This Week in Religious Education

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

Our Spring Service Project Begins this Week

Each year we finish out the church year with a Spring Service Project for the elementary grade children, which they select and vote upon at the Children's Annual Meeting. This year they chose a focus on Medicine for All.

As I've designed this project for the kids, we have these goals and plans:


1. Deepen understanding of the 1st Principle and 2nd Principles

2. Learn about Unitarian Universalists who have worked in the fields of medicine

3. Practice Faith in Action as people who care for other people

Project Aspects:

Guest Speakers

Supply Drive for Volunteer Snacks for The Olympia Free Clinic

Learn about UU historical figures who have been prophetic people in the field of medicine (one of the UU Six Sources is "the words and deeds of prophetic people")

And more!

Sunday and Every Day: Taking It Home

Last Sunday was a multigenerational worship for Easter, and our annual Egg Hunt. It was a lovely sunny day and just perfect for the outdoor hunt. Thank you to our teens who hid the eggs for us!

We talked about Easter as a time of resurrection, of change, and of "Becoming". There were three "Lessons" for the children during the worship service, all about Becoming: how a seed becomes a plant (patience), of an egg hatching a lizard (surprise), and a caterpillar to butterfly (big transformation). We passed out seed paper in the shape of a butterfly and invited people to write a word or phrase on it having to do with their own story of becoming, and then plant it under 1/4 inch of soil and wait and watch.

Continue the conversation at home: what is the story you tell about your future? What are you "becoming"? What are the unknowns in your story of becoming? Where are you surprised by transformation?

Or, just watch for those examples in nature and point them out to each other as you see them! In this season, nature is giving us many lessons if we take the time to notice them.

Meet Our Ministerial Candidate: Family Open House with Pizza and Games

Tuesday, April 30th, 6-7:30pm

2315 Division Street Northwest

Olympia, WA

Families, parents, children, and youth are invited to meet our Ministerial Candidate, the Reverend Mary Gear, on April 30th. Come for visiting, games, and pizza between 6pm and 7:30pm. Stay the whole time if you can, or just drop in.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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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: Saturday through Thursday

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

360-786-6383 x. 102

This Sunday, April 28th, 2019


  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play for All Ages: a story for our Violet Promise (Value the Web of Life), Earth Mother


  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play for PreK: a story for our Violet Promise (Value the Web of Life), Earth Mother
  • Labyrinth Learning for 1st-5th grades: Day One of the Spring Service Project (learning about Clara Barton as well)
  • Middle School Group: a guest speaker and learning about paganism


  • High School Group participating in the potluck lunch and conversation with our ministerial candidate
  • childcare