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This Week In Religious Education


February's Theme is Creativity

IMG_5910Guiding 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

Joseph and Buddhism

IMG_5912In the Elementary grades kids explored the story of Joseph and the Multicolor Coat, with its themes of creativity, jealousy, and dreams. There was some very good conversation around sibling rivalry and jealousy in general.

In the Middle School grades, the group had a guest speaker talk about Zen Buddhism.

Extending the Conversation at Home:

1. In what ways was Joseph creative? Do you always have to make something to be creative, or can you live your life creatively?
2. Have you ever felt jealous of someone else? What was it that you saw them as having that you wanted to have?
3. What could Joseph's brothers have done instead of getting rid of him? What can you do when you are jealous of someone?



A Faith in Action Adventure for this Week:

Explore your dreams! Keep a pad of paper by your bed, and write down any bits of dreams that you remember when you wake up. Share your dreams as a family, and explore ways to interpret them:





Next Sunday: February 28th, 2016



9:00

  • 4-5th grade Our Whole Lives


9:15

  • Nursery Care

11:00
  • 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 Esther.
  • Middle School group will be learning about Hinduism.
  • 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 dre@ouuc.org 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!

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



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