This Week in Religious Education

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

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March 6th Open Mic for All

The Teen Faith in Action Leadership Council invites you to save the date for our splendorous 2020 Vision Party on March 6th at 7pm right here at OUUC. It’s an open mic fundraiser with a suggested donation that goes to countering food insecurity and homelessness. Bring board games and baked goodies as you see fit. There will be plenty of things to do for all ages. Bring your fabulous talent, or your enjoyment of watching others do so. We look forward to having you there!
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Don't forget to roll your clocks forward by an hour!

This Sunday Daylight Savings begins, so set your clocks forward by one hour. And then all are invited to come to OUUC in their Pajamas!

This Sunday: March 8th

It's Jammie Day at OUUC this Sunday! All are invited to come to church in their pajamas.


9:15

  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play for All Ages with a story from Hinduism, "The Loyal Dog and the Loyal King"


11:00

  • Nursery Care
  • Spirit Play for preschool-Kindergarten with a story from Hinduism, "The Loyal Dog and the Loyal King"
  • Labyrinth Learning for 1st-5th grade, Holi
  • Middle School Group is not meeting


All Congregation Potluck Lunch


12:30

  • High School Soul Matters
  • Soul Matters Drop-In
  • Childcare


12:45

  • 4th-5th grade Our Whole Lives (pre-registration required)
  • OWL Parent Support Group
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Coronavirus Preparedness

As we seek to take care of ourselves and each other, please note that we may need to stay flexible.


We are encouraging everyone to stay home if they are feeling any symptoms. That includes volunteer teachers and OUUC Staff.


  • If a teacher is absent, we may have to combine or cancel classes. If Nursery staff are absent, we may have to cancel nursery care.
  • If the Director of Religious Education is absent due to illness, there will be a back-up lesson plan that can be implemented in their absence, but it will be a simpler lesson and may involve combined age groups.
  • If there are many cases of illness in our community, we may cancel events and meals, or even a Sunday service all together. We will develop plans for streaming and online gatherings as an option if in-person gatherings are canceled.


What you can do:


  • Stay home if you or your child is sick
  • Educate and reassure your kids about the virus. There is a helpful comic that has been developed.
  • Wash your hands and teach your kids the importance of washing theirs.
  • Watch our communication on emails, and be prepared to be flexible.

Feedback Sought About Children and the Offering

In a recent meeting with families, we heard a desire to have the children participate in the ritual of the Offering. We would love to hear more feedback on whether families would like their children to be in worship longer and have the offering before they exit for class.


Please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey.

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March's Theme is Wisdom

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This month the theme is “Wisdom", a great opportunity to talk with kids about the difference between knowledge and wisdom. We will explore this theme in many ways here at OUUC this month, and you can at home as well! Read more here.

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

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


olydre@gmail.com or dre@ouuc.org

360-786-6383 x. 102