RE News: Sun Jan 21

Lifespan Religious Education

Last Sunday, CUUCer Amy Nathan shared a story with the children about the integration of a Baltimore amusement park, which coincided with the “I Have a Dream” speech. Amy has written a book about the historical moment when black and white children shared a ride on the carousel. After the story, we engaged the CUUC children in a discussion of how racism still plays out in our society today. Then the children filled out carousel horse cards to share the unfairness that they want to change and what their work will be to help make this a reality. These were hung from our "Freedom-go-round." This Sunday, adults are invited to add to our justice carousel in the RE foyer, so look for it when you come to Chili Brunch. We can be the new Freedom Riders that are needed to end inequality and injustice.

Please see the following five (5) announcements:

1) This Sun Jan 21
K-5th & Youth Group start in the sanctuary for Music for All Ages and Wonder Box Story.
6th-7th starts in the kitchen for Chili Brunch.
8th-9th starts in their classroom.

Pre-K - Chalice Children
K-1 - Creating Home: Book of Ruth
2nd-3rd - Passport to Spirituality: India (Jainism-meditation)
4th-5th - Bibleodeon: Joseph 1
6th-7th – Chili Brunch
8th-9th – Coming of Age: Identity: Unitarian Universalist Values
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) Chili Brunch This Sun
More chili is needed!
Support the 6th-7th grade social justice fundraiser by contributing a crock pot of chili. Please email Liz Suvanto at elizabethsuvanto@hotmail.com if you are able to bring chili this Sunday.

Join us for the heat of chili and the warmth of community.

Cost: $5 per Adult, $3 per child, $15 max per family.

3) Faith Development Friday Tomorrow Jan 19
Please RSVP to cuucevents@gmail.com so we know how much pizza to order and the number of participants for each of the three groups.

6:30 Pizza dinner
7:15 Spiritual centering
7:30 Programs that include…

a)Faith Like a River
The Wisdom RE Ministry Team invites you to an Adult RE experience facilitated by Rev. Meredith.
This class explores the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our faith heritage.
What lessons do the stories of our history teach that can help us live more faithfully in the present?
What lessons do they offer to be lived into the future?

You may also join this workshop online via Zoom videoconferencing by going to https://zoom.us/j/2898507899.

b) Family Journey Group
Parents gather to discuss the theme of resilience (facilitated by Barbara Montrose), while children have their own group with activities and discussion based on the theme (facilitated by Perry Montrose, DLRE). Adults without children are invited to participate in the adult group.

c)Youth Social and Movie Night
Hang out in the Youth Room for a special night of fun. Gnomes welcome.

4) Children's Choir Signup
Lyra Harada, our Children's Music Director, will be leading a CUUC Children's Choir. There will be rehearsals two Sundays a month from 11:30-12 to prepare to sing at a service in the sanctuary.

This is a great opportunity to explore spiritual development through music and develop music proficiency.

Please register your children for choir by emailing me at dlre@cucwp.org.

5) Neighboring Faiths Experience
Are you interested in learning more about different religions?
Would you like to share your experiences and knowledge of your faith background?
Join the Neighboring Faiths class to explore your own faith development as you support our 6th-7th graders. Contact me at dlre@cucwp.org for more information.

Director of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development

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