When I was eight years old, we planted sunflowers in the garden. This was our first time. Normally we’d grow pumpkins or pansies but I had asked my mother if we could try these flowers. Their giant sunny heads and huge stakes fascinated me. I … read more.
Category: From the Associated Minister of RE
My time at UUCPA is winding down. My last Sunday will be June 5, when I’ll be teaching Sunday school with my successor, Rev. Cat Boyle. The week of June 6, I’ll be helping get ready for Ecojustice Camp, then I’ll be one of the … read more.
You’ve probably heard by now that I’ve accepted a position as the minister at the UU church in Cohasset, Massachusetts. I’ve had a great 13 years at UUCPA, but I decided it was time to look for new professional challenges, and to move closer to … read more.
Once again, there are in-person Sunday services at 9:30, the same time as Sunday school. You can come, bring your child to Sunday school, and attend the service. It’s a nice break for both you, and your children.
All in-person programs are outdoors, masked, and distanced. … read more.
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 … read more.
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 … read more.
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 … read more.
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 … read more.
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 … read more.
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 … read more.