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2019-03-08

Religious Education News: Sun Mar 10

Last Sunday began with a Wonder Box story delivered with great humor by Rev. Garmon. The theme of humility is at best a thoughtful, perhaps complex topic, and for children perhaps a little abstract. The Reverend, with his usual aplomb, laughed at himself as he tried modifying his definition of humility to be understandable, realizing it was a “tough crowd.” He asked the children whether they knew anyone who was a bully or who bragged, and had the students examine whether that behavior was good and what might be better. Our young congregants quickly “got it” and answered that being humble was not showing off or acting better than someone else. A great lesson for sure! After worship, our volunteer adults and youth group members came together with their typical drive and commitment to pull off the Pancake Brunch fundraiser. The kitchen ran like a well-oiled machine under the guidance of Steve Miller and those pancakes were sizzling and flipping in short order (pardon the pun…). The meal left everyone in Fellowship Hall looking full and satisfied, attesting to the success of the event. The volunteer cleanup was so complete and efficient there wasn’t even a custodian fee later! The money raised will all go to PrideWorks, supporting LGBTQ youth and their allies. Many, many thanks to our youth including Evan Cacchione, Joshua Prince, Zach Breault and sister Abbie, and Alex Zisson and sister Callie, and to our adult volunteers, Chris and Kate Breault, Cyndi and Dan Tillman, Liz and Lex Suvanto, Aimee Zipkin, and Steve.

Michele Rinaldi
RE Coordinator

Looking ahead...

RE This Sunday, March 10
Grades K-5 start in Fellowship Hall. Grades 6th-12th start in classrooms.

Teacher Enrichment Lunch, Sun Mar 10, 11:45am, Fellowship Hall
Join our Director of Faith Development Perry Montrose and RE Coordinator Michele Rinaldi for the next installment of meetings to support our teachers and our RE program. RSVP to cuucre@gmail.com.

2019 Variety Show Fundraiser, Sat May 4, 5:00pm
Help us get ready for the fun! PERFORMERS (adults AND kids) sign up in the RE lobby; BAKE SALE sign-ups: Contact Benetta Barnett (benettabarnett@hotmail.com); RAFFLE PRIZE DONATIONS: Contact Liz Suvanto (elizabethsuvanto@hotmail.com).

Metro NY Youth Conference, March 29-31, UU Congregation of Danbury, CT
Our spring Youth Con in Danbury is for kids in grades 9-12. At cons district youth meet one another, build community, explore their religious identity, create worship, practice leadership, and have fun. Information and registration links HERE. Registrar is Monica Schlichting (monikai@optonline.net).

Metro NY Spring Junior High Youth Conference, April 6-7, CUUC
Registration is open! This 24-hour event for youth in grades 6-8 is a fun opportunity to connect with other UU youth. Information and registration links HERE. Registrar is Charlie Neiss (cneiss@aol.com).

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