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Sunday, October 16th


Announcements for all this week: 

* Please join us to welcome the following children and youth into our community in our child dedication ceremony this Sunday during service.

Tobin Kistler, 11
Milo Kistler, 8
Carson Kistler, 4
Jack Kistler, 13
Willow Ann Walker, Infant
Eliott McPeak, 10
Owen McPeak, 10
Will McPeak, 6
Zander McPeak, 4

* OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH Click Here for 3 tips on identifying bullying!

Blog Highlights

Find your child’s section below!

Caterpillars (Nursery-Preschool) images

(Warm and loving care for our very little ones and Celebrating Me and My World for our preschoolers. This curriculum teaches our children to celebrate their own personal gifts and talents. From a place of feeling special and worthy, the curriculum asks our children to expand their new sense of appreciation to people and things around them)

Volunteers this Sunday: Jennifer Ikeda (supervisor) and Rebecca Guthrie 

Youth: Henry and Kaleb  

  • Last Sunday: Wake now my senses, I can smell! We explored our sense of smell. We learned how smell expands our awareness of beauty in the world.
  • This Sunday: I Can Taste, explore the wonderful world of our taste buds with healthy treats and a great story!
  • Next Sunday: I Can Say Thank You! Now we start to use our senses, our bodies, and our new awareness to interact in the world kindly and responsibly.

Announcements for Caterpillars: Parents please make sure you register all children, including babies.

Spirit Jam/Kindergarten-5th Grade


(In Spirit Jam! our youth will alternate Sundays between experiential and embodied learning based workshops and children’s worship services led by Rev. Jamil)

  • Last Sunday:  Full Community Worship, Animal Blessing
  • This Sunday: Justice Jam: Stone Soup, this Sunday we will prepare food for Camp Unity!
  • Next Sunday: Story Jam: What do the great folk tales and stories of our world teach us about healing?
Journey Guides: Barbara Hammond, Candace Llewellyn, and Cora Goss-Grubbs
Announcements for Spirit Jam:
  • We are starting a weekly children’s collection, please provide a coin or two for your child’s offering.

Jr. Youth 


(Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth’s understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search.)


  • Last Sunday: Full Community Worship
  • This Sunday: Judaism debrief and Kosher food dining, a sukkah celebration indoors!
  •  Next Sunday: The Simpsons: Judaism

Announcements for Jr. Youth:

  • Parents please print and sign the communications form at your convenience.
  • Announcement from Lindsay Rogers: As you know, this year we are studying comparative religions using the Building Bridges curriculum from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) as well as the Simpson’s curriculum D’OH God.  Last Sunday, Danny and Alaine introduced the youth to the Jewish faith in a lead up to our site visit to Congregation Kol Ami next Friday, October 14th.  Please meet the advisors at 7pm in the parking lot of Congregation Kol Ami, located in the same building as the Bear Creek United Methodist Church at 16530 Avondale Road NE.  Families are also welcome to attend.  Please review this handout before the visit.  As a show of respect and gratitude for allowing us to visit during their high holy days, we ask that everyone dress conservatively (no bare shoulders or shorts/short skirts) and please do not wear any other symbols of faith (no chalices please).  Males may be asked to wear a yarmulke which will be available when you enter.  We look forward to sharing this special experience with you.  October 16th is Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement, and the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.  We are fortunate to be invited to visit at this time.   

  • Oct 14 – Visit Congregation Kol Ami, meet at 7pm in the parking lot of Kol Ami (review handout before visit)
  • Oct 16 – Youth Group in P1/B 10am, discuss visit to Kol Ami, eat Kosher food.
  • Oct 16 – ASJ Social Justice Assembly after youth group/service, in the sanctuary.  Youth are encouraged to participate.  Email Leslie Schmidt for details.
  • Oct 29 – JRUU Overnight at WUUC, 6pm in P2 until 10am Sunday.  We need two parents (at least one male) to volunteer to spend the night with the youth and advisor, Erin Cohen.  Please RSVP to Erin if you can help.  If we don’t have the adult headcount required, we’ll need to postpone the overnight.  If we don’t already have a background check and code of ethics signed for any adult volunteers, we will need to have that before 10/29.
  • Oct 30 – Full Community Worship (no youth group, attend service)

Sr. Youth 

(This year our youth will be focusing on project-based social justice learning. They will choose a project around either environmental justice, racial justice, lgbt equality, or some other topic. Together they will formulate a project and work together to learn about each issue while practically engaging the topic though project based learning.)



Facilitators: Morgan Mason, Michael Cruz

  • Last Sunday:  Con Orientation, Project discussion with advisors, Rev. Jamil, and Rev.
  • This Sunday: Cooking for Camp Unity at 330, Meeting at 445-6pm.
  • Next Sunday: YRUU Fall CON, no class

Announcements for YRUU:

  • We are narrowing the project ideas for this years’ SYG project and want everyone’s input. Please take the survey in the link below- this will allow you to rate the top 9 topic ideas. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Morgan Mason!!
  • Time change for our meeting October 16. We are hoping you will join us to cook for TC4, the tent city for people without homes, the youth are scheduled to cook a big ol’ pot of goodness Sunday, October 16th at 3:30p.
    Youth group will happen right afterwards but at a different time.
    * 330-445 YRUU cooking for TC4
    * 445-6p YRUU meeting

Looking Ahead to the Winter Holiday Season:


December 3 Hanging of the Greens: We will make swags out of greens and holly to hang around the church to welcome our winter holidays!


December 4 Re-Gifting Fair: This is our annual event that allows our children to “shop” for family and friends. Please save up and bring to church on that day, your gently used items that are gift worthy so that our children may participate in their own gift giving. We mark items from $.25 to $5 to make the event accessible. Adults may shop AFTER the children are done!


December 11 The Annual Holiday Gift Fair: Members and Friends of WUUC sell their homemade wares.


December 16 Carol Sing! Miss those drinking- whoops- Christmas carols?! This is the chance to sing them all. All ages welcome!


December 17 Solstice Labyrinth Walk: A meditative inward journey to welcome the solstice. From 7:00-9:00 p.m. All ages are welcome.


December 18 The service will be for all ages with a “No Rehearsal Pageant.”


December 24 Christmas Eve: We will have a 4:00 service geared towards family and children. Our 7:00 service will be more meditative filled with stories and music by Johanna Ebanks and Terry Levitt.


December 25 11:00 Brunch and Hymn Singing. Come dressed comfortably and bring your holiday leftovers to share for a Christmas Day brunch. This is a full community service. This takes the place of the regular 10:00 a.m. service.


January 1 Burning Bowl Service. Bring in the New Year by letting go of the old year and setting your intentions for the New Year.