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This Week In Religious Education

Our Elementary Service Project

bake sale
As we are in the final few weeks of this church year, most of the religious education classes and groups are wrapping their programs up with some fun activities. The elementary grades class, Labyrinth Learning, is finishing the with a service project that they selected themselves: to help shelter animals.

This Sunday there will be a bake sale and supply drive in the Commons during both coffee services. Please come support the kids in raising funds and supplies for the animal shelter. (For a complete list of shelter needs:

Sunday and Everyday: Taking it Home

Our Helping Hands

IMG_6481Last Sunday in children's classes we continued our service project to help shelter animals.

Extend the Conversation at Home:

Why are animals important? How should animals be treated?

What is the difference between humans and animals? Some religions have taught that humans are "above" animals ... do you think that is true?

Family Faith in Action Adventure:

The projects we did in class to make dog and cat toys are fun and easy! You could make them at home, either for your own pets or to donate:

Next Sunday, May 22nd


  • Nursery Care Only

  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play (pre-K): Our Church Story (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: Bake Sale at both coffee hours!
  • Middle School Group: will meet for a final wrap-up compare and contrast of the many faiths they have explored this year.

  • High School group will be going on a field trip to the Painted Plate

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

What the Family Ministry Team has been up to

IMG_6409The Family Ministry Team met recently for their annual retreat meeting: a time for reflection on how things are going and visioning of the next church year. Read more about it here.

Young Singers at OUUC

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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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