This Week in Religious Education

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

Yule Play and Holiday Follies This Saturday, 6:30pm

This year's Yule Play is a youth-creation: the script was written by youth, based on The Grinch by Dr. Seuss, it is directed by youth, and has a multigenerational cast. Please come support all their hard work and see this fun little play!

Cookie Exchange at 6:30, the play and Holiday Follies at 7pm.

We have storytellers and music so far signed up for the Follies - and there is still room for a few more performers if you sign up by emailing Sara!

For the cookie exchange, please bring your favorite holiday cookies! We will sample here, and hopefully have a few left to bag up an assortment and take home.

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Sunday and Every Day: Taking It Home

Last Sunday was Family Chapel, with a theme of "Hope" and a candle-lighting in celebration of Hanukkah, Advent, and Yule.

Discuss it at home: What is "Hope"? What do you hope for? What does hope feel like?

Spiritual Practice: Lighting a candle can be a lovely ritual, and is celebrated in many traditions and used in many ways. When do you light candles as a family? Could this become a ritual or practice with a meal? Could you set up a special space in your home and light a candle there to mark time that is set apart (family time, meditation time, spiritual practice time)?

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This Sunday, December 9th


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

Middle School group departs 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

Parents' Day Out - Dec 8 or Dec 9 at OUUC

The girls of Girl Scout Troop 40116, a Cadette (Middle School) Troop, including OUUC's Katie Love, are ready to help you get your holiday shopping done, or just have some time to yourself. Drop your chidren off for a fun time in the care of five trained babysitters (and at least two adults, including OUUC member Sharon Love). We'll provide pizza, juice, games, crafts, and a holiday movie. All this for $20 for the first child, $10 for each additional child. Children must be potty-trained and between the ages of 3 and 10. Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9-noon or 1-4pm, Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 2 - 5 pm. To reserve a spot please contact Tracy Trople, or 509-387-6655. Troop 40116 thanks OUUC for for hosting this event.

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Looking Ahead: Next Sunday December 16th

We will be learning about the Christian Nativity story on the 16th:

9:15 Spirit Play for preschool-5th grade, with the story "The Legend of Old Befana"

11:00 Spirit Play for preK, with the story "The Legend of Old Befana"

Labyrinth Learning for 1st-5th grade, learning about the Nativity Story

Middle School Group

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