Superheroes Parent News for the week of March 5, 2017

Superheroes Parent News for the week of March 5, 2017

Children’s Chapel this Sunday, March 12th, we are learning about our fifth source: Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit; or, in children’s language: the use of reason and the discoveries of science.

This Sunday, rain or shine, we will be doing a trash walk around OBIC! Please make sure your children grades K-5 are dressed appropriately for the weather! It’s forecast to be cold, so gloves and hats would be a good idea. Start in the Sanctuary, same as normal; children move downstairs after the Time for All Ages.

Parents are invited to join us! See you on Sunday!

Daylight Savings starts this weekend! Remember to set your clocks ahead so you aren’t late for church!

Movie Nights for Parents and Adolescents!

Please join us for two movie nights with your adolescents from fourth and fifth grade through high school.

April 23 – Miss Representation:
Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.Miss Representation

The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message we receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 33rd out of the 49 highest income countries when it comes to women in the national legislature. And it’s not better outside of government. Women make up only 4.6% of S&P 500 CEOs and 17% of directors, executive producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics, like Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken, but armed with a new perspective.

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May 7 – The Mask You Live In:
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.The Mask You Live In

Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.

Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.

The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

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Yours in faith,


What happened in your child’s class this week

Superheroes continued to learn more about Moses, including Moses and the Burning Bush and Moses and the Exodus. Superheroes are re-enacting the stories they are learning about in class, and on March 5th, received a visit from Rev. Paige!


CONSTRUCTION HELP NEEDED! At our April 9 Children’s Chapel, we will be building a Little Free Pantry. We have a project manager who will help us design and build the pantry. We need tool-handy parents to help with the building and installation of the pantry. We especially need someone who has experience with installation of a structure on a post. Click here for examples! Please email Robin Slaw if you can help.

board 48117 640Family Game Night and Potluck, Saturday, April 22, 5:30-8:30 pm. Join us for a meal and games! Families of all types are invited! Bring your favorite games to share. Mark your calendars now!

Elementary Our Whole Lives (OWL) classes for Grades K/1 and Grades 4/5
Please remind your OWL students to go directly to class and not enter the Sanctuary! Classes will run through April 2nd. Kindergarten and First Grade 9:00-10:00 am, Fourth and Fifth Grade 11:00 am-12:30 pm. All other RE Classes continue as normal.

Parents & Caregivers as Sexuality Educators! Next class Sunday, March 12th, 5:00-7:00 pm Facilitated by Doug Miller, Steph Silver, and Robin Slaw.

Yours in faith,



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