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

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
October 6, 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

YoUUth the Vote

Last Call for Postcard Designs

Thanks to everyone who submitted an original postcard design. They are fantastic! We will add a note on each postcard about the class initiative and it would be wonderful to include quotes from youth. You can send quotes to Tracy at cuucwptracy@gmail.com or add them to the notes section under your slide. Complete this sentence: It is important to me that you vote because____________. 

YOUTH: submit your postcard designs HERE by Thursday evening.
Also, send your quotes. 

Friday, we send postcards off to be printed. 

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


While postcards are being printed and sent to you so you can send them out, youth will begin discussing their next project. Some exciting ideas are percolating! The other RE classes are not meeting this week, but the 5th-7th grade class will meet.

Click HERE for the fall schedule

Bystander Intervention Training
Thursday, October 15th

FREE! The Westchester Co. Human Rights Commission is hosting another online bystander intervention training. It’s excellent for youth. We encourage your whole family to attend together over dinner.

The training is led by Hollaback! and covers their 5Ds approach. Everyone gets to identify their anti-hate superpower! To register, click HERE
Adult RE & Groups

Support for Conversations about Justice & Equity
This Sunday Sunday, Oct 11, 1:30pm in Rm 7899
This is the second 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, Hunger/Food Insecurity & Homelessness. Leaders: Tracy Breneman (cuucwptracy@gmail.com) & Nicole Turygin.

Support Resources

Last Sunday, Rev. Meredith's introduced the RAIN technique for managing stress: Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture.
  • Recognize what is happening
  • Allow the experience to be there, just as it is
  • Investigate with interest and care
  • Nurture with self-compassion  
It's a wonderful mindfulness technique for our children and youth to learn. You can read Rev. Meredith's sermon HERE. Or, listen to his sermon HERE - part 1 begins at 18:36 and part 2 begins at 51:35. Tara Brach offers several related resources HERE.
Find all of the support resources we have been sharing HERE

Stay Connected

Read All RE Newsletters Online HERE
Sign Up for RE Newsletters HERE
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains  
468 Rosedale Ave · White Plains, NY 10605-5419

No comments:

Post a Comment