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This Week In Religious Education


February's Theme is Creativity

IMG_5776Guiding questions for this month are:

·       When and how are you creative? How is creativity part of your spiritual journey or practice?

  • How do you experience "the creative"? Is it a spark outside of you, a muse inspiring you, or a connection with your inner wholeness? Or none of those - how would you describe it?

See our Soul Matters email for more about the theme of the month.


Sunday and Everyday: Taking it Home

Creation

IMG_5815Last Sunday we began our Creativity theme with a story of the creation of the universe, The Everything Seed, while the 1st-5th graders learned about the Biblical story of creation in Genesis.

Extending the Conversation at Home:

1. I wonder how everything began? What was the seed of the universe?
2. I wonder where that seed came from? What was there before the beginning?
3. What would you create?
4. Do you think humans were created differently from other life? What makes humans special? Or are we not "special"?

A Faith in Action Adventure for this Week:

How do you combine creativity and reverence for creation? In my mind there is no better way than through a garden! To have fun gardening with children, I love the book Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots.



Next Sunday: February 14th, 2016

Announcements and Upcoming Events:


UUA Youth Ministry Survey

surveyThe UUA wants to know about current trends in youth ministry. If you are under 18, please go to: https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/youth-ministry-survey/

Over 18 years old, there is a different survey for you: https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/r16svhkq1hvj9ym/


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


Hospitality Teams are for All Ages

volunteersDon't miss your opportunity to sign up for a Hospitality Team.  The Team dates and sign-up information is at the back of the Commons and will remain available through February.  We need both team members and team leads.  Joining a team is a great way to get to know more people at OUUC.  We welcome families, newcomers and old-timers! Please talk to us about what you can do.


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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