This Week in Religious Education: May 7-14, 2020

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. 

Thank you for your patience and participation as we continue honing in on how best to serve you. We always welcome your feedback. You can reach out to Tracy (cuucwptracy@gmail.com) or the RE Council Co-Chairs, Christine Haran (christineharan@yahoo.com) and Laura Goodspeed (lkgoodspeed@gmail.com).
Sunday: May 10, 2020

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

11:00(ish) Virtual Coffee Hour
Zoom Room Ending 2210: zoom.us/j/3369562210

Religious Education 

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 States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz with Rev. Meredith and Jeff Tomlinson in Zoom Room zoom.us/j/2898507899.  This is the UUA 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 (nturygin@gmail.com) and Steve (obitsman@gmail.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

Programming This Week

Daily Information is Always Found on the 
CUUC Online Programming Schedule 
Our Online Calendar

UU Summer Camp
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
View our growing list of online 
activities and, click 
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains  
468 Rosedale Ave · White Plains, NY 10605-5419

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