Religious Education & Faith Development Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains December 3, 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.
K-12th Grade RE Classes Meet
This Sunday & Next Sunday
Sunday, December 6th
All K-12th grade Religious Education (RE) classes meet this Sunday. Log in toZoom 8428 for class breakout rooms. Join with this password embedded linkor enter Zoom meeting ID 817 388 428 and password 468468.
K-4th Grade, 11:30am Lyra Harada is leading class this Sunday with Norm Handelman and Adam Kent. Lyra's lesson centers on a song about homelessness they'll listen to and discuss, then share an activity. *Bring drawing paper and drawing utensils for the activity. Children can also bring small envelopes to decorate during class. See the note below about decorating envelopes.
5th-7th & 8th-12th Grade, 12:00pm The 5th-7th grade class joins the 8th-12th grade class to continue learning about the proposed 8th Principle. We have a special guest visitor this Sunday, a UU young adult of color who will share what the 8th Principle means to them. This is a wonderful opportunity we hope the youth won't miss! Jeff Tomlinson, Cyndi & Daniel Tillman, and Tracy Breneman will attend.
Classes meet again next Sunday, December 13th,
then we're on break through the holidays.
Significant Community Needs
~ You Can Help ~
Coachman Gift Cards
The Coachman Family Center in White Plains provides housing for families experiencing homelessness. For over 25 years CUUC has been providing holiday gifts for the children who live at the Coachman.
This year we are collecting donations we will use to purchase $25 gift cards for each child living at the Coachman. There are 200 children living at The Coachman Family Center. We invite CUUC families to consider donating $25 per child in your household. Any amount will be gratefully received.
To make a donation, you can mail checks to the congregation with “Coachman Gift Cards” noted on the memo line. You can also donate online viaPayPal. For PayPal, visit our website (cucwp.org) and click on the yellow "Donate" button, or click here for a direct link. Be sure to choose "Coachman Gift Cards" in the drop-down menu. You can donate until December 31st. For more information, contact Jacy Good (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for helping make a child's holiday a little more special.
Decorated Envelopes Needed Gift Cards for Coachman
Everyone, especially our K-4th grade class, is invited to decorate envelopes for Coachman gift cards. We need 100 envelopes so decorate as many as you can.
The envelopes can be any size and we suggest using the standard 3 x 6 inch. Only decorate the front of the envelope so that the back can be used to write room numbers or names.
Drop envelopes off at CUUC in the container outside the building labeled "New toiletries & decorated envelopes" or mail them to CUUC 468 Rosedale Ave., White Plains, NY 10605. We need the envelopes by December 10th.
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)
NEW items to be donated: There is need for mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, socks and underwear. Large and X-large items for men are especially needed. Also, 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 use large white plastic bags and clearly mark "Used" or "New." 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!
CUUC Dance Video
Let's have some fun! Terri and the Past Prime Time Dancers invite you to participate in a dance video. All are welcome to contribute videos or photos to the project. Click here for instructions. Videos/photos should be submitted to Terri by January 1.
Holiday Cards for Caring & Sharing
CUUC Caring & Sharing is preparing their annual holiday baskets. Goodies will be dropped off so we do not need volunteers to deliver and visit. We do, however, need holiday cards for each person. If you would like to write and mail a holiday card, contact Tracy for a recipient (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Holiday Wreath Sale - Going Fast!
We won't be holding our after-worship wreath sale outside CUUC this year, but you can still support Callie and Doyle Zisson's Scout troop - and beautify your space for the holidays - by emailing in your order. Their 12-inch decorated wreaths from Maine are $25 each, available while supplies last (HALF ALREADY SOLD!). To place an order and arrange either a pick-up at CUUC or hand delivery to your door, contact Alex Zisson (email@example.com).
Light or Extinguish the Worship Chalice
We would love to see your family!Record a chalice lighting or extinguishing video for Sunday worship. We will provide the script. You'll record the week prior on your own device or meet Tracy in Zoom to record you. Email Tracy to participate (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Stay In the Know
Click HERE for the Fall 2020 Religious Exploration (RE) overview and schedule