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2018-06-01

RE News: Sun Jun 3

Lifespan Religious Education
As Dean Silverberg informed you through his special announcement, I have accepted a position at the New London UU congregation and will be leaving CUUC this summer. Although I look forward to my new position, it is difficult to leave CUUC where I feel connected to you all and proud of the work we have done together. As I explain in my resignation letter to the Board and REC, affordability of housing in Westchester is the reason for our family's move. I will make sure everything is in place for the next RE leader and support the transition. On Jun 10, we have our always great RE Sunday Service and it will be good to be together to celebrate the year in RE and all we have accomplished.

Please see the following five (5) announcements:

1) This Sun Jun 3
K-7th grade start in the sanctuary for a Wonder Box Story about immigration with special guest Yency Contreras.

Classes end at 11:15 so teachers and parents can attend the Annual Meeting. Children will be supervised on the playground or in Fellowship Hall.

Classes
Pre-K-1 - Creating Home: Review and RE Sunday banner making.
2nd-3rd - Passport to Spirituality: Review (with World Religions Tic-tac-toe) and RE Sunday banner making.
4th-5th - Bibleodeon: The Bible Today and making animals for the ark, as well as the RE Sunday banner.
6th-7th – Neighboring Faiths: Review and Prep for RE Sunday
8th-12th – Youth Group: Place Keeping and Bridging Prep

To view the Religious Education Google calendar, CLICK HERE.
To view a spreadsheet version of the RE Calendar, CLICK HERE.

2) RE Sunday Service - June 10
A worship celebration of the year in Religious Education that includes:
  • Banner parade for all classes to start the service
  • Participation by all ages
  • Special music
  • Bridging ceremony for graduating seniors
  • Barbecue after the service

3) Photos and Videos Wanted
Please send any photos or videos you have from RE related events, classes, and other happenings to Perry at dlre@cucwp.org or perrydlre@gmail.com.

We would like to create a slide show for RE Sunday and have the pictures for the archives. Thank you.

4) All You Need to Bring Is Your Presence
Each CUUCer has an opportunity to connect with our children, youth, and adults in Religious Education.

There are many ways to be a part of it...
  • Teach once a month on a six-person team
  • Help in an interest area
    • Adult RE, welcoming newcomers, social events, social justice, spiritual practices, music, or your special interest.
Contact Perry at dlre@cucwp.org or 914-946-1660 x4 to find your place in RE.

5) UU Summer Camps & Retreat Centers for Children, Youth, and Families
Unitarian Universalist retreat centers offer the opportunity to connect with UUs from around the country in fun and fellowship. Whether you are looking for a place to go as a family or somewhere for your kids to experience a fun camp, there are many amazing Unitarian Universalist summer destinations:

Ferry Beach is oceanfront in ME.
ferrybeach.org
The Mountain is atop the Blue Ridge Mountains in NC.
mountaincenters.org
The Rowe Center is in the Berkshire Mountains in MA.
rowecenter.org
Sophia Fahs RE Camp is one week in August on Shelter Island.
www.liacuu.org/Fahs
Star Island is a 46-acre island off the NH coast.
starisland.org
Unirondack is in the NY Adirondacks.
unirondack.org
Murray Grove is a Universalist retreat center nearby in NJ.
http://www.murraygrove.org/#!camping-in-the-grove/c15no
UUMAC Retreat is one week in July at DeSales University in PA.
uumac.org
The Central East Region offers a Summer Institute focused on climate change.
http://omdsi.org/
SUUSI is a weeklong multignerational event in North Carolina.
https://www.suusi.org/

Sincerely,
Perry
Director of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development

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