Diane Melvin (Big)In July and August, we will continue our special Sunday RE activities for kids entering kindergarten through those entering eighth grade. Participants will enjoy creative movement, making crafts, games, and activities based on books written by Jamie Lee Curtis: Big Words for Little PeopleI’m Gonna Like Me, and Is There Really a Human Race?

We will be making paper cooperation sandwiches,   exploring simple yoga, planting vegetables, learning the “Happy UU Hokey Pokey,” planning an End of Summer Fiesta, and talking about how to make the world a   better place. Visitors are welcome too!

Questions? Contact Mackenzie Hatfield-Johnson or Mary Kate Webster.


July 6 – Cooperation and Patience

July 13 – Family and Respect

July 20 – Consequence and Perseverance

July 27 – Difference and Understanding

August 3 – I’m Gonna Like Me

August 10 – I’m Loved and I Know it

August 17 – Bold Choices and Bold Voices

August 24 – Make the World a Better Place


Nursery and toddler care will be provided each week by either Emerald Haan or Sulan Artz-Iffland.

New RE Curriculum

For the past 15 years, we have been adapting the same pillar curriculum units that Jill brought with her from Corvallis. This year we are changing our model and going to use curriculum from the UUA called Tapestry of Faith.

K/1st Grade – World of Wonder

2nd/3rd Grades – Moral Tales for Kids of Conscience

4th/5th Grades – Sing to the Power

6th/7th Grades – Amazing Grace

8th/9th Grades – Coming of Age

10-12th Grades – TBD

You can check out all of these curriculum options at the following link. http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children



RE Teachers are needed to teach at all age levels from September through May. Each teaching team consists of four people who rotate according to a schedule you put together with your team. Training and orientation provided on September 6th from 10:00-3:00.

Please contact Diane Melvin if you are interested in being a leader or a helper in an RE class this year at re@peopleschurch.net.


Peace and Nature Camp

Peace and Nature Camp is in full swing with 30 campers. Thank you to everyone who donated to the scholarship fund so that every child who wanted to attend camp was able to!

The children spend more time together during this one week than during a whole year of religious education classes. Hopefully this time together will deepen their relationships with one another and their connection with our church community.

Spending this time immersed in nature and with their natural sense of wonder and awe encouraged will hopefully help them develop a deep respect for the earth and her inhabitants.

We are fortunate to have Jeff Kirkwood’s capable leadership at the helm of our camp!

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