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 IMPORTANT DATES

May
5/14 Special Activities to honor moms for Mothers’ Day

June
6/11 Moving Up Ceremony in the Fellowship Hall during 10 am service; Kids may be videoed at the end of the service
Louis’s last Sunday
Super Brain Yoga led by Louis Mason in the Chapel at noon
6/18 Special Activities to honor dads for Fathers’ Day
6/18-21 NW Region Unity Kids’ Camp at Camp Waskowitz, North Bend, WA

July
7/9 Our Community Picnic in Denny Park after the service: Bring a dish to share

August
“This Is My Story” Sunday Camp
8/6 All About Me (the Main Character)
8/13 Meet My Family (Supporting Characters)
8/20 What I Want in Life (the Plot)
8/27 Challenges I Overcame (the Conflict)

September
9/2 Unbirthday Party
9/9 Welcome Back Sunday

JULY SUPER STARS

During July the following “Special Visitors” from our community will be sharing their talents and skills with our children:
7/2 Lobo Tejeda Del Sol
7/9 Julia Nathe presents Imagine Yoga
7/16 DiDi Graves presents Dreaming our Church
7/23 Andrea Carino presents Magic Bowls
7/30 Marelu Greco presents Slimelicious Sunday

AUGUST SUNDAY CAMP

Each Sunday in August the Children’s Chapel will become the Great Outdoors during the 10:00 service as we gather around a pretend campfire, sing camp songs, do crafts and have fun together.
We’ll have S’Mores and other fun camp food.

Our 2017 Sunday Camp theme will be “This Is My Story”. Through stories, games, crafts music and fun, the children will each imagine their own story.

MOVING UP CELEBRATION

Sunday, June 11th is our “Moving Up” Sunday where the children graduate from one class level to their next class level.

All are recognized and honored for their learning and growing at Seattle Unity.

This year will include a candle lighting as each child walks through a beautiful floor labyrinth created by Heidi Nathe (YOU Sponsor). Parents are welcome to attend.

This year each child will get to pick out a book from our library. We need to clear out and release a lot of resources and materials in order to fit into our new smaller space. We have a wonderful collection of books. They rarely get used and so we want to see them go to happy homes.

CELEBRATING LOUIS MASON

On Sunday June 11th we’ll be honoring Louis for his 30 plus years of service as a Sunday School teacher. He has been a huge blessing to the many youth who were fortunate to attend his 3rd-5th grade class. He’ll be retiring as a teacher but still serving as a chaplain. We have CAKE in the library!

That Sunday at noon, Louis will offer (for one more time) his fun and inspirational class called “Super Brain Yoga”. We hope that all our families and kids can attend in the Chapel.

UNBIRTHDAY PARTY

On Sunday Sept. 2nd of the Labor Day weekend we have a fun tradition and celebrate everyone’s birthday with an “Unbirthday Party”. We make cards for each other, share stories about ourselves, have cupcakes with our own candle to blow out and get a gift from the birthday box. This is a treat for all who come to the Children’s Chapel on this holiday weekend.

WELCOME BACK SUNDAY

On Sunday Sept. 10th we look forward to seeing our families return after many great summer adventures of camping, traveling and outdoor fun. We love hearing the stories and reconnecting with the children. After sharing our Sundays together for the summer, the children will move to their regular classes with their teachers.

HELPER NECKLACES

One very important part of our Sunday morning is the opportunity for the children to be leaders. When they arrive, they can decide to be a helper in our Sacred Circle Celebration by choosing a “Helper Necklace”. The necklaces are on the board near the entry to the room.

Their leadership is important to the success of our program. They get to practice leading the different activities.

They can ring the chime when it’s time to begin. They can choose and lead a yoga pose to give us a chance to stretch and relax, or read our affirmation, or light the candles prior to our meditation. They can bless the offering and pass the basket to receive the gifts from the children. Occasionally we have other “jobs” depending on our activities.

We also invite a child or two to be our spokesperson, telling the grown-ups what we did in class. That takes a little extra courage.

SUMMER BLESSINGS!

Please contact Marelu Greco with questions, concerns or ideas.
206-622-8475 X138 youth@seattleunity.org