December, 2017, 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, OWL 7-9)
1c. Navigators
2. OWL update

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Dec. 3:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational Worship: Posadas
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing (Christmas Carols)

Sun., Dec. 10:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch

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

Sun., Dec. 24:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational worship: Christmas Pageant
6:30 p.m.: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
8:00 p.m.: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Sun., Dec. 31:
9:30 a.m.: No Sunday school, Child care only

Looking ahead:
Sat., Nov. 4, Annual UUCPA Auction (with Kids Auction)
Sun., Nov. 5, Daylight Savings Time ends

 

1b. Youth calendar
SHYG (Senior High Youth Group), CoA (Coming of Age), and OWL 7-9

Sun., Dec. 3:
12:15 p.m.: Navigators
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Dec. 10:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Dec. 17:
12:15 p.m.: Navigators
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Dec. 24:
No afternoon & evening programming

Sun., Dec. 31:
No afternoon & evening programming

 

1c. Navigators
Navigators, our bias-free scouting group, meets most 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11:00 a.m., September through May. The schedule also includes field trips and overnights, so contact Ed Vail to be put on the email list.

 

2. OWL update

We are offering two units of Our Whole Lives, our age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education program, in 2017-2018 — the unit for gr. 4-6, and the unit for gr. 7-9. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, OWL provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, social, and political aspects of sexuality as well.

OWL gr. 4-6 will be offered Sunday mornings at 11, Jan.-March, 2018, and now has 10 children enrolled. There is room for 6 more children to enroll. If you would like to enroll your child in OWL gr. 4-6, please contact the coordinator, Alyssa Erickson. More info about OWL gr. 4-6 here:
https://uucpa-cyre.org/owl-program/#owlk146

OWL gr. 7-9 will offered Sunday evenings at 5, Jan.-May, 2018. There is a mandatory parent orientation in the evening on Dec. 3, 2017. We expect this class to fill to capacity this year, so to avoid being placed on a wait list be sure that all custodial parents attend the parent orientation. More info about OWL gr. 7-9 here:
https://uucpa-cyre.org/owl-program/#owl79

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October, 2017, CYRE newsletter

October, 2017, 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, OWL 7-9)
1c. Navigators
2. Meet Mr. Barb Greve, Sabbatical Religious Educator
3. Halloween Parade on Oct. 29
4. OWL update

 

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Oct. 1:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing

Sun., Oct. 8:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., Oct. 15:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school

Sun., Oct. 22:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:35 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch

Sun., Oct. 29:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Halloween Parade

Looking ahead:
Sat., Nov. 4, Annual UUCPA Auction (with Kids Auction)
Sun., Nov. 5, Daylight Savings Time ends

 

1b. Youth calendar
SHYG (Senior High Youth Group), CoA (Coming of Age), and OWL 7-9

Sun., Oct. 1:
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Oct. 8:
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Oct. 15:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age (plywood sculptures)

Sun., Oct. 22:
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Oct. 29:
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

 

1c. Navigators
Navigators, our bias-free scouting group, meets most 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11:00 a.m., September through May. The schedule also includes field trips and overnights, so contact Ed Vail to be put on the email list. Continue reading

Sabbatical Religious Educator hired

The Sabbatical Seek Committee is excited to announce that we have hired a Religious Educator to serve the congregation during Rev. Dan Harper’s sabbatical.

Mr. Barb Greve will be filling in as a half-time Religious Educator, from Nov 1, 2017 to Mar 1, 2018. He will be supervising the Children, Youth, and Adult Religious Education Programs. Barb is a UUA Credentialed Religious Educator, at the Masters Level, with 11 years of experience as a Director of Religious Education at various UU congregations. The CYRE Committee will fill in for Dan during the month of October. The Sabbatical Committee (Maricia Scott, Edie Keating, Emma Grant-Bier, Wynne Furth) will be communicating more information about our new Sabbatical Religious Educator soon.

Posted for the Sabbatical Seek Committee: Heather Chen, Robert Neff, Audrey Erbes, Sally Ahnger, Tessa Swartz.

More about Barb Greve:

Barb Greve is one of the co-moderators of the UUA, the highest volunteer position within U.S. Unitarian Universalism — click here.

Not only is he an experienced religious educator, Barb Greve is a powerful preacher too, as you can see in this video:

Barb Greve is a strong advocate for diversity within Unitarian Universalism — click here.

With Rev. Sean Parker Dennison (who served as Sabbatical Minister while Amy was on sabbatical in 2910), Barb Greve co-founded Trans Unitarian Universalist Professionals (TRUUsT).

