UUCPA RE newsletter: June and July, 2016

Contents:

1a. Sunday school calendar
1b. Youth calendar (SHYG, Coming of Age, OWL)
1c. Navigators
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Summer Sunday School Schedule
4. 10% Discount for Nature Camp
5. Info about Amy’s Sabbatical for June and July

1a. Sunday school calendar

JUNE

Sun., June 5:
9:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

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

***From June 19 through July 31, there will be one service at 10:30 a.m.:

Sun., June 19:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24:
9-3: Ecojustice Camp, UUCPA’s ecology camp for gr. 2-5
9-1: Nature Camp, UUCPA’s ecology camp for Young Fives, TK, and gr. K-1
You can still register at ecojusticecamp.com

Sun., June 26:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

JULY

Sun., July 3:
9:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

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

Sun., July 17:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

Sun., July 24:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

Sun., July 31:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

***Beginning August 7, back to two services with Sunday school at 9:30

1b. Youth calendar

Sunday, June 12:
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group, last meeting before summer break

Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17:
9-3, Ecojustice Camp, UUCPA’s summer ecology camp for gr. 6-8
You can still register at ecojusticecamp.com

1c. Navigators
Navigators is on summer break, see you in August!

 

2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education

Summer is one of the best times to bring your children to UUCPA. The pace is more relaxed. Summer Sunday School feels less like school and more like summer camp, where kids do fun projects together in mixed age groups — I always enjoy seeing middle school kids helping little kids with projects (and middle schoolers sometimes even pick up babysitting gigs).

For adults, the relaxed pace of summer services often means it’s a little bit easier to get to know new people. In fact, although I can’t prove it, I suspect that newcomers who start coming to UUCPA in late spring are more likely to stick around long term because it’s easier to meet people.

As for me, I’ll be around for about half the summer. I’ll be out of town from June 25 through July 31, on vacation for four weeks, and serving as minister of the week at a UU conference in Saco, Maine, for one week. (I’ll also be out of town June 10-12 attending a memorial service in Ohio, though if my flight gets in on time I’ll be at UUCPA in time for the second service on June 12.)

I look forward to seeing you some summer Sunday in the near future!

See you soon,
Dan Harper

 

3. Summer Sunday School Schedule:

June 5, 9:30, UUCPA Nature Hunt
   Find cool plants and animals around the UUCPA campus.
June 12, 9:30, Field Trip to Magical Bridge playground
   Walk to the playground behind UUCPA. Fill out a permission form for your child.
June 19, 10:30, Making Snacks for Stevenson House (& UUCPA)
   Stevenson House is the affordable senior housing next to UUCPA (service project).
June 26, 10:30, Water Games
   Yes, you may get wet!
July 3, 10:30, Field Trip to Mitchell Park
   Longer walk to play on the equipment near E. Meadow. Fill out a permission form for your child.
July 10, 10:30, Kids Cook Second Sunday Lunch
   With some adult help, kids will prepare Second Sunday Lunch (service project).
July 17, 10:30, Crafts with Rope
   Learn how to tie knots and make crafts with rope!
July 24, 10:30, Field Trip to Hoover School Playground
   Walk to yet another cool playground. Fill out a permission form for your child.
July 31, 10:30, Decorating Boxes
   Fun craft project: making colorful boxes that you can keep stuff in.
August 7, 9:30: Explore a Tree
   Find out who lives in one of the trees on campus, and make a tree mural.
August 14, 9:30, Games and Puzzles
   Play cooperatives games, and figure out how to solve some group puzzles.
August 21, 9:30 and 11:00, Intergenerational Water Communion Service
August 28, 9:30, Regular Sunday school and youth programs resume

 

4. 10% Discount for Nature Camp

Nature Camp, our innovative half-day camp for children completing Young Fives, TK, and gr. K-1, will take place June 20-24 from 9-1. Kris Geering, who has an M.Ed. in Early Childhood, and Alyssa Erickson, Project LOOK! Coordinator at the Palo Alto Art Center, will be staffing this camp.

To encourage participation by UUCPA families, we’re offering a 10% on your camp registration fee if you register by June 12. You can register online at ecojusticecamp.com — in the box labeled “Anything else you want us to know?” be sure to type in: “Please give me my 10% discount!”

 

5. Info about Amy’s Sabbatical for June and July

Amy Zucker Morgenstern, UUCPA’s senior minister, is on sabbatical until January 2, 2016.

During June, pastoral emergencies will be handled by Rev. Dan Harper, Associate Minister for RE, and Rev. Jen Dillinger and Rev. Melissa Thomson, Affiliated Community Ministers. If you have a pastoral emergency, just call 650-494-0541 x25, and your phone call will be forwarded to one of these three ministers.

During July, pastoral emergencies will be handled by Rev. Mary Ganz, our sabbatical minister. Again, just call 650-494-0541 x25, and your phone call will be forwarded to Mary.

A sabbatical pamphlet, with complete information about Amy’s sabbatical, will be available at UUCPA the next time you’re at Sunday services.

 

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