Dear Parents and Guardians,
As your Interim DRE, I would love to meet you this Sunday and introduce myself. I am a retired public health social worker and a former DRE and I believe that the religious education of our children and youth is one of our most sacred responsibilities as parents, grandparents, and members of a beloved community.
When you stop by don’t forget to pick up a volunteer application form and let us know how you want to participate in CYRE this year. We need snack coordinators and playground supervisors – both time-limited, important tasks that mean so much to our children, youth, and teachers every Sunday.
In addition, if you’ve been a member or friend for over 6 months and are looking for more ways to contribute, we are looking for 2 more Children’s Chapel volunteers and there are always slots for additional teachers. The more teachers we have on board the more opportunities there are for all of our parents and teachers to participate in Sunday services, adult religious education events, or even to take an occasional break on a Sunday for time to reflect, rejuvenate, and renew one’s spiritual energy. So, take the opportunity this Sunday to pick up that application form and its accompanying Background Check Authorization form and become an active participant in our amazing UUCC Children and Youth Religious Education program.
I hope that you and your children and youth are looking forward to this new CYRE year as much as we are. We have some stimulating RE classes planned, some exciting opportunities for our youth groups scheduled, and some just plain fun activities that the whole family can enjoy on the calendar this year.
We look forward to seeing you and your family this Sunday and to seeing how our young people have grown and changed over the summer.
Keitha Whitaker, Interim DRE
CYRE Registration Continues for the Fall
If you haven’t registered already, please pick up a form from your child(ren) or youth’s classroom this Sunday. It is important for the safety of all of our young people and adults that every family complete a registration form for all children and youth, infants through age 18. The nursery is available for children ages 0-2 whenever CYRE is scheduled throughout the year or from ages 0-3 whenever there are no CYRE classes scheduled. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curiculum for 2015 - 2016
- PreK – We Are Many, We Are One and Chalice Children - Room 9
- K-2nd – Wonderful Welcome - Room 10
- 3rd-5th – Windows and Mirrors - Room 7
- 6th-8th – Amazing Grace and Paperclips - Room 8
- 9th-12th – A Chorus of Faiths - Room 5
After the “Story of All Ages,” the children ages 3-18 are dismissed to their CYRE classes. (Parents are always welcome to stay with their child(ren) during CYRE to help with the transition, if desired.) We request that parents remain in the social hall or the nursery hallway until CYRE is dismissed at 12:15 p.m. If you need to pick up your child earlier any particular week, please let the teachers know upon drop off.
Connect with the Future! Join the Children’s Chapel Team!
CYRE is in need of two additional Children’s Chapel team members. Children’s Chapel meets every 4-6 weeks so the time commitment is short-term. You do not need to have a child in our program to serve. Please email Keitha Whitaker, Interim DRE, at email@example.com for more information.
Junior Choir Rehearsals through December 2015
- Oct. 11 Rehearsal 10:20am
- Oct. 18 Rehearsal 10:20am and Perform during the service
- Nov. 8 Rehearsal 10:20am
- Nov. 22 Rehearsal 10:20am and Perform during the service
- Dec. 6 Rehearsal 10:20am and Perform during the service
Our Whole Lives (OWL) Registrations Due Sunday, September 27!
UUCC is proud to offer the Our Whole Lives sexuality education program for Grades 7th-9th. The curriculum consists of 25 workshops designed to help young people gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to express their sexuality in life-enhancing ways. You may also learn more about OWL at http://www.uua.org/re/owl/. For more information, please email Keitha Whitaker at: firstname.lastname@example.org.