Category Archives: Articles by Leann

Maybe Christmas Perhaps…

I love Christmas, it’s my favorite holiday of the year. When I was a child, Christmas was the only time we got new toys, so our Christmas tree was stuffed with everything a child could dream of. When my children … Continue reading

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Fall Camp 2016

Fall Camp or Family Camp or Church Camp; whatever you want to call it, has been an OBUUC tradition for many many years. When my family started attending Olympia Brown UU Church, family camp was in the Wisconsin Dells and … Continue reading

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Welcome to the New Religious Education Year!

For the majority of my life I’ve lived on a school year schedule, so it’s no surprise that this time of year, when the evenings get dark earlier and the cicada chirp begins to wane, it feels more like the … Continue reading

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UUA General Assembly 2016

On June 22-26, 2016 the UUA held its Annual General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio. OBUUC was well represented by myself, Ruth Bradford-Johnson, Laura Duker, 3 high school youth – Drew Duker, Tai Klyzub-Kalmar, Shane Smiley and one young adult – … Continue reading

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The Cost of Summer

What are you doing this summer? Was the question my kids were continually asked a few weeks ago. They both go to Racine Montessori School so have three full months of summer vacation. Three full months! We manage through the … Continue reading

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Our Summer Religious Education is About Fun and Friendships

During the winter the religious education programs in our congregation are a beehive of activity. There are organized curricula, schedules to follow, special events, and lots of children and volunteers. And then comes summer. The tempo shifts. Throughout the school … Continue reading

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Is Unitarian Universalism for Kids?

This month I am encouraging you to read this article by Michelle Richards, because I can not say this better. -Leann Is Unitarian Universalism for Kids? by: Michelle Richards A friend of mine told me recently that someone in her … Continue reading

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Rememberlutions and Happiness Jars

It’s not too late to create a Rememberlutions jar! I talked about these in the Message For All Ages I presented during the 10:00 service on January 3rd, and thought I’d mention it again. There are actually two types of … Continue reading

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The Question that Should be Asked Before any Play Date

I was originally going to write an article about how Unitarian Universalists have impacted our Christmas celebrations, but the past month’s gun related deaths have affected me greatly. I have had enough. So, I am taking this opportunity to mention … Continue reading

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What makes you come alive?

With all the talk about Black Lives Matter, Women’s Rights, Syrian Refugees, Terrorist Attacks, Islamophobia, the Presidential Election, etc. etc. (I know I forgot something important on this list, please accept my apology) I don’t know where to begin when … Continue reading

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