Religious Education: April 10, 2022

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
April 10, 2022

2021-2022 RE Theme: Community, Wholeness, Discovering Our New Normal
Revisions to COVID Protocol

CUUC’s COVID Safety Committee met on March 31st and recommended five revisions to our current COVID protocols, which were approved by the Board. The Committee's update was circulated via the congregation's e-mail list. You can also read it here
Family Day for Justice
TOMORROW Sat Apr 9, 11:30am-2:00pm
Renaissance Plaza (200 Main St. and Mamaroneck Ave), White Plains
EndQINY, a grassroots campaign working to End Qualified Immunity in NY State, is hosting a Family Day for Justice this Saturday. Bring the whole family to celebrate, learn and take action for safety and justice. Ice cream, music, art, and more. Sign petitions and read more about the End Qualified Immunity movement here
Family Conversations
Mental and Emotional Health

Tracy, in partnership with the DRE of the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, is offering a series of conversations for parents/caregivers and children together, and parents/caregivers of youth that are designed to open communication and support conversations at home about mental and emotional health. 

Parents/Caregivers & Children Together: Nurturing Resilience & Communication
K-5th Grade Families

5 Fridays: April 22 - May 20, 7:00-7:30pm, Online

Five thirty-minute sessions for parents/caregivers and elementary age children together. Each begins with viewing a short video about understanding and talking about emotions, then we'll practice a skill related to the video’s topic, and inviting ongoing conversation at home. Dates & Topics: April 22, Understanding Feelings; April 29, Relaxation Skills; May 6, Understanding Thoughts; May 13, Managing Intense Emotions; May 20, Mindfulness. 

Parents of Teens: The Mystery of the Teenage Brain
6th-12th Grade Parents/Caregivers

Wednesday, May 18, 7:30-8:30pm, Online

One one-hour session for parents/caregivers of teens. We will watch a short video by Dr. Sanjay Gupta together, discuss it, and share suggestions and support for continuing the conversation at home. 

RSVP with Tracy, cuucwptracy@gmail.com
Both meet on Zoom: bit.ly/CUUC-RE
Two-step login: https://zoom.us/j/817388428 + Passcode: 468468.

Common Read Discussions

In Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment, the 2021-2022 Common Read, community leader and lawyer Zach Norris lays out a radical way to shift the conversation about public safety away from fear and punishment and toward growth and support systems for our families and communities.

We invite you to read Defund Fear, then join one of our four small group discussions:

  • Sun Apr 24 at 11:45m, facilitated by Adine Usher (on Zoom)
  • Tue Apr 26 at 7:30pm, facilitated by Kevin McGahren-Clemens (at CUUC)
  • Thu Apr 28 at 7:30pm, facilitated by Tracy Breneman (on Zoom)
  • Sat Apr 30 at 11:00am, facilitated by Jeff Tomlinson (at CUUC and on Zoom)

To sign up, contact Pam Parker (admin@cucwp.org) with your group choice. You can also contact Pam to purchase your copy of Defund Fear.

Quest Room

Starting Sun May 1, Youth Group Room 14, Red Hallway
Fun for Your Family, Committee, Journey Group and Friends - Sign up here
Everyone at CUUC is invited to enjoy the Youth Group's Quest Room, which reflects their Superhero theme. It's open to all! Groups of 4-6 individuals are recommended. 

YOUR QUEST: Graduation is fast approaching at CUUC S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy! However, intelligence has been gathered that Hydra agents are planning a campaign in the next few weeks to make sure that the next generation can not stand in the way of Hydra’s quest for world domination! It is up to our heroes in training to find out where and when the campaign will take place. If you can complete this final mission you will be considered ready to take your places amongst the great heroes of our age!

Each group has one hour to complete the quest. Start with the first clue, solve it, and find instructions for the next clue. The room will have up to ten clues to solve. At the end of that hour, please follow the instructions to reset the room for the next group. Sign up here. ENJOY!! Questions? Contact Raquel Belkin, youth@cucpw.org

Interracial Worship Webinar

Sun May 1, 11:45am, on Zoom, Viewing in Fellowship Hall
Interactive Webinar: What's Race Got to Do With It? Creating Safe Spaces for Interracial Worship

Facilitators Rev. Lane Cobb and Rev. Eugene Holden will lead an online conversation designed to support traditionally white faith-based organizations that are committed to creating interracial worship communities. The guided webinar will help congregations learn to identify blind spots that create hidden barriers to attracting people of color, deepen their commitment to creating an open and welcoming community, and create a preliminary plan for building interracial worship relationships. Sponsored by the CUUC In the Spirit of Truth/Racial Justice Team. Contact: Jeff Tomlinson (jefftomlinson8@gmail.com).

This Sunday 
April 10th

Diane, Hans, and Abby 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. 
10:00am Worship
In Person & Livestream

“Palm to Palm” ~ Rev. Meredith Garmon
What meanings of Palm Sunday are available -- and possibly insightful and helpful -- for Unitarian Universalists? The Order of Service is available on our website
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. Revisit past services anytime at youtube.com/TheLiberalPulpit and subscribe!
Upcoming RE Schedule

Classes will not meet April 10th & 17th. RE is on break for the week long school holiday. This Sunday and next, we will enjoy whole congregation worship with vaccinated congregants of all ages in the sanctuary! Childcare will be available. 1st-9th grade classes resume April 24th. Click here for the RE schedule and program information.

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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