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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


ish book 2Last Sunday was our multigenerational worship service for Valentine's Day and the theme of Creativity, and I planned it around the book Ish by Peter H. Reynolds.

Extending the Conversation at Home:

1. What do you wish to create? What inner spark of creativity lives inside you?
2. How can you live "ishfully?" How can you accept yourself and your creations, just as they are now?
3. What other ways can you embrace "Ish"? Can you be "happyish", "niceish", "organizedish"? How would that change your life?

A Faith in Action Adventure for this Week:

Embrace your creativity. Try something new! There are so many good resources out there for sparking your creativity, but here is just one more: 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids by Asia Citro.

Next Sunday: February 21st, 2016


  • 4-5th grade Our Whole Lives


  • Nursery Care

  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play (preK) will have the story On the Day You Were Born
  • Labyrinth Learning (1st-5th grade) will continue their exploration of Bible stories that show creativity with Joseph.
  • Middle School group will be continuing their exploration of Buddhism, details TBA.
  • High School group will look toward immigration justice and discuss plans for an upcoming service/witness project in relation to the detention center in Tacoma.

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

All Ages Game Night

game nightThursday, February 25th, 5:00-8:00 pm, drop in Game Night and potluck dinner.

Bring a game to play and a dish to share!

RSVP to me at or better yet, join our Meetup Group and RSVP there!

Ends Workshop

ends graphicThe Board invites you to participate in an evening designed to help us explore our deepest values and hopes for the future of OUUC. As a loving community, what touches and motivates us to make a difference in the world?  Come Friday, February 26, to a dessert potluck, 6:00 - 6:30 pm, and a workshop, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, facilitated by Laura Park from Unity Consulting. You will have the opportunity to listen and be heard as we create a joint vision for our beloved congregation. Child care will be provided. Stay tuned for more details.

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

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


My Blog: The Children's Chalice


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