This Week in Religious Education

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

The RE Sign In Clipboard has moved ....

Have you noticed that the cart with the clipboard is not next to the sanctuary doors anymore? We are trying to make the sign-in process more integrated for visiting families, and so the clipboard for ALL children to sign in is now on the Welcome kiosk.

Watch this short video to see where you need to go now to sign your children in for Religious Education classes on a Sunday morning!

Welcome and Sign In

This Sunday's Classes

For the summer months, we will only have nursery care for the 9:15 service.

At the 11:00 service, there will be nursery care and the Maker Space class for preschool to 5th grade. Each Sunday features a Guest Maker from the congregation and then time for hands on making, tinkering, crafting, and having fun.

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Our Whole Lives for 7th-8th Grades Parent Orientation (Mandatory)

Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 6:30-9pm

2315 Division Street Northwest

Olympia, WA

Our Whole Lives is a comprehensive, holistic, values-based sexuality education program. Learn more at:

This year the 7th-8th grade program will be offered on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. It is a school-year long program. All 7th and 8th graders (or the homeschooled equivalent) are welcome, whether or not they attend OUUC or are Unitarian Universalists. Class size is limited to 16 participants, email to reserve a spot.

Parents or legal guardians must attend the mandatory Parent Orientation or make arrangements in advance to meet with our Director of Religious Education, Sara Lewis, for a make-up orientation. Dinner will be provided, youth do not need to attend. Contact Sara if you need to arrange childcare.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Families and Youth and the Search Process

The Ministerial Search Committee wants families and youth to know how they can connect with the search process. Right now the committee is gathering input from the congregation - and that includes everyone, of all ages!

If you haven't already completed the Survey, please take some time this week to do so! Youth can complete this survey from their point of view. The Search Committee will be closing the survey on Friday of this week, do it now!

Mark your calendars for youth and family cottage meetings with the Search Committee:

  • Middle School Group meeting September 23rd, 11am
  • High School Group meeting September 23rd, 12:30pm
  • Family meeting, childcare provided, September 30 12:30pm

Yours in Faith,

Sara Lewis, credentialed religious educator, master level

Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Summer Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10-1pm. Available by appointment Tuesday-Sunday. Monday is my sabbath day, and I will not answer phone or email as I engage this spiritual discipline of pausing. or

360-786-6383 x. 102