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.
Calling All Little Friends to Meet and Play
Diane Keller and Hans invite PreK/K children to reconnect and play outside on the CUUC playground. Wear masks and bring your own snack/lunch so we aren't sharing food. Saturday, 11:00am-12:30/1:00pm, October 17, November 7 & 14. RSVP with Diane, firstname.lastname@example.org.
POP (Parents of Preschoolers) is a video-based, at-home curriculum grounded in Unitarian Universalism. We think all elementary families will enjoy this!
You will learn to understand your child's spiritual development, to build rituals that support this development, and to see yourself as a spiritual teacher. Each month, three short videos will be added to the POP website. CUUC has purchased the curriculum for you. Use the password below.Access the videos and worksheets at your own pace, then we'll connect and share learning (dates tba).
Click HERE and enter password, YouGotThis2020(case sensitive). Along the way, let us know what you think of this resource, email@example.com.
K - 4th Grade Community
RE Class this Sunday
October 4, 11:30am-12:15pm
Class meets for the second time this Sunday. Nicole Turygin will talk about how hunger and homelessness are issues we care about as UUs, and she will describe efforts the Hunger & Homelessness Team and CUUC congregation have been supporting in our local community. Children will begin exploring ideas for an action they will participate in this fall.
If you missed the first class, click HERE for last week's newsletter that included the story, discussion points, and resources you can use at home.
Please bookmark THIS PAGE with the schedule and Zoom links.
Adult RE & Groups
Support for Conversations about Justice & Equity 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Nicole Turygin.
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 HEREto see all groups and select the one that works best for you. For the September issue of On the Journey: "Journeying & Wandering," click HERE.
Bystander Intervention Training Thursday, October 15th
FREE! The Westchester Co. Human Rights Commission is hosting another online bystander intervention training. It’s excellent! The training is led by Hollaback! and covers their 5Ds approach. Everyone gets to identify their anti-hate superpower! To register, click HERE.
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