RE News: Sun Nov 19

Lifespan Religious Education

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." - Melody Beattie

In our spiritual home, may you turn one stranger into a friend this weekend, whether at the CUUC Auction or the Thanksgiving Service.

Please see the following five (5) announcements:

1) This Sun Nov 19
Multigen Thanksgiving Service
  • Stories and drumming with a Native American guest
  • Cornbread and Cider Ritual
  • Children's Choir singing
There will be a children's song rehearsal at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. 
Children can practice the chorus to the song by CLICKING HERE.

Please have children dress nicely (no jeans and casual t-shirts) to perform their song.

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

2) Food Collection This Sun
Please bring non-perishable items for the Ecumenical Food Pantry to the Thanksgiving service this Sunday.

Bring your items into the sanctuary and we will have a moment in the service to gather the items.

Especially needed: spaghetti, tomato sauce, cold cereal, tuna fish, peanut butter, canned veggies & fruit, mac and cheese.

Cash/check donations are needed at this time of year. We will be collecting those as well, or send checks to Ecumenical Food Pantry, PO Box 2037, White Plains, NY 10602.

For more information, contact: Vicky Van Wert (victoriavanwert@gmail.com)

3) Kids' Auction

4) Holiday Giving Opportunity - Gently Used Children’s Books and Toy Drive
Sun Nov 5 to Sun 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 Sun Nov 5.

On Sun 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.

5)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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