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Sunday, November 20th


what is your story question

Announcements for all this week: 
* UNICEF TRICK OR TREAT: $289.47 raised for children all over the world. Please thank your children for helping UNICEF serve children in need!
* Family Game Night, Saturday December 3, 4:30-7:30. Eggnog, Christmas Decorations, Games
* Member Parents, it would be greatly appreciated if you could plan to arrive 10 minutes or so early each week to get your youth settled in the library and checked in. This will allow us to spend time welcoming new families and getting them signed up for Soulful at WUUC. I know this isn’t possible for all families but it is helpful if you can.
* Don’t forget to ask the Soulful Exploration representative how you can help in your child’s program this year.

Blog Highlights

Find your child’s section below!

Caterpillars (Nursery-Preschool) 20161002_101332

(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)

Youth: Anna and Kaleb

  • Last Sunday: Last Sunday we explored the principle of sharing, we shared toys and trinkets with our friends. This is a critical lesson to learn at this developmental age, we will continue to learn how to share with each other throughout the year.
  • This Sunday: Patience is a virtue learned in the toddler years. Toddlers are stepping into the stage of autonomy and asserting their will. Along with this development comes the lesson that we sometimes have to wait for what we want.  We will learn patience with the lesson I Can Wait. Parents, please reinforce your child’s learning by speaking to them about being patient and why it is important.
  • Next Sunday: I Can Help. Now that we know how to share, we know how to use our hands to give, and we have learned how to be patient with one another…it is now time to start paying attention to the needs of others. In our lesson we will learn how the world needs us, even little ones, to help.

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:  In Music and Story Jam we explored the power of story. Through improv scatting, we learned to tell our story through song, rhythm, and musical expression. In StoryJam we learned the origin of the story around a campfire with smores…yum!
  • This Sunday: This Sunday is our Jive Turkey Thanksgiving chapel, our children will gather to sing, do crafts, learn about gratitude and enjoy a pre-Thanksgiving holiday together. As part of the chapel, we will share bread in a “UU Bread Communion.” Parents, please bring various bread from all around the world (gluten free is great too) that your child can share with us. Be sure to tell them where the bread is from and why it is special.
  • Next SundayWe will make “snowflakes” for the Sanctuary’s Christmas decor.
Journey Guides this Sunday: Stephanie Priest, Cora Goss-Grubbs
Supervisor: Rev. Jamil
Announcements for Spirit Jam:
  • We are continuing a weekly children’s collection, please provide a coin or two for your child’s offering.
  • Parent’s we are struggling a bit with attention and respect in our classroom. We have a few strategies to ensure that your children are engaged in the material but we ask that you take a moment and speak with your child about why it is important to behave and be respectful in church. Many of our children are really enjoying their classrooms and distractions take away from our ability to have a good program Sunday morning. Please know we need and want your child in the class, their energies and different learning styles are welcome and will be accommodated. We could just use a little help letting them know why it is important.

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 SundayWe explored Islam and learned how to be a respectful guest of our Muslim neighbors in preparation for our visit to the Bothell Islamic Center.
  • This Sunday: We will discuss our visit to the Islamic Center of Bothell. We will also watch a Simpson’s episode on Islam. Please try to make the visit Saturday so that your child can be informed and ready to participate in Sunday’s class.

Advisors this Sunday: Erin Cohen and Michael Lawson

Announcements for Jr. Youth:

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 through project based learning.)



  • Last Sunday:We learned about gender equality and began a discussion about our project. We also spoke about the current events in the news and processed difficulties with coping with the news together.
  • This Sunday: We continue our discussion about gender equality, gather research, and begin to envision how our project will take shape.
  • Next Sunday: Thanksgiving Break. NO YRUU.

Advisors this Sunday: Michael Cruz and Ashley Lacy

Announcements for YRUU:

  • We are considering having an overnight New Year’s Eve at the church, please let your advisors know if you are interested.

Looking Ahead to the Winter Holiday Season: uuxmas

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.