September, 2017, CYRE newsletter

September, 2017, 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, OWL 7-9)
1c. Navigators
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Safety training for teachers and youth advisors
4. Senior High Youth Group (SHYG) schedule set for the year
5. OWL for gr. 4/6 coming soon

 

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Sept. 3:
No Sunday school, holiday weekend
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing

Sun., Sept. 10:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: Safety training for teachers and advisors
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., Sept. 17:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: Safety training for teachers and advisors

Sun., Sept. 24:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch
11:00 a.m.: OWL 4/6 parent orientation

Sat., Sept. 30:
8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.: UU religious education conference, First Unitarian of Oakland

 

1b. Youth calendar
SHYG (Senior High Youth Group), CoA (Coming of Age), and OWL 7-9

Sun., Sept. 3:
No youth programs, holiday weekend

Sat., Sept. 9:
6-10 p.m.: CoA group #1 makes dinner for Hotel de Zink

Sun., Sept. 10:
6:30 p.m.: SHYG, plan menu for Hotel de Zink

Sat., Sept. 16:
6-10 p.m.: SHYG makes dinner for Hotel de Zink

Sun., Sept. 17:
No youth programs

Sat., Sept. 23:
6-10 p.m.: CoA group #2 makes dinner for Hotel de Zink

Sun., Sept. 24:
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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August, 2017, CYRE newsletter

August, 2017, 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, OWL 7-9)
1c. Navigators
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Openings for UUCPA’s Bass Lake Camp
4. Training for teachers and youth advisors
5. Pot of Gold Religious Education Conference Sept. 30
6. Coming of Age program
7. Senior High Youth Group (SHYG) begins

 

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Aug. 6:
9:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing

Sun., Aug. 13:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational Water Communion
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch
12:15 p.m.: Safety training for teachers and advisors

Sun., Aug. 20:
9:30 a.m.: First day of regular Sunday school
10:45 a.m.: Teacher training
12:15 p.m.: Safety training for teachers and advisors

Sun., Aug. 27:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age family meeting

 

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., Aug. 27:
6:00 p.m.: First meeting of the 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.

  Continue reading

July, 2017, CYRE newsletter

July, 2017, 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, OWL 7-9)
1c. Navigators
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Summer Sunday school schedule
4. Sept. religious education conference

 

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., July 2:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

Sun., July 9:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school
12:00 p.m.: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., July 9:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

Sun., July 16:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch

Sun., July 30:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

Sun., Aug. 6:
***Return to 2 services***
9:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

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June, 2017, CYRE newsletter

June, 2017, 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, OWL 7-9)
1c. Navigators
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Summer Sunday school schedule
4. Sabbatical update
5. Parent Journey needs coordinator
6. Please sign in for child care

 

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., June 4:
9:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing

Sun., June 11:
9:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school
12:00 p.m.: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., June 18:
Summer services begin — one service only at 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

Sun., June 25:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch

1b. Youth calendar

Wed., June 21:
OWL gr. 10-12 final meeting (and party), contact Dan Harper for details

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.

  Continue reading

May, 2017, CYRE newsletter

Contents:
1a. Sunday school calendar
1b. Youth calendar (SHYG, Coming of Age, OWL 7-9)
1c. Navigators
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Spring Project for gr. K-5: Ecology Experiments
4. Nature Camp for gr. K-1, June 12-16
5. Please sign in for child care
6. Flower communion service
7. Coming of Age service

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., May 7:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing

Sun., May 14:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational Flower Communion service (see below)
11:00 a.m.: Parent Journey
12:00 p.m.: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., May 21:
9:30 a.m.: Coming of Age service and child care

Sun., May 28:
9:30 a.m.: No Sunday school, child care only
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., May 7:
12:00 noon: Coming of Age (note later time)
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sat., May 13: SHYG hike (contact Robert Neff)

Sun., May 14:
No Coming of Age this week
No OWL gr. 7-9 this week
6:30 p.m.: No SHYG
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12

Sun., May 21:
Coming of Age leads both morning services
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9, final session
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9 celebration dinner with families
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., May 28:
No programs, Memorial Day holiday

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

Continue reading

April, 2017, CYRE newsletter

Contents:
1a. Sunday school calendar
1b. Youth calendar (SHYG, Coming of Age, OWL 7-9)
1c. Navigators
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Spring Project for gr. K-5: Ecology Experiments
4. Nature Camp for gr. K-1, June 12-16
5. Annual Easter egg hunt on April 16
6. Why you should come to the intergenerational Easter service
7. Annual May Day celebration on April 30

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., April 2:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing

Sun., April 9:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: Parent Journey
12:00 p.m.: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., April 16:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational Easter service
10:30 a.m.: Easter egg hunt

Sun., April 23:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch

Sun., April 30:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Maypole dancing

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., April 2:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
No OWL gr. 7-9 this week
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., April 9:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
No OWL gr. 7-9 this week
6:30 p.m.: SHYG
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12

Sun., April 16:
No Coming of Age this week
No OWL gr. 7-9 this week
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., April 23:
11:00 a.m.-12:45: Coming of Age (note longer meeting time)
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30: OWL parent discussion group
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., April 30:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age (optional session for writing credos)
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

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

Continue reading

March, 2017, CYRE newsletter

Contents:
1a. Sunday school calendar (including OWL K-1 and 4-6)
1b. Youth calendar (SHYG, Coming of Age, OWL 7-9)
1c. Navigators
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Girl Scout Sunday
4. Eco-justice Camp enrollment is open
5. Spring project: Ecology Experiments

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., March 5:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6

Sun., March 12: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6
11:00 a.m.: Parent Journey
12:00 p.m.: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., March 19:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6

Sun., March 26:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6 family celebration & potluck

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., March 5:
9:30-12:30: Coming of Age field trip to Asian Art Museum
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., March 12: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: SHYG
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12

Sun., March 19:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., March 26:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

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

Continue reading