5th-7th Grade Religious Education: October 16, 2020

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
October 16, 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:

5th - 7th Grade Community

Class Meets this Sunday

Sunday, October 11th, 11:45am-12:30/12:45pm  
Zoom 8428 Breakout Room | Zoom Mtg ID 817 388 428 + Passcode: 468468


The youth-designed postcards are AMAZING!  We hope you are having fun sending them out.  This Sunday, class will learn about designing disenfranchisement, how deliberate barriers have been created to inhibit or prohibit some groups from voting. Class will also begin discussing your second action to inspire people to vote. 

And we are delighted to welcome Alex Zisson to the teaching team.  Welcome, Alex!!

Click HERE for the fall schedule

Halloween Parade

We are excited to see your costumes!  Our beloved annual Halloween parade will be virtual this year.  Send pictures in costume to Tracy by Thursday 10/22 to be included in the Sunday 10/25 virtual parade.  Pictures in a vertical (up and down) orientation preferred over horizontal (sideways), if possible.  Send pictures to cuucwpTracy@gmail.com.

Light or Extinguish the Worship Chalice

We would love to see your family!  We invite you to record a chalice lighting or extinguishing video for Sunday worship. We will provide the script. You'll send a video by the Thursday preceding your Sunday so it can be added to the worship slide deck. You can record using your own device or meet Tracy on Zoom and she can record you. Send Tracy dates in November and December when you are available to submit recordings by Thursday to be used in worship the following Sunday (cuucwptracy@gmail.com). 
Adult RE This Sunday

Choosing a Spiritual Practice
This Sunday Sunday, Oct 18, 1:30pm in Rm 7899
Thinking about taking up a spiritual practice -- or thinking about a new spiritual practice? There are so many ways to cultivate spiritual development -- which ones are right for you? And if you have a spiritual practice, please join us to share what you do. (It's a service to others -- and you might pick up a pointer or two.) Led by Rev. Meredith Garmon.

Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness is a powerful practice that helps ALL of us improve our focus and concentration, and manage stress. Below are five simple mindfulness techniques that can be used by children, youth, and adults. Click HERE to read the full Left Brain Buddha blog, and HERE for a handy poster you can print and post.
1. I can find my anchor and breathe. An anchor keeps our mind from drifting too far by offering a specific place to put one's attention, often the breath.
I can notice my puppy mind. Minds are like puppies that are curious and want to wander off! We don't get angry at our puppy mind, but notice it has wandered and gently call it back.
I can send kind thoughts and be grateful. We can wish for ourselves and others happiness, safety, health, and send kind thoughts. We can also pause and notice what we are grateful for. 
I can notice my feelings. Mindfulness can help us become more aware of our emotions. We can identify where in our body we feel an emotion, then name the emotion. This can help us learn to recognize and handle emotions. 
 I can be still as I look, listen, and learn. You can simply sit and let your mind, body, and nervous system take a break. It can help us to remain still and focused by having something to pay attention to, e.g., the sounds of nature, the breeze of a fan, the smell of something baking. Be present in the moment. 

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