Resources for volunteers and staff (and parents) in children and youth religious education (CYRE) programs at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (UUCPA) in California, U.S.A.

For up-to-the-minute information about CYRE at UUCPA, please visit the UUCPA Web site.

Our four big educational goals

  1. Have fun and feel part of a community
  2. Gain basic religious literacy
  3. Learn skills associated with liberal religion (public speaking, singing, basic leadership, interpersonal skills, etc.)
  4. Prepare children to become UU adults, should they choose to do so when they’re old enough to make their own decisions

Our chalice lighting

“We light this chalice to celebrate Unitarian Universalism, the church of the open mind, helping hands, and loving hearts.”

Our unison benediction

English

Go out into the world in peace
Be of good courage
Hold fast to what is good
Return no one evil for evil
Strengthen the faint-hearted
Support the weak
Help the suffering
Rejoice in beauty
Speak love with word and deed
Honor all beings.

Spanish

Vete en paz al mundo
Mantén tu valentía
Sostén lo bueno con firmeza
No pagues maldad con maldad
Fortalece a los frágiles de Corazón
Apoya a los débiles
Auxilia a los que sufren
Goza de la belleza
Expresa amor con palabra y acción
Honra a todos los seres.

German

Gehe mit Frieden in die Welt hinaus
Sei guten Mutes
Halte fest das Gute
Vergelte nicht Übel mit Übel
Staerke die Zaghaften
Unterstuetze die Schwachen
Hilf den Leidenden
Erfreue dich des Schoenen in der Welt
Gib Liebe mit Wort und Tat
Ehre alles Dasein.

Hindi
Dutch

Ga in vrede de wereld in
Heb goede moed 
Houd vast aan wat goed is 
Vergeldt niemand kwaad met kwaad 
Versterk de krachtelozen 
Steun de zwakkeren 
Help hen die lijden 
Verheug u in schoonheid 
Spreek liefde met woord en daad 
Eer alle wezens.