RECY (Religious Education for Children and Youth) Weekly 1.7.2012

By Rayna Hamre posted Saturday, January 7, 2012, 12:30 pm

Dear OCUUC Parents-
Greetings for the New Year, 2012! I look forward to working with each of you, children and adults, in the coming year. Below are upcoming activities for all to enjoy.
With combined RE funds, youth recycling money, a donation to RE and Spirit Grant matching, we have been able to purchase a new television for the Social Hall. We look forward to resuming movie nights with a much sharper audio and video output for the new year! We will need someone with a pick up truck to assist with moving the old TV for recycling on January 13 or 14, transporting to a temporary recycling center at Huntington Beach Public Library. Please let me know if you could help us out with a truck dreatocuucdotorg  (dreatocuucdotorg)  
We are in the process of setting up dates for winter/spring Our Whole Lives for Sr. high and possibly for our 4-6 graders. Our Whole Lives (OWL) provides a safe setting with trained facilitators for children and youth learn about their bodies. In addition to providing accurate information, OWL encourages the older youth to explore their own sexual identities and ethics, and to critically examine the messages from the larger culture. Please contact me immediately if your sr. high or 4-6 grade student would like to take OWL this spring:  dreatocuucdotorg
Thanks for all you do~~
Rayna Hamre
OCUUC Director of Religious Education
dreatocuucdotorg
  • February 4, 4-7 pm in the Social Hall. By popular demand, Crafts with Judi for Valentine’s Day designs!! Cards and crafts, fun for the entire family, all are welcome! Pizza will be provided, bring a side dish or dessert to share. Helpers needed for set up and clean up, please contact Judi or Rayna at dreatocuucdotorg  (dreatocuucdotorg)  
  • OCUUC Children’s Choir will be singing in the Jason Shelton concert “Voices in Unity” on February 11 at 7:30pm.
    • Rehearsal schedule:
    • Sunday, January 29, 1-2pm, Gillan 3 classroom
    • Sunday, Febuary 5, 1-2pm, Gillan 3 classroom
    • Thursday, February 9, 7-8pm, sanctuary
    • Friday evening, February 10, 6-7pm, sanctuary
    • Saturday evening, 6pm call time, 7:30pm concert
 Jason Shelton wrote some of our favorite UU songs – “Standing on the Side of Love,” “Morning Has Come,” and “Fire of Commitment.”  He’ll be here to conduct and sing a concert of his own compositions about love, unity, and action.    Here is the flyer for the whole Jason Shelton weekend:  http://ocuuc.org/ministries/workshops/  Contact Beth Syverson if your family wants to participate in this special event.  Beth Syverson, MusicDirectoratocuucdotorg  (MusicDirectoratocuucdotorg)  .
  • Renaissance Module at the Los Angeles UU Church, March 22, 2012, 5:30 pm  to March 24, 2012, 12:00 pm. Renaissance Module: UU Identity. This is open to the RE community, Rayna is one of the organizers. The goals of the Unitarian Universalist Identity module include: creating an understanding of identity as a process; becoming aware of how the process unfolds; identifying ways to foster the process, specifically among Religious Education participants and generally among their congregations. Link: Registration form
  • Ongoing. Families are invited to bring non-perishable foods and toiletry items for the Share Our Selves (SOS) little green shopping cart on the patio. Goods will be dropped at SOS each week.
  • June 20-24 2012, UU Justice General Assembly (GA) in Phoenix http://www.uua.org/ga/  GA is the yearly general conference for the entire UU denomination. This year it is being held in Phoenix, and this is a wonderful opportunity for our families and youth to attend. We hope to have some fund raisers this year to help send our youth to Justice GA. Here is is a link to the new UU Justice GA blog http://immigrationjustice.blogs.uua.org/

 

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