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This Week In Religious Education

Serving Our Community

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This month our middle and high school groups have each worked to help make this a community where no one goes hungry.

Our High School youth joined with adult members of OUUC to serve dinner at the Community Kitchen. This is a fantastic way to directly serve and welcome folks in for a warm meal.

Our Middle School youth volunteered at the Food Bank, helping to sort and pack the food for the Thanksgiving boxes. We were given the job of produce, and spent two hours working as fast as we could to put apples, potatoes, and onions in bags - it was a workout!

This was our way of sharing our abundance this month. 


Interested in volunteering with your kids?

1. Here are some good tips about volunteering with children, from PBS Kids.

2. Many local organizations have age restrictions, but families can sometimes volunteer together. If you volunteer anywhere, ask if your kids could come along with you. 

3. My favorite local organization for kid-friendly volunteering is Stream Team. Also, remember that kids can volunteer at church!

4. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity for a certain age group or interest-area, Volunteer Match is a very useful tool.

The effort you make now to sow the seeds of compassion and caring in your kids can make a big difference in their lives!


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Our Theme Is: Abundance

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photo credit: UU Media Works

In October our theme is Abundance. You can read more about the monthly theme on the Soul Matters monthly email, or by joining the Soul Matters @ OUUC Facebook Group.


Sunday and Everyday: Taking It Home

Guest at Your Table

guest at your tableLast Sunday was a multigenerational worship service, with reflections on Thanksgiving, an apple communion, wonderful music by our choir, and an introduction to this year's Guest at Your Table program.


To extend this learning at home:

1. Read more about the Stories of Hope from the Guests at Your Table on the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee website.



2. Faith in Action Adventure for this week: Get your Box set up on your table and begin dropping a few coins in at each meal! You can pick up a box at OUUC, or if you just can't make it in you can print and build your own box: http://www.uusc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Template-for-Homemade-GAYT-Box.pdf


Next Sunday, November 27th


9:15

  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play for pre-5th grade

11:00
  • Nursery Care
  • Children's Chapel for pre-8th grades


Announcements and Upcoming Events:


Holiday Gift Making Party

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Family "Make Your Own Gifts" Workshop, December 11th 12:30. Lunch and craft supplies provided, so kids and parents can make simple gifts (and wrap them!) for gift giving at the holidays. RSVP to dre@ouuc.org


Young Singers

RE Sunday 4The OUUC Young Singers are rehearsing again! This children's choir is open to all young singers, and rehearses most Saturdays 9-9:45 at OUUC. Come join them and add your voice to the choir!


Snacks Needed!

snacksWe've had high attendance this year, which is GREAT, but it also means we are going through our snacks really fast! If you can, please bring in a donation of non-perishable snack food for the cupboard in the kitchen labeled "RE". Cookies, crackers, chips, dried fruit, juice, popcorn, and rice cakes are ideal.


Yours along the Journey,

RE Sunday 7


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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