August 5: Religious Exploration News

Members of the “Drumming Workshop with Paco” class held July 28.

This Fall Promises to be filled with even more interesting opportunities for adults. You can check them out here: https://www.uusmc.org/learn/adults/catalog/

Mill Creek’s First Annual Democracy “Woke Vote” Challenge

As UU’s, it’s a priority for us to consider our participation in the political process seriously – even as a part of our spiritual practice. That’s why we will be hosting our first annual “Woke Vote” Challenge this September!

​In a Jeopardy-like challenge, we’ll share questions with our teens (in teams) about our democratic process and encourage them as they aspire to become responsible voters. We’ll serve pizza, have a few icebreakers, and get to know one another – EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

We will have some fun and applaud the passion of our Young People! Bring your friends, your appetite… and your democracy knowledge. Adults are welcome to participate too!

Our Whole Lives Class (O.W.L.)

Attention 7th, 8th, and 9th grade Parents – It’s time to get ready for O.W.L. Interested parents are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Sunday, August 12 (12:00 – 1:00) when we will answer questions and distribute complete information and the schedule for the 2018-19 O.W.L. program at Mill Creek.

Attention RE Teachers – Mark your calendars!

It’s time to get ready for the New Year! Please attend the “Touching Base” Meeting for your group:

  • Chalice Children Teachers – Sunday, August 5 (9:15 – 10:15)
  • Roots and Shoots Teachers –Sunday, August 12 (11:45 – 12:45)
  • Youth Advisors – Sunday, August 12 (9:15-10:15)
  • O.W.L. Teachers – Sunday, August 19 (9:15-10:15)
  • ALL R.E. VOLUNTEERS (SERVING CHILDREN AND YOUTH) GATHER TOGETHER Sunday, August 26 (11:45-1:00). Lunch provided. Let us know if you need childcare.

RE Classroom Cleaning and Door Decorating Party!

Join us on Saturday, August 25 from 10 am to 12 noon to clean out some clutter and get our classrooms ready for September. Bring yoru creativity and ideas to decorate the classroom doors for the fall RE classes. We’ll play music and offer plenty of snacks to keep the party going!

Coming this Fall! Adult RE Workshop: The Work that Reconnects

Saturdays: Sept 15 and 29; Oct 13 & 27, 9 am – 1 pm

​Deepening global crises surround us, causing many to fall prey to denial and despair. In this workshop we will explore how grief, anger and fear are healthy responses to the harsh realities of our time, and that when honored through the practice of The Work that Reconnects, they can free us from paralysis and move us toward creative action. this class is based on the work of Joanna Macy, Chris Johnstone, Molly Young Brown, et al. Facilitated by Julia Smagorinsky.

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