RE News: Sun Oct 29

Lifespan Religious Education

Halloween is here. That means the ghosts, goblins, ghouls, giants, and gnomes are coming out of the woodwork (or courtyards in the case of the gnomes) at CUUC. We look forward to seeing the children and youth's alter egos on Sun as they get to give us a preview of their Tues costumes. In recent years, there has been significant conversation about what is appropriate dress up, or not, in the context of cultural appropriation. For an article explaining the issue in its complexity, yet with simple advice, please CLICK HERE.

Please see the following eight (8) announcements:

1) This Sun Oct 29
  • K-5th grade start in Fellowship Hall for Children's Worship with music rehearsal led by our Children's Music Director, Lyra Harada.
  • 6th-12th grade start in classrooms.
Pre-K - Chalice Children
K-1 - Creating Home:Beehive
2nd-3rd - Passport to Spirituality
4th-5th - Bibleodeon: Noah
6th-7th - Neighboring Faiths: Baptist Trip
8th-9th - Coming of Age: Community & Stone Soup Prep
10th-12th - Youth Group: Halloween Event

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

2) Halloween Costume Parade & Fun This Sun - Wear your costume to CUUC!
At 11:10 all classes will join the Halloween parade into the sanctuary.

Then Youth Group will lead the children to the Halloween fun area in the red pod after the service.

Whether in the stretchy tunnel room, decorating pumpkins, or getting through the green slime you are bound to have a howling good time.

3) 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.

4) Family-friendly Concert and Opportunity for Children/Youth
Sun Nov 5 at 12:30 p.m. following brunch

Music at CUUC launches its 2017-18 season with…

Music Director Adam Kent’s family-friendly, all-Mozart recital.
  • Includes a skit entitled “Wolfgang und Sigmund: Mozart Unblocked”, in which the great child prodigy composer is analyzed by history’s greatest psychoanalyst, played by our own Craig Hunt.
Special discounted family rates.

Children and youth are needed to volunteer as ushers, reception hosts, and stagehands. If your child is interested in participating in this way, please email Adam at adamkentpianist@gmail.com.

5) Pelham to Syria Winter Donation Drive - Last Chance to Help
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 this 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) Stone Soup Brunch Nov 5
Stone Soup Brunch brings forth sustenance from the diverse contributions offered from our community. To sign up to bring an ingredient, CLICK HERE.

Sponsored by the 8th-9th grade Coming of Age as a class fundraiser.

Soup for all (stones extra), with other goodies. $5/adult; $3/child; $15 max per family

7) 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.

8) 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.

For questions or further information, please contact Sabrina Cleary at clearytheory@gmail.com.

Director of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development

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