RE News: Sun Nov 5

Lifespan Religious Education

Special music, a skit, a trip, classes, Stone Soup Brunch, a concert, Children's Choir, multigen worship, a toy and book drive, Day In Place, a food collection, hosting students for Thanksgiving, and a reading and study group are all happening at CUUC in Nov. As we enter the holiday season, please remember that all the offerings at CUUC are opportunities to engage in a variety of ways and you are not expected to do it all. Find your point of connection in the array of possibilities. Most importantly, do what is specifically fulfilling for you and brings you joy. Sometimes that means just being still and present without anything to do.

Please see the following seven (7) announcements:

1) This Sun Nov 5
  • K-5th grades start in sanctuary for special musical guest Camanchaca and a Wonder Box Story performed by Family Journey Group children.
  • 6th-7th grade on a trip.
  • 8th-9th grade starts in the kitchen to prepare Stone Soup.
  • Youth Group starts in classroom.
Pre-K - Chalice Children
K-1 - Creating Home: Animal Homes
2nd-3rd - Passport to Spirituality: Pakistan (Sikh)
4th-5th - Bibleodeon: Abraham
6th-7th - Neighboring Faiths: Catholic Trip
8th-9th - Coming of Age: Stone Soup
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) Stone Soup Brunch This Sun
Sustenance created from the diverse contributions offered from our community. Please CLICK HERE to sign up to bring an ingredient.

Sponsored by the 8th-9th grade Coming of Age class who will donate all proceeds to Puerto Rico hurricane relief.
$5/adult; $3/child; $15 max per family

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

Children and youth are needed to volunteer as ushers, reception hosts, and stagehands. If your child is interested in participating, please email me at dlre@cucwp.org.
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.

4) Children's Choir - Rehearsal Nov 12, Performance Nov 19 Led by Lyra Harada, our Children's Music Director, children will rehearse Abba's Thank You for the Music before and after RE on Nov 12, with Kim Force joining the children to sing the verses.

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

They will perform during the Thanksgiving Service on Nov 19.

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. 
7) 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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