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bullet District Calendar
bullet District-Sponsored Events
bullet Events Sponsored by the Central East Regional Group (CERG) or Districts in CERG CERG comprises the Joseph Priestley, Ohio-Meadville, Saint Lawrence, and Metro NY districts.
bullet Webinars Sponsored by the Central East Regional Group
bullet Events Sponsored by Congregations and UU Related Organizations
bullet Summary of Events for Youth For more information regarding all youth events, visit www.metroyac.org.
bullet You may also want to visit the District calendar or the District Young Adults calendar.
bullet List of UU Summer Camps Near Metro New York - 2013.
 

District-Sponsored Events

   
Religious Educator Week at the Sea
August 10-15, 2014
Ocean Grove Retreat Center, Ocean Grove NJ
For a flyer, click here
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To register, click here.
For more information, contact Patricia Infante.-
   
Goldmine Youth Leadership School East
August 17-23, 2014
Unitarian Church of Staten Island, NY
For a flyer, click here
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For more information, click here.
   
Junior Youth Retreat
September 13-14, 2014
Camp Herlich, Patterson NY
For a flyer, click here
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To register, click here.
For the waiting list, click here.
 
Ninth Annual Leadership Day: Defying Gravity
November 15, 2014
UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
Details to come.
 
CERG-Sponsored Events or CERG Districts-Sponsored Events
 
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Pray for Relief Witness Event - July 31-August 1, 2014
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OWL Jr/Sr High Teacher Training - July 25-27, 2014
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OWL Jr/Sr High Teacher Training - August 8-10, 2014
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OPUS - August 13-17, 2014
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Jubilee Anti-Racism Training - August 22-24, 2014
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Elementary Our Whole Lives Training - August 22-24, 2014
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OWL Jr/Sr High Teacher Training - August 22-24, 2014
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CERG Regional Youth Con - October 10-13, 2014
   
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Click here for more information about the Central East Regional Group (CERG).
 
Summary of Events for Youth
 
You may also want to visit the MetroYouth website: www.metroyac.org
What When Where
Goldmine Youth Leadership School August 20-24, 2013 Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY
YAC Retreat (members only) August 31-September 1, 2013 Murray Grove Retreat Center, NJ
Junior Youth Retreat September 28-29, 2013 Camp Herlich, Patterson, NY
YAC Meeting October 12, 2013 Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, Morristown, NJ
Youth Advisor Workshop October 12, 2013 Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, Morristown, NJ
SuperCON (58 youth plus daypass) October 18-20, 2013 UU Fellowship of Huntington, Huntington, NY
Cluster Events October 2013 all over
Cluster Events Date unknown UU Congregation of Princeton, Princeton NJ
UULMNJ Event October 19, 2013 First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, NJ
Social Action Cluster Event October 26, 2013 First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, NJ
YAC Meeting Date tba Location tba
WORTHY (WORship and THeology for Youth/Advisors) November 8-9, 2013 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
Defying Gravity Leadership Day November 9, 2013 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY - for youth and adult leaders of all kinds
CHAPPY (CHAPlain Program for Youth/Advisors) December 6-9, 2013 First Unitarian Society of Westchester, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
YAC Meeting January 11, 2014 Location tba
SASSY (Social Action Service Seminar for Youth/Advisors) January 17-19, 2014 Unitarian Church of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
CONicles of Narnia January 31-February 2, 2014 Community Unitarian Church at White Plains, White Plains, NY
Cluster Con Weekends Early February, 2014 all over!
Cluster Event - Food Faith Fun February 7, 2014 First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, NJ
CERG Regional CON (limited registration) February 14-16, 2014 Location in Pennsylvania
YAC Meeting March 1, 2014 Location tba
Junior Youth Con March 29-30, 2014 UU Congregation of Monmouth County, Lincroft, NJ
UU-UNO Spring Seminar April 2-5, 2014 Manhattan, NY
PokéCon April 11-13, 2014 Unitarian Church in Summit, Summit, NJ
YAC Meeting April 26, 2014 Location tba
Metro NY Annual Meeting May 2-3, 2014 Morristown, NJ
YAC Meeting May 24, 2014 Location tba
General Assembly June 25-29, 2014 Providence, RI - TOO CLOSE to miss!
Goldmine Youth Leadership School West July 6-12, 2014 Location near OMD's Summer Institute
Goldmine Youth Leadership School East August 17-23, 2014 Unitarian Church of Staten Island, NY
Junior Youth Retreat September 13-14, 2013 Camp Herlich, Patterson, NY

