January, 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
2. OWL update

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Dec. 31:
9:30 a.m.: No Sunday school, Child care only

Sun., Jan. 7:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Community Singing
11:00 a.m.: Our Whole Lives (OWL) 4-6 Parent/Child(ren) together

Sun., Jan. 14:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school

Sun., Jan. 21:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: 4th Sunday brunch
11:00 a.m.: OWL 4-6

Sun., Jan. 28:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational Worship: Chandlemas and Chalice
10:30 a.m.: Treasure Sale
11:00 a.m.: OWL 4-6

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

Sun., Dec. 31:
No afternoon & evening programming

Sun., Jan. 7:
11:00 a.m.: CoA
12:15 p.m.: Navigators
6:00 p.m.: SHYG (early to cook dinner for shelter)

Sun., Jan. 14:
No afternoon & evening programming

Sun., Jan. 21:
11:00 a.m.: CoA
12:15 p.m.: Navigators
5:00 p.m.: OWL 7-9
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Jan. 28:
11:00 a.m.: CoA
5:00 p.m.: OWL 7-9

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.

2. OWL update
We are offering two units of Our Whole Lives, our age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education program, in 2017-2018 — the unit for gr. 4-6, and the unit for gr. 7-9. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, OWL provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, social, and political aspects of sexuality as well.

OWL gr. 4-6 will be offered Sunday mornings at 11, Jan.-March, 2018, and is almost full. If you would like to enroll your child in OWL gr. 4-6, please contact the coordinator, Alyssa Erickson. More info about OWL gr. 4-6 here: https://uucpa-cyre.org/owl-program/#owlk146

OWL gr. 7-9 will offered Sunday evenings at 5, Jan.-May, 2018. There is a makeup session of the mandatory parent orientation at 11:00 a.m. on Sun, Jan. 7, 2018. All custodial parents of children taking this class must attend an orientation before the class begins. More info about OWL gr. 7-9 here: https://uucpa-cyre.org/owl-program/#owl79

December, 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. OWL update

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Dec. 3:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational Worship: Posadas
10:30 a.m.: First Sunday community singing (Christmas Carols)

Sun., Dec. 10:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., Dec. 17:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school

Sun., Dec. 24:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational worship: Christmas Pageant
6:30 p.m.: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
8:00 p.m.: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Sun., Dec. 31:
9:30 a.m.: No Sunday school, Child care only

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., Dec. 3:
12:15 p.m.: Navigators
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

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

Sun., Dec. 17:
12:15 p.m.: Navigators
6:30 p.m.: SHYG

Sun., Dec. 24:
No afternoon & evening programming

Sun., Dec. 31:
No afternoon & evening programming

 

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.

 

2. OWL update

We are offering two units of Our Whole Lives, our age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education program, in 2017-2018 — the unit for gr. 4-6, and the unit for gr. 7-9. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, OWL provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, social, and political aspects of sexuality as well.

OWL gr. 4-6 will be offered Sunday mornings at 11, Jan.-March, 2018, and now has 10 children enrolled. There is room for 6 more children to enroll. If you would like to enroll your child in OWL gr. 4-6, please contact the coordinator, Alyssa Erickson. More info about OWL gr. 4-6 here:
https://uucpa-cyre.org/owl-program/#owlk146

OWL gr. 7-9 will offered Sunday evenings at 5, Jan.-May, 2018. There is a mandatory parent orientation in the evening on Dec. 3, 2017. We expect this class to fill to capacity this year, so to avoid being placed on a wait list be sure that all custodial parents attend the parent orientation. More info about OWL gr. 7-9 here:
https://uucpa-cyre.org/owl-program/#owl79

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 “October, 2017, CYRE newsletter”

Sabbatical Religious Educator hired

The Sabbatical Seek Committee is excited to announce that we have hired a Religious Educator to serve the congregation during Rev. Dan Harper’s sabbatical.

Mr. Barb Greve will be filling in as a half-time Religious Educator, from Nov 1, 2017 to Mar 1, 2018. He will be supervising the Children, Youth, and Adult Religious Education Programs. Barb is a UUA Credentialed Religious Educator, at the Masters Level, with 11 years of experience as a Director of Religious Education at various UU congregations. The CYRE Committee will fill in for Dan during the month of October. The Sabbatical Committee (Maricia Scott, Edie Keating, Emma Grant-Bier, Wynne Furth) will be communicating more information about our new Sabbatical Religious Educator soon.

Posted for the Sabbatical Seek Committee: Heather Chen, Robert Neff, Audrey Erbes, Sally Ahnger, Tessa Swartz.

More about Barb Greve:

Barb Greve is one of the co-moderators of the UUA, the highest volunteer position within U.S. Unitarian Universalism — click here.

Not only is he an experienced religious educator, Barb Greve is a powerful preacher too, as you can see in this video:

Barb Greve is a strong advocate for diversity within Unitarian Universalism — click here.

With Rev. Sean Parker Dennison (who served as Sabbatical Minister while Amy was on sabbatical in 2910), Barb Greve co-founded Trans Unitarian Universalist Professionals (TRUUsT).