PreK-4th 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.
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). 
Mindfulness Practice

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.

PreK  Community

Saturday Playdate
Tomorrow! Diane is hosting the final fall PreK-K playdate this Saturday, November 14, 11:00am-1:00pm. RSVP to Diane at dakmv@aol.com. Meet on the CUUC playground.
At-Home Resource

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, cuucwptracy@gmail.com

K - 4th Grade Community

RE Class This Sunday

Sunday, 11:30am-12:10pm  in Zoom 8428 Breakout Room | Zoom Mtg ID 817 388 428 + Passcode: 468468

The K-4th grade RE meets this Sunday.  Children have been learning about hunger and food insecurity.  This Sunday, they begin learning about homelessness. Children will also plan how they will help promote November and December collections for Good Samaritan Homeless Shelter and the Coachman Family Center. 

Teaching Team: Norm Handelman, Laura Sehdeva, Laura Goodspeed, Nicole Turygin and Mary Cavallero.

Please bookmark THIS PAGE with the RE schedule and Zoom links.

Anti-Racism Resources for Children

Conversations with children about values and fairness are important. It is not enough for us to raise children who are not racist; we must raise children who are anti-racist. They can 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:

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 (jcwpny@gmail.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!

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

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