Random Kindness

“a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...” begins the movie Star Wars.

This summer, children will be welcomed as padawans—new initiates—into Jedi Master training in the Jedi Temple. They will learn, as Master Obiwan Kenobi once said that, “The Force is what gives a Jedi his (her) power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”

Our multi-age summer Jedi Temple school will teach children how to focus their force and how the color of their lightsabers can teach them about our seven Unitarian Universalist Principles.

They will learn that Jedis are guardians of peace in the galaxy, use their powers to defend and to protect, respect all life, in any form, serve others rather than ruling over them, for the good of the galaxy and that Jedis seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training.

I hope you will join us for this powerful experience. I wonder if you might like to be on the Jedi Master teaching staff? Our Academy runs from June 24 through August 26. Would you like to invite other children to join us? Please let me know at revjudy@ocuuc.org.

I am in the process of interviewing RE families and volunteers. I want to get to know you and find out what you think is important about our program. I would love to chat with you. I’m sending email invitations out. Please respond with a good time to meet. I hope you and I can talk together. If you don’t hear from me right away, please feel free to take the initiative and contact me! I look forward to our time together!!!

How do you know if God is talking with you? How could you prove that to someone else? At Youth Group Movie Night, Saturday, May 5 at 6:00PM we will eat pizza and watch and discuss the movie Oh, God! Let me know you are coming and then join us.

Children from both the PreK-3rd and 4th-6th classes will make short presentations in the worship service on June 3. We want our children to tell the congregation what they’ve been doing and what is important them. We will be rehearsing in class through the month of May. Please be sure to attend regularly so our children can be prepared. Put June 3 (also Flower Communion) on/in your calendars now!

With faith and love,
Rev. Judy