Religious Education: August 27 - September 3, 2020 (incl. Fall 2020 RE Schedule)

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
August 26, 2020

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Fall 2020 RE Schedule!

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The 2020-2021 theme for Religious Education (RE) is JUSTICE & EQUITY, to support our young people in understanding justice issues, finding their voice, and carrying their values into the world. And we are deepening our partnership with CUUC Social Justice teams!

FALL 2020 K-12th Grade RE Classes: Over 7 fall Sundays, children and youth will learn about justice issues and collaborate with CUUC's Social Justice teams on a faith in action project they will share with the congregation. Fall classes will meet online after worship. September-December the K-4th grade RE class is collaborating with the Hunger & Homelessness team, the 5th-7th grade RE class is collaborating with our UU the Vote team, and the 8th-12th grade RE class is collaborating with the Racial Justice/In The Spirit of Truth team. 

Our Whole Lives (OWL): We will offer OWL for 5th-6th grade, 7th-9th grade, and the Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators curriculum when we can meet in person regularly again. We do not offer OWL online. 

Youth Group & Community Building: Youth Groups will meet online. We will also bring OWL youth together online to begin getting to know each other as youth and facilitators from the Rockland and Croton UU congregations will join us for OWL this year. We may offer in person community building activities this fall, conditions permitting, e.g., camp fire and s'mores, a movie under the stars. We would meet outside and observe safety protocols.

*We would like to offer a monthly JR Youth Group for our 5th-7th grade youth. YOU can participate on the team and build community with our amazing youth. Contact Laura (lkgoodspeed@gmail.com), Christine (christineharan@yahoo.com), or Tracy (cuucwptracy@gmail.com),

Adult RE & Journey Groups: Classes for adults will be offered every Sunday at 1:30 - stay tuned for topics! Journey Groups will continue meeting. Check the CUUC website for the schedule and information, cucwp.org

Click HERE for the Fall 2020 Schedule!


Tomorrow / Thursday
Children's Story Time Returns

Barbara Mair will resume hosting Thursday evening children's story time, alternating reading with Jonathan, Nora, Austin, and other children would would like a turn. This week, Barbara will begin reading "The Saturdays" by Elizabeth Enright. Click HERE for a description of the story and coloring sheets.
Join us tomorrow/Thursday, August 27th
7:15pm Check-In & 7:30-8:00pm Story
Room 8428 | Mtg ID 817 388 428 & Pswd 468468
CUUC Fun Day

Join us for CUUC Fun Day Saturday September 12th, 12:00-3:00pm, conditions permitting. Our rain date is Sunday, September 13th, time tba. We will be outside, wearing masks and spreading out for tie-dyeing, rock painting, frisbee and catch, scavenger hunt, trail tours, bird watching and more! Bring your picnic lunch and lawn chairs or a blanket. Watch the newsletters closer to the date for confirmation that it is safe for us to hold this event. 

Do you have an outdoor canopy we can borrow for the event? Contact Tracy (cuucwpTracy@gmail.com)
Yes? No? Maybe?  
Thinking about joining us for the September 12th CUUC Fun Day? Please click here to let us know. Your reply will help GREATLY as we plan outside space use, and as we think about other gatherings. We understand plans change; replies are not binding. 


UU 7th Principle
Citizen Science Project
PlaceKeeping Practice
Community Service Project

We are looking for individuals, teams, or families to adopt sections of the pathways around CUUC to observe and tend as we honor our interdependent web of existence. This is a great service and learning opportunity for children and youth! Contact Bice Wilson for details (bicewilson@gmail.com). 

Supporting Local Families
Experiencing Food Insecurity

The CUUC Hunger and Homelessness team and the Brunch Committee continue partnering with HOPE Kitchen to provide support for local families experiencing food insecurity. The need is great! Our CUUC team has been making weekly deliveries of dinner trays and lunch items that are prepared by our volunteers. You can help by making a financial donation for ingredients and supplies. With just $100 we can feed 200 people! Any donation is helpful. You can contribute by clicking the Donate button on our website or by sending a check to CUUC with “Share the Plate - HOPE” in the memo line. Contact Nicole Turygin (nturygin@gmail.com) and Steve Miller (obitsman@gmail.com) for more information. 
Religious Education & Social Justice

The 2020-2021 RE theme is Justice & Equity. Our 8th-12th grade youth will partner with the In The Spirit of Truth/Racial Justice team all fall for learning and faith in action. To understand current movements for racial justice, we need to understand our country's history. Summer is a great time to read the 1619 Project 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. Read about CUUC's approach HERE. Join us Sunday, September 13th at 4:00 pm via Zoom for discussion about Linda Villarosa's essay, "Medical Inequality." We will also discuss an essay that the same author (click here) published in April 2020 on Covid-19 and the toll it has taken in the African American community. Zoom information will be available a few days before the session.


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

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