CYRE newsletter, October, 2018

October, 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)
1c. Navigators
2. From the Associate Minister for Religious Education
3. About Sunday morning child care
4. Class room changes
5. Safety training for teachers
7. Opportunities for Youth to Volunteer at UUCPA
8. Singalong concert Sat., Oct. 20
9. Kids’ Auction
10. Halloween Parade

1a. Sunday school calendar

Thurs., Oct. 4:
8:00 p.m.: Safety training for teachers

Sun., Oct. 7:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school

Sun., Oct. 14:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: Safety training for teachers
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., Oct. 21:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch (on the third Sunday this month only!)

Sun., Oct. 28:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Halloween Parade

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., Oct. 7:
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

Sun., Oct. 14:
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12
No SHYG

Sun., Oct. 21:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age works on plywood sculptures
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

Sun., Oct. 28:
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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CYRE newsletter, September, 2018

September, 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)
1c. Navigators
2. From the Associate Minister for Religious Education
3. Job posting: Part-time RE Assistant
4. Safety training for teachers and youth advisors

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Sept. 2:
No Sunday school, holiday weekend
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Child care available

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

Sun., Sept. 16:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school

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

Sun., Sept. 30:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., Sept. 2:
No youth programs, holiday weekend

Sun., Sept. 9:
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

Sat., Sept. 15:
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.: Coming of Age cooks for Hotel de Zink

Sun., Sept. 16:
6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12
No SHYG

Saturday, Sept. 22:
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.: 1/2 of SHYG cooks for Hotel de Zink homeless shelter

Sun., Sept. 23:
No SHYG, due to Hotel de Zink

Saturday, Sept. 29:
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.: 1/2 of SHYG cooks for Hotel de Zink homeless shelter

Sun., Sept. 30:
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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CYRE newsletter, August, 2018

August, 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. Registration form online now for 2018/2019
3. About the intergenerational Water Communion service
4. Training for teachers and youth advisors
5. Our Whole Lives for grades 10-12
6. Coming of Age

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., Aug. 5:
BACK TO TWO SERVICES
9:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school — painting chalices with Dan and Edie

Sun., Aug. 12:
9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational Water Communion service
10:45 a.m.: Teacher training
12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch

Sun., Aug. 19:
9:30 a.m.: First day of Sunday school
11:00 a.m.: Safety training for teachers

Sun., Aug. 26:
9:30 a.m.: Sunday school
10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age meeting

Sun., Sept. 2:
No Sunday school, child care only

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., Aug. 26:
11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age meeting
6:30 p.m.: Parent meeting for OWL gr. 10-12
6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

1c. Navigators
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CYRE newsletter for June, 2018

June, 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. Summer Sunday School

1a. Sunday school calendar

Sun., June 3:
9:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

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

Sun., June 17:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school
NOTE CHANGE IN TIME!

Sun., June 24:
10:30 a.m.: Summer Sunday school

1b. Youth calendar

Sun., June 3:
6:30 p.m.: Last SHYG meeting of the school year

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

June brings the start of Summer Sunday School, one of my favorite parts of our religious education programs for children.

During the summer, grades K-8 all meet together for Sunday school. We do activities that look more like summer camp than Sunday school (the complete list of activities is at the end of this newsletter). Kids like the low-key activities, and we manage to slip in some gentle teaching as well. Kids also seem to like hanging out with kids of other ages.

This year, Beth Nord is going to stop by periodically to do music with the Summer Sunday School. We’ve already started learning the round “Come, Come, Whoever You Are,” along with an ostinato part, and the children sound pretty good. Beth is hoping that the kids will be able to sing this song for the whole congregation during the Water Communion on August 12.

We adults like Summer Sunday School, too. This year’s teachers include me, Edie Keating (chair of the Children and Youth Religious Education Committee), and Barb Greve (Religious Education Assistant). It’s a great way for us to get to know the children better.

One more thing — don’t forget that beginning June 17, we go to one service, at 10:30 a.m. We’ll return to two services in August.

Hope to see you this 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. Summer Sunday School

Here’s the schedule of activities for Summer Sunday School:

Date & Time Teachers Activity
June 3, 9:30 Dan, Barb Story from China, plus gardening
June 10, 9:30 Dan, Barb Story from China, plus gardening
June 17, 10:30 Dan, Edie Craft: pounding art
June 24, 10:30 Edie, TBD Make waffles!
July 1, 10:30 Edie, Barb Legos and mystery activity
July 8, 10:30 Edie, Barb Kids cook 2nd Sunday lunch
July 15, 10:30 Edie, Barb Craft: painting glass jars
July 22, 10:30 Dan, Edie Make waffles plus an art project
July 29, 10:30 Dan, Barb Trip to Mitchell Park
Aug. 5, 9:30 Dan, Barb Nature scavenger hunt