Religious Education: May 22, 2022

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
May 22, 2022

2021-2022 RE Theme: Community, Wholeness, Discovering Our New Normal
Norah's PlaceKeeping Presentation

Sunday, May 8th Norah shared pictures and a summary of what the RE PlaceKeeping teams have been up to lately. Some of you may not have been able to see the slides. We invite you to watch (or watch again!) the video. Thanks to Kim Force who edited in the slides, you can watch Norah’s full presentation in the worship video. Norah begins at the 29:30 mark

Annual Meeting

Sun Jun 5, After Worship
Members, please mark your calendars and plan to attend! We will distribute the annual report booklet shortly by email and will have paper copies available in the lobby. If you prefer to be mailed a printed copy, please contact the office (admin@cucwp.org).

Annual Giving Campaign 

We've drafted next year's budget. If you haven't pledged yet, your commitment can still make a difference by helping us achieve our goals. Sending your pledge by mail, or online, or by emailing the treasurer at TreasurerCUUCWP@gmail.com.

Proposed Budget Q&A 

2022-2023 Budget Q&A Sessions, 7:30pm, Tue May 24, Thu May 26, Thu Jun 2, Online on Zoom 2210
Treasurer Chris Kortlandt is hosting online question & answer sessions for CUUC Members and Friends to review the proposed budget for the next program year prior to our annual meeting. You can also request a one-on-one review; email treasurerCUUCWP@gmail.com.

UU Young Adult Gathering
June 10-12 at CUUC
The first in person gathering of UU young adults will be held at CUUC! “Rom-CON” is a weekend-long conference where UU and like-minded young adults participate in activities and discussions, and build community in a safe space.
Hosted by the UUA Central East Region Young Adult Organizing Committee. Young adults (ages 18-35) can sign up at linktr.ee/ceryaoc. If you are available to support this UU young adult community building event by cooking or serving a meal during the weekend, contact Tracy (cuucwptracy@gmail.com).
Lead a Summer Service

Would your family like to lead a summer worship service together? It would be wonderful to have young voices and we have some Sundays still available. Please send an email with your interest, your proposed topic, or the name of a speaker you'd recommend, to Pam Parker (admin@cucwp.org).
Quest Room
Fun for All

Youth Group Room 14, Red Hallway
Everyone at CUUC is invited to experience the Youth Group's superhero-themed Quest Room! (A quest room is like an escape room but the door isn't locked.) Groups of 4-6 individuals are recommended. Fun for families, committees, Journey Groups, and friends! Sign up here. Contact Tracy Breneman (cuucwptracy@gmail.com)
This Sunday 
May 22

Diane, Hans, and Nicole 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. Childcare will be extended this Sunday for the Community Chat hosted by the Committee on Ministry after RE and worship. 

10:00am Worship
In Person & Livestream

“A Path Toward Hope?” ~ Rev. Meredith Garmon
There's a lot that looks bleak these days. Let's reflect on ways to nurture our spirits – and help heal our world.

Quiet activity boxes are available for young people who attend worship. The Order of Service is available on our websiteTo join the worship livestream, click https://bit.ly/CUUC-Worship, or phone in (audio only): 646-876-9923. Webinar: 761 321 991, Passcode: 468468. Revisit past services anytime at youtube.com/TheLiberalPulpit and subscribe!
1st-9th Grades - Last Class
In Person

This is the last Sunday of classes. Wear a mask, enter through the RE lobby, and visit the RE welcome table. After worship, please pick up children 4th grade and younger before coffee hour so RE leaders can attend other activities. 

1st-5th Grade Class, Love Connects Us
Room 13 in the Red Hallway 
Laura S is leading 

Each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint ... discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. — Oprah Winfrey
In this concluding session, participants examine the promises the Blake covenant offers us—that we "dwell together in peace, seek the truth in love and help one another"—in the context of their own ties with family members, friends, and people in their congregation and wider communities. Participants affirm that we are both inheritors and active creators of our Unitarian Universalist faith tradition.

6th-7th Grade Class, Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong
Room 41 in the Green Hallway
Alex Z and Christine are leading 

Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. — Baltasar Graci
This final session introduces the concepts of values and self-respect. It begins with a final round of Ethics Play and then asks what values make people virtuous. The story of Narcissus leads to a discussion of reasonable self-respect. The group talks about the values and respect their families share with other members of their congregation. Some wall-to-wall questions help the group review the four sessions that focused on ethical development. Faith in Action asks the group to create and sign an ethics covenant.

8th-9th Grade Class, Coming of Age Handbook & Compass Points
Room 11 in the Red Hallway & & Zoom 8428
Tracy B and Mentors are leading

The Coming of Age worship services are two weeks away! This Sunday, we are workshopping credo statements and ask youth to bring their rough draft to share. They will give each other encouragement and support as we head into the final stretch. Tracy will join by Zoom: https://bit.ly/CUUC-RE  | Meeting ID: 817 388 428 · Passcode: 468468. 

We look forward to seeing you!!
Click here for the spring RE schedule and program information.

Community Chat

Sun May 22, Fellowship Hall and Zoom 2210
Our final “Community Chat” of the program year is an opportunity for CUUC members and friends to provide input and ask questions of the Committee on Ministry. Please join us! Read the COM’s full message here. Childcare provided.
Info Session for New Families

The Breneman house has COVID so Tracy will participate in the Coming of Age class remotely and the Information Session for New Families is postponed. Please join us for the next information session, Sunday, June 12th. 
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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