From the Associate Minister of RE – Rev. Dan Harper

  • 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 ...
  • From the associate minister of religious education

    April 10, 2021From the associate minister of religious education
    With more and more people being vaccinated in California, the state government is moving towards reopening. So what about reopening plans for UUCPA? First and foremost, reopening plans for adult programs will be different from programs for children and teens under age 16. Until we have a vaccine for those under age 16, I’m expecting we’ll ...
  • From the Associate Minister of Religious Education

    January 3, 2021From the Associate Minister of Religious Education
    The events of Jan. 6, when armed “protesters” stormed the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., has evoked all kinds of responses. One response that really caught my attention was to the effect that our society has not done a good job teaching young people about how democratic institutions actually work. The armed protesters seem to ...
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