Religious Education: February 11, 2021

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. 
Sunday, February 14th

Worship 10:00am  
Click here to join our Sunday Worship and Congregational Meeting
Phone in (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Webinar: 761 321 991 · Passcode: 468468
After the congregational meeting, join our Virtual Coffee Hour - Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468
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.

Staying Connected
To shorten the newsletter while keeping us connected, we offer a list of current announcements and resources and invite you to click here for full information. Please send feedback to Tracy, cuucwptracy@gmail.com.

Religious Education 

  • 2020-2021 Religious Education and Faith Development: Overview, Schedule & Topics, Zoom Links, RE Newsletter
  • Justice & Equity Resources 
  • Family Resources
  • Sunday Worship Activity Sheets 


  • NEW! PreK Family Coffee Hour, February 21 
  • NEW! Combating Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Children’s Literature 
  • Story Time Every Thursday Evening 


  • 8th-12th Grade Youth Group, Friday, February 19 
  • PrideWorks Drag Queen Bingo, February 18 
  • Middle School Winter CON, February 27 
  • Regional Youth Game Night, March 20 
  • NEW! UU-UNO 2021 Spring Seminar on Climate Justice, April 9-11 
  • Center Lane’s Pride Academy 
  • Center Lane’s Rainbow Squad 


  • CUUC Newsletter
  • Online Sunday Worship, 10:00am 
  • On the Journey, February: Belonging 
  • Congregational Vote: Sunday, February 14 
  • NEW! All Ages Easter Spring Fling: Saturday, April 3 

Black History Month Activities & Resources 

  • UUA Common Read & Resources for Black History Month 
  • People’s Campaign for Parole Justice Advocacy Day, February 16th 
  • The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity, February 9-24 
  • A Vision for Racial Justice in Westchester County, February 23 
  • NEW! Books 
  • NEW! At-Home Lessons and Discussion Groups (upcoming dates)
  • NEW! Black Power & Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C. 
  • NEW! Seizing Freedom Podcasts 
  • Movements for Black Liberation 
  • Patterns of Race-Based Dispossession & Reparations 
  • 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 

Local Community 

  • Donations for Grace Church 
  • NEW! White Plains Food Scrap Dropoff Program 

Broader Unitarian Universalist Community 

  • NEW! Beloved Conversations & Racial Justice - CUUC is Participating! 
  • UUA/Central East Region BIPOC Group 
  • NEW! UUA/Central East Region All Ages Event, March 19-21 
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains  
468 Rosedale Ave · White Plains, NY 10605-5419

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