Religious Education & Faith Development Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains February 11, 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. Also, supporting youth in developing healthy self-esteem and relationships.
Rev. Meredith Garmon ~ “Love, Chocolate, and a Martyred Saint”
Amidst the uncertainty and ambiguity of our times, there is a hopeful meaning to be found in Valentine's Day. Enjoy this Sunday’s Time for All Ages activity sheet, Love & Principles.
Congregational Meeting 11:00am
We will have a shorter worship service this week. At 11:00am, we move into a congregational meeting for two votes: 1) Adoption of the 8th Principle; and 2) Approval of the Ordination of CUUC member Petra Thombs as a Unitarian Universalist minister. It is important that all voting members participate. Please join us.
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 - see information below about 2/19 8th-12th grade Youth Group
PreK Families: Using the asynchronous, online UU Parents of Preschoolers (POP) curriculum. Click HERE, click on the "Monthly Content" button, and enter password, YouGotThis2020 (case sensitive). Special Note:Next Sunday, February 21st, Diane and Hans invite PreK families for a coffee hour gathering after worship to catch up and connect! Meet next Sunday in RE Room 8428(Meeting ID: 817 388 428 · Passcode: 468468).
K-4th Grade Class: Children continue exploring ways to include the 8th Principle in the song they sing to remember all of the Principles. Lyra H and Norm H return with samples of the songs the children suggested in the last class.
5th-7th & 7th-9th Grade Classes: Communication is a foundation of relationships. Youth will consider verbal and nonverbal communication that can either support or inhibit healthy friendship and relationships. Denice T & Alex S H are leading the 5th-7th class. David B, Seonaidh M & Monica D are leading the 7th-9th class. 7th grade youth may choose the younger or older class.
Parents & Caregivers Class: Since the last session, participants considered ways to open communication with their youth using the Taking it Home scenarios in the session materials. This Sunday, we focus on practices that demonstrate caring, respect, and faith in your children as capable decision makers, establishing an atmosphere of open, nonjudgmental talk. Kate C & Jane P are leading discussion. Classes are open to all adults, with or without youth participating, and intended to support conversations at home. 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.