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This Week In Religious Education

OUUC Auction


The OUUC Auction is Saturday March 19th. All Ages are welcome! The silent auction is free to attend, and there will be childcare provided during the live auction and dinner. Middle and High School youth will be working to provide childcare and serving at the dinner as a fundraiser for those groups.

Learn more and donate or buy tickets here!

March's Theme is "vulnerability"

daring greatlyGuiding questions for this month are:

·       When have you felt vulnerable (or unsafe, scared, or weak). How did those feelings affect the way you handled that situation?
  • Can experiencing vulnerability lead to greater human connection and compassion? What benefit is there to experiencing vulnerability?

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

Sunday and Everyday: Taking it Home

Standing up to bullies and abusers

IMG_6045 2As we continue our theme of "vulnerability", we had the story of Gaura Devi saving trees in the Spirit Play (pre-K) class, the Labyrinth Learning class (1st-5th grade) learned the story of David and Goliath, and in Middle School Neighboring Faiths class they explored the topic of cults.

Extending the Conversation at Home:

1. I wonder how it feels to be a hero?
2. I wonder if it is possible to feel afraid and brave at the same time?
3. Where does your courage come from? When do you feel brave?
4. I wonder how we can protect ourselves and others from bullies and abusers? What would you do if you thought a friend was being abused, controlled, or bullied?

A Faith in Action Adventure for this Week:

Explore the topic of bullying and abusers as a family, and discuss ways to stay safe and to stand up for yourself and others.

Next Sunday: March 20th, 2016


  • 4-5th grade Our Whole Lives


  • Nursery Care

  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play (preK) will have the story The Good Samaritan.
  • Labyrinth Learning (1st-5th grade) will continue exploring the Bible, this month with stories that show vulnerability. This week is Jesus and Easter.
  • Middle School group is TBA.
  • High School group will continue with their project to do a supply drive for AID NW.

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

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

Easter Treats Needed

IMG_6015We are prepping for Easter (which comes early this year!), and sorting and gluing all the plastic eggs we will use on March 27th for the Easter Egg Hunt.

We need treat donations. These do not need to fit in an egg. Possibilities include: candy, healthier edible treats, books, small toys, art supplies, and trinkets.

Donations can be brought to the DRE's office anytime between now and Easter morning.

All Ages Game Night

game nightFriday, March 25th, 5:30-8:00 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!

Moms Night Out

moms night outAnother event you could find on our group this month: Mom's Night Out!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 5:30, Swing Wine Bar. RSVP on Meet-Up, or email

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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