Category: For Kids

09/08/2019: Children’s Religious Exploration

All Parents: please fill out new emergency forms for Fall CRE.

We weave stories, art, and activities exploring World Religions and connecting those stories with UU philosophy and the 7 principles.
Ages 6+
Multi-Generational Service

 Sept. 8, 2019
No RE Class

Please consider spending an hour in the Children’s Religious Exploration Program. The curriculum will be provided. Please let Jenell know if you would be willing to work with our wonderful kiddos. 
Teachers needed on:
Sept. 15
Oct. 27
March 22
March 29

Volunteers needed in Childcare during the month of September—please let Jenell know if you can help out between 10-Noon one Sunday this month.

Childcare Available 
                   Every Sunday
Reminder to committees—please request childcare a head of time by contacting Jenell dematteo@olypen.com
CRE is Sponsoring Bremerton Backpack Brigade this Fall
Please bring Tuna Fish for September

To view latest CRE Newsletter please click here

09/08/2019: Children’s Newsletter

Fall KUUF 2019

Multi-generational Services are designed to include the children actively throughout the service. This year the multi-gen services are:

September 8 Water

October 13 Blessing of the Animals

December 8 Christmas Pageant

January 26 KUUF Birthday

April 12 Easter

June 14 Flower Communion

Religious Exploration Program

We see the purpose of religious exploration as helping children explore their own answers to the existential questions: Where did we come from? What are we doing here?  How do we choose to live our lives?  What happens when we die? Children are free to work at their own pace on their own issues after an initial lesson or story within a safe and sacred structure. Our focus is on the Unitarian Universalist 7 Principles and the UU sources.

Sept. 8 Multi-Generational Service Childcare Available

CRE Community Service project

2019-2020 CRE will be sponsoring the Bremerton Backpack Food Brigade for kids who need food on weekends beyond school meals. There is a box in the foyer for donations.

In the CRE Room is Children’s Altar—Children are encouraged to bring something to place on the altar (stone, poem, drawing, shell, etc.)

Children’s Tote Bags with goodies for keeping little hands busy during the service are now available.  Bags include coloring pages and fidget toys. Please put back in basket at end of service.

Next Potluck Sept. 29, 2019

Children are invited to Sing with the Choir

Here are the songs that will be incorporated into the services and when these songs are sung—children are invited to come up and sing. Mike has created a Dropbox for these files.  Please feel free to grab them if you wish.  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y0lcqgxd2154lc8/AAB7v0TVwydrfKI_VxY8GNTBa?dl=0

Here are the songs that you can listen to and practice ahead of time:

Come Sing a Song with Me, Voice Still and Small, Gather the Spirit

Additional Childcare Staff Needed for Sunday Mornings

Do you know some who loves children and is looking for a small part-time job on Sunday mornings?   Please send inquiries to Jenell at dematteo@olypen.com.

Childcare Opens at 10:00 am Please drop your children off after 10 am!

Childcare is located in the building above the parking lot, room on the RIGHT.

Any questions please ask Brenda, Child Care Coordinator

Childcare Requests?

Are you wanting to attend a meeting after the service and would like childcare? Do you need childcare for an event? Please contact Jenell at Jenell.dematteo@kuuf.org to make arrangements.

09/01/2019: Children’s Religious Exploration

All Parents: please fill out new emergency forms for Fall CRE.

We weave stories, art, and activities exploring World Religions and connecting those stories with UU philosophy and the 7 principles.
Ages 6+
NO RE on Sept. 1, 2019

Please consider spending an hour in the Children’s Religious Exploration Program. The curriculum will be provided. Please let Jenell know if you would be willing to work with our wonderful kiddos.
Teachers needed on:
Sept. 15
Oct. 27
March 22
March 29

Childcare Available
Every Sunday

CRE is Sponsoring Bremerton Backpack Brigade this Fall
Please bring Tuna Fish for August and September

To view latest CRE Newsletter please click here

08/25/2019: Children’s Religious Exploration

We weave stories, art, and activities exploring World Religions and connecting those stories with UU philosophy and the 7 principles.
Ages 6+
Summer Art Program 

Explore our Creative Selves
August 25
Surprise!

