Religious Education: April 9, 2021

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
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.

Worship 10:00am  

~ 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.
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
Youth Group at CUUC

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, cdtil08@gmail.com 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.  RSVP to Diane, dakmv@aol.com so she can be in touch if plans change due to weather.

Coming Up...

Attn Children and Youth! The children’s class has been exploring the 8th 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 on their website.  

Visit these great resources from Hollaback!

Below are Headings for all
Announcements and Resources

Click here for full information

Religious Education 

  • 2020-2021 Religious Education and Faith Development: Overview, Schedule & Topics, Zoom Links, RE Newsletter
  • Justice & Equity Resources 
  • Support Resources for All Ages, Including Resources for Grief and Healing During the Pandemic


  • NEW! RSVP Play Time for Families with Young Children, April 24 & May 15
  • PBS Resource Enhancing Learning About Our Interdependent Web
  • Summer 2021 UU Camp Information 
  • Story Time Every Thursday Evening 


  • NEW! RSVP Youth Group Returns at CUUC, April 17, 1pm
  • FREE Photography Workshop for Youth, Begins April 12th
  • Murray Grove is Seeking HS Youth & Young Adult Camp Counselors
  • Summer 2021 UU Camp Information - Registration is Open!

Young Adults

  • Murray Grove is Seeking HS Youth & Young Adult Camp Counselors
  • UU Young Adult Network


  • Forum: Food Scrap Recycling, Sunday, April 11th
  • March 25, 2021 Reopening Committee Update
  • On the Journey, April: Trust
  • CUUC Newsletter & Calendar
  • Online Sunday Worship, 10:00am 

LGBTQ++ Community

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

BIPOC Community 

  • BLUU Online Worship, 1st Thurs & 3rd Sat
  • UUA/Central East Region BIPOC Group, Monthly 

Local Community 

  • FREE Hollaback! Bystander Intervention Training & Resources
  • NY Justice Roadmap 2021
  • Donations for Grace Church 
  • White Plains Food Scrap Drop off Program 

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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