This Week in Religious Education

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

Soul Matters For Parents Meets this Sunday

We have a new resource for families this year, to explore the themes of the month and how we can bring those themes home. We have a "Soulful Home" packet that shares ideas for how to bring the theme to life in regular moments of your family life. You can get a copy of those packets in the Commons, on the closed Facebook Group for OUUC Families, or by emailing me at

We will also hold a drop-in discussion circle each month on the 4th Sunday. Please join me for the first of these discussion circles this Sunday:

9:30-10:30 for those parenting children 0-10

12:30-1:30 for those parenting children 10+

Note on childcare during the circles: the nursery and RE programs will serve as childcare for the younger circle, there will be no childcare for the older circle unless requested in advance. Children 10+ are welcome to hang out and play board games during the circle.

RSVP's not required, but appreciated. RSVP to me at

This Sunday: September 22

This Sunday our children in Preschool through 5th grade will be exploring "Expectations" through learning about our 7 Principles, with the focus question "what is expected of us as Unitarian Universalists?"

In Middle School group we will be beginning our Twilight Zone curriculum, watching "Time Enough At Last" and exploring the themes and questions raised by that show.

9:15: All Ages Spirit Play class and Nursery Care

9:30 Soul Matters for Families with children 0-10


  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play for pre-K
  • Labyrinth Learning for 1st-5gth grades
  • Middle School Group for 5th-8th grades


  • High School Group, writing their covenant
  • Soul Matters for Families with children 10+

Time to Register Now if You Have Not Already!

Our new year of classes begin this Sunday! It's going to be a great year, and one way to make it even better … knowing who will be coming!

Please register now for classes:

Children's Registration

Youth Registration

For Children

All Ages Class: Paste Paper


Date: Saturday, September 28 Time: Noon – 3:00 p.m. Place: OUUC Leader: John Snyder Children 9 and above are welcome with an adult. Class size 4 minimum, 12 maximum. There is a $5 materials charge per person; maximum of $15 per family.

While I think of Paste Paper as more of a craft than an art, it is a way of adding texture, color and line to paper. The result is not usually an end in itself, but it is used for card making, book making, artist trading cards, and other paper crafts. Related to marbling, it was used as the endpaper of books.

You will have the chance to use these techniques: combing, stamping, rolling, and dripping in decorating papers.

Also, you will have a chance to make an Origami Star Book with Paste Paper covers.

You will come away with papers to take home for your own projects.

Register Here

For Youth

Join our OUUC Families Facebook Group!

We have a closed FB group: OUUC Families

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