Childcare Available 
Every Sunday

CRE is Sponsoring Bremerton Backpack Brigade this Fall
Please bring Tuna Fish for August and September

To view latest CRE Newsletter please click here

CRE needs 10 Baby Food jars with lids. Please deliver to Janelle

07/28/2019: Children’s Religious Exploration

This Year we will be weaving stories and activities through World Religions and connecting those stories with UU philosophy and the 7 principles.
Ages 6+

Summer Art Program 
Explore our Creative Selves
July 28
Printing with potatoes, fruit, bubble wrap, stamps, & string

Childcare Available 
Every Sunday

06/30/2019: Children’s Religious Exploration

This Year we will be weaving stories and activities through World Religions and connecting those stories with UU philosophy and the 7 principles.
Ages 6+

Summer Art Program Begins!

June 30: Stamping on Tote Bags
July 7: Block Printing
Let’s get out the paint and create!

Childcare Available 
Every Sunday

06/16/2019: Children’s Religious Exploration

This Year we will be weaving stories and activities through World Religions and connecting those stories with UU philosophy and the 7 principles.
Ages 6+

June 16: Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.  Donations requested:
Old Rolling Pins (wood)

Summer Art Program on Sundays
This Summer in RE we will be playing with clay, paint, paper, dye, yarn and all sorts of fun things in ART each Sunday.  Kids will have an opportunity to be creative and learn to problem solve and think out of the box.  Starts Sunday, June 23, 2019!  

Childcare Available 
Every Sunday

06/09/2019: Children’s Religious Exploration

This Year we will be weaving stories and activities through World Religions and connecting those stories with UU philosophy and the 7 principles.
Ages 6+

June 9: Blossoms and Blessings, a multi-gen service

Each family should bring an offering of flowers and come to share in this multi-generational celebration of communal joy.

Volunteer Opportunity
Do you know our 5-11 year-olds? Come enjoy their creativity as they learn and play during Religious Exploration (RE). Once a month they need a grown-up to walk them through the simple lesson plans. The kids know what to do and where everything is. It’s only 45 minutes of your time and you don’t have to do it more than once. The curriculum will be provided. Please contact Jenell at dematteo@olypen.com if you are available:


July 7 

Donations requested:
Old Rolling Pins (wood)

Summer Art Program on Sundays
This Summer in RE we will be playing with clay, paint, paper, dye, yarn and all sorts of fun things in ART each Sunday.  Kids will have an opportunity to be creative and learn to problem solve and think out of the box.  Starts Sunday, June 23, 2019!  

Childcare Available 
Every Sunday

06/02/2019: Children’s Religious Exploration

This Year we will be weaving stories and activities through World Religions and connecting those stories with UU philosophy and the 7 principles.
Ages 6+

June 2: Buddhist Sand Mandala

Volunteer Opportunity
Do you know our 5-11 year-olds? Come enjoy their creativity as they learn and play during Religious Exploration (RE). Once a month they need a grown-up to walk them through the simple lesson plans. The kids know what to do and where everything is. It’s only 45 minutes of your time and you don’t have to do it more than once. The curriculum will be provided. Please contact Jenell at dematteo@olypen.com if you are available:

June 30
July 7

Donations requested:
Old Rolling Pins (wood)

Summer Art Program on Sundays
This Summer in RE we will be playing with clay, paint, paper, dye, yarn and all sorts of fun things in ART each Sunday. Kids will have an opportunity to be creative and learn to problem solve and think out of the box. Starts Sunday, June 23, 2019!

