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October, 2017, CYRE newsletter

October, 2017, 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
2. Meet Mr. Barb Greve, Sabbatical Religious Educator
3. Halloween Parade on Oct. 29
4. OWL update

 

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Oct. 1:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing

Sun., Oct. 8:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., Oct. 15:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school

Sun., Oct. 22:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:35 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch

Sun., Oct. 29:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Halloween Parade

Looking ahead:
Sat., Nov. 4, Annual UUCPA Auction (with Kids Auction)
Sun., Nov. 5, Daylight Savings Time ends

 

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

Sun., Oct. 1:
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Oct. 8:
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Oct. 15:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age (plywood sculptures)

Sun., Oct. 22:
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Oct. 29:
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

 

1c. Navigators
Navigators, our bias-free scouting group, meets most 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11:00 a.m., September through May. The schedule also includes field trips and overnights, so contact Ed Vail to be put on the email list. Continue reading

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September, 2017, CYRE newsletter

September, 2017, 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
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Safety training for teachers and youth advisors
4. Senior High Youth Group (SHYG) schedule set for the year
5. OWL for gr. 4/6 coming soon

 

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Sept. 3:
No Sunday school, holiday weekend
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing

Sun., Sept. 10:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: Safety training for teachers and advisors
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., Sept. 17:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: Safety training for teachers and advisors

Sun., Sept. 24:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch
11:00 a.m.: OWL 4/6 parent orientation

Sat., Sept. 30:
8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.: UU religious education conference, First Unitarian of Oakland

 

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

Sun., Sept. 3:
No youth programs, holiday weekend

Sat., Sept. 9:
6-10 p.m.: CoA group #1 makes dinner for Hotel de Zink

Sun., Sept. 10:
6:30 p.m.: SHYG, plan menu for Hotel de Zink

Sat., Sept. 16:
6-10 p.m.: SHYG makes dinner for Hotel de Zink

Sun., Sept. 17:
No youth programs

Sat., Sept. 23:
6-10 p.m.: CoA group #2 makes dinner for Hotel de Zink

Sun., Sept. 24:
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

 

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.

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August, 2017, CYRE newsletter

August, 2017, 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
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Openings for UUCPA’s Bass Lake Camp
4. Training for teachers and youth advisors
5. Pot of Gold Religious Education Conference Sept. 30
6. Coming of Age program
7. Senior High Youth Group (SHYG) begins

 

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Aug. 6:
9:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing

Sun., Aug. 13:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational Water Communion
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch
12:15 p.m.: Safety training for teachers and advisors

Sun., Aug. 20:
9:30 a.m.: First day of regular Sunday school
10:45 a.m.: Teacher training
12:15 p.m.: Safety training for teachers and advisors

Sun., Aug. 27:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age family meeting

 

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., Aug. 27:
6:00 p.m.: First meeting of the Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

 

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.

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July, 2017, CYRE newsletter

July, 2017, 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
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Summer Sunday school schedule
4. Sept. religious education conference

 

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., July 2:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

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

Sun., July 9:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

Sun., July 16:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch

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

Sun., Aug. 6:
***Return to 2 services***
9:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

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June, 2017, CYRE newsletter

June, 2017, 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
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Summer Sunday school schedule
4. Sabbatical update
5. Parent Journey needs coordinator
6. Please sign in for child care

 

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., June 4:
9:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing

Sun., June 11:
9:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school
12:00 p.m.: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., June 18:
Summer services begin — one service only at 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

Sun., June 25:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch

1b. Youth calendar

Wed., June 21:
OWL gr. 10-12 final meeting (and party), contact Dan Harper for details

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.

