Photos from Peace Camp

Four kids and three adults from our congregation have been participating in the summer Peace Camp at the First Unitarian Church of San Jose. Here are a couple of photos of our UUCPA kids at Peace Camp:


Above: Luna and Charlie working on tye-die t-shirts.



Above: Caewithe (at top) playing a game with other children and counelor Katherine.

You can see more photos from Peace Camp here.


Youth service trip photos, pt. 2

Here are some photos from the youth service trip work days at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lox Angeles.


Above: At a build site in Long Beach. One of the job site supervisors (L) checking with Samuel, who is working on installing a vanity.


Above: At the Long Beach build site, Robert cutting baseboard molding.

Dan also worked at the Long Beach build site. Eleanor, Amelia, and Olivia worked at The ReStore, which exists both to be “a self-sustaining funding source for Habit for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, and to provide our local community with low-cost building and home improvement materials.” Although they didn’t take any photos, they reported that they met a lot of interesting people from the surrounding community.

(Photo credit: Dan Harper)





Youth service trip photos

Here are some photos from the youth service trip work days at Earthroots Field School in Big Oak Canyon.


Above: Yesterday we worked on clearing a driveway that will be used by a caretaker. It was completely overgrown by English ivy, and we also had to cut back brush on either side. The driveway was steep, the ivy was tenacious, and it was hard work. L-R: Robert, Samuel (way up the hill), Olivia, Amelia, Eleanor.


Preschool meditation curriculum

Kris Geering, one of our Sunday school teachers, has been developing a six-week Sunday school curriculum on meditation for preschoolers called “building Blocks of Meditating.” She and Carol Steinfeld taught this class in April in May, and got a positive response from the 4-8 children who showed up each week.

Kris has given us permission to publish this meditation curriculum online. To read it, click here.