We are excited to announce our Summer RE Programming for 2022. We are changing things up a little from the past 2 years and hope you and your family will be as excited as we are for the changes. This year we will offer book and movie clubs, a Chalice Challenge to keep us all fresh on UU principles, and other fun classes and workshops.
Parents, please help us with planning by signing up. This is not a firm commitment, as we know things are more flexible during the summer, but it will be helpful to have a general idea of participation for each of the classes.
So without further ado: Here is the Summer!!
Fearless Readers Groups:
- Refugee by Alan Gratz – Youth (Junior High and High school) : Three different kids. One mission in common: ESCAPE. All three young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers–from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end.
- Schooled by Gordon Korman – Elementary (1st-5th) Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a school counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school.
Keeping It Reel Groups:
- Moxie – Youth Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules. Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She forges friendships with other young women and guys across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, and she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.
- The Queen of Katwe – Elementary Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende , a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.
Summer Program Schedule:
May 15 Last Regular RE Class
May 22 Intergenerational Outpouring Service
May 29 Summer Social- Chalice Challenge
June 05 1st Fearless Readers Day 1
June 12 Fearless Readers Day 2
June 19 Intergenerational Youth Sunday
June 26 Makedo Cardboard Construction
July 03 Summer Social Chalice Challenge
July 10 Keeping it Reel Movie Day 1
July 17 Keeping it Reel Movie Day 2
July 24 Painting with Jamie
July 31 Summer Social Chalice Challenge
August 07 Intergenerational Hogwarts Sunday
August 14 Deconstruction With Donny
August 21 Intergenerational Sunday- Water communion
August 28 Fall RE begins
Be watching for sign up opportunities in the next week. I can’t wait to share the summer with each of you!!!!
In love and service,