This Week in Religious Education

What is happening for children, youth, and families at OUUC

Our November Theme: Revelation

In our Religious Education classes for this coming month we will be exploring our two Sources for this year (Prophetic People and Jewish and Christian teachings) through the lens of the theme of "Revelation". Children will learn about two prophetic people who talked about revelation: Moses and Francis David.


We've also had to reschedule the Family Chapel this month, so the theme will be introduced in Family Chapel on November 11th. This Sunday, November 4th, there will be normally scheduled classes.

This Sunday, November 4th

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour this Sunday!


This Sunday our Director of Religious Education, Sara Lewis, is again away, this time attending the national conference of the Liberal Religious Educators Association. Our staff RE teacher, Anisa Bentlemsani, will be coordinating the Sunday classes. You can also look for the Family Greeter, Tiffany Felch, if you need help finding the right class or group.


9:15

  • Spirit Play class for preschool-5th grade, with a lesson on the Six Sources


11:00

  • Spirit Play class for PreK, with a lesson on the Six Sources
  • Labyrinth Learning class for 1st-5th grade, learning about Moses and the Ten Commandments
  • Middle School Group will be learning about the Quakers, (before visiting the Olympia Friends Meeting next Sunday).
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Happy Halloween and Samhain and Dia de los Muertos to All!

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Sunday and Every Day: Taking It Home

Last Sunday we explored stories about death and honored those who have died. It was also the end of our theme of "Prophetic People".


Discuss at home:

  • Who were your ancestors? Family ancestors? Faith ancestors? Cultural ancestors?
  • What prophetic truths have your ancestors left for you? What can we learn from our ancestors?
  • Are there ancestors that you wish you knew more about? Is there family history that you don't know? Are there living ancestors whose stories you should gather before they are gone?


Children's books that explore the topic of death well:


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Looking Ahead, Sunday November 11th

This week will be Family Chapel. On Family Chapel Sundays we don't start in the sanctuary and get sung out, instead come straight back to the RE wing to join Family Chapel. Family Chapel is meant for the whole family, but children can also attend unaccompanied if parents have other obligations elsewhere at OUUC that morning.


9:15 Spirit Play for preschool to 5th grade, with a lesson the UU Sources


11:00 Family Chapel for preschool-5th grade and their families

Middle School group will be out on a field trip

Not registered yet for this year's RE programs? It only takes a couple minutes!

If you have not already done so, please take some time this week to complete the registration form for the new program year.


Children's Registration


Youth Registration

Yours in Faith,

Sara Lewis, credentialed religious educator, master level

Director of Lifespan Religious Education


Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10am-2pm

Available by appointment: Tuesday through Sunday

Sabbath Day (when I will not check email or respond to calls): Monday


olydre@gmail.com or dre@ouuc.org

360-786-6383 x. 102