MORE EVENTS TO COME SOON

 
Events Sponsored by Congregations and UU Related Organizations
   
bullet August 3, 2014 - ANNUAL MIDSUMMER MESSIAH 2014 -
sponsored by The Community Church of New York UU
   
bullet August 10-14, 2014 - CAMPING IN THE GROVE -
sponsored by Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center
 
 
Annual Midsummer Messiah 2014
sponsored by The Community Church of New York UU
40 East 35th St, New York NY
 
Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 1:00 pm
 
Please join us for the Annual Midsummer Messiah 2014. We start off with a delicious light luncheon to suit many palates. With a sip of bubbly -- non-alcoholic and alcoholic before the Midsummer Messiah begins.
 
You are cordially invited to attend an inclusive, fun event that honors all voices! This event is in keeping with Community’s mission statement, “To grow as a caring, justice-making, anti-racist, diverse, spiritual community." ~ Adopted January, 2003
 
You may ask, "What does our mission statement have to do with the Midsummer Messiah?" More than you would imagine! This is an example of “a mission in action!”
 
Enthusiasm trumps ability when you sing at the Midsummer Messiah! This is an opportunity to sing in a team setting, even if it's above your comfort zone. In the midst of our diversity, we share one thing in common—WE ALL LOVE TO SING! Everyone grows a little stronger when we sing together. Plus, we’ll meet new people, see old friends and have a great time!
 
A little bit about The Messiah: First performed in 1742, Georg Friedrich Händel's Messiah is possibly the most often performed work of European Classical Music. The complete work is divided into three sections. The first section, commonly referred to as the Christmas portion, and is frequently performed along with the Hallelujah Chorus (from the third section) without the second and third parts. This is the version we perform on Christmas Eve at the Community Church of New York.
 
We also welcome all who enjoy music and want to participate in the Midsummer Messiah by joining the audience. There is a place for everyone at the Midsummer Messiah.
 
Jerry, Janice, and Hope are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2014 Midsummer Messiah!
 
 
Camping in the Grove
sponsored by Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center
PO Box 246, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
 
August 10-14, 2014
 
5 days of fun-filled summer adventure for children going into 4th through 7th grade at Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center.
 
If you love games, art, swimming, music, nature and bonfires, our camping experience, where Universalism traditionally began, is just for you!
 
Last year’s campers called the camp: “great,” “awesome,” “fun,” “cool,” and “amazing!” Come join us for our second annual Camping in the Grove and experience this for yourself!
 
OVERVIEW:
Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center is proud to offer an enriching spiritual opportunity for our young Unitarian Universalists in the tri-state area. Join us August 10th-14th, 2014, for five fun-filled exciting days of overnight camp for children entering fourth through seventh grade in September. 2014. Camping in the Grove offers all participants a camping experience on a beautiful 20 acre campus that is the traditional birthplace of Universalism in America. Come along as we make new friends, share lots of laughs, try new things, and make deeper connections to our UU community and faith. This camp will utilize the acclaimed “Chalice Camp” curriculum written by Laila Ibrahim and Rev. Sheri Prud’homme.
 
DAILY ITINERARY:
Morning worship, led by Rev. Carol Haag, Minister of Religious Education, will be held outside under the trees as the children connect more deeply to our community, our UU religion, nature, and their own spiritual path.
 
Morning and after noon activities will include swimming, drumming, playing sports, arts and crafts, drama, hiking, scavenger hunt, games, UU identity workshops, and more!
 

Evening activities will include a talent show, a game night, a movie night, and campfires complete with guitars, drums, s’mores, and sing-alongs. Camp includes three full child-friendly meals a day and healthy snacks in-between. We are happy to work with any family that has special dietary needs.

 
WHO'S INVITED?
Children entering fourth through seventh grade in Sept. 2014. Unitarian Universalist children have priority with enrollment. Others welcome if space is available. Enrollment is limited to 30 children for the camp session. Register SOON to guarantee a spot!
 
COUNSELORS:
Counselors will be in charge of small groups of campers, and will stay with the same group for the whole five days. The counselors will be adults, including some parents of campers, plus high-school aged youth ready and eager to help everyone have a rewarding experience in safe environment.
 
COST:
$400 Early Bird rate before May 15, $425 after May 15.
This price includes semi-private rooms in dormitory-style housing, food, and all activities.
 
For more information, click here .
 

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