Summer Sunday school schedule

Summer Sunday school is more like summer camp than Sunday school, with fun activities that often emphasize being part of a cooperative group. All ages from gr. K-8 are invited to join in. Middle schoolers make take on leadership roles by helping the lead teacher. High school students are always welcome to participate as co-teachers with the lead teacher. Summer Sunday school is a great way for kids to meet other kids of all ages, and it helps us towards one of our four major educational goals of building community.

Here are the planned activities that we’ll do in summer Sunday school:

June 30: Edie Keating will lead charades and other fun games.

July 7: Edie Keating will take everyone on a field trip to Mitchell Park (permission forms required, as we will be going off campus).

July 14: Kids help Edie Keating and other adults make Second Sunday Lunch.

July 21: Edie Keating, assisted by Dan Harper, will show how to decorate jars to make an attractive container.

July 28: Paul Kostka, assisted by Dan Harper, will teach kids how to make using paper and masking tape. Then we will launch the rockets using compressed air at Mitchell Park (parents join kids at Mitchell Park for the all church picnic; permission forms required, as we will be going off campus).

August 4: To be determined.

CYRE newsletter for March, 2019

This is the monthly newsletter for Children and Youth Religious Education (CYRE) at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (UUCPA) — March, 2019.

Contents:
1a. Sunday school calendar (including OWL K-1)
1b. Youth calendar (SHYG, Coming of Age, OWL 10-12)
1c. Navigators
2. Spring project: “Nature Fun”
3. Make Your Voice Heard at UUCPA
4. Families can volunteer with Heart and Home women’s homeless shelter
5. Register for Ecojustice Camp at UUCPA
1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Mar. 3:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: OWL gr. K-2

Sun., Mar. 10: CHANGE TO DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: OWL gr. K-2
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., Mar. 17:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: OWL gr. K-2

Sun., Mar. 24:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch
11:00 a.m.: OWL gr. K-2

Sun., Mar. 31:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., Mar. 3:
9:30 a.m.: Coming of Age meets for field trip to SF (return at 12:30)
6:30 p.m.: No evening SHYG meeting, due to leading worship in morning

Sun., Mar. 10: CHANGE TO DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age class
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12
No SHYG

Sun., Mar. 17:
11:00 a.m.: NO Coming of Age
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

Sun., Mar. 24:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age class
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

Sun., Mar. 31:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age works on plywood sculptures
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

1c. Navigators
Navigators, our bias-free scouting group, meets twice a month, September through May. Contact Ed Vail to be put on the email list.

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February CYRE newsletter

February, 2019, news for Children and Youth Religious Education (CYRE) at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (UUCPA)

Contents:
1a. Sunday school calendar (including OWL K-1)
1b. Youth calendar (SHYG, Coming of Age, OWL 10-12)
1c. Navigators
2. Register for Ecojustice Camp at UUCPA

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Feb. 3:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: OWL gr. K-2

Sun., Feb. 10:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: OWL gr. K-2
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., Feb. 17:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school

Sun., Feb. 24:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch
11:00 a.m.: OWL gr. K-2

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., Feb. 3:
9:00 a.m.: Senior High Youth Group leads both worship services
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age class
6:30 p.m.: No evening SHYG meeting, due to leading worship in morning

Sun., Feb. 10:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age class
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12
No SHYG

Sun., Feb. 17:
11:00 a.m.: NO Coming of Age
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

Sun., Feb. 24:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age class
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

1c. Navigators
Navigators, our bias-free scouting group, meets twice a month, September through May. Contact Ed Vail to be put on the email list.

2. Register for Ecojustice Camp at UUCPA

Ecojustice Camp, a week-long day camp sponsored by UUCPA, will run from June 10-16 in 2019. There’s a half-day camp for children completing gr. K-1 in June. For children and teens completing gr. 2-8, there’s a full day camp from 9-3, with a long day on Wednesday for a field trip, and an overnight on Thursday evening. The planning team includes Kris Geering, Dan Harper, Lorraine Kostka, Abby Porter, and Sarah Kostka.

To register, or for more information, visit the camp Web site: ecojusticecamp.org

CYRE newsletter for December, 2018

December, 2018, news for Children and Youth Religious Education (CYRE) at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (UUCPA)

Contents:
1a. Sunday school calendar
1b. Youth calendar (SHYG, Coming of Age)
1c. Navigators
2. From the Associate Minister for Religious Education
3. Christmas carol sing along Dec. 2
4. “Who’s Knocking?” intergenerational service Dec. 2
5. Winter solstice celebration Dec. 21
6. Family Orchestra Dec. 22
7. No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant Dec. 23
8. Christmas Eve candlelight services Dec. 24
9. Social justice for the holidays
10. OWL comprehensive sexuality education for gr. K-1

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Dec. 2:
9:30 a.m.: “Who’s Knocking?” intergenerational service (see below)
10:30 a.m.: Christmas carol sing along (see below)

Sun., Dec. 9:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: Parent meeting for OWL gr. K-1
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., Dec. 16:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school

Fri., Dec. 21:
7:00 p.m.: Winter Solstice service

Sun., Dec. 23:
9:30 a.m.: No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant (see below)
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch

Mon., Dec. 24:
6:30 and 8:00 p.m.: Candlelight services (see below)

Sun., Dec. 30:
9:30 a.m.: No Sunday school, child care is available

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., Dec. 2:
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

Sun., Dec. 9:
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12
No SHYG

Sun., Dec. 16:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age first class session
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

Sun., Dec. 23:
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

Sun., Dec. 30:
No programs due to school holiday

1c. Navigators
Navigators, our bias-free scouting group, meets twice a month, September through May. Contact Ed Vail to be put on the email list.

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