RE News: Sun Nov 12

Lifespan Religious Education

The holiday season at CUUC offers many opportunities to give. Our UU Principles call on us to care for others and work on the systemic change that will transform the patterns of injustice. However, when it comes to the call for goods, services, and money, please remember that you are supposed to choose how you would like to participate and are not expected to do it all. The different types of projects are meant to create options, but not overwhelm. The same can be said for all of our other activities. Find your point of connection in the array of possibilities. Eventually, you can do it all if you like, just not all at once. In this month of mindfulness, we are reminded that it can be most important to just be still and present without anything to do.

Please see the following six (6) announcements:

1) This Sun Nov 12
  • K-9th grades start in Fellowship Hall
  • Youth Group starts in classroom.
On Veterans' Day weekend, we have a special program planned that includes:
  • Learning about how veterans use gardening and farming as a way of coping with the trauma of war.
  • Thinking about our own spiritual connection to the earth and how it feeds us.
  • Cleaning up the CUUC inner courtyards and putting our faith into action.
To view the Religious Education Google calendar, CLICK HERE.
To view a spreadsheet version of the RE Calendar, CLICK HERE.

2) Children's Choir Rehearsal This Sun, Nov 12  
Lyra (Children's Music Director), Kim (soloist), and Georgianna (pianist) will be here to work with the children on their musical piece, "Thank You for the Music."

Two opportunities to rehearse this Sun:
9:30-10 in Fellowship Hall
11:30-12 in the sanctuary

The song will be performed at the Thanksgiving Service on Nov 19.

Children can listen to the song and read the lyrics to practice the chorus by CLICKING HERE

3) Wisdom Reading & Study Group Begins This Sun, Nov 12 at 11:30
An opportunity for spiritual growth.

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.  


5) 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.

6) Room for One More This Thanksgiving?   
Make a place for an international student! 

Our congregation is again partnering with One to World to find host families to welcome students to their Thanksgiving dinners.
A wonderful experience for both students and hosts! Contact Jane Dixon at lilrhodie@gmail.com. 
Director of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development

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