CYRE newsletter

UUCPA RE newsletter: June, 2012

1. June calendar
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Summer Sunday school for 2012
4. Single services in late June and July

1. June calendar

Sun, June 3, 9:30 a.m.: Dan Harper leads fun activities and end-of-year evaluation for kids during Sunday school.
Tues., June 5, 7:15 p.m.: Children and Youth Religious Education Committee meeting. Contact Heather Chen
Sunday, June 10, 9:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school begins (see below)
Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.: Single services at 10:30 a.m. begin and last for six weeks!

2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education

Everything we do at UUCPA is strengthened by the social connections we build on Sunday morning. Not only do kids learn more when they know other kids at UUCPA, but a lot of what kids learn in Sunday school and youth group — ethics, morals, interpersonal skills — is best learned in a social setting.

Summer is a great time to bring your kids to UUCPA, both to strengthen their social connections, and your own. The pace is slower, and there’s time for kids to get to know each other better; and there’s also time for parents to relax and get to know each other better.

Obviously, people have busy schedules in the summer. But if you’re looking for a good way to relax on a summer Sunday morning, come to UUCPA.

— Dan

Rev. Dan Harper, Assoc. Minister of Religious Education
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, California
“Transforming ourselves, each other, and the world.”

Dan Harper’s summer schedule:
June 9-15, on vacation
June 16-26, at General Assembly (the annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association)
June 27-July 1, back at UUCPA (preaching July 1)
July 2-14, on study leave (on call for pastoral emergencies)
July 15-21, on vacation
July 22-28, on study leave (on call for pastoral emergencies)
July 29, resume regular schedule
(Religious Education Assistant Hong Bui will be at UUCPA most weeks during the summer.)

3. Summer Sunday school for 2012

Once again this summer, Edie Keating will run our low-key summer Sunday school program for grades K and up. (Preschool children go to child care in Rooms 2/3 during the summer.)

During summer Sunday school, we emphasize the first of our four big goals: To have fun and build community. Summer Sunday school offers an opportunity for kids to get to know one another, and to know kids who are older and younger than they are.

The summer Sunday school class often walks to Mitchell Park behind UUCPA, to play on the playground equipment there. Trips to the park require signed permission forms each week, and if you forget to check in with Edie about the permission form, she will find you before the class leaves. Also this summer, the summer Sunday school will water the small CYRE vegetables garden that some of the children have put in along the sidewalk that leads to the Mitchell Park path.

4. Single services in late June and July

For six weeks each summer, UUCPA has only one Sunday service, which takes place at 10:30 a.m. This year, the first week with a single service will be Sunday, June 24. Single services will last for six weeks, through Sunday, July 29. Double services will resume on Sunday, August 5.