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
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.
“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.
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.
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.