Religious Education & Faith Development Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains June 5, 2020
Growing Up Anti-Racist
"Growing up Anti-Racist" is a call to action. It is an acknowledgement that our country's founding institutions were intentionally built on principles and practices rooted in racism. Then over 400 years, mechanisms of white supremacy culture were woven through the fabric of our society to justify and sustain prejudice and discrimination. We must actively work to undo what has been done, and this work is at the heart of our Unitarian Universalist values.
These are pivotal times in our country, reflecting a complex history and, hopefully, paving the way for ongoing racial justice efforts. Our young people will soon lead us and it is imperative that they have a solid analysis of structural and cultural racism. Right now, discussions about The 1619 Project, listed below,offer a rich opportunity for our youth to build that analysis, grounded in our UU values. We hope our youth will attend and we encourage parents to participate with them to support conversations you are having at home.
Click HERE for resources recently shared by Tracy and watch for upcoming information about conversations in RE on Sunday, June 14th. We will have age appropriate opportunities for children and youth as well as support for parents/grandparents/caregivers who are talking with children and youth about racial justice and current events.
Sunday, June 7th, 4:00-5:15pm
Youth & Adult Discussion
The 1619 Project: “The Idea of Democracy”
Presented by the CUUC Racial Justice/In the Spirit of Truth Team & Hosted by Bice Wilson and Deb Margoluis
Read about The 1619 Project at CUUC HERE. Links to the individual essays on The New York Times website can be found at the bottom of their article "Why We Published the 1619 Project." Find a link to The New York Times Magazine: The 1619 Project HERE. Online (video and audio), click zoom.us/j/2898507899. By phone (audio only), call 646-876-9923 and enter Meeting ID 289 850 7899
Please Share Your Stories
We are collecting stories from our children, youth, parents and volunteers for RE Sunday on June 21st
Please record a short video of a child, youth, parent or volunteer responding to this question: What do you love about CUUC?Community lunches? Caring teachers and advisors? Great music? Yummy snacks? The amazing REsource room?! If you have a phone that records, that's an easy and quick way to submit a video.
Record in landscape (sideways), not portrait (up and down).
Set your device to record in high resolution.
Make sure we see your face clearly.
E-mail or upload the video to Google Drive or another sharing service and share it with Tracy (CUUCWPTracy@gmail.com) by June 15th (sooner is appreciated).
Note: videos will be public when the worship service is posted on our YouTube channel. We suggest children not say their last name.
Thank you for participating!
Our Graduating Seniors
Need Your Words of Encouragement
This is a challenging year to finish high school and step from youth into young adulthood. Let our seniors know they have a faith community that loves and supports them.
One of the gifts we will give our Bridgers (graduating seniors) this year is a UU hymnal with beloved music and words of our faith. If we were meeting in the building, we would make hymnals available in the Sundays leading up to our Bridging ceremony so you could write in them. This year, given our circumstances, we invite you to submit notes online, which we will put in the youth's hymnal. We have 4 youth Bridging: Evan Cacchione, Niall Ryan, Oliver Schwartz, Aiden Breneman-Pennas.Click HEREto submit notes of congratulation and encouragement by June 15th. We are celebrating Bridging Sunday, June 21st.
Worship: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Vision Rev. Meredith Garmon
9:50am Centering Music
10:10am Welcome, Room ending 1991 After Worship Annual Meeting of the Congregation -
RE Classes and Youth Group do not meet
May / June 2020 Updated
RE Calendar Click HERE
updated June 5th
RE Next Sunday, June 14th
~ 10:00-10:45am, 4th-5th gradefinal Bibleodeon class plus a conversation about racial justice and current events with Janice S & Ted K
~ 11:20am-12:20pm, K-3rd grade affirmation of our UU values related to dignity, participation and fairness with Laura G & Joe G
~ 11:30am-12:30pm, 6th-7th grade final World Religions Class plus a conversation about racial justice and current events with Gail J
~ 11:30am-12:30pm 8th-12th grade Youth Group conversation about racial justice and current events with Tracy B, Cyndi & Daniel T
~1:30pm Parent/Grandparent/Caregiver conversation about speaking with our children and youth about racial justice and current events, with Tracy B & guest