Religious Education: January 1, 2021

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
January 1, 2021
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.
Sunday, January 3rd
Worship 10:00am  
Rev. Meredith Garmon

“Intention” Spiritual literature of any tradition is apt to mention that our perception of being in control is a delusion. At the same time, intention matters. "Intention" is our theme of the month for January.
Click here to join our Sunday Worship
or phone in (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Webinar: 761 321 991 · Passcode: 468468
After worship, join our Virtual Coffee Hour
or phone in (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468
12pm Parent Meeting
Zoom Room 6161
Join us this Sunday, 12:00-1:00pm for an overview of spring classes, especially for 5th-12th grade and adults. We are not offering “Our Whole Lives” (OWL) online but we are discussing related topics and offering a class to support adults as they support the youth in their lives. Find the spring schedule and read more here, then join us to learn more. 
Zoom Room 6161 
Phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting ID: 616 163 6161 · Passcode: 468468    

Teacher Planning Meeting
Zoom room 8428 will be available at 12:00pm for teaching teams to meet and plan in separate breakout spaces. 
Zoom Room 8428
Phone (audio only): 646-558-8656 · Meeting ID: 817 388 428 · Passcode: 468468
Spring 2021

Mark Your Calendars

Spring RE overview, class dates and times, and Zoom links are on the 2020-2021 RE Schedule, which you can always find on our webpage, cucwp.org. 

Our CUUC web calendar also has Zoom links for all events.  This is also available on our website.  

Spring Overview

We will continue to meet online, 2-3 times each month on Sundays after worship.  When conditions permit, we may schedule some in-person gatherings, outside and observing safety measures. We continue partnering with youth and leaders from the Rockland UU congregation, and this spring also with youth and leaders from the Croton UU.
PreK-K Community
Families can continue using the Parents of Preschoolers (POP) video-based, at-home curriculum grounded in Unitarian Universalism. Diane and Hans will host PreK/K playdates on the CUUC playground when conditions permit and may have some online activities.  Stay tuned for information. 

K-4th Grade Classes
Spring justice and solidarity areas include LGBTQIA+, Race, Indigenous, Immigration and Climate.  We look forward to inviting guest speakers to enhance discussions and build community with the children.  

5th-12th Grade Classes
We were scheduled to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL) classes this year but we cannot offer comprehensive sexuality education online due to challenges around confidentiality and support.  We are not offering OWL online, but we are supporting related topics.  Our spring schedule will include conversations about healthy relationships and communication, consent, boundaries, bullying and social media, gender identity, sexual orientation, managing and transforming conflict, decision making, living into our values and justice making.  Omitting intimate aspects of sexuality, these classes will explore the ways in which we understand ourselves and carry our values into equitable relationships with others.  We will use some materials from the OWL curriculum but we are not offering comprehensive sexuality education while we are online

Class groups are 5th-7th, 7th-9th, and 10th-12th grade.  7th graders can choose the younger or older class.  All will discuss the same topics at age appropriate levels. The spring justice and equity focus in 5th-12th grade classes will be LGBTQIA+ justice, while continuing to support 8th Principle and other racial justice initiatives. 


Parents and Caregivers Classes
We have a wonderful curriculum for adults to accompany the youth classes, Parents & Caregivers as Sexuality Educators.  This offers adults an opportunity to recall and explore their own experiences as youth, and to be intentional about how they want to support the youth in their lives who are navigating their own evolving identity and relationships.  In separate classes, adults and youth will discuss the same topics as a way to support conversations at home.  Materials will be included in the weekly RE newsletters for those who cannot attend online.  Adults are welcome to participate even if they do not have a youth participating.  

K-12th Grade Class Dates: January 10, 24 & 31; February 14 & 28; March 14 & 28; April 11 & 25; May 16 & 23; June 13.  

Parents and Caregivers Class Dates: January 10, 24 & 31; February 14 & 28; March 14 & 28; April 11 & 25; May 16.

All log in to Zoom Room 8428 
then each class meets in their own breakout room.
K-4th class meets 11:40am-12:15pm
5th-7th class meets 11:40am-12:40pm
7th-9th class meets 11:50am-12:50pm
10th-12th class meets 12:00-1:00pm
Parents & Caregivers class meets 12:00-1:00pm

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.

Donate New & Used Items
NEW items for Samaritan House 
USED items for Grace Church 
Drop off at CUUC now through January 10th
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!

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

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