Hello everybody!

This Week in CYRE:

Stay tuned to this station for announcements about summer educational opportunities. For more information, please contact Scott Sargent, DRE, at dre@uucolumbia.org

Next Sunday (June 27, 2021) the CYRE will meet at Woodland Park at 6500 Olde Knight Parkway, justimage.png behind the VA hospital (about 5 miles from the UUCC).

We will meet at 3:00 pm in the parking lot near the community center, where restrooms and vending machines are located. After everyone has checked in, we will spend some time viewing and discussing:

  • the mural of SC Civil Rights icon Sarah Mae Flemming,
  • the recent designation of Juneteenth as a Federal holiday,
  • continuing efforts at voter suppression apparently aimed at communities of color, and
  • the Black Lives Matter movement.

Of course there will be time to enjoy nature and the fellowship of our CYRE-mates.

The usual RULES apply:

  • Face masks must be worn inside and outside, and social distancing practiced,
  • Food and beverage may not be shared,
  • All attendees must sign in before the event and report any symptoms of possible illness.

This event will end at 5:00 pm, so any students dropped off earlier must be retrieved by that time.

After the event has ended, an informal, non-UUCC-sanctioned group will be making the journey to the Rosewood Dairy Barn to discuss the day’s events, discuss CYRE plans for the rest of the summer, and possibly spoil some appetites for supper.

This event should be of greater interest to Middle School and High School students, but all students, teachers, parents and family members are welcome, but must agree to strictly adhere to the RULES.

Please RSVP with me or with Mckenzie Scott prior to the event.

We look forward to seeing YOU there!

Things to Ponder:

Put on your thinking caps and ponder these curious questions. Also, why did it have to be thinking “caps?” Why are there no “thinking shoes” or “thinking gloves?” What are the options for people who do most of their thinking in the shower? Anyway…

Why does “cleave” mean both to split apart and to stick together?

Why is it, whether you sit up or sit down, the result is the same?

Why is there an expiration date on my sour cream container?

Why call it a building if it’s already been built?

How do you know when it’s time to tune your bagpipes?

If a Smurf is choking, what color does it turn?

If the front of your car says “DODGE,” do you really need a horn?

What do sheep count when they can’t get to sleep?

Do radioactive cats have 18 half-lives?

How do they get a deer to cross the road at that yellow road sign?

Summer Word Riddles:

See if you can guess the common, everyday phrase suggested by the following word riddles! Answers at the very bottom of the newsletter!

  1. ban ana
  2. 222 day
  3. lang4uage
  4. stander innocent
  5. xqqqme
  6. Wm. Tell
  7. step
    step step
  8. give give give give get get get get

And Finally, an Inspirational Thought for the Day:

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

– William James

My best regards to you all; stay safe and healthy until we meet again.

Scott Sargent, Dir. of Reigious ExporationsScott Sargent
Director of Religious Exploration
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia
2701 Heyward Street
Columbia, SC 29205
© 2020 Scott Sargent

ANSWERS to today’s Summer Word Riddles:

1. banana split

2. Tuesdays

3. foreign language

4. innocent bystander

5. excuse me

6. William Tell Overture

7. one step forward, two steps back

8. forgive and forget