Religious Education & Faith Development Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains November 21, 2021 2021-2022 RE Theme: Community, Wholeness, Discovering Our New Normal.
9:30-11:45am, Room 32 in the Yellow Hallway
Diane and Hans offer childcare for young children. Weather permitting, they will play on our outdoor playground. Everyone wears a mask. No snacks are served. Drop off and pick up in room 32, in the yellow hallway.
10:00am Chapel In Person
"Gratitude" ~ Tracy Breneman We will have Chapel for all ages in Fellowship Hall.
Learn about The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address and hear a story. We'll share our gratitudes and make gratitude journals to take home. Rev. Meredith and Tracy will swap places in the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall for the first part of services so our young people can enjoy special time with the Minister, then they’ll switch back. The 1st-9th grade classes and Youth Group do not meet.
Religious Education classes and activities are now meeting inside. Enter through the RE lobby doors and visit our Welcome table. As your family completes vaccinations, please bring or e-mail Tracy photos of your cards or other verificationso we can put blue dots on name tags of everyone who is vaccinated. Please review the recentemail from our Board of Trustees with our updated protocols.
Pick Up in Fellowship Hall or Childcare. All children in 5th grade and younger, along with unvaccinated youth in 6th grade and older will wait for parents/guardians to pick them up. Please pick up children right after worship so RE leaders may leave for meetings or other activities. Vaccinated youth 6th grade and older with blue dots on their name tags will be released to find their parents/guardians.
10:00am Worship In Person & Online
“The Good News: Gratitude” ~ Rev. Meredith Garmon “Things fall apart," wrote Yeats over 100 years ago. Many of us, maybe, find that even more true than ever in our times. Yet there are signs of hope. There's good news to be grateful for, but the best news of all is our own capacity for gratitude.
At our in-person worship in our sanctuary, we follow Covid safety protocols, showing proof of vaccination, remaining masked, and maintaining social distance from those not in our household. Please have your mask on and proof of vaccination (or blue dot on your nametag) as you enter. We will not yet be hosting in-person or virtual coffee hour after worship.
We livestream the service on Zoom for people to join online or by phone. To watch the service online, click https://bit.ly/CUUC-Worship, or phone in (audio only): 646-876-9923, Webinar: 761 321 991, Passcode: 468468.
Sun Nov 21, after worship, in Fellowship Hall and Livestream on Zoom 2210
Meet the members of our Board of Trustees and learn more about upcoming exciting projects at CUUC. In person and livestream event.
Westchester Interfaith Youth Alliance
November 21, 2:00-5:00pm
Thanksgiving Cooking and Interfaith Service Event at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford, NY
Join a grassroots initiative to cook and prepare over 2,000 holiday meals combatting food insecurity. Help make meals for over 20 food pantries that brighten the holiday for those hit by economic pressures. Then join an Interfaith Community Service immediately after. This event is for and run by Westchester Youth Alliance youth! REGISTER HERE. All Covid Protocols follow CDC guidelines. Vaccines and masks required, social distancing and outdoor work areas. Contact Chloe Fernandez, Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are collecting new and gently used toys for boys ages 1 and 4 who are arriving in our area with their family from Afghanistan. Donations may be left in the bin and put it in the sanctuary or RE lobby) beginning this Sunday through Dec 15th. Contact Jane Dixon (email@example.com) with questions.
Brighten a Child's Holiday
Coachman Family Center Gift Cards, Sun Nov 28 - Dec 19
Be on the lookout for a Coachman Gift Cards table coming to the Fireside Area soon!
Sign up and donate what you can so we meet our goal of presenting a $25 gift card to each school-aged child at the Coachman Family Center, a local shelter for families experiencing homelessness. You can bring cash or check, and the Hunger and Homelessness committee will purchase the gift cards to be delivered to the approximately 200 children currently residing at Coachman. You can also mail checks to CUUC with the memo "Coachman Gift Cards." Finally, you can donate online atcucwp.org by clicking the yellow Donate button and selecting "Coachman Gift Cards" from the dropdown list. Thank you in advance for continuing to help improve the season for those in our local community! Contact Jacy Good (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Financial Donations for the Ecumenical Emergency Food Pantry of White Plains. Hunger in Westchester is an ongoing problem. We can help. Your monetary donation in any amount is greatly appreciated.
Look for our table after worship. Or make checks to CUUC with the memo "Food Pantry" and mail or add to the Sunday collection. You may also pay online atcucwp.org by clicking the yellow Donate button. A small percent of online donations goes to PayPal fees; please consider increasing your donation by a few dollars to compensate. Contact: John Cavallero (email@example.com)
Survey on Covenantal Relationship, Now through Sun Dec 5
Given two major transitions that we are facing – the return to in-person services and the possible retirement of our minister in June 2023 – this is a good time for us to explore our covenantal relationships. The brief COM survey has 11 questions and should take less than 10 minutes, so help us hear your voice by taking a few minutes to complete it. The survey will be open until Sun Dec 5. Clickhere to take our survey.
Placekeeping Practice at CUUC
Join the Conversation on Thursday, December 2, 7:30pm, Zoom 8428. Our sanctuary sits within 8+ acres of land that includes walking trails that wind through our woodland, wetlands, gardens, and streams. A group of congregants has recently started meeting to brainstorm how best to enlarge our bonds with the beautiful place we share.
This might include relaxing in the woods without electronics, hanging out with friends at the spirit fire, better understanding our ecosystem by studying its water, plants and animals, and working together to foster stewardship of our property at CUUC. Let’s discuss how to engage all of our congregants-from children in the Religious Education Program to Youth Group to adults of all ages and interests. Please join us for an online conversation on Thursday, December 2, at 7:30PM. Zoom 8428. Meeting ID: 817 388 428 & Passcode: 468468. Please contact Cynthia Roberts for more information at CynthiaVroberts@gmail.com.
Story Time New Room: Zoom 3131
Thursdays, 7:15-8:00/8:15pm Barbara M is starting a new book for story time, Five Children and It by E. Nesbit (grades 4-7). While their parents are away, some English children unearth a sand-fairy who is forced to grant their wishes, but luckily for them the wishes come undone at sunset.
Barbara reads a chapter or two each Thursday. Put on your pjs and get comfy to hear a story. We hope your child(ren) will join us. Zoom 3131, Meeting ID: 313 195 3131 · Passcode: 468468. Contact: Tracy Breneman (firstname.lastname@example.org)