Religious Education & Faith Development Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains March 19, 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.
Drag Queen Story Hour
This 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 read 4 books, perform a lip sync song, and engage with the children. There will also be a bookmark craft!Bring a popsicle stick or slip of paper. Also decorating items like stickers, glue stick with magazine or printed images, or crayons and markers - whatever you have on hand. Come dressed up to add to the fun! Register to receive the Zoom login. Here’s a flyer to share. Read about DQSH here.
March Youth Group is postponed. We look forward to seeing youth *in person* Friday, April 16th, 7:00pm outside at CUUC. If the forecast for April 16th is cold, we may move to Saturday afternoon, April 17th. Stay tuned for updates closer to the date.
Adult RE Resource: We offer this resource document with materials from the Parent/Caregiver curriculum and additional resources for adults who are supporting youth in developing healthy self-esteem and relationships. We update the document ahead of each class.
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon, “Hypocrites" On the one hand, we all fail to live up to our ideals. (If you're fully living up to every one of your ideals, it's time to get some new ideals.) If hypocrisy is merely failing to live up to the ideals we profess, it's not such a bad thing. What is it that's a serious problem? And, aware that noticing other people's hypocrisy comes so much easier to us than noticing our own, what does integrity require of us?
March 24, 7:00pm. The Westchester Youth Alliance & Peekskill Youth NAACP alongside the Westchester Social Justice Forum are co-hosting an interactive workshop on racism. Join our teen leaders as we examine racism in our communities and explore how to build a more equitable Westchester. This youth led event and discussion is open to the general public and is the fourth in our 2021 Westchester Social Forum series! Register here to receive the Zoom link.
CUUC Spring Fling for All Ages
Saturday, April 3rd, 10:30am-2:30pm Join us for fun and community as we welcome spring! Come at 10:30am for grounds tours and cleanup, and an Earth Song Circle. 12:30-2:30pm we will have a geocache-type Easter hunt, Easter treat table, games, crafts, and an introduction to the iNaturalist app. With a special appearance of the Rainbow Unicorn! Bring your mask, a lawn chair, and your own bag lunch. We are planning fun and fellowship while observing pandemic safety protocols.
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.