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This Week In Religious Education

Don't Forget to "Spring Forward"

Change time 2This Saturday night, remember to set your clocks ahead by one hour!



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

Extinct and Endangered Animals and Noah

IMG_6018It was a good start to our look at vulnerability with a Family Chapel on the theme, the Spirit Play class having the story Gone Forever, and the Labyrinth Learning class learning the story of Noah and the Flood.

Extending the Conversation at Home:

1. I wonder what extinct animals you wish were still living? What animal would it be fun to meet?
2. I wonder what animals that are endangered you would like to protect? How can we help protect animals?
3. What do our UU principles tell us about endangered animals?
4. What do you think the story of Noah and the Flood symbolized? Do you think wiping out creation and starting fresh is ever a good idea? What other options did God have instead of killing everyone and everything except for the Ark?


A Faith in Action Adventure for this Week:

Learn about ways you can help endangered animals and take action through World Wildlife Fund.


Next Sunday: March 13th, 2016



9:00

  • 4-5th grade Our Whole Lives


9:15

  • Nursery Care
10:30
  • New Family Orientation (DRE's office)
11:00
  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play (preK) will have the story Gaura Devi Saves the Trees.
  • Labyrinth Learning (1st-5th grade) will continue exploring the Bible, this month with stories that show vulnerability. This week is David and Goliath.
  • Middle School group will be learning about Cults.
  • 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!

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


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.


OUUC Auction

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!


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 dre@ouuc.org or better yet, join our Meetup Group and RSVP there!

Moms Night Out

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

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



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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