Religious Education & Faith Development Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains January 9, 2022 2021-2022 RE Theme: Community, Wholeness, Discovering Our New Normal.
New CUUC Trail Photos
Attention AnimalKeepers, EarthKeepers, and WaterKeepers of all ages! Rev. LoraKim's trail cameras recorded lots of activity around CUUC. It's fun to see who's living around us and visiting. Take a look! Click here for the photos.
PlaceKeeping Update:The PlaceKeeping gathering scheduled for tomorrow - Saturday, January 8th - has been canceled. We look forward to seeing you at the First Saturdays PlaceKeeping practice Saturday. February 5th. Please contact Bice Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Terri Kung (email@example.com) with questions.
This Sunday January 9th
1st-9th Grade Classes *Online Only*
9:50am 1st-5th Grade Class Begins 10:00am 6th-7th Grade Class Begins 10:10am 8th-9th Grade Class Begins
All classes log in to Zoom 8428 then move into class breakout rooms. Zoom 8428 password embedded login: https://bit.ly/CUUC-RE
Phone (audio only): 646-558-8656 · Meeting ID: 817 388 428 · Passcode: 468468
Classes will include check-in, approx. 30 minutes of lesson,
then playing games to have some fun together.
We look forward to seeing you!
9:50am1st-5th Grade Class, Love Connects Us: Norm H and Laura S are leading session 5, Meeting People Where They Are. Children will learn about our UU tradition of service, hearing a story about Joseph Tuckerman (1778-1840), Unitarian Universalism's first community minister and widely considered to be the founder of social work in the United States. They will hear about an important service CUUC members have been providing for our local community through the Meals for HOPE Project. And, practice asking caring questions to listen deeply and learn more about each other. When they turn to games, rumor has it that Norm has a new joke book he's ready to break out! :-)
10:00am 6th-7th Grade Class,Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong: Christine H and another member of the teaching team are leading session 5, Unitarian Universalism. This session is the first of four that focuses specifically on what Unitarian Universalism has to say about virtue and sin. They begin by learning that Unitarian Universalism honors many diverse ideas but places great value on its stated Principles and its reliance on many Sources. Youth will formulate their own succinct statements about Unitarian Universalist beliefs about virtue and sin. They will hear an African story that explains why wisdom is widespread, and create bumper stickers about their religion.
10:10am 8th-9th Grade Class, Coming of Age: &Compass Points: Tim L and Raquel B are leading session 5 from the Compass Points curriculum, Who is Traveling With Me? Youth will appreciate the value of friendship, examine our responsibilities to friends, and explore ways friendships can help or hinder us on our spiritual journey. "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same." - Anonymous
10:00am Worship *Online Only*
“Renewal” ~ Rev. Meredith Garmon
The year is new (but this Covid sure is getting old). How shall we be renewed in these times?
To join the worship livestream, clickhttps://bit.ly/CUUC-Worship, or phone in (audio only): 646-876-9923. Webinar: 761 321 991, Passcode: 468468
Teaching Truth: Putting Students First Countering the Baseless Claims of Anti-CRT Politics
Saturday, January 15, 2:00-4:00 pm We have seen school board meetings erupt in debate around teaching anti-racism, anti-oppression curricula in school. To counter the baseless claims of anti-critical race theory (CRT) politics and reinforce the importance of teaching inclusive history, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF) will sponsor a virtual teach-in. Co-sponsors are UUCF, Emmaus United Church of Christ, SURJ NoVA (Showing Up for Racial Justice Northern Virginia). Among the panelists is Rev. Dr. William G. Sinkford, past president of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Teach-In goals include:
Provide an accurate counter-narrative to lies told about teaching accurate history in our schools.
Reinforce the understanding of why learning accurate, inclusive history is good for students and our communities.
Offer a curriculum for those interested in having their children learn accurate, inclusive history.
Initiate a pledge for faith communities to teach inclusive history as a critical moral calling in our efforts to learn from our history and to help build the beloved community of all souls. Learn more and register here.