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Sunday, December 11th
- Jr Youth (Off-Site this Sunday)
Find your child’s section below!
Volunteers this Sunday: Rebecca Guthrie (supervisor), Kambria Chott
Youth: Henry and Avery
- Last Sunday: I Can Listen: What is the world saying to us? How do we connect with our loved ones. Last Sunday we explored the power of listening to each other.
- This Sunday: Celebration Sunday! We are closing out our semester with a dance party and fun.
- Next Sunday: 12/25 Christmas Break
Spirit Jam/Kindergarten-5th Grade
- Last Sunday: Last Sunday was our monthly chapel. We shared in a sharing circle, practiced meditation, and explored be “spiritual practice stations.” Each station allowed us to explore one spiritual practice from various religious traditions.
- This Sunday: PresenceJam, we will explore the principles of inner and outer presence with meditation and embodied activities such as walking meditation practices. More and more we hear our youth’s parents asking for opportunities for our children to learn how to be present and pause. Well, this Sunday we will do just that!
- Next Sunday: Christmas Break!
- Classes have been wonderfully attended and participated in. If your child would like to give feedback to us about our program please complete a feedback form here.
(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: Introduction to Christianity. This is our closest religious neighbor, the largest religion in our country, and the source of our own faith. What is Christianity, what do Christians believe, how do Christian beliefs compare to Unitarian Universalism?
- This Sunday: Just a reminder, please meet at WUUC this Sunday at 10am to head over to Overlake Christian Church in Redmond to attend their 11am service. If you have not registered your youth for RE or we do not have a blanket field trip permission slip on file, please come a few minutes early to fill one out for your youth.
- Next Sunday: Christmas Break
(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: Project Work
- This Sunday: Spring Planning for our project.
- Next Sunday: Closing Fall Circle.
Advisors this Sunday: Ashley Lacy and Jack Brand
Announcements for YRUU:
SPAG CON! CON! CON! CON!
Friday, March 10, 2017 – 6:00 pm PST to Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 10:00 am PDT
Looking Ahead to the Winter Holiday Season:
Dec. 11, The Annual Holiday Gift Fair: Members and Friends of WUUC sell their homemade wares.
Dec. 16, Carol Sing! Miss those drinking- whoops- Christmas carols?! This is the chance to sing them all. All ages welcome!
Dec. 17, Solstice Labyrinth Walk: A meditative inward journey to welcome the solstice. From 7-9 p.m. All ages are welcome.
Dec. 18, The service will be for all ages with a “No Rehearsal Pageant.”
Dec. 24, Christmas Eve: We will have a 4 p.m. service geared toward family and children. Our 7 p.m. service will be more meditative filled with stories and music by Johanna Ebanks and Terry Levitt.
Dec. 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 a.m. service.
Jan. 1, Burning Bowl Service: Bring in the New Year by letting go of the old year and setting your intentions for the New Year.
The winter holiday season is approaching and ASJ’s giving tree is ready for sign-ups. Once again, we are partnering with North Counties Family Services to provide holiday gifts to children from low-income families in underserved, rural communities.
There are three easy ways to get involved:
1) Sign up for a tag and purchase the item listed. Most items can be purchased for around $30-$60, with some a little more or less expensive. You can view available tags on volunteer spot and choose your own at: http://signup.com/go/p8qrxS or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will assign you one.
2) Make a monetary donation. If you would prefer not to take on extra shopping, but want to get involved, you can e-mail me directly or contact me at church to arrange a donation to help cover any unclaimed tags. We have been at 100% coverage for our last three giving trees and having some funds to fill in gaps has been a big help in reaching that goal.
3) Volunteer time. If you are low on funds, but will still like to help, there are plenty of ways to support the program. I can give you some unassigned tags with cash to shop, pass on some items to wrap, or connect you with another WUUCie who needs to hand off a gift for delivery to church. Please e-mail me if you are interested in helping in one of those ways.
When requesting a tag by e-mail, please include any relevant information. Spending limit, the number of tags you would like, preferred age or gender of your recipient, general type of item you would like to purchase, and things you really don’t want to pick out are some examples. I will do my best to accommodate any requests.
As a reminder, these tags are for specific items requested for specific kids. Please sign up for an item that you are comfortable purchasing. Also, please include the two-letter code in the first column of the volunteer spot sign up sheet (or in parentheses after your recipient’s age for e-mail requests) with your returned gift. Each corresponds to a recipient and having them makes organizing gifts for delivery a much easier process.
I will probably add some additional items between now and the end of November. Because of my hospitalization, I was not able to get lists from all of the families that were identified for sponsorship. However, in the interest of giving everyone as much notice as possible, I am sending this out now so that we can get started on the requests we have.
Gifts may be wrapped or unwrapped. In either case, it would be easiest to have your code on a post-it note, that can be quickly replaced to attach a tag with your recipient’s name.
All items must be returned to the church by Sunday, December 18 to be included in the delivery unless you have contacted me to make other arrangements. I am happy to meet you at a time a location that fit your schedule upon request.
If you have any questions about the giving tree, do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you to everyone for your generosity and on-going support of our social justice work.