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This Week In Religious Education

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

On the Day You Were Born, Esther, Asian Religions, and Immigration Justice

IMG_5989It was a busy Sunday with the Spirit Play class (pre-K) having the story On the Day You Were Born, and the Labyrinth Learning (1st-5th grade) class exploring the Bible story of Esther (and women in the Bible in general), the Middle School group learning more about Asian religions, and the High School group exploring issues around immigration justice.

Extending the Conversation at Home:

1. I wonder where you were before you were born? Where did you come from? Who was waiting to surround you with love on the day you were born? What was waiting for you?
2.  Why there are so few stories about women in the Bible? Who has controlled what stories are recorded and remembered? What awesome women are in the Bible? Which of them is your favorite?
3. What is the difference between a religion, a philosophy, and a culture? How do you separate those threads (or don't you)?
4. What religions and philosophies have influenced your own belief system? Can you be inspired and influenced by more than one religion at a time?

A Faith in Action Adventure for this Week:

Learn more about Immigration Justice! The UUA has collected multiple short(ish) videos that can help you explore this topic:

Next Sunday: March 6th, 2016


  • 4-5th grade Our Whole Lives


  • Nursery Care
  • Family Chapel (this month will be held in the Spirit Play Room)
  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play (preK) will have the story Gone Forever, about extinction.
  • Labyrinth Learning (1st-5th grade) will continue exploring the Bible, this month with stories that show vulnerability. This week is Noah.
  • Middle School group will be learning about Hinduism and wrapping up our study of Asian Religions.
  • High School group will begin work on their supply drive to help the Welcome Center at AID NW.

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

Family Chapel

prayersPlease join me at 10:30 this Sunday, in the Spirit Play classroom, for a 20 minute Family Circle Worship on the theme of the month. This is a time for families to worship together, all ages, in a small group, participatory style.

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

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!

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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