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This Week in Religious Education

This will be the final Sunday of organized youth group activities for this church year, and I'm so happy with the year our youth (Middle and High School) had! Overnights, service projects, games, documentary films, "Twilight" and "The Simpsons" episodes, Halloween and Valentine's parties, hikes, Cons, and more ... both groups have been active and engaged this year. For our final, fun, activity, the groups are going to Boom Shaka this Sunday.

Sad to be done for the year? There will be a few summer bridge activities for youth in July and August ... watch for those announcements soon!

This Sunday:


  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play for pre-5th grade, The Promises Lesson (The UU 7 Principles in children's language)

  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play for Pre-K,  The Promises Lesson (The UU 7 Principles in children's language)
  • Labyrinth Learning, Service Project Work (see announcement below)
  • Middle School Group, departs for Boom Shaka. Those who want to go MUST RSVP to before Thursday May 18th.
  • High School Group, departs for Boom Shaka. Those who want to go MUST RSVP to before Thursday May 18th

    Sunday and Every Day: Taking It Home

    Celebrating Nurture and Peace for Mothers Day

    IMG_9819Last Sunday we honored Mothers Day with stories and crafts about nurturing and peace.

    In Spirit Play we had the story A Ride on Mothers Back, and in Labyrinth Learning the class learned about Julia Ward Howe's Mothers Day Proclamation and then made lavender pillows to give to the people in their lives who nurture and care for them.

    Discuss at Home:
    1. Why do we have a holiday to honor Mothers? Why are mothers important? What about the people who don't have a mother, or who have a difficult relationship with their mother? How would this holiday feel for them?
    2. Who else does the work of caring for and nurturing children?
    3. What is different about Julia Ward Howe's Mothers Day, rather than our modern Mother's Day?
    4. Why would mothers call for peace?

    Chalice Lighting Words:
    This week invoke peace by lighting your family chalice with these words.

    Faith Adventure:
    Mothering is hard work, and mothers need help. Reach out to help a mother in need by donating to Mama's Bail Out Day, or join in the actions on MomsRising, or write to your representative about why making sure insurance covers maternity costs is important to you.

    Announcements and Upcoming Events:

    Labyrinth Learning Service Project

    IMG_9788Bake Sale and Supply Drive, May 28th!
    Please support the Labyrinth Learning service project by bringing supplies for EGYHOP and buying baked goods to support EGYHOP on May 28th, after both services.

    To sign up to help with the Bake Sale, go here.

    For a list of items EGYHOP needs, see their wishlist.

    Summer Religious Education Volunteers Needed

    sara-readingThis summer our Religious Education program is "Rainbow Readers". We need volunteer readers to come to the 11:00 service and share a favorite picture book with the kids. If you don't have a book you'd like to read, our DRE can help you get one.

    Chalice Camp 2017 Registration is Now Open

    IMG_6844 (1)Chalice Camp for ages 5-10
    FREE (donations accepted)
    July 17-21, 9am-3pm

    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


    My Blog: The Children's Chalice


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