camp. Registration Is Open!

Summer RE Volunteers Needed


Do you build, create, invent, or make? Do you sew, knit, do woodwork, electronics, fix radios, screenprint, or …? This summer, we want a guest each Sunday at 11:00 to demonstrate a different making technique, and to help supervise the Maker Studio as the kids work on their own making.

Don’t want to demonstrate a skill, but still want to help out? MakerSpace supervisors are also needed each Sunday!

Sign up by emailing

Applications for Religious Education Volunteers for the 2016-2017 church year are now being accepted

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Communication Tools: Meetup, Facebook, and Remind!

Smartphone_2The way we communicate and get our information is changing. I know this isn't news to you! We're trying to change as well, and try out some new tools. Please try them with us!


Join the OUUC meetup group. There is an All Ages Game Night up that you can RSVP to!

2. Facebook Group for OUUC Families.

It's a closed group, ask to join it!

3. Remind texts for Middle School and High School groups

For Middle School text @ak2a3 to 81010

For High School text @saralew to 81010

Yours along the Journey,


Sara Lewis, CRE

Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation


My Blog: The Children's Chalice


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