Religious Education: March 20, 2022

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
March 20, 2022

2021-2022 RE Theme: Community, Wholeness, Discovering Our New Normal

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Our 1st-5th grade class & 6th-7th grade class are in need of a second adult this Sunday to uphold our Safe Congregation practices. No preparation required.

Joining class this Sunday or another morning is a wonderful way to get to know the children and youth. It also demonstrates that you value their presence in our CUUC community and support their spiritual journey. Please contact Tracy to volunteer, cuucwptracy@gmail.com. 

Searching for a Child Care Provider

Do you have a babysitter you love? Do you know someone who is patient, kind, and gentle with children, and would like a little extra income? Are you in an online parent or neighborhood group where you could post our job announcement?

We are hiring another Sunday morning child care provider to ensure we are living up to our safe congregation practices. Starting as soon as possible, the hours are Sunday, 9:45am - 11:45am with additional hours occasionally for congregational events, compensated at $15/hour. We are initially hiring through June 2022 with the hope the position is funded for next year, so will prioritize candidates who are available into the future. Contact Diane (dakmv@aol.com) and Tracy (cuucwptracy@gmail.com).
For a full announcement to share, click here
Trends in Gender Identity

On Sunday, March 6th Anthony Arrien, from the CUUC LGBTQIA+ social justice team, led an excellent congregation workshop on Gender Identity Trends, Intersectionality & Neurodiversity. If you missed the event, or would like to experience it again, click here for the recording. You can find the list of suggested readings handout here
Center Lane's Pride Academy
Pride Academy is a special program where you can make new friends, connect with LGBTQ+ adults, and learn more about yourself and this special part of your identity. At Pride Academy, you’ll earn community service hours while learning more about the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, how you fit into LGBTQ+ culture, the role media plays in shaping our understanding of LGBTQ+ people, and how to advocate for yourself and your community. Most importantly, we'll build a community of friends and allies who understand the unique challenges and opportunities being LGBTQ+ brings and celebrate our culture together!  APPLY HERE by March 21st. For additional information, click here for the event  flyer
Youth Art & Activism
Photo Exhibition and Movie

Wednesday, April 6th
Bedford Playhouse
6:00pm Youth Photography Show
7:00pm Movie Screening and Youth Led Panel Discussion with Monica Berra, Film Producer - A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks explores the power of images in advancing racial, economic, and social equality as seen through the lens of Gordon Parks, one of America's most trailblazing artists, and the generation of young photographers, filmmakers, and activists he inspired. View the official movie trailer here. To lean more and RSVP for the free event, visit the WYA website
This Sunday 
March 20th

Diane and Hans offer childcare for young children. Everyone wears a mask. No snacks are served. Drop off and pick up in room 32 in the yellow hallway. 
1st-9th Grade Classes
In Person

Wear a mask, enter through the RE lobby, and visit the RE welcome table. After worship, please pick up your children so RE leaders can go to other activities. We will continue using blue dots on nametags to indicate completed vaccines. Share updated vaccination information with Tracy.

1st-5th Grade Class, Love Connects Us
Meet in Room 13 in the Red Hallway 
Laura S is leading the 1st-5th grade class. The Blake covenant asserts that we "seek the truth in love." In this class, children will hear the story of Unitarian Universalist minister David Pettee, who sought the truth about his family's history of owning slaves. In finding truth, he found pain, but also joy and healing. The children will also play a game that invites them to discern truth from lies. 

*We need a second adult to join Laura so we honor our safe congregation practices. Contact Tracy to volunteer, cuucwptracy@gmail.com

6th-7th Grade Class, Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong
Meet in Room 41 in the Green Hallway
Laura G is leading the 6th-7th grade class about forgiveness. Youth will explore such religious ideas as redemption and salvation: concepts that are meaningful for many UUs and helpful for youth to understand more fully other faith communities.
*We need a second adult to join Laura so we honor our safe congregation practices. Contact Tracy to volunteer, cuucwptracy@gmail.com

8th-9th Grade Class, Coming of Age Handbook & Compass Points
Meet in Room 11 in the Red Hallway 
Nicholas A is leading the 8th-9th grade class, joined by mentors, exploring the 6 UU Sources of our Living Tradition. Our 8 Principles reflect our values and act as a moral guide in our daily lives. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. Youth should bring your cell phone or a laptop/tablet, if possible, so you can get online during class. If you don't have a device to bring, please let Tracy know and she’ll loan you one for class (cuucwptracy@gmail.com). 

We look forward to seeing you!!

10:00am Worship
In Person & Livestream

“The Moebius Self” ~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

On a Moebius strip, inside continuously becomes outside; outside continuously becomes inside. The self is kinda like that.

To join the worship livestream, click https://bit.ly/CUUC-Worship, or phone in (audio only): 646-876-9923. Webinar: 761 321 991, Passcode: 468468. Due to a recent Zoom update, you will now need to enter your e-mail to join. 

Orders of service are e-mailed and uploaded to our website prior to each Sunday.  Revisit past services anytime at our YouTube Channel.

Nowruz Celebration
In-Person Potluck Meal
Sunday, March 20, After Worship
On Sun Mar 20, the people of many nations will celebrate Nowruz, the ancient Zoroastrian/Persian celebration of the New Year. For our Nowruz gathering we invite you to bring a dish to feed about 6 people, a poem or song to share, and the readiness to dance (or clap along). Proof of vaccination required. RSVP to Mary Cobb (marylanecobb@gmail.com). Questions, contact Bice Wilson (bicewilson@gmail.com) or Iraj Mohebalian (irajm@optonline.net).
For up-to-date information, schedules, and Zoom links, visit the RE overview and schedule. You may also consult our CUUC website calendarFamilies participating in childcare through 12th grade RE, please submit 2021 registration (click here for the form). Read All CUUC Announcements in the Weekly e-Communitarian Newsletter
Tracy Breneman, Director of Faith Development and Religious Education, cuucwptracy@gmail.com
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains  
468 Rosedale Ave · White Plains, NY 10605-5419

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