Religious Education: February 26, 2021

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
February 26, 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 28th
Worship 10:00am  
Rev. Meredith Garmon ~ “Ending the Pursuit of Happiness”

Chasing, chasing, chasing isn't how a rich and meaningful life is best constructed.  

Enjoy Time for All Ages activity sheets from recent weeks, click here
Click here to join our Sunday Worship Service 
Phone in (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Webinar: 761 321 991 · Passcode: 468468

After worship, join Virtual Coffee Hour 
Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468

K-9th & Adult Classes Meet

All log into Zoom room 8428 then meet in separate breakout rooms.  Room 8428 (password embedded). Meeting ID: 817 388 428 · Passcode: 468468. 

K-4th class meets 11:40am-12:15pm
5th-7th class meets 11:50am-12:50pm
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: Continue using the asynchronous, online UU Parents of Preschoolers (POP) curriculum, which is updated with new material each month. Click HERE, click on the "Monthly Content" button, and enter password, YouGotThis2020 (case sensitive)​. 

K-4th Grade Class:  The children will hear samples of the new 8 Principles Song using the three tunes they chose. Later, all children and youth will have the opportunity to vote on the choices. Lyra H and Norm H are leading. 

5th-7th & 7th-9th Grade Classes: The two classes are combining to learn about sexual orientation, our feelings of attraction to other people. We affirm all orientations and support youth in making healthy choices as they explore their own authenticity. This combined class begins at 11:50am.  David B, Monica D, and Christine H are leading. 

Parents & Caregivers Class: Participants explore their assumptions about and knowledge of sexual orientation and prepare to accompany their child’s process of self-discovery, conveying love and acceptance. Tracy B and Jane P are leading.  Classes are open to all adults, with or without youth participating, and intended to support conversations at home. 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.
Connecting in Community
New! UU Transgender / Non-Binary Monthly Gatherings for All Ages
This is a wonderful community led, multigenerational space. Together, trans and nonbinary UUs are creating a space just for us to gather and build community--and it's a cozy, caring, affirming time that restores and renews.  Already, many trans/nonbinary UUs have been gathering, worshipping together, connecting over important topics and fun games, and enjoying positive, supportive community. 
There's lots of interest and we're still growing, and we want you with us!  Children attend with their parents and there is breakout space for children and youth. This program is completely in line with the UUA’s youth safety guidelines.  Click here for more information.  Register here to join the community!  Meet 4th Tuesdays, 8pm. 
New!Peer Pastoral Care Training
for Youth in 7th-9th Grade 

This is a three-part series, March 6, 13, & 27, training youth to support their peers. Pastoral care is an essential part of a 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. Youth can sign up for sessions individually. Session 1 is required for both session 2 and 3, but youth do not need to take the full series. Youth do need an adult from their congregation attending with them - contact Tracy to coordinate. Information and registration here.
Click the link below for information about
Pastoral Care training for RE teachers and advisors!
New! Resources for Healing

We offer children, youth, and adults resources for moving through separation, grief, and healing as the pandemic drags on and we are not able to gather freely with family and friends.  View the resources here, which will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Below are Headings for all
Announcements and Resources

Click here for full information

Religious Education 

  • NEW! Pastoral Care Training for RE Volunteers, March 3, 17, and 31 - Register Now
  • 2020-2021 Religious Education and Faith Development: Overview, Schedule & Topics, Zoom Links, RE Newsletter
  • Justice & Equity Resources 
  • Family Resources - NEW! Resources for Healing
  • Sunday Worship Activity Sheets 


  • Story Time Every Thursday Evening 
  • Combating Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Children’s Literature 


  • Middle School Winter CON, February 27 
  • NEW! Peer Pastoral Care Training for Youth in 7th-9th Grade, March 6, 13, and 27 - Register Now
  • Regional Youth Game Night, March 20 
  • 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 
  • Beloved Conversations & Racial Justice - CUUC is Participating! 
  • All Ages Easter Spring Fling: Saturday, April 3 

Local Community 

  • NEW! Ramadan Interfaith Virtual Event - March 14, 2pm
  • Donations for Grace Church 
  • White Plains Food Scrap Drop off Program 

Broader Unitarian Universalist Community 

  • NEW! UU All Ages Transgender / Non-Binary Monthly Gatherings, 4th Tuesdays, 8pm 
  • UUA/Central East Region BIPOC Group 
  • UUA/Central East Region All Ages Event, March 19-21 

Black History Month Activities & Resources 

  • UUA Common Read & Resources for Black History Month 
  • The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity, February 9-24 
  • A Vision for Racial Justice in Westchester County, February 23 
  • Books 
  • At-Home Lessons and Discussion Groups (upcoming dates)
  • Black Power & Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C. 
  • 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 
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains  
468 Rosedale Ave · White Plains, NY 10605-5419

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