Religious Education: March 12, 2021

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
March 12, 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, March 14th 

Don't miss out!
Set your clocks forward an hour before you go to sleep Saturday night. 
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, 11:40am-12:15pm

5th-7th & 7th-9th combined classes, 11:50am-12:50pm

Parents & Caregivers class, 12:00-1:00pm

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: 
The children will vote for the 8 Principles Song tune they like most, choosing among three tunes they have been developing. Later, all children and youth will be invited to participate in a video singing the new song! Norm H and Lyra H are leading. 

5th-7th & 7th-9th Grade Classes
The two classes are combining to learn about gender identity and expression, based on our internal understanding of our gender. We affirm all gender identities and support youth in making healthy choices as they explore their own authentic sense of self. Senaidh M, Denice T, and David B are leading. 

Parents & Caregivers Class: This session invites participants to explore their ideas and feelings about gender and the values about gender they are teaching their children, explicitly or implicitly. The session introduces cultural and biological issues at play in gender identity and gender expression. Tony A and Kate C are leading. 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.
Worship 10:00am  

“The World We Long For: UUSC and Human Rights” ~ Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, guest speaker

For over 80 years, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) has been advancing UU values by working with justice makers the world over confronting unjust power structures and challenging oppressive policies.
Join us as we welcome the Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, president and CEO of UUSC. From UUSC's origins in defying the Nazis to the current work of migrant and climate justice, Rev. Morn will share stories of resilience, courage, and imagination as together we create a more just and compassionate world for all. 
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
Connecting in Community
Ramadan Interfaith Virtual Event

March 14, 2:00pm
To celebrate the advent of the fasting month of Ramadan, Masajid Collaborative of Westchester (MCW) invites you to a virtual interfaith event co-sponsored by Westchester mosques and Westchester-based Muslim organizations.
Keynote Speaker: Imam Khalid Latif, Executive Director, Islamic Center, New York University, Ramadan, Reflection and Repentance in a Time of Physical Isolation.  The event is free and open to all. Click here to register.  Zoom link will be sent to you a day before the event.  In the spirit of Ramadan, you have the opportunity to donate to a food pantry serving the Westchester Community. 
A Vision of Racial Justice for Westchester County
March 17, 12:00pm
Join us for an engaging discussion of this issue of critical importance to all County residents.
Newly-elected Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. "Mimi" Rocah and Dr. Edward O. Williamson, B.A, M.A., D.Min, Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church of White Plains, share their vision for racial justice in Westchester County. Sponsored by Westchester Women's Agenda, the AntiRacist Alliance Westchester and YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester. Register here
Drag Queen Story Hour
Invite Friends!

Saturday, March 20th, 10:00-11:00am
Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children.
DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Angel will be reading 3-4 books, performing a lip sync song, and engaging with the children. Register to receive the Zoom login Here’s our flyer.  Read about DQSH here
2021 UU Summer Camps

Summer camp information is beginning to emerge!  Some are fully virtual, some in-person. Click here for a list, which we will continue updating as information becomes available. 

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 

  • Pastoral Care Training for RE Volunteers, March 3, 17, and 31 
  • 2020-2021 Religious Education and Faith Development: Overview, Schedule & Topics, Zoom Links, RE Newsletter
  • Justice & Equity Resources 
  • Support Resources for All Ages


  • NEW! Summer 2021 UU Camp Information 
  • Drag Queen Story Hour, March 20 - Register for the Zoom Link Here
  • Black Lives of UU (BLUU) Gatherings for Black Children, last sessions tomorrow, March 13
  • Story Time Every Thursday Evening 


  • NEW! Summer 2021 UU Camp Information
  • Black Lives of UU (BLUU) Gatherings for Black Youth, last sessions tomorrow, March 13
  • 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 

Young Adults

  • UU Young Adult Network

Multiage Community Building

  • UUA/Central East Region All Ages Event, March 19-21
  • CUUC All Ages Easter Spring Fling, Saturday, April 3


  • On the Journey, March: Integrity
  • All Ages Easter Spring Fling: Saturday, April 3 
  • CUUC Newsletter
  • Online Sunday Worship, 10:00am 

UU LGBTQ++ Community

  • UU All Ages Transgender / Non-Binary Monthly Gatherings, 4th Tuesdays, 8pm 

UU BIPOC Community 

  • Wisdom Share for Caregivers of Black Children and Youth, March 5th
  • Black Lives of UU (BLUU) Gatherings for Black Children and Youth, last sessions tomorrow, March 13
  • BLUU Online Worship, March 21
  • UUA/Central East Region BIPOC Group, Monthly 

Local Community 

  • Ramadan Interfaith Virtual Event - March 14, 2pm
  • A Vision for Racial Justice in Westchester County, March 17, 12pm
  • Donations for Grace Church 
  • White Plains Food Scrap Drop off Program 

NEW! Summer 2021 UU Camps and Activities for ALL AGES 

  • In-Person: Murray Grove, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
  • In-Person: Unirondack, Adirondacks, NY
  • In-Person: Star Island, Isle of Shoals, NH
  • Virtual & In-Person: Ferry Beach, Saco, ME
  • Virtual & In-Person: Rowe, MA
  • Virtual: SUUSI, Southeast UU Summer Institute
  • TBA: UU College of Social Justice
  • TBA: River Rising Youth Leadership
  • TBA: Sophia Fahs 
  • And links to more...
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains  
468 Rosedale Ave · White Plains, NY 10605-5419

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