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Jun 21: RE News

Summer RE is Here!
Remember those old books where you got to select the next thing that your character did? Or for our hip, tuned-in friends, first person video games let you control your character’s every move. Now, you (yes, you!Kids and Adults) have that same control of your worship experience!  
This week's theme:Journey
(Servetus; all ages):This week, we explore what it means to be a hero! Read a story about a hero and create your own hero's journey.
(Blackwell; all ages):With Journey as our theme, you can expect games about going places --at least in our imaginations. Come see what fun we have in store.
or "Youth Focus"
(Emerson; 12 – 19 years old, sorry adults, only advisors are allowed): designed for older youth who are ready to really dig deep into the themes and ideas. Have you been hearing about the migrant journey through the Arizona/Mexico desert? Have you wondered what No More Deaths is? In this series on immigration, hospitality, and service, we will introduce the work of organizations like No More Deaths which work to mitigate the suffering of people in the desert to start to think about our own views on this controversial topic. Discussion, games, debate, and who knows what else!  
(Holland; all ages): Of course, the 4thoption isWorship.  Remaining in the sanctuary for the Worship Service is an option for all children and youth. This week Dr's Margot and JD Garcia will be asking "Does Your Cosmology Affect the Way You Live?"
Enjoy Social Hour after Worship!
RE will end at 11:45 am with a group closing circle in the Children's Courtyard.
  • Children under 10 yrswill be released to their family OR to the Nursery at 11:45 am.
  • Youth over 10 yrswill be allowed to leave class on their own. Please arrange a meeting location with them in advance.
Digital Game Day
June 29 | 1-5pm | Goddard Hall
Calling all (video) Gamers, Gamer Wannabes, and those who just like having fun! At Digital Game day, we will be setting up computer stations so we can play digital games (not internet games) for friendly competitions and socializing! We'll have a Wii for physical games, spaces for board games, and even some light snacks. Have your own hand-held device (like a Nintendo Switch)? Bring it and hang out with us! Keep an eye out here for more details.
Nursery Water Play!
We have purchased 2 new water play tables and know the kids will love using them! Bring extra clothes just in case we get wet.
(these are play tables, NOT swimming pools, but if you prefer that your little one not participate, please let us know.)
Summer Activity Leader
The best part of the Choose Your Own Adventure format is that ANYONE (yes, you!) can step into the classroom for a short time commitment (or a longer one if you’re so moved). 
Jamili will be preparing all the curriculum and supplies, and inexperienced teachers will be paired with experienced folks! You’ll have the day’s activities in advance so you can be prepared, but there won't be any search for materials or books! Woohoo!
Sign up forSummer RE:  https://forms.gle/j2JBoXre2TsVmZyG9
And while you’re there, tell me what you’re interested in doing for fall! Complete theFall REinterest form at: https://forms.gle/NsDCZd9USwuXsYTw6
Very Inquisitive People (VIP) Lounge
At UUCT, we welcome children of all ages as integral to the life of the congregation and to worship. The vision is to create a soft space in the sanctuary that has a place for babies and toddlers to chill, preschoolers to keep hands busy and people of all ages to sit on the floor or bean bag chair. 
Help us build the VIP Lounge by donating new or used items in good condition: 
• Short bookshelves –1-2 shelves high 
• A rug 5’ x 6’ in muted colors
• Baskets –plastic, cloth, or wicker without handles
• Beanbag chairs in muted colors and soft fabrics  
• Quiet games such as etch-a-sketches and finger labyrinths 
Safe Sitter Training
Aug 4 | 12:00-5:30pm | UUCT
Do you know a youth entering grade 6 or older who would benefit from learning how to SAFELY be home alone or while watching younger children? If so, consider registering them for the Safe Sitter® training.  
This program is designed to prepare youth to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students learn:
  • Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
  • Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
  • First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students' favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses. 
  • Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.
Date: Sunday August 4, 2019
Time: 12:00-5:30pm **Pizza lunch included!
Location: UUCT
Fee: $75, and scholarships are available. 
RSVP or More Information: Please contact Jamili Omar atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Open Mic
June 23 | 12:15pm
The fourth Sunday of each month after church, there is open mic entertainment in Holland. Musicians, poets, storytellers, magicians, dancers and entertainers of any kind welcome along with anyone who loves live entertainment. Contact Bo or Sandy Ongley for details. We will have a drumming circle at this same time at the monthly open mic. If you have a drum, please bring it. Otherwise, we will have some other percussion instruments to play. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Support No More Deaths
No More Deaths is in Need of Supplies:
*Sneakers *Backpacks *Socks *T-Shirts *Hats *Tarps *Non-perishable food *Toothbrushes and toothpaste *Towels *Razors *Ace bandages *Cough drops *Antacids *Soap *Antibiotic ointment
Items can be brought to the church, or taken to the office at 225 E 26th St. For more information, please contact the Logistics Coordinator:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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