RE News: Sun Feb 11

Lifespan Religious Education

The Variety Show Planning Team received many amazing recipient proposals from the CUUC Social Justice Teams. The planning team then chose three of those organizations for the children and youth’s vote last Sunday. Although the Variety Show only raises money for one organization, we plan to bring the other causes into RE in other ways, including wonderful proposals from the Animal Advocacy Team. The three choices for the vote were:

  • Brighter Futures After-School Mentoring Program provides individual and group tutoring for at-risk children who are homeless or from very low-income families.
  • PrideWorks presents an annual conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth, their allies, and the adults in their lives.
  • Refugee Resettlement Fund gives the gift of cultural, athletic and artistic opportunities to refugee families, especially their children. 100% of the money donated goes directly to the families.
The vote is in and the winner is...the Refugee Resettlement Fund.
Keep an eye out for all the ways you can participate in raising money for this good cause.

Please see the following four (4) announcements:

1) This Sun Feb 11
K-5th grades start in the sanctuary for Wonder Box with musical guest Antoinette Montague.
6th-12th grades start in classrooms.

Pre-K - Chalice Children
K-1 - Creating Home: Tango
2nd-3rd - Passport to Spirituality: Vatican City (Catholicism: Lent and prayer)
4th-5th - Bibleodeon: Moses 2
6th-7th – Neighboring Faiths: Hinduism Trip (leave at 8:15am)
8th-9th – Coming of Age: Spiritual Practice with Yoga
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) Music at CUUC presents: Family-friendly Jazz with Antoinette Montague
American Jazz and Blues singer Antoinette Montague returns with her band to CUUC for a special Valentine’s Day weekend show that embraces the power of Jazz history while maintaining the excitement of the present. Her repertoire of swing, blues, bebop, storytelling and explosive excitement promises to entertain and captivate everyone! You can learn more about Antoinette at antoinettemontague.com.

Sunday, February 11th at 12:30pm - after Mardi Gras Brunch!
$20 Suggested Donation
$10 - Students/Seniors
$5 - Children 13 & Under
$45 - Maximum Family Donation

Free childcare is available with advanced reservation.

3) Children Ushers and Techs Needed
Children and youth are needed to help with ushering, serving, and lighting at Sunday's jazz concert. Please contact me at dlre@cucwp.org if you are interested in participating.

4) Faith Development Friday - Feb 16
An evening of learning, spiritual growth, and community

RSVP to CUUCevents@gmail.com by 12:00 noon Fri Feb 16
so we know how much pizza to order and the number of participants for each group.

6:15pm Pizza & Salad Community Dinner
7:00pm Programs Begin...

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 program online via Zoom videoconferencing by going to https://zoom.us/j/2898507899.

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 parents’ group.

Youth Group Game Night
Hang out in the Youth Room for a special night of fun. Gnomes welcome!
Games will be provided but feel free to bring your favorite. The foosball table will be active!!!

Social Time for Adults
Those who would like more time to chat and just be together are welcome to continue hanging out in Fellowship Hall after the meal. Come to simply get to know your fellow CUUCers better, without specific programming.

Director of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development

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