This Week in Religious Education: October 8-13, 2019

Sunday, October 13th
We gather at 10:00am for the whole congregation worship service.  Last Sunday in Children's Worship, Lyra introduced some hymns we'll sing this Sunday so the children are already familiar with them.  Join us for Rev. Kimberley's service about pie, then we'll eat pie during coffee hour!  Bring a pie to share - any type of pie will do, sweet or savory.  I'm trying my hand at a pear, walnut and blue cheese tart recipe Rev. Kimberley sent me - looks sooooo good.  RE classes and youth group do not meet.

Children's Area in the Sanctuary
Last March for the Westchester UU worship service held at CUUC, we offered a children's area in the sanctuary.  We will try that out again this Sunday for the whole congregation worship service.  The children's area offers a space and quiet activities where children can feel comfortable while experiencing the words, music and rituals of our faith.  

Parents, please consider arriving a few minutes early this Sunday so children can explore the children's area then be ready to settle in as worship starts.  There will be chairs around the children's area for parents to help monitor activity as the children learn to navigate a quiet activity space.  Do you have large-piece jigsaw puzzles and other quiet activities your kids aren't using anymore?  We can use them in the children's area. 

Congregants who find some moving about distracting might consider sitting on the other side of the sanctuary.  

Halloween Party
Are you ready for a Halloween party?  The youth group will host their annual Halloween party for children after worship on Sunday, October 27th.  Games, music, treats, general spookiness... it should be fun!  Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes for maximum fun.  Youth: the planning sessions are Friday, October 18th, 6:30-8:30pm and Sunday morning, October 20th.

Youth Group Schedule
  • 6:30-8:30pm 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month (with some exceptions) for 10th-12 grade youth focused on themes the youth identify and the journey group theme of the month, using Ted Talks, documentaries and the Popcorn Theology curriculum;
  • 6:30-8:30pm 1st & 3rd Fridays includes 8th-12th grade youth with theme discussions continuing on the 1st Friday and a social, game night the 3rd Friday; 
  • 8th-9th grade youth will continue to attend the Coming of Age class Sunday mornings.
The next youth group meeting is Friday, October 18th, 6:30-8:30pm for an evening of fun and games, and Halloween party planning. 

Clothing Drive
Hearts & Homes for Refugees is collecting outerwear for their winter clothing drive.  Gently used adult and children's winter coats; waterproof boots (especially boys'); boys' and men's hats, gloves, scarves.  New men's and children's socks, fleece throws and small blankets. Bring items to CUUC October 20th or 27th. Contact Karen Leahy with questions.

Adam shares this announcement for his upcoming concert: On October 27, following our communal meal, please consider staying for the opening concert of this year’s Music at CUUC series in the Sanctuary, featuring Music Director Adam Kent. This family-friendly event will be prefaced by short music appreciation skits with our own Kim and Christian Force and Elias VanDette. The program includes the lush romantic music of Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt. So, be sure to put our specially priced family concert tickets on your Shoppin’ List (moan…..). If your child would be interested in assisting with concert management—ushering, ticket collection, lighting—please contact Music Director Adam Kent

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