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This Week In Religious Education

Children's Annual Meeting!

Ballot-Box-clipartThis coming Sunday is a big day in the children's program: our Annual Meeting. This is when the children practice their own congregational polity and the democratic process to decide things of importance to them:

  • Where they will send half of the offering they have been collecting in class this year.
  • What the summer RE program will be.
  • What group service project we will do together in May.



April's Theme is "home"

earth collageGuiding questions for this month are:
 
  •      What does home feel like?
  • Where do you feel at home?
  • How do you care for your home?




Sunday and Everyday: Taking it Home


IMG_6230A big Thank You to Dixie Havlak for leading a very fun Nature Sunday last week. We took the kids out into the woods on the church property and used all of our senses to explore: listening, smelling, feeling, looking, and tasting (wild berry jam).

Continue the Discussion at Home:

  • Where do you feel at home? Is home the four walls of your house, or is it your community, your town, the planet?
  • How much time do you spend outdoors? What are your favorite things to do outside? How does being outside make you feel?
  • Do you feel connected to nature or cut off from it? How can we be better connected to nature?

Faith in Action Adventure:

Do an Outdoor Hour Challenge! Get outside and explore as a family. Learn more: http://handbookofnaturestudy.com/


9:15

  • Nursery Care Only

11:00
  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play (pre-K) will either join the older kids or the nursery - their choice.
  • Labyrinth Learning (1st-5th grade) will have the Children's Annual Meeting.
  • Middle School group will be making costumes for the Procession of the Species.



Announcements and Upcoming Events:


High School Lock-In

youth lock inFriday, April 15th, 6:30pm to Saturday April 16th 10am.

High School Group Lock-in and Scary Moviethon!

Please RSVP to dre@ouuc.org


PlayScape Work Party

playground-clipart-KinMeRj5T.jpegPlease come help begin the work of creating a fun play space for our kids in the new flat playground below the building!

Saturday April 16th, 10am. RSVP to dre@ouuc.org


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!


Our Whole Lives Interest Survey

owlOur Whole Lives is the sexuality education program we offer, and it has been steadily growing. This year's 4th-5th grade class had 18 registered kids!  We are trying to plan ahead in order to offer enough classes to meet demand. Please help us by indicating what OWL levels you would register for if they were offered next church year. (Our standard rotation will be to offer the K1 and the 7-8th grade, but the others wouldn't normally be offered.)


Chalice Camp Save the Dates: June 27-July 1st

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


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!

1. Meetup.com

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,

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Sara Lewis, CRE

Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

dre@ouuc.org

360-786-6383



My Blog: The Children's Chalice



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