This Week in Religious Education

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

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This Sunday, December 2nd, will be Family Chapel

This Sunday will be a Family Chapel, so please come straight back to the classroom wing instead of beginning in the sanctuary. Family Chapel is intended for families to participate together, but no child will be turned away if their adults are unable to attend with them.


  • Spirit Play class for preschool-5th grade, with a story about the UUSC and refugee aid


  • Family Chapel on the theme of Hope, with candle lighting for many seasonal holidays, making candles to take home, and service projects to spread Hope in the world
  • Middle School Group, learning about Judaism

Sunday and Every Day: Taking It Home

Last Sunday the children had a "Service Sunday" with three service projects, one of which was for the Guest At Your Table program of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Guest at Your Table is an annual fundraiser for the UUSC and their partner organizations, and features little boxes that you can take home, place on your family table, and drop coins or bills into this month as a practice of generosity and virtual hospitality.

This year's theme is particularly timely: Justice Across Borders. With the caravan of Central American migrants reaching our border this week, immigration justice is again in the news. How do we talk about immigration justice with our children? Some resources here:

As a family, you may want to explore this topic, or reflect upon what you hear and see in the news. Relate these current events to your values: what would the UU 7 Principles guide us to do for immigrants? Or, how does this story of turning families away at the border relate to the Christian Nativity story?

Talk about it, and support the Guest at Your Table program if you'd like to as well. You can bring a box home, and return it along with your donation to OUUC by the end of this calendar year, and it will support the immigration justice efforts of UUSC and all their grassroots partners.

Looking Ahead, Sunday December 9, 2018


Spirit Play for preschool to 5th grade, with the story of Hanukkah

Middle School group gathers for Field Trip


Spirit Play for preK, with the story of Hanukkah

Labyrinth Learning for 1st-5th grade, learning about Hanukkah

(No Middle School group meeting - on a field trip)


All are invited to join us for 2nd Sunday Lunch!


High School Soul Matters Meeting

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

Change in Sabbath Day

Please note that I have rearranged the rhythm of my week to better fit my children's school schedule, and I will now be working Saturday-Thursday, and taking Friday as a sabbath day. As part of the spiritual discipline of pausing and truly taking a day apart, I will not respond to emails or other forms of communication on Fridays.

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: Saturday through Thursday

Change of Sabbath:

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

360-786-6383 x. 102