PreK-4th 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.
This Saturday, October 24th
The K-4th grade class has been learning about hunger and food insecurity. Families are invited to participate in the class's first action by providing small ziplock bags of cookies, bars, candies or any bagged treat for CUUC's HOPE Kitchen meals. You can drop off your treats this Saturday when you are at CUUC for the Drive-Through "Fun"-Raiser. Watch for a class leader collecting your treat donations as you drive through the lower parking lot. Click HERE for more information.
We are excited to see your costumes! Our beloved annual Halloween parade will be virtual this year. Send pictures in costume to Tracy byThursday 10/29to 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
POP (Parents of Preschoolers) is a video-based, at-home curriculum grounded in Unitarian Universalism. Have you used it? Each month, 3 new videos are added.
Click HERE and enter password, YouGotThis2020(case sensitive). Let Tracy know what you think of this resource, email@example.com.
K - 4th Grade Community
RE Class Next Sunday, November 1st
RE class does not meet this Sunday. The next class is Sunday, November 1st at 11:30am. Please bookmark THIS PAGE with the schedule and Zoom links.
Anti-Racism Resources for Children
This is a good time to be having conversations with children about values and fairness. It is not enough for us to raise children that are not racist; we strive to raise children that are anti-racist. They will encounter mean and hateful messages in the media, school playgrounds, and other places. At young ages, you can affirm values grounded in justice, diversity, and inclusion. The links below offer video stories you can listen to and discuss at home:
Mindfulness is a powerful practice that helps ALL of us improve our focus and concentration, and manage stress.There are five simple mindfulness concepts you can introduce to children as young as four or five. Click HERE to read the full Left Brain Buddha blog, and HERE for a handy poster you can print and post.
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.