What’s Happening in CYRE
We welcome our families to join us this Sunday, 08/20/17, for our annual ingathering service. In this service, we encourage our members to bring small offerings of water from somewhere special to us. The creators of this ritual hoped to forge something that “spoke to our connectedness to one another, to the totality of life, and to our place on this planet.” This ritual became a new story of creation, renewal, and empowerment for our community and water is its symbol. The CYRE group is on a quest to redefine how we meet the spiritual needs of our children. The charge to empower our children with the courage and compassion they need to meet the challenges of today’s world is of utmost importance. We look forward to you joining us this Sunday as we renew our commitment to our community and our world, especially our children.
This Sunday there are no classes scheduled but the nursery will be staffed to care for our youngest members. Our school age children are invited to celebrate with us in the service. Classes will resume later this month. For children too old for the nursery and too young to appreciate all aspects of the church services, we offer a “busy box” with books to read, activity books, and crayons. The box is located under a folding table near the southeast entrance of the sanctuary. Please return unused materials to the box after the service.
This coming Sunday in CYRE the children and youth will learn humorous life lessons from Lobel’s Modern FABLES. After reading the fables we will break into groups to perform them as Readers’ Theater. This lesson will be appropriate for kindergarten through adults.
The children and youth will have a lesson on Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator of such beloved tales as “Peter Rabbit.” The lesson will include an art experience and supplies will be provided.
The children will participate in a bridging ceremony and we will honor the CYRE teachers and assistants. We ask the children to write one or two sentences about a memorable CYRE lesson from this year. They can read it during the bridging ceremony or have someone read it for them.
No classes on this Memorial Day weekend.
This is the last OWL session for the K-3 kids. Those in grades 4 and up will participate in the Jedi Academy.
This Sunday we will have an all ages Art and Technology class.
We will host OWL classes for the K-3 children.
The 4+ children will participate in the Jedi Academy.
This Sunday we will have an all ages lesson on Black History Month with Ken W. and Elaine A. Next week we will host OWL for K-4 and Jedi Academy for the 5+ grades.
OWL program for the K-4 children and Jedi Academy for 5+.
(K-3) OWL classes begin. Parents are required to stay with their children during the sessions.
(4-5) and (6+) Joint Jedi Academy for both groups.
CYRE is hosting an impromptu Wild Card Day filled with Pokemon tournaments, games and fun!
K through 12th grade students will engage in Chinese New Year craft activities. We’ll learn about traditional rituals, discover our animal horoscopes, and make a fun craft to take home!
Families and children who signed up for K-3 OWL and attended the orientation on January 8 will continue the program. All other school-age children will be in the Jedi Academy class.
On December 18th we will host our annual Christmas Pageant followed by a Holiday Party in the Johnson building. Please remember to bring your Guest at Our Table box to the service for collection. We are asking that parents please bring treats or snacks for your children to enjoy and share. Please stop by to get pictures with Santa!