This Week in Religious Education

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

Family Chapel this Sunday

This Sunday children and families will not be sung out from the sanctuary. Come straight back to the RE wing for 9:15 Spirit Play class and for 11:00 Family Chapel.


Family Chapel is a time for families to engage with child-friendly worship together, and is designed to be experienced together. However, no child will be turned away who attends solo if parents need or want to be in the other worship service or are volunteering elsewhere this week.


This month's chapel will introduce our theme for this month: Prophetic People, Who Shows Us the Way?


Join us to worship together, learn hymns you can sing at home, engage with family conversation or create a Hero Doll to take home and put on your altar or family table, and more!


For youth this Sunday:


  • Middle School youth will be meeting to start the Neighboring Faiths program this Sunday, with an exploration and overview of other faiths. Meeting at 11:00 in the youth room.
  • High School youth are invited to a casual "no host" sign making station for their upcoming sign waving in support of i1639. Sign making supplies and snacks will be available at 12:30 a classroom (TBA).
  • Auditions are being held for the youth-directed holiday play this Sunday, 12:30!
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It's time to register for 2018-2019 programs

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

Sunday and Every Day: Taking It Home

Classes on September 30th finished our month-long theme of Covenant with a Service Sunday. We had asked "how will we be together", and this was our chance to act out our answers.


The kids gave back to the community through service project stations: sorting and recycling the markers, making Get Well cards, and assembling new furniture. They did great!


At home, how do you each give back to the family? What chores could each family member do?What chores are age appropriate?

Looking Ahead, Sunday October 14th

On Sunday October 14th we will continue exploring the theme of Prophetic People with an exploration of the founders of our own faith tradition.


9:15 Spirit Play for preschool to 5th grade, with the story "The First Unitarians in America"

11:00 Spirit Play for preK, with the story "The First Unitarians in America"

11:00 Labyrinth Learning for 1st-5th grade, learning about William Ellery Channing, "Father of American Unitarianism"

11:00 Middle School Group, with a lesson on "start where we are - what is UU?"

12:30 High School Soul Matters Circle

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: Tuesday through Sunday

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


olydre@gmail.com or dre@ouuc.org

360-786-6383 x. 102