RE News: Sun Oct 22

Lifespan Religious Education
Knowledge: accumulated philosophical or scientific learning.
Insight: ability to discern inner qualities and relationships.
Judgment: good sense.

These are the components of wisdom. The CUUC Wisdom RE Ministry Team endeavors to help us all grow in those capacities. When we share in community what we know, how we see it, and what it means to us, we enlighten ourselves as we connect with others. In that way, faith development and spiritual growth become more fully integrated into our lives. The Wisdom RE Ministry Team creates Adult RE opportunities and invites you to explore with us. Information about a reading and study group is listed below.

Please see the following four (4) announcements:

1) This Sun Oct 22
  • K-5th grade start in Fellowship Hall for Children's Worshop that includes music with our Children's Music Director, Lyra Harada.
  • 6th-12th grade start in classrooms.
Pre-K - Chalice Children: A Tour of the Outside of Our Congregation
K-1 - Creating Home: Symbols of Faith
2nd-3rd - Passport to Spirituality: Israel (Judaism, focus on Sabbath)
4th-5th - Bibleodeon: Cain and Abel
6th-7th - Neighboring Faiths: Christianity Intro
8th-9th - Coming of Age: UUism and World Religions
10th-12th - Youth Group

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

2) Children's Choir
Lyra Harada, our Children's Music Director, will lead a Children's Choir after RE two Sundays a month. They will perform at the Thanksgiving Service and the Holiday Concert.

If your child or youth would like to be a part of the choir, SIGN UP HERE.

3) Halloween Costume Parade & Fun Oct 29
Wear your costume to RE and join our parade through the sanctuary at the end of service.

Then Youth Group will lead fun Halloween activities in their haunted rooms for children after RE.

4) Wisdom Reading & Study Group – An opportunity for spiritual growth
After the service Nov 12, Dec 3, Jan 7
Text and topic provided ahead of time, but please attend regardless and bring other related texts to share.

We begin with…
Becoming Wise, Krista Tippett
“...This is brilliant thinking, beautiful storytelling and practical insight.” - Brené Brown

In Becoming Wise, Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world. Fracture, she says is not the whole story of our time. The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to one another.

Related podcast and other related materials, CLICK HERE.

5) Pelham to Syria Winter Donation Drive
In Syria, a harsh winter is about to descend on millions of refugee families. Hearts and Homes for Refugees will collect, pack, and deliver aid to displaced Syrians.

Only specific items are needed and will be collected on:
Sat Oct 21, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wed Oct 25, 4:00 - 8:00pm
Sat Oct 28, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Drop off at St. Catharine's Rectory, 25 Second Ave, Pelham.

Volunteers are also needed to help sort and pack. For more info, CLICK HERE.

Contact Jane Dixon at lilrhodie@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

6) Holiday Giving Opportunity - Gently Used Children’s Books and Toy Drive
Nov. 5 to Dec. 3
This year the Ecumenical Food Pantry in White Plains will be distributing gently used books and toys to their clients. Imagine the joy you can bring to parents who cannot afford to give their children much during the holidays. We will also be collecting new/like new stuffed animals. Last year several of the senior citizens were thrilled to choose a stuffed animal for themselves.

Please bring donations to the RE Lobby starting on Nov. 5.

On Dec. 3, children are asked to bring a book that was or is special to them to share during Children’s Worship before it is donated.

Contact Mary Cavallero marycava4@gmail.com for information or to help with this project.

Director of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development

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