Religious Education Special Edition: 8 Principles Songs, April 29, 2021
Religious Education & Faith Development Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains April 29, 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.
New 8 Principles Songs
Featuring Our Children & Youth!
From Lyra Harada, Children’s Music Director and Educator
I hope you are all well! As part of the congregation’s work on adopting the 8th Principle, the children’s class learned about the Principle and created the children’s version they will use. The children then set out to update the 7 Principles Song to include the 8th. Since the tune we have been using did not easily incorporate the 8th, the children explored new tunes and ended up with three: “Seasons of Love” from Rent, “Do You Hear the People Sing” from Les Misérables, and “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music.
For RE Sunday on June 6th, we are preparing a synthesized virtual performance of these newly created 8 Principles Songs featuring as many of our children and youth as possible. The final video will be similar to the recordings you have seen our Choir offer in online worship services.
We are inviting all children and youth, PreK-12th grade, to film themselves singing the three songs so they can be in the video!
Instructions are below. Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you have any questions and/or concerns. (You can add Tracy and Adam on emails, too.)
Thank you very much in advance for submitting the videos. We look forward to your submissions!
§ Film your video in LANDSCAPE (horizontal) modewith good lighting.
§ Sing along with the sample recording created by Laura Sehdeva and Adam Kent. Important: Have your child/youthwear earphonesto prevent the audio of the model recording from bleeding into your video. Just play the samples below through earphones and record your child/youth singing along.