8th-12th Grade Religious Education Newsletter: September 25, 2020


Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
September 25, 2020
2020-2021 Religious Education (RE) theme: JUSTICE & EQUITY
Supporting our young people in understanding justice issues, articulating their values, and engaging in faith in action with CUUC Social Justice teams. Fall 2020 Resources:
K-12th grade Religious Education (RE) is off to a great start! Last Sunday, classes discussed covenant, justice, and equity v. equality. Follow what the children and youth are learning in THIS document. You can also use this resource for conversations at home.

I Vote My UU Values

This graphic was made by Claire Pullen, a UU young adult graphic designer. It is free to use, with credit. 
Social Conscience Series
Featuring Common

FREE! Important issues such as racism, sexism, and social advocacy are too often shortchanged or omitted in mainstream curriculum. Classes in this series aim to arm children and youth with the knowledge to effectively serve as tomorrow's leaders. Session 1: Finding Your Voice. For more information and to register, click HERE

Support Resources

With the new school year starting during a pandemic, many parents, children, and youth are feeling stressed. We are collecting resources to support, soothe, and inspire you. We will continue adding resources and hope you find them helpful, click, HERE

8th - 12th Grade Community

Youth Communication

The 8th-12th grade RE class and Youth Group uses the GroupMe app to share information and reminders. It's important that ALL YOUTH join the GroupMe to connect with the group.  
1) Download the GroupMe app on your phone.
2) Use the QR code on the left to find and join the group, "CUUC/UUCR Youth Group."
3) Identify yourself so we know who is connected to each number - unidentified numbers will be removed from the group.

At-Home Resources from Last Sunday's Class

Last Sunday, Cyndi & Daniel Tillman and Jeff Tomlinson invited the youth to catch up and reconnect, they discussed covenant, and explored our theme this year, Justice and Equity. You can use these materials for your own conversations at home. 

No Class This Sunday, Sept. 27

Next Class, October 4th at 12:00pm

Sunday, October 4th, Jeff Tomlinson, CUUC Racial Justice/In the Spirit of Truth Team, will join class to talk with the youth about key issues in the work for racial justice and what the CUUC team has been active in locally. Youth will begin exploring ideas for an action they will participate in this fall. 

Click HERE for the updated fall schedule. 

Find our Anti-Racism/Racial Justice resources online HERE

Adult Community

Adult RE & Groups

Support for Conversations about Justice & Equity
This Sunday, Sep 27, 1:30pm in Rm 7899
This is the first of three fall sessions to support parents, grandparents, RE leaders and any adults who are having conversations about justice & equity with children and youth. We will discuss our own learning and journeys, and share approaches for shaping conversations with young people. This Sunday, we will highlight one of our fall 2020 justice topics, democratic participation and UU the Vote. Leaders: Tracy Breneman (cuucwptracy@gmail.com) & Karen Leahy.

The CUUC Journey Groups are a way to deepen our understanding of life and strengthen our connections to one another by exploring monthly themes together. The Family Journey Group, led by Alex Sehdeva and Irene Cox, meets monthly on 2nd Fridays. Click HERE to see all groups and select the one that works best for you. For the September issue of On the Journey: "Journeying & Wandering," click HERE.

Beloved Conversations

Several CUUC members are participating in the Beloved Conversation 4-part online series this fall. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and RE leaders to have support for the conversations you are having at home and in RE. Register for the Fall Term of of Beloved Conversations. Deadline to enroll is extended to Friday, September 25th. Register and receive a generous discount offered by an anonymous donor and matched by CUUC so your cost is only $25. Send payment information to Joe Majsak for reimbursement or other payment arrangements. Learn more and register HERE

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