Religious Education & Faith Development Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains April 9, 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, April 11
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
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).
Faith & Justice, K-4th Grade (11:40am): The children continue the module on Our Interdependent Web leading up to Earth Day with lessons focused on awareness, interdependence, and stewardship. This Sunday, they focus on interdependence, exploring our relationship with and responsibility for the beings and things that share the earth with us. Norm H and Laura S are leading.
Healthy Relationships & Self-Esteem, 5th-7th Grade (11:40am) & 7th-9th Grade (11:50am): Classes go back to meeting separately and at their original times. This Sunday, we are supporting youth in making healthy decisions by discussing consent in friendships, families, and groups, as well as peer pressure, communication skills, and identifying trusted adults. Alex S and Laura G are leading the 5th-7th grade class; Davie, Seonaidh, and Monica are leading the 7th-9th grade class.
Parents & Caregivers as Sexuality Educators (12:00pm): Parents and caregivers can be role models for self-care and mutual respect. And they can explicitly teach children their rights, their responsibilities, and interpersonal skills related to consent. This session supports parents and caregivers to be positive influences who help their children and youth develop appropriate boundaries and respect those of others. Kate C and Jane P are leading. 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.
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon, “Attain the Good You Will Not Attain" Attachment to results can -- in limited ways, and in a narrow set circumstances -- make the results you want more likely to happen. But a much broader good can unfold when we aren't attached to outcomes.
7th-12th Grade Youth
Saturday, April 17, 1:00pm
With warmer weather, we can plan small, outdoor gatherings that follow pandemic protocols. It’s still a little cool to meet outside in the evening so this month, youth group is moving to Saturday afternoon. Cyndi and Daniel look forward to meeting *in person* with youth at CUUC. And, we are inviting Croton UU youth to join us! The group will be outside and follow pandemic protocols. There are eight geocaching sites to be found on our grounds and games to be played! Bring a favorite game and a lawn chair. RSVP to Cyndi and Daniel, firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be in touch if plans change due to weather.
Children's Play Time at CUUC
Saturday, April 24 and May 15, 11:30-1:30 With warmer weather, we can plan small, outdoor gatherings that follow pandemic protocols. Diane invites families with young children for play time on the CUUC playground. Bring a picnic lunch. RSVPto Diane, email@example.com so she can be in touch if plans change due to weather.
Attn Children and Youth! The children’s class has been exploring the8th Principle. They took time to understand it and highlight the parts that felt especially important, then wrote the children’s version of the Principle we will use:
Build the Beloved Community, free of all racism and oppression.
Then, they set out to update the 7 Principles Song to an 8 Principles Song. They chose three tunes, sorted out wording and timing, and now would like to record them! ALL children and youth are invited to participate in the video. Soon, we will send instructions for recording yourself singing along with Laura Sehdeva’s samples and submitting your videos. The person who has been editing the beautiful choir videos will make a children and youth choir video with your recordings! Stay tuned for instructions...
Hollaback! Bystander Intervention Training & Resources
Knowing how to safely intervene when you see harassment is a valuable skill in these times. Hollaback! trainings offer methodologies in the areas of bystander intervention, conflict de-escalation, harassment prevention, and resilience. We are working on scheduling a training for our CUUC community. In the meantime, we encourage you to attend their FREE online trainings, listed ontheir website.