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May, 2017, CYRE newsletter

Contents:
1a. Sunday school calendar
1b. Youth calendar (SHYG, Coming of Age, OWL 7-9)
1c. Navigators
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Spring Project for gr. K-5: Ecology Experiments
4. Nature Camp for gr. K-1, June 12-16
5. Please sign in for child care
6. Flower communion service
7. Coming of Age service

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., May 7:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing

Sun., May 14:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational Flower Communion service (see below)
11:00 a.m.: Parent Journey
12:00 p.m.: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., May 21:
9:30 a.m.: Coming of Age service and child care

Sun., May 28:
9:30 a.m.: No Sunday school, child care only
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., May 7:
12:00 noon: Coming of Age (note later time)
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sat., May 13: SHYG hike (contact Robert Neff)

Sun., May 14:
No Coming of Age this week
No OWL gr. 7-9 this week
6:30 p.m.: No SHYG
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12

Sun., May 21:
Coming of Age leads both morning services
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9, final session
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9 celebration dinner with families
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., May 28:
No programs, Memorial Day holiday

1c. Navigators
Navigators, our bias-free scouting group, meets twice a month. Contact Ed Vail to be put on the email list.

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April, 2017, CYRE newsletter

Contents:
1a. Sunday school calendar
1b. Youth calendar (SHYG, Coming of Age, OWL 7-9)
1c. Navigators
2. From your Associate Minister of Religious Education
3. Spring Project for gr. K-5: Ecology Experiments
4. Nature Camp for gr. K-1, June 12-16
5. Annual Easter egg hunt on April 16
6. Why you should come to the intergenerational Easter service
7. Annual May Day celebration on April 30

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., April 2:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing

Sun., April 9:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: Parent Journey
12:00 p.m.: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., April 16:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational Easter service
10:30 a.m.: Easter egg hunt

Sun., April 23:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch

Sun., April 30:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Maypole dancing

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., April 2:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
No OWL gr. 7-9 this week
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., April 9:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
No OWL gr. 7-9 this week
6:30 p.m.: SHYG
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12

Sun., April 16:
No Coming of Age this week
No OWL gr. 7-9 this week
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., April 23:
11:00 a.m.-12:45: Coming of Age (note longer meeting time)
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30: OWL parent discussion group
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., April 30:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age (optional session for writing credos)
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
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.

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March, 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. Girl Scout Sunday
4. Eco-justice Camp enrollment is open
5. Spring project: Ecology Experiments

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., March 5:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6

Sun., March 12: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6
11:00 a.m.: Parent Journey
12:00 p.m.: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., March 19:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6

Sun., March 26:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6 family celebration & potluck

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., March 5:
9:30-12:30: Coming of Age field trip to Asian Art Museum
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., March 12: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: SHYG
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12

Sun., March 19:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., March 26:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
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.

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February, 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. Valentine’s Day goody bags for Stevenson House
4. Storytelling program for adults and kids Sun., Feb. 12
5. OWL gr. 7-9 parent discussion moved
6. Spring Project: Ecology Experiments

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Feb. 5:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6

Sun., Feb. 12:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6
11:00 a.m.: Parent Journey
12:00 p.m.: Second Sunday lunch
12:30 p.m.: Storytelling program (see below)

Sun., Feb. 19:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
(No OWL K-1 and 4-6)

Sun., Feb. 26:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch
11:00 a.m.: OWL K-1 and 4-6

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., Feb. 5:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Feb. 12:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: SHYG
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12

Sun., Feb. 19:
(No Coming of Age)
(No OWL gr. 7-9)
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Feb. 26:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age
5:00 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9
6:30 p.m.: OWL parent discussion group (see below)
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.

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CYRE news for Dec., 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. “Guest at Your Table”
4. Sing for Democracy Dec. 4, 2-4 p.m.
5. OWL comprehensive sexuality education for gr. 7-9

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Dec. 4:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational Posadas service
10:30: Christmas carol singing in the Fireside Room

Sun., Dec. 11:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
12:00 p.m.: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., Dec. 18:
9:30 a.m.: No-Rehearsal Christmas Pageant

Sun., Dec. 25:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational Christmas service
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch

Sun., Jan. 1:
Regular services, but no child care and no Sunday school

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., Dec. 4:
6:30 p.m.: SHYG
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 7-9 parent orientation

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

Sun., Dec. 18:
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Dec. 25:
No programs

Sun., Jan. 1:
No programs

1c. Navigators
Navigators, our bias-free scouting group, meets twice a month. Contact Ed Vail to be put on the email list.

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