5th-7th Grade Religious Education: October 22, 2020

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
October 22, 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.

5th - 7th Grade Community

RE Class does not meet this Sunday. We will meet again November 1st at 11:45am. Click HERE for the Fall 2020 schedule. 

Video Information

Your postcard campaign was a huge success!  Now, the class is working on a second action to encourage participation in the November election.  Each youth is invited to share a short video answering the question: Why is Voting Important to You?

FLIPGRID LOGIN: We are using FlipGrid to record and collect videos.  Go to our project site:  flipgrid.com/a19ffb3a.  Don't sign in with your e-mail!  Just enter the Guest Password: WeVoteUU (case sensitive). If you are new to FlipGrid, click HERE for a short tutorial.

OTHER OPTIONS: You may record a video with your own device (30 seconds or less and in portrait, up & down orientation).  Then, upload it to this Google Drive folder or e-mail Tracy the MP4 link.  **Tracy does not live in the "i" world so can't work with videos sent from an iPhone in MOV format. 

The last day to submit videos is October 27th.  Sooner is welcome!

Halloween Parade Pictures

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 10/29 to be included in the Sunday 11/1 virtual parade.  Pictures in a vertical (up and down) orientation preferred over horizontal (sideways), if possible.  Send pictures to cuucwpTracy@gmail.com.

Coping Strategies Conversation
for Youth Led by Youth

TOMORROW Friday, October 23, 4:00-5:00pm
The Westchester County Youth Bureau's Youth Empowerment Council for Change, the White Plains Youth Bureau's Clubmen Program, and the Westchester Co. Youth Board are hosting a YOUTH LED discussion about the effects of unrest and social media during COVID-19. Youth will be sharing helpful coping strategies. Register at wcyb@westchestergov.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 Opportunities

Adult RE This Sunday
UU 8th Principle Discussion
Sunday, October 25, 1:30pm in Rm 7899
Our community will begin discussion about adopting the 8th Principle. This is an important discussion as it will shape the congregation's anti-racism, racial justice work, as well as our wider denomination.  One-click Zoom login, click HERE.  Or, https://zoom.us/j/2898507899 + Passcode: 468468; Meeting: 289 850 7899 + Passcode: 468468. 
Mass Incarceration
Sunday, October 25th at 4:00pm in Rm 7899
Mary & Jim Cobb lead a discussion about mass incarceration. This is the fourth conversation in the CUUC Racial Justice/In the Spirit of Truth series about the 1619 Project.  One-click Zoom login, click HERE.  Or, https://zoom.us/j/2898507899 + Passcode: 468468; Meeting: 289 850 7899 + Passcode: 46846.  
Our discussion will be informed by these resources - we invite you to explore them:
"Why American Prisons Owe Their Cruelty to Slavery" by Bryan Stevenson 
Freedom and Slavery, the ‘central paradox of American history" by Michael E. Ruane
The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prisons” by Ashley Nellis
Juvenile Life Without Parole: An Overview” by Josh Rovner
The African American Odyssey - Reconstruction and Its Aftermath” ~ Library of Congress
The school to prison pipeline, explained” by Libby Nelson & Dara Lind
American Slavery, Reinvented” by Whitney Benns

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

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