Religious Education: January 29, 2021

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
January 29, 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 31st

Worship 10:00am  
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
Rev. Meredith Garmon ~ “Longing for Belonging

It's our greatest need, and lifts us into our flourishing. Yet it also makes us susceptible to mob psychology, groupthink, support of authoritarianism, and anxiety about people we think don't belong. In our need to belong, we can deny belonging to others. But a world where everyone belongs is possible.
The Time for All Ages story during worship will be Mira and the Big Story by Laura Alary and illustrated by Sue Todd. This story is about belonging. Click here for a story activity sheet to use during worship. 
K-9th & Adult Classes This Sunday
All log into Zoom room 8428 then meet in separate breakout rooms. Room 8428 (password embedded). Phone (audio only): 646-558-8656 · Meeting ID: 817 388 428 · Passcode: 468468  

K-4th class meets 11:40am-12:15pm
5th-7th class meets 11:40am-12:40pm
7th-9th class meets 11:50am-12:50pm

Parents & Caregivers class meets 12:00-1:00pm
10th-12th class does not meet

PreK and Older Children: Using the asynchronous, online UU Parents of Preschoolers (POP) curriculum. Click HERE, click on the "Monthly Content" button, and enter password, YouGotThis2020 (case sensitive)​.

K-4th Grade Class:  Last Sunday, the children finalized wording for the CUUC children’s version of the 8th Principle (to be shared soon!). This Sunday, children begin exploring ways to include the 8th Principle in the song they sing to remember all of the Principles. Norm H and Lyra H are leading. 

5th-7th & 7th-9th Grade Classes: As UUs, we strive to relate to others in fair and kind ways. Youth will reflect on the time, energy, attention and patience needed to cultivate healthy relationships, and explore what they consider the most important parts of a healthy relationship for themselves. Denice T, Alex S & Christine H are leading the 5th-7th class. David B, Seonaidh M & Monica D are leading the 7th-9th class.

10th-12th Grade Class: (See below)

Parents & Caregivers Class: Guiding Relationships with Wisdom. This session helps parents and caregivers consider how they can support their children in developing the skills for healthy relationships with friends and partners. Tracy B & Jane P are leading discussion. Classes are open to all adults, with or without youth participating, and intended to support conversations at home. Join us for some or all classes. We offer this material for parents and caregivers with resources, session handouts, and questions to reflect on at home.

Read more here, including the full spring 2021 schedule
with topics for each class on pages 3-4.

Suspending 10th-12th Grade RE Class
Resuming 8th-12th Grade Friday Youth Group

Sunday morning RE isn't working for our 10th-12th grade youth so we are making adjustments. 10th-12th grade youth will no longer meet for Sunday RE class.  We are returning to once monthly Friday Youth Group, open to all 8th-12th grade youth.  During the cold months, we will remain online for movie watch parties, games, and other activities suggested by the youth.  When weather and pandemic permit, we will meet outside.  Please add these 3rd Friday, 8th-12th grade Youth Group dates to your calendars, 7:00-8:30pm: Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21.  
Staying Connected
To shorten our newsletter but make sure you know about important activities and opportunities, our announcements section is getting a makeover. Below is the list of announcements, with full information provided in a linked document.


  • Center Lane’s Pride Academy 
  • Center Lane’s Rainbow Squad 
  • Unirondack: Queer Eye Comes to Camp, February 4 
  • Middle School Winter CON, February 27 


  • Congregational Survey: Extended to February 3
  • 8th Principle Discussion: Friday, February 5 
  • Day in Place: Saturday, February 6 
  • Congregational Vote: Sunday, February 14 

Local Community 

  • Donations for Grace Church 

Unitarian Universalist Association & Central East Region 

  • CER BIPOC Group 
  • 30 Days of Love: 
               Week 1: Living Our Values in the World 
               Week 2: Hospitality and Inclusion 
               Week 3: Educating for Liberation 
               Week 4: Restoration and Reparations
At Your Fingertips...
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains  
468 Rosedale Ave · White Plains, NY 10605-5419

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