This Week in Religious Education: June 11-18, 2020

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
June 11, 2020


Center Lane & PrideWorks
Pride Month
Online Workshops 
  • Friday June 16 at 6:30pm - Staying Healthy in a Healthy Relationship with Stephanie Arrango
  • Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30pm - Queer-Positive Stories in the Bible: Christian and Jewish Scripture for Liberation - with Pastor Jim O'Hanlon, Rabbi Ben Goldberg, and Rev. Kathy Genus
  • Friday, June 30 at 6:30pm - Take a Giant Step with MSP - Challenging Gender Norms and Boxes while having fun and staying healthy with Kathryn Strangolagalli

Center Lane LGBTQ+
Online Pride Camps 
Center Lane is celebrating its 25th birthday with 3 LGBTQ+ Pride Camps! Pride Camps are FREE 5-day leadership conferences where teens in Westchester County can earn 20 hours of community service learning how to create community, connect with LGBTQ+ culture and history and contribute to the world! Westchester UU youth have attended these camps in the past and loved them - ask Tracy!

Pride Camp: Rainbow Pride!
Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 11am-3pm
What exactly is LGBTQ+ culture? We’ll explore the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity and what all the letters in the QuILTBAG mean to the world and ourselves. We’ll take a trip through LGBTQ+ history and check out how our community and history have been presented on TV, movies, theatre, and YouTube

Pride Camp: Friendship & Dating & Sex, Oh My!
Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 11am-3pm
Finding and building relationships is unique for LGBTQ+ youth. Coming out, rejection, and (sometimes) unexpected crushes can be part of it. The straight world gives us much of the script for dating, so it’s hard to know how it all works - or where even to find someone! In most sex ed lessons, we’re either terrified or invisible. Here we’ll talk about all kinds of healthy, safe relationships.

Pride Camp: Isms & Intersections
Monday-Friday, August 10-14, 11am-3pm
The LGBTQ+ community is made up of people of all genders, races, religions, abilities, ages, income levels - we're everyone! This week, we'll talk 'ism' - how oppression of groups affects us personally, others in our community, and how we talk about being Queer. We'll explore how we navigate intersecting identities, deal with oppression, and show resilience.

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. 
Submit a short note to be included in hymnals gifted by the congregation. These hymnals will be an enduring reminder of beloved music, words and community. We will celebrate Bridging for 4 youth next Sunday, June 21st: Evan Cacchione, Niall Ryan, Oliver Schwartz, Aiden Breneman-Pennas. Click HERE to submit your note of congratulations and encouragement.  
This Sunday in RE
Exploring Current Events &
Grounding Racial Justice
in Our UU Values
10:00-10:45am, 4th-5th grade final Bibleodeon class plus a conversation about current events and racial justice with Janice Silverberg & Ted Kuczinski (Room 2210)

11:20am-12:00pm, K-3rd grade affirmation of our UU Principles and values related to dignity, participation and fairness with Laura Goodspeed, Jim Cobb & Joe Gonzalez. They will read "Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights" by Rob Sanders and look at the Racial Transformer poster from Colorlines.org to talk about different types of action people take.  (Room 8428, breakout space)

11:30am-12:30pm, 6th-7th grade final World Religions class about Buddhism plus a conversation about current events and racial justice with Rev. Meredith and Gail Johnston (Room 8428, breakout space)

11:40am-12:40pm 8th-12th grade Youth Group conversation about current events and racial justice with Tracy Breneman, Jeff Tomlinson, Cyndi & Daniel Tillman (Room 8428, breakout space)

1:30-2:30pm Parent/Grandparent/Caregiver/Friend exploring how adults can have conversations with the children and youth in your life about current events and racial justice, with Tracy B & guest in Room 8428. If you are coming with specific questions or needs, you are welcome to e-mail them ahead to Tracy. You might take a look at these materials ahead of our conversation: 
Resources for Youth and Adults:  Resources for Children:
Click HERE for our growing collection of resources.
The 1619 Project at CUUC
To understand current demands for racial justice, we need to truly understand our country's history. CUUC discussions about The 1619 Project will resume in the fall. Read about CUUC's approach HERE.  Summer is a great time to read the materials! 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
Worship: Sunday, June 14, 2020

Just Love
Rev. Meredith Garmon

9:50am Centering Music
10:10am Welcome, 
Room ending 1991  
After Worship Virtual Coffee Hour
RE Classes and Groups Meet - See Schedule Above

Zoom Rooms
Visit cucwp.org/calendar and click on an event for login information.
Check the Online Programming Schedule for details.
To reserve a Zoom online meeting rooms, contact admin@cucwp.org.

Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains  
468 Rosedale Ave · White Plains, NY 10605-5419

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