This Week in Religious Education

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

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This Sunday February 10, 2019

This Sunday our classes will explore the theme of Trust with stories of the small trusting themselves and discovering new truths and new abilities.


  • Nursery Care
  • All Ages Spirit Play with the story "Small Fry" to illustrate the 3rd Principle/Yellow Promise: Yearn to Learn


  • Nursery Care
  • Pre-K Spirit Play with the story "Small Fry" to illustrate the 3rd Principle/Yellow Promise: Yearn to Learn (what truths can you discover?)
  • Labyrinth Learning for 1st-5th grade will learn the story of David and Goliath (what can the small accomplish?)
  • Middle School group will be learning about Protestantism, preparatory for a field trip to the Lutheran church next Sunday.

2nd Sunday Lunch for All!


  • High School youth group Soul Matters Circle


  • Adult Soul Matters Circle


  • Kindergarten-1st Grade Parent/Child Our Whole Lives (pre-registration required, no drop ins)

Sunday and Every Day: Taking it Home

Last Sunday we had Family Chapel on the theme of Trust. We made Valentine's to send to a local domestic violence shelter, made paper chains of promises, or tried out a Trust Walk.

Discuss it at home:

  • What makes a person worthy of your trust? What makes you worthy of others' trust? How can we be trust worthy people? How do we care for trust?
  • What else can we trust? Can we trust Love? Nature? In the future?
  • What does trust give us? Is it good to trust?

Spiritual Practice:

Meditate on spreading love:

Place your hand over your anatomical heart, and concentrate on feeling your heart beat as you slow your breathing and get comfortable.

Now picture your heart just radiating with love. See it glowing. Breath and feel it beat.

Now let that love fill your whole body. your whole being. Breath and feel your heart beat, sending that love pumping through you.

Now send the love out to fill the room, the house, then the whole neighborhood. Love touches everyone. Breath and feel your heart beat.

Send your love even farther … to the whole world, to all living beings, the animals, the people, everything. Breath and feel your heart beat.

Hold that love for as long as you like, and then gently soften your concentration and return to your own heart beat. Your love for the world still lives in there. Breath.

Planning Ahead: Sunday February 17th


  • Middle School group gathering for field trip to Gloria Dei Lutheran


  • Nursery Care
  • All Ages Spirit Play: the Parable of the Mustard Seed


  • Nursery Care
  • PreK Spirit Play: the Parable of the Mustard Seed
  • Labyrinth Learning: the Parable of the Mustard Seed


  • Parent/Child Kindergarten-1st grade Our Whole Lives

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

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