Childcare Available
Every Sunday

05/26/2019: Children’s Religious Exploration

This Year we will be weaving stories and activities through World Religions and connecting those stories with UU philosophy and the 7 principles.
Ages 6+

May 26: A Day with Thoreau

Volunteer Opportunity
Do you know our 5-11 year-olds? Come enjoy their creativity as they learn and play during Religious Exploration (RE). Once a month they need a grown-up to walk them through the simple lesson plans. The kids know what to do and where everything is. It’s only 45 minutes of your time and you don’t have to do it more than once. The curriculum will be provided. Please contact Jenell at dematteo@olypen.com if you are available:

June 2 
June 30 
July 7 

Donations requested:
Old Rolling Pins (wood)
Bubble Wrap

Summer Art Program on Sundays
This Summer in RE we will be playing with clay, paint, paper, dye, yarn and all sorts of fun things in ART each Sunday.  Kids will have an opportunity to be creative and learn to problem solve and think out of the box.  Starts Sunday, June 23, 2019!  

Childcare Available 
Every Sunday 

05/19/2019: Children’s Religious Exploration

This Year we will be weaving stories and activities through World Religions and connecting those stories with UU philosophy and the 7 principles.
Ages 6+

May 19: Thoreau
May 26: Islam

Volunteer Opportunity
Do you know our 5-11 year-olds? Come enjoy their creativity as they learn and play during Religious Exploration (RE). Once a month they need a grown-up to walk them through the simple lesson plans. The kids know what to do and where everything is. It’s only 45 minutes of your time and you don’t have to do it more than once. The curriculum will be provided. Please contact Jenell at dematteo@olypen.com if you are available:

June 2
June 30
July 7

Donations requested:
Large Tree Branch to hang things from in classroom
Bubble Wrap

Childcare Available
Every Sunday

05/12/2019: Children’s Religious Exploration

This Year we will be weaving stories and activities through World Religions and connecting those stories with UU philosophy and the 7 principles.
Ages 6+

Thank you, Helen, for teaching CRE. 
You are GREAT!

May 12: Surprise activity
May 19: Thoreau
May 26: Islam

Would you like an opportunity to engage with our KUUF children? Volunteers are needed to facilitate RE when Jenell is gone. The curriculum will be provided. Please contact Jenell at dematteo@olypen.com if you are available:

June 2 (Thoreau & Walden Pond)

June 30 (art project)
July 7 (art project)

Childcare Available 
Every Sunday

05/05/2019: Children’s Religious Exploration

This Year we will be weaving stories and activities through World Religions and connecting those stories with UU philosophy and the 7 principles. Ages 6+

May 5: Ramadan & Suncatchers
Ramadan (also called Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. During this month, Muslims across the world fast from sunrise to sunset. The Islamic calendar is different from the Gregorian calendar since it follows the phases of the moon. Thus, Ramadan may be 29 or 30 days and the dates change every year, moving ahead by approximately 11 days.
May 12: Islam
May 19: Thoreau
May 26: Islam

Would you like an opportunity to engage with our KUUF children? Volunteers are needed to facilitate RE when Jenell is gone. The curriculum will be provided. Please contact Jenell at dematteo@olypen.com if you are available:

June 2 (Thoreau & Walden Pond)
June 30 (art project)
July 7 (art project)

Childcare Available
Every Sunday

05/01/2018: Happy May Day

Happy May Day!
May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on 1 May. It is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the festivities.
May 1 is marked as International Labour Day, also referred to as May Day. The day celebrates laborers and the working class. Labour Day is an annual public holiday in many countries. … May 1 was chosen to be International Workers’ Day to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago.
This Sunday in RE we will learn about Ramadan:
Ramadan (/ˌræməˈdɑːn/Arabic: رمضان‎ Ramaḍān, IPA: [ramaˈdˤaːn];[note 1] also known as Ramazanromanized as RamzanRamadhan, or Ramathan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar[3] and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief.[4][5] This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.[6] The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.[7][8]
Hope to see you on Sunday!
Take care,
Jenell RE Associate