January, 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. Game Night
4. OWL program update

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Jan. 8:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational Posadas service
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6
11:00 a.m.: Parent Journey
12:00 p.m.: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., Jan. 15:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
(No OWL K-1 and 4-6)
12:00 p.m.: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., Jan. 22:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6

Sun., Jan. 29:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational service: About the flaming chalice
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., Jan. 8:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
6:30 p.m.: SHYG
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12

Sun., Jan. 15:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
6:30 p.m.: SHYG
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9 make-up orientation

Sun., Jan. 22:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: OWL parent discussion group
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Jan. 29:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
5:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9 parent orientation (visuals)
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.

 

2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education

If you haven’t yet been to “The Rama Epic,” the exhibit about the Ramayana at the Asian Art Museum, do yourself a favor and go before it closes on Jan. 15. Yes, I know it’s a pain to drive all the way up to San Francisco, but there’s a parking garage right across the street — and this exhibit is just about guaranteed to boost your family’s religious literacy.

If you don’t know the Ramayana very well, this exhibit is a fun introduction. The exhibit introduces you to four main characters from the Ramayana — Rama the hero, Sita the heroine, Hanuman the good monkey god, and Ravana the evil ten-headed demon. The exhibit includes art works, of course — but also videos of dance and puppet performances, and excerpts from the 2008 TV series produced in India. The museum will be offering a Family Fun day on Jan. 15, 10:30-2:30 — you could leave right after Sunday school and make it in plenty of time. More info here: http://www.asianart.org/regular/rama-epic-programs

See you soon,
Dan Harper

3. Game Night

Join Dan Harper and members of the Children and Youth Religious Education Committee for Game Night, Saturday, January 21, at 5 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Bring your favorite game to play with others. UUCPA will provide pizza!

4. OWL program update

We’ve had an overwhelming response to our OWL sexuality education programs this year, and at this point all programs are full. OWL for gr. K-1 has 12 children enrolled; OWL for gr. 4-6 has 16; we will have two sections of OWL gr. 7-9 with approx. 12 teens in each section.

We are pleased that we can make the OWL program available to people who are not part of UUCPA, and about one third of those enrolled are from the wider community. The OWL program is an important social justice outreach for UUCPA, offering acclaimed comprehensive sexuality education to interested families. In the current political climate, offering excellent sexuality education that affirms LGBTQ teens is an especially important social justice project!

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