Dear KUUC Families,

Happy Summer!

Summer means many things, and of course means different things to different people, but one thing that seems to come up, early and often, is summer reading. Summer reading is different than regular reading. Maybe it’s “light” reading, something fun and easy, a book that goes with sand and sunscreen. Maybe it’s assigned, summer reading for next school year, for continuing education, something you assign yourself, something you’ve always wanted to read but can’t find the time for when the days are short and dark and cold.

Last year the Seekers Religious Exploration class spent a January morning learning about Marley Dias, a young girl of color who was tired of reading books about “white boys and dogs … or white boys and their dogs.” (https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/26/467969663/wheres-the-color-in-kids-lit-ask-the-girl-with-1-000-books-and-counting.) She decided to collect 1000 books about black girls, which are cataloged in this resource list. It can be sorted by age/reading level.

Whatever, wherever and however you choose to read this summer, I hope you find something to feed your soul and stretch your perspective. I look forward to seeing you at summer services (children are welcome to attend the worship, there is no childcare or RE during the summer).

Our Whole Lives News

KUUC will be offering grade 7-9 O.W.L. during the 2018-19 church year. We are choosing to run this program during consecutive years (for the first time) because of the strong demand. Many thanks to Bridge Noone (returning facilitator) and John Walter for volunteering to facilitate this session. If you know of families with 7th-9th graders (or homeschool equivalent) who might be interested in this program, please feel free to share my email (kuucdre@gmail.com) or phone number (508-821-8935). We will be holding parent and participant information meetings in September. Space in this class is very limited.