Hello everybody!

Black Lives Matter and Reopening signs on side of building              

This Week in CYRE:

It’s here! It’s finally here! This Sunday, September 5, 2021, will be our first day of CYRE classes for the 2021-2022 school year! We have some wonderful things to think about, talk about, and do together, so please join us – we hope to see YOU there!
Tentatively, and subject to change as circumstances dictate, here are our plans:

  • Pre-K will enjoy some reading selections from the CYRE bookshelf, including Dr. Seuss and perhaps some of his friends!
  • K-2nd grade will be introduced to our classic Spirit Play curriculum.
  • 3rd through 5th graders will learn a lot from our Spirit of Adventure curriculum, which is packed with action and even a little education.
  • Middle School students this year will continue to explore religions of the world, this year turning to the East for inspiration.
  • And finally, our High School students will be learning all about Small Group Ministries, and the importance of service in the community (“deeds, not creeds”).

In case I have failed to mention, we could still use a few volunteers to help us in the classrooms as teachers, to assist on Free Play Days, and to watch over any little ones who may be in our nursery. Please speak to Scott or Mckenzie if you would like to take advantage of this limited time offer.

As always, the CYRE embraces the “deeds not creeds” motto of the UU, so students will have opportunities throughout the year to join in with Social Action activities in our community if they wish to do so.

Things to Ponder ~ Ten Books That Have Not Been Written (Yet):

To get ourselves into the habit of reading as we return to school, let’s review some books that have NOT been written yet, but probably should be. For example:

  1. Walking to School by I. Misty Buss
  2. How To Solve Math Problems by Cal Q. Later
  3. Always Be Prepared by Justin Case
  4. Introduction to Robotics by Cy Borg and Ann Droid
  5. How to Pass Any Test by Bea Wise
  6. Advances in Digital Memory by Meg A. Byte
  7. So You Have to Repeat a Grade by Ben Thayer and Dawn Thatt.
  8. A Brief History of French Monuments by I. Phil Tauer
  9. Window Decorating Made Easy by Kurt N. Rod
  10. Acing Your SAT’s by Samar T. Pantz

And Finally, an Inspirational Thought for the Day:

“Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.”

– Henry David Thoreau

So let’s all be good for something!

DRE, Scott SargentMy best regards to you all, 

Scott Sargent, Director of Religious Exploration
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia
2701 Heyward Street
Columbia, SC 29205; (803)799-0845
dre@columbia.org
© 2020 Scott Sargent