RECY (Religious Education for Children and Youth) Weekly 3.3.2012

By Rayna Hamre posted Saturday, March 3, 2012, 10:14 am

Dear OCUUC Parents, Friends and Members-
I want to encourage everyone to stay abreast of OCUUC’s exciting news about the possibility of finding a new church home.  Our hard-working OCUUC Board is working on this and we have found a property that could work very well for us. There will be another Town Hall Meeting after church this Sunday, 3/4, at 12:45 pm. You can also ask the OCUUC Board members for an update.
Please see our Secret Pals updates below. Secret Pals is in full swing right now!
If you see Clover Behrend, please give her a big hug. She and I have caught up the tallies for our RE attendance sheets, and Clover will assist the program by keeping our attendance up-to-date in our Excel files. Thanks so much for sharing your time and talents with RE, Clover!
OCUUC is very pleased to be hosting two sessions of Our Whole Lives (OWL) this spring. OWL is designed to teach our young people about their bodies and to assist them in navigating the messages about sexuality in today’s complex world. This year we are offering OWL for grades 5-6 and for Sr. High students. Spaces are filling up so please get your youth on the list for OWL soon.
Thanks for all you do~~
 Rayna Hamre, OCUUC Director of Religious Education, dreatocuucdotorg  (dreatocuucdotorg)  
  • Secret Pals is now underway! The Secret Pals gift exchange is taking place on March 4th, March 11th, March 18th, and March 25th.  Don’t forget to bring your presents! On those four Sundays, please leave a present in your Secret Pal’s basket before the beginning of the second service. Pick up your present from your basket after the end of the second service. Baskets will be located in the Social Hall. For those of you didn’t have a chance to decorate your Secret Pals gift basket on February 26th, stickers will be available for basket decorating on March 4th.  A basket will be set out for you before the second service to make sure that your Secret Pal has a place to put your present. The Secret Pal reveal party will be held on March 25th, after the second service. Look for further details in your Secret Pal basket, or on this blog. If you have questions, contact Gabrielle Block, dreatocuucdotorg    Thanks to Gabrielle for heading up this project!
  • OCUUC will be offering 5-6th grade and Sr. High Our Whole Lives (OWL). Classes will be held at OCUUC, the cost is $30 per family. 4-6 grade sessions are: Sunday April 15, 1-3:30 pm mandatory parent & student session; and Sundays April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 1-2:30 pm.
  • Sr. High OWL dates are Friday March 30 6 pm through Saturday March 31, 6 pm, and Friday April 20 6 pm through Saturday April 21, 6 pm. (two weekend intensives) and one mandatory parent meeting, date tba.Parents, please let us know asap student names, grade level, and parent names and contact info, for those who are ready to sign up.  Spaces are limited. This is a wonderful program and I encourage you to enroll your children. dreatocuucdotorg  (dreatocuucdotorg)  
  • OCUUC will be starting new curriculum in March for our 1st-6th graders. This is part of our nation-wide preparation for Justice General Assembly in June in Phoenix. We will be sending home more information about this new curriculum.
  • 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  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 a link to the new UU Justice GA blog
  • Harry Potter will be back this summer by popular demand! Jennifer Abt is preparing our own UU Hogwart’s Academy for our OCUUC summer program. Stay tuned for more news about our upcoming HP summer.
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