The regular column from Karen Magoon Pearson, Director of Religious Education. Karen may be reached by email at dre@ocuuc.org.

RE Reflections

Hello OCUUC Community~ Our OCUUC summer program begins in July, and I will complete my 5th year as your Director this summer of 2015. The time truly has flown by. What a gift to see your children grow up in our UU faith at OCUUC! We have an awesome group of 6-8th graders coming up…

REflections

The word ‘fund-raising’ can cause the most fearless member of any organization to take a few steps back and break eye contact with all those in a twenty-foot area. But the reality of any organization is that it relies on some level of monetary funding, not only to survive, but to thrive. Here at OCUUC…

Many Hands for Big Sunday

It was a joy to share Big Sunday with so many members of our community on Saturday May 3rd. We had volunteers of all ages helping out with projects to assist those in need out in the larger community. UUA President Peter Morales has this to say about service: “Every religious tradition on which we draw…

Upcoming in Religious Education

Look for a special snack after the first service on Sunday. Our PreK-Kindergarten class will be creating something special during class time. The lesson in Chalice Children is about creating community through sharing. Look for their special offering at the tables in the courtyard. We look forward to a good time hosted by our youngest…

The Turning of the Wheel

In the turning of the Pagan Wheel of the Year, we have just passed Imbolc, where winter makes way for springtime. At this time many Pagans will set their intentions for the coming year, stating what they would like to create in their lives. What would you like to see manifest in the coming year…

A New Year at OCUUC

There are times in our lives when we are forced to step out of the day-to-day. Some of these events can be joyful, some can be more challenging. It is with great joy that I return from a leave of absence to OCUUC after a challenging absence. Some new ideas have been percolating with me…

We Are Blessed

This summer I am having a different kind of experience than any previous summer trip or vacation. I am working as a chaplain intern at one of our local hospitals. My respect for our health care professionals has been expanded beyond bounds. Day and night, we have people trained and on-duty in our hospitals to…

Share Our Selves – SOS in Orange County

Our children in our religious education program select one service project each year, and we all contribute to this project from September through June. This year OCUUC RE is very pleased to be providing hands-on assistance to the homeless by creating ‘sock-kits.’ Each pair of new men’s socks is stuffed so it contains shampoo, soap,…

New Beginnings for Spring 2014!

What a difference a year makes! We are comfortably settled into our new church home and have our new settled minister, Rev. Sian Wiltshire, installed and serving our OCUUC community. Please join us on a Sunday and see our new Religious Education Rooms and our lovely new nursery. If you are new to our community,…