Religious Education: January 7, 2021

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
January 7, 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 10th

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 ~ “Some Philosopy about Being Good” 
Every so often I like to dust off my philosopher chops, mix a few metaphors, and see what might be said. This time, a look at how philosophers think about the project of being good. A certain pop-culture reference or two is likely.
K-12 & Adult Classes
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
10th-12th class meets 12:00-1:00pm
Parents & Caregivers class meets 12:00-1:00pm

PreK and Older Children: Using the asynchronous, online UU Parents of Preschoolers (POP) curriculum. Each month, 3 new videos are added. Click HERE, click on the "Monthly Content" button, and enter password, YouGotThis2020 (case sensitive)​.

K-4th Grade Class: Children continue discussing the proposed 8th Principle. The 7 Principles have children’s wording so we will talk about key words in the adult version and brainstorm wording for a CUUC children’s version of the 8th Principle. 

5th-12th Grade Classes: Youth will revisit the class covenant, brainstorm aspects of healthy relationships and building positive self-esteem, and play games that build skills for listening to each other and honoring each other’s likes and dislikes. Leaders will explain that we are not offering comprehensive sexuality education online but we are supporting healthy relationship skills nurturing positive self-esteem. 

Parents & Caregivers Class: We begin the 10-part series with a conversation that guides adults to recognize their own hopes and fears for their youth in order to play an affirming role in their child’s developing identity and skill. Adults will have the opportunity to recall their own experiences as youth and be intentional about how they want to support their youth who are navigating their own evolving identity and relationships. This is open to all adults, with or without youth participating, and intended to support conversations at home.

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

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 when you are available to submit recordings by Thursday to be used in worship the following Sunday (cuucwptracy@gmail.com). 

Peer Pastoral Care Training
Part 1 this Saturday, 11am-2pm

Open to youth and adults, co-led by UUA Central East Region staff, Evin Carvil Ziemer and young adult leader, Max Solomon-Frye. Attendance at the first session is required for attendance at later sessions.

Part 1: Sat Jan 9, 11am-2pm, Intro to Peer Pastoral Care and Listening Skills 
Part 2: Sat Jan 23, 11am-2pm, Supporting Youth in Crisis
Part 3: Sat Feb 6, 11am-2pm, Pastoral Care After Microaggressions
Pastoral care is an essential part of religious community and an essential part of caring for each other as human beings. We each can be present to each other as we go through both the hard and joyful parts of life. Compassion, witness, listening, and empathy are gifts we can all give each other. This training explores what pastoral care is and gives youth a chance to practice core skills to pastoral care through video and text role play. This training is appropriate for all youth and adults who work with youth. This is Part 1 of a 3 Part Peer Pastoral Care Workshop SeriesRegister Now. For more information contact cer@uua.org.

Pride Academy

Center Lane's Pride Academy is a special program just for LGBTQ+ youth (ages 13-21). Together, we will learn about the unique challenges and opportunities being LGBTQ+ brings. and celebrate our community, history, and culture! Pride Academy is FREE and meets Thursdays, 1/14/21 - 3/18/21 from 6:00 - 7:30pm using our Confidential Zoom. Click here for more information and to register

Rainbow Squad

Center Lane's FIRST pre-teen group! Rainbow Squad is a special group for kids in 5-8th grade to explore LGBTQ+ concepts and make friends! We'll have fun while building confidence, self esteem, and community! Rainbow Squad’s parents will meet at the same time to talk about parenting, share ideas, and swap resources. Free on our Confidential Zoom! Mondays 1/25 - 4./12 (6-7:30pm). Click here for more information and to register
Center Lane's phone, 914-423-0610 & website, centerlane@wjcs.com.

True Justice Panel and Discussion
"Confronting History, Seeking Change"

January 13 at 8:00pm. Hosted by the Westchester Interfaith Youth Alliance and Bedford Playhouse.  

Watch the film, Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality, by January 13 (link to film provided by Bedford Playhouse after registering). Then join us at 8 pm on January 13 for a True Justice Panel and Discussion. The film follows Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, as he struggles to create greater fairness in the legal system and shows how racial injustice emerged, evolved, and continues to threaten the country, challenging viewers to confront it. Click Here to Register.
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Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains  
468 Rosedale Ave · White Plains, NY 10605-5419

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