CYRE newsletter, May, 2018

May, 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, OWL 7-9)
1c. Navigators
3. Registration form online now for 2018/2019
4. Evaluation form online now for religious education programs
5. OWL programs in 2018-2019
6. Coming of Age in 2018/2019

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., May 6:
9:30 a.m.: Last day of Judean Village program, with petting zoo
10:30 a.m.: Party for CYRE volunteers (with cake)
11:00 a.m.: Petting zoo closes

Sun., May 13:
9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.: Intergenerational flower communion services
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., May 20:
9:30 a.m.: Coming of Age service

Sun., May 27:
No CYRE programs, child care only

Sun., June 3:
9:30 a.m.: Kids evaluate Sunday school with Dan

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

Sun., May 6:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age, work on plywood sculptures
12:15-2 p.m.: Coming of Age, rehearsal for service
5:00 p.m.: OWL 7-9
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG), work on service project

Sun., May 13:
No Coming of Age
No OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

Sun., May 20:
8:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Coming of Age leads worship services
12:30 p.m.: Coming of Age lunch
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

Sun., May 27:
No youth programs

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. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education

Mr. Barb Greve, who had been our sabbatical religious educator, will be rejoining us at UUCPA, filling in as Religious Education Assistant while we search for a permanent replacement for former RE Assistant Hong Bui. I’m especially pleased at this news, not only because Barb is so experienced, but also because I’ve been having some respiratory illness this spring and am behind in administrative tasks. It’s good to have Barb back with us.

In other news, we have two intergenerational services that are worth bringing your children to. First, there’s Flower Communion on May 13. During this enjoyable service, everyone brings a flower to share, and takes home a different flower than they brought. This is a uniquely Unitarian Universalist service, with its roots in the 20th century Unitarian church of Czechoslovakia between the two worlds wars.

Second, there’s the Coming of Age service on May 20, during which this year’s Coming of Age participants give their “credos,” or statements of religious identity. We do not schedule any programs during the Coming of Age service because parents have asked us not to — many parents want their children to see the “big kids” lead the worship service, knowing that today’s children will someday be those big kids. We will have child care available for younger children who need to move around.

We don’t offer any religious education programs for children or teens over Memorial Day weekend, except for child care. But I look forward to June Sundays, which will begin with a chance for kids to participate in an evaluation of Sunday school, and go on to lots of fun Sunday activities during the summer.

See you soon,
Dan Harper

3. Registration form online now for 2018/2019

It’s time to register your children for religious education programs for the 2018/2019 school year. Please fill out the registration form here: goo.gl/forms/af1e7akeOWWNmUw52

4. Evaluation form online now for religious education programs

Help improve our programs for children and youth! Please fill in the online evaluation form here: goo.gl/forms/HuWFmDcRCBo4NpD63

Or you can simply send email to Dan Harper expressing your opinions about religious education programs.

5. OWL programs in 2018-2019

OWL is our comprehensive sexuality education program, with units for grades K-1, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, and grades 10-12.
— Because we offered it this year, we will not offer OWL for grades 7-9 in 2018/2019.
— Because we offered it this year, we will not offer OWL for grades 4-6 in 2018-2019.
— We will offer OWL for grades K-1 in 2018/2019.
— We will offer OWL for grades 10-12 in 2018/2019.

6. Coming of Age in 2018/2019

The Coming of Age program, for grades 8-9, will be offered in 2018/2019. You can see the complete curriculum for this popular program online here: kj6zwr.org/coming-of-age/

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