From the Associate Minister of RE – Rev. Dan Harper

  • From the Associate Minister of Religious Education

    December 11, 2021From the Associate Minister of Religious Education
    Attendance at Sunday programs has been surprisingly good, sometimes 80% of pre-pandemic numbers. And as children aged 5-11 are fully vaccinated, I’m expecting attendance to go up even more. Kids are longing for the kind of informal programming that UUCPA provides — and parents are longing for a chance to see other adults in a ...
  • From the Associate Minister of Religious Education

    November 6, 2021From the Associate Minister of Religious Education
    I don’t know about you, but I was so glad to hear that the vaccine for ages 5 to 11 was approved by the FDA. If you have children in this age range, I hope you can get them vaccinated soon! The Children and Youth Religious Education Committee and I are still trying to figure out ...
  • From the Associate Minister of Religious Education

    September 10, 2021From the Associate Minister of Religious Education
    We’re gearing up for the start of online and in-person programs for children and youth. Please read this newsletter for details. As the pandemic drags on, I’m seeing some children and teens who aren’t bothered at all. But I’m seeing other children and teens who are suffering adverse effects. We already know there’s an increased incidence ...
  • From the Assoc. Minister of Religious Education

    August 7, 2021From the Assoc. Minister of Religious Education
    The Children and Youth Religious Education (CYRE) Committee and I are coming up with plans for COVID-safe programs where kids can have fun and build community, and learn something too. Our plan for the coming school year is to offer both in-person programs, and online programs for families who need that option. We’ll have two online ...
  • From the Associate Minister of Religious Education

    May 8, 2021From the Associate Minister of Religious Education
    I’d like to tell you what the Children and Youth Religious Education Committee and I are planning for UUCPA for the 2021-2022 school year. The most important thing that we’re planning is that we’re going to remain flexible. Federal, state, and county regulations and recommendations are changing rapidly right now, as we learn more about ...
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