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This Week In Religious Education

2015-07-12 12.09.29

Our Animals of the Pacific Northwest summer program continues to go well.  We explored more birds this week, with a focus on owls and some owl pellets to dissect. 

Next, we will be turning to mammals, and getting another box of hands-on materials from the Burke Museum.

Following church on Sunday, come on out to Burfoot Park for the OUUC summer picnic.  It's a lovely park to play in, so bring Frisbees and balls.  It's also a potluck, so bring food or drink to share (and your own dishware - this is a non-organized potluck so I'm not sure if there will be plates and forks, etc.)

Sunday and Everyday: Taking it Home


The class this Sunday focused on owls.  We watched these two videos, listened to a cd of bird calls and tried to think how to write them each out (ooohchtweet, etc.), had bird specimens to observe, and owl pellets to dissect.

Extend the conversation at home:

  • How much do you rely on your eyes?  How much on your ears?
  • What can we hear in the world that we can't always see?
  • There are many animals that are nocturnal, and only come out at night.  What do you think happens in your backyard while you sleep?  What would it be like to be nocturnal?

Act on it:

Go bird watching!  The Nisqually Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful local place to see many birds.

This Sunday: July 19th, 2015


  • Nursery Care


  • Nursery Care
  • Animals of the PNW Class (pre-5th grade): Deer and Wolves
  • Youth Sunday (6th-12th grade): games and discussion of ideas for next year.


Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer to Be a Junior Greeter This Summer!

2015-05-10 09.16.06

Children and youth of all ages are invited to join the Greeting team on Sunday mornings, wearing one of our lovely Junior Greeter "Welcome" scarves and handing out orders of service or just saying "Hello!" to folks as they come through the doors.

If you would like to volunteer as a Junior Greeter, just let me know on any Sunday you are at church and we'll get you set up!

Join the 2015-2016 Teaching Team!


It's time now to look ahead to the 2015-2016 RE year, and if you've ever considered volunteering in RE, please do so!  Did you know that it takes a team of at least 24 volunteers to put on our RE program?  We need you!  Contact me at if you are interested in joining this fun team.

Update: We have Four volunteers so far!  That leaves 20 Spots to Fill!

Help In Summer RE!

summer volunteers

Announcements and Upcoming Events

OUUC Summer Picnic

church picnicSave the Date!  July 19th, noon-dark

Burfoot Park

Potluck picnic and all ages fun!

Youth Sundays

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Interfaith Camp

Faith ExplorersInterfaith Works sponsors this summer camp, hosted at Temple Beth Hatfiloh.  For more information, or to register, contact Catherine at

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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