8th-12th Grade Religious Education: November 13-20, 2020
Religious Education & Faith Development Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains November 13, 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.
8th - 12th Grade
Class Meets this Sunday
Sunday, November 15th, 12:00-1:00pm Zoom 8428 Breakout Room | Zoom Mtg ID 817 388 428 + Passcode: 468468
You know about the UU 7 Principles. You might even know the song! Did you know an 8th Principle has been proposed? CUUC will be having discussions in the coming months about adopting it. Sunday, youth will explore justice making as core in our UU theology, reflect on the 7 Principles, and learn about the proposed 8th Principle.
Youth are also invited to make one of the 8th Principle informational videos that will be shared with the congregation. We hope 5-6 youth will participate. Find out more in class this Sunday.
Teachers: Cyndi and Daniel Tillman, Sophie Mitra, Jeff Tomlinson
Use the QR code pictured above to join the 8th-12th grade GroupMe chat group where we post updates and reminders.
Please bookmark THIS PAGE with the RE schedule & Zoom links. Find our Anti-Racism/Racial Justice resources online HERE.
Youth Group does not meet tonight, Friday, November 13th.
Meet next Friday, November 20th for Game Night.
Youth Group Game Night
Next Friday, November 20, 7:00-9:00pm Zoom 8428 | Zoom Mtg ID 817 388 428 + Passcode: 468468
While Sunday morning RE offers discussion and justice action planning, Friday Youth Group is for de-stressing, connecting, and having fun.
Join JR & SR youth from the UU congregations in White Plains, Rockland, Croton, Mt. Kisco and Stamford for a fun night of online games. There will be 4 game rooms, some high energy, some low! Come have some fun!
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).
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 learn. As a family, you can also practice short mindfulness practices like sitting quietly for five minutes tuning in to the sounds, smells, and movement of air around you. Click HEREto read the full Left Brain Buddha blog, and HERE for a handy poster you can print and post.
Significant Community Needs ~You Can Help~
Ecumenical Food Pantry
In November we make our once-a-year appeal for direct donations to the Ecumenical Emergency Food Pantry of White Plains. Since March, the number of people served has soared and it is now estimated that one in five in our county are nutrition insecure. Learn more HERE. Mail checks to CUUC with the memo “Food Pantry.” Or to pay online at cucwp.org, click the yellow Donate button, then "Use this donation for," select "Other," and type in the Note "Food Pantry." A small percentage of online donations go to PayPal fees; you may choose to increase your donation by a few dollars to compensate. Contact: John Cavallero (email@example.com)
Good Samaritan Donate New & Used Items
Samaritan House is collecting new items for those in the shelters and used items for individuals who are part of Grace Church's outreach program, which provides food and clothing to the community.
NEW items to be donated: We won't have a mitten tree this year but you can still donate mittens, hats, scarves, socks and underwear for both men and women. Large and X-large items for men are especially needed. Also donate new toiletries for shelter residents, including shampoo, lotion, razors and deodorant.
USED items to be donated: There is need for winter clothing such as warm sweaters, coats, hoodies, pants, boots, etc. for men, women, and children.
Donations can be dropped off now in front of CUUC’s doors, in the Rubbermaid containers. Please put all USED items in one heavy plastic bag and all NEW items in a separate heavy plastic bag. New and used items must be kept separate.
For further information call Samaritan House (914-948-3075) or
Ray Messing (914-592-4497). Your support is deeply appreciated!