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Hope is a thing with feathers

It's a busy time of the year, even as Advent is meant to be a time of quiet waiting. For many families, the holidays are anything BUT peaceful! This is yet another reason I love the theme of Hope for this month. We don't have to be busy or buy anything to be lifting up Hope.

Some further inspiration for choosing your own way to "Do" the holidays:



And as you are celebrating this month at home, remember that Giving Makes Us Happy and there are many ways to help kids be givers. 


December's Theme is Hope


hopeful gardeners


Sunday and Every Day: Taking it Home



9:15: 
  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play (pre-5th grades): Maui Slows the Sun

11:00:

  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play (PreK): Maui Slows the Sun
  • Labyrinth Learning (1st-5th grades): Maui Slows the Sun
  • Middle School Group: Winter Solstice





Announcements and Upcoming Events:


Lesson Planning Party, December 7th, 6:30

IMG_1961Anyone interested is invited to join our DRE in planning the lesson contents for Spirit Play and Labyrinth Learning classes for the next couple months. 

Join us at OUUC at 6:30 on December 7th for a brainstorming party. 

If you need childcare, please request it at least one week before the date.


Parent Support Group

support group 2Are you a parent or caregiver of a child with special needs, or a single parent, or otherwise facing any caregiving challenges and would appreciate the support and understanding of others on this caregiving journey?

Our Parent Support Group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8pm. Childcare is provided.

Next meeting: December 6th


Our Whole Lives for 10th-12th Grades

Owl word cloudOur Whole Lives for 10th-12th grades begins in January! Learn more here.

Save the Date: Mandatory Parent Orientation January 21st ,12:30


Guest at Your Table Boxes Are Here

IMG_2246You can support the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee by taking home a Guest at Your Table Box anytime between now and December 17th. 

Bring the boxes back on December 17th to be counted and sent in. Please help the Middle School group as they lead this project this year to practice generous giving.


Join the OUUC Families Facebook Group


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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