Religious Education & Faith Development Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains May 7, 2020
Adapting Religious Education
Dear CUUC families and RE volunteers, we have all been in an evolving process of adapting from two-week physical distancing, to another two weeks, through the end of May, and now possibly extending safety measures through the summer. In the beginning, our focus was ensuring our community felt supported and connected under temporary distancing mandates. We have been experimenting with new schedules and programs while trying to create a predictable schedules. The great turnout last Sunday, when all the RE classes and groups met, showed us that Sunday during or following worship continues to be the best time for most of our families.
As we move into the extended stage of this experience, which finds families and RE volunteers settling into new routines at home, the RE Council is exploring how to bring closure to the classes and activities we had been offering this year. RE Council members are reaching out to the teaching teams and youth advisors to create online plans through June. By next week, we will have a schedule for you that will include K-5th grade activities or classes during worship, 10:00-11:00am, and classes or activities for 6th-12th grade youth after worship, 11:30am-12:30pm. Those will begin Sunday, May 24th so that May 17th we can all enjoy the Coming of Age worship service, which is always inspiring for all ages.
We are also beginning to plan for summer programming. Stay tuned for information.
Worship: There Is No Try Rev. Meredith Garmon
Tracy Breneman, Adam Kent 9:50am Centering Music
10:10am Worship Begins
In Our Virtual Worship Space-Online: zoom.us/j/761321991 or
by Phone: 646-876-9923 with Meeting ID: 761 321 991
11:30am-12:30pm Coming of Age Class with Tracy Breneman and COA Mentors in Zoom Room: zoom.us/j/817388428
COA is the only RE class meeting at 11:30am this Sunday.
4:00-5:15pm Youth & Adult Discussion: An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United Statesby Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz with Rev. Meredith and Jeff Tomlinson in Zoom Roomzoom.us/j/2898507899. This is theUUA Common Read. Discussion this Sunday: Part 2, pp. 56-116, Chapters 4, 5 & 6. **You are invited to join in at Sat May 9 at 4:00pm, OR Sun May 10 at 4:00pm. This special "double" arrangement is offered this week only for those who may have Mother's/Parent's Day plans.
Sunday: May 17, 2020
Coming of Age Worship Service led by the Coming of Age Youth
Over the past year, our 8th and 9th grade youth have been learning more about Unitarian Universalism and exploring their own beliefs. The Coming of Age (COA) year is an extraordinary journey of discovery. By sharing their reflections about what they believe at this point in their lives, they invite all of us to reflect on our own journeys of faith. Join us for this very special worship service as we learn from and celebrate our COA youth.
RE Partners with the Hunger and Homelessness Team
CUUC Hunger and Homelessness and the Brunch Committee are currently providing extra support for HOPE Kitchen. In addition to weekly hot meals, HOPE Kitchen is providing additional food to families at this time. Lunch items, such as sandwiches, cookies, and snacks are welcome. To support lunches for HOPE Kitchen, please drop off your favorite PBJ, egg salad, or cold cut sandwiches to CUUC on Mondays in May. Approximately 120 sandwiches are needed weekly, so feel free to make as many or as few as you’d like. Contact Nicole (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Steve (email@example.com) to volunteer and coordinate what you will provide. Thank you!
MAY 2020 Schedule updated May 7th
Month-at-a-Glance Schedule of Recurring
Programming for All Ages ~ A Handy
Reference to Print & Post at Home CLICK HERE
Summer is coming and you can still think about camp! Tracy is collaborating with other UU Religious Educators to create an online UU summer camp. Stay tuned for information about that. You can also click HERE for an updated list of UU summer camps.
Story Time Recordings
Audio Files with Familiar Voices
You Can Listen to Any Time CLICK HERE
Resources View our growing list of online
activities and, click HERE.
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
468 Rosedale Ave · White Plains, NY 10605-5419