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Empowering children and teens to embrace and express their inherent divinity.

Director's Note

 
How do we cope with the things we can't understand?  It's not just a problem for our children; it's something that can be daunting to the most experienced or well-adjusted adults.  When we're faced with the hardest, saddest, most fearful moments of life -- illness, death, cruelty, hopelessness, rejection, failure -- the key to being able to stay standing, or getting back up after you've been knocked down, or moving forward in grace is knowing that God is ... here and now, with you.  When the challenge seems too big; when the day's news stories feel too overwhelming; when nothing seems to make sense -- be still and know.  Know that God is in the midst of even the most unfathomable situation.  And then give it over.  Don't give up ... just give it over.  Give over the pain, the fear, the grief, and all the other life-stopping emotions to the God of your being.  The light of God is bright enough to dispel the deepest darkness and to make a way forward where there is seemingly no way.  

Looking for Summer Cool Specialists:  During the summer months, we offer a different cool, interactive class each week for our K-8th grade students.  Will it be Art?  Yoga? Puppetry?  Music?  Dance?  Cooking?  Acting?  Crafts?  Gardening?  It all depends on our Summer Cool Specialists!  What engaging hobby or activity can you share with our Soul School one Sunday this summer?  Do you know someone with an activity they could share?  Contact Kate or look for the sign up sheet in the Atrium.

This Week's Angel Affirmation:  "Only a God greater than our understanding is big enough to entrust with all we cannot understand."

Blessings,
Rev. Kate Jordan, LUT, CSE
Youth and Family Ministry Director

This Sunday in Soul School

Soul School starts at 10:25 am, with our Sacred Circle, where we share the Daily Word, our affirmations for the week, and our Love Offerings.  Please sign-in your child(ren) in the Garden Room by 10:20 am, so we can get started on time.

Unitots (Infant - Pre-K):  Loving childcare in a free-play environment.

Unikids (Gr. K - 2): Celebrating My God-Self 3 - "How Do I Create Peace Within?"  We experience and practice the peace of Christ within us.  We'll read and discuss the 23rd Psalm; and experience a Peace Walk through a Dark Valley.

Unitweens (Gr. 3 - 5):  All Together Now 3 - "I Choose Health!"  Our choices affect our health.  We'll read and discuss "Unity Begins with Healing;" share an "I See the Truth" activity; and do a Healing Meditation.

Uniteens (Gr. 6-8):  Make a Difference - "How Can I Serve?"  We can give service to others as individuals.  We'll experience a Reaching Out game; read and discuss "Going to the Dogs"; and discover How I Can Make a Difference.

YOU (Gr. 9 -12):  Continue exploring "Living Originally" and finish planning their June 9 fundraiser.

YOU Brunch Fundraiser on June 9

Our YOU and their sponsors will create a yummy spread of brunch-y goodness for our post-service fellowship.  So plan on staying, noshing, and supporting our YOU's attendance at their June Rally.

$10/plate or $25/family.


(YOUers should plan on staying at UNS through clean-up time.)
 

Soul School Graduation and Teacher Appreciation on June 9

What a wonderful school year it's been ... and we'd like to celebrate our teachers and the students who are graduating out of their current Soul School class.

My records show our graduating students are:

  • Unitots (Pre-K):  Mia Echevarria
  • Unikids (2nd Gr.):  Quinn Muriel, Dean Sassack, Quinn Vanderweit
  • Unitweens (5th Gr.):  Sammy Blix, Cece Dooley, Wyatt Elzaurdia, Kyra Hanneman, Bella Lindroth
  • Uniteens (8th Gr.):  Mac Colby, Apryl Hanneman, Hanna Lindroth, Holden Schaf
  • YOU (12th Gr.):  Maia Colby
Please reply to let me know if your child will be taking part in our graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 9 -- or to let me know if your child is missing from the list above.
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