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This Week In Religious Education

Nature Sundays

raincoatWe are at a transition point in our Religious Education program for this year: we have wrapped up our exploration of the Abrahamic Faiths, and will be finishing this church year with a focus on our own Faith in Action.

The first two Sundays in April will be "Nature Sundays" in the elementary grades, and we will be taking the kids outdoors rain or shine. Please dress your kids appropriately!

We will be exploring our interdependent web of life in a hands-on way, so expect dirt!


April's Theme is "home"

earth collageGuiding questions for this month are:
 
  •      What does home feel like?
  • Where do you feel at home?
  • How do you care for your home?




High School CON was great fun!

IMG_6180Last weekend two of our high school youth joined with 200+ youth from the District. Alaska, Canada, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon were represented, for a "Musicon" themed weekend of worship, singing, learning, spiritual practice, and having fun together.


Next Sunday: April 10th, 2016


9:15

  • Nursery Care Only

10:30
  • New Family Orientation, DRE's office
11:00
  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play (pre-K) will have the story "My Mama Earth".
  • Labyrinth Learning (1st-5th grade) will have the second of two "Nature Sundays" to explore our outdoor space here at OUUC.
  • There will be no Middle or High School group meetings this Sunday - Spring Break.



Announcements and Upcoming Events:


High School Lock-In

youth lock inFriday, April 15th, 6:30pm to Saturday April 16th 10am.

High School Group Lock-in and Scary Moviethon!

Please RSVP to dre@ouuc.org


PlayScape Work Party

playground-clipart-KinMeRj5T.jpegPlease come help begin the work of creating a fun play space for our kids in the new flat playground below the building!

Saturday April 16th, 10am. RSVP to dre@ouuc.org


Young Singers at OUUC

childrens choir
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!


Our Whole Lives Interest Survey

owlOur Whole Lives is the sexuality education program we offer, and it has been steadily growing. This year's 4th-5th grade class had 18 registered kids!  We are trying to plan ahead in order to offer enough classes to meet demand. Please help us by indicating what OWL levels you would register for if they were offered next church year. (Our standard rotation will be to offer the K1 and the 7-8th grade, but the others wouldn't normally be offered.)


Chalice Camp Save the Dates: June 27-July 1st

Chalice Camp is for 5-10 year olds: a free (donations accepted) day camp. Registration open soon.


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


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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