Religious Education: June 5, 2022

Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
June 5, 2022

2021-2022 RE Theme: Community, Wholeness, Discovering Our New Normal
This Sunday 
June 5th

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 annual meeting. 

10:00am Worship
In Person & Livestream

“Coming of Age, and a Little More Age - 1” 
~ Coming of Age Youth and Adults

Whole Congregation Worship

Join us for the first of two very special worship services where youth and adults will share the belief statements they have written after spending the year thinking deeply about faith, values, and their spiritual journeys. The youth will also present the congregation with a special chalice that they designed and Dinsa Mehta helped them craft. 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!
Annual Meeting

After Worship, Sanctuary and Zoom
Members, please plan to stay after worship and attend so we can be sure to have a quorum for our nominee and budget votes. Members joining us remotely can either stay on Zoom after worship, or log in to bit.ly/CUUC-Worship, Webinar: 761 321 991, Passcode: 468468. Or phone in (audio only): 646-876-9923. Click here to see the annual report booklet. Click here for the proposed 2022-2023 budget.

Tree Dedication

After the Annual Meeting, Upper Parking Area
We invite all to join us for a brief tree dedication ceremony to recognize the sustained contributions of the Koide family. The generous donation bequeathed by Sam and Sumi and family is enabling CUUC to upgrade the sound and video resources in our sanctuary, allowing us to expand and improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of our worship services. Coffee and special refreshments follow in Fellowship Hall.

UU BIPOC Gathering
1st Mondays at 6:30pm, June 6
If you identify as Black, Indigenous or a person of color (BIPOC), you're invited to join us for the Central East Region's BIPOC. In our gatherings we are joined by lay folks of color, lay leaders of color and/or religious professionals of color to be in community. Our conversations focus on topics like wellness and resilience and our goal is to center BIPOC experiences and create space to explore our UU experiences. Contact Sana Saeed at ssaeed@uua.org for connection information.
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).
Summer Programs & Activities

If you are thinking about summer plans, you might like to attend a UU camp or conference. The Council of Unitarian Universalist Camps and Conferences offers a gateway to many locations across the country that offer activities for children, youth, adults, and whole families - click here

Volunteer New York!
Volunteer New York! offers many local volunteer opportunities throughout the summer. Visit their resource page.  And this list of 2022 Summer of Service Opportunities. They also offer a Leadership Westchester program designed to sharpen effective leadership skills and provide participants with the clarity to define and achieve their goals.

YWCA Y Leaders
YWCA summer 2022 bootcamp program will take our participants through 5 days of interactive workshops that teach you how to develop strong communication skills, create daily affirmations for good emotional wellbeing, understand your values, beliefs, priorities and passions and boldly navigate spaces with confidence and ease. With our program partner One Love Foundation, you will also identify the tools and resources needed to build healthy and supportive relationships in life and leadership! Y Leaders is open to those who identify as female, womXn, non-binary and gender-nonconforming, are between the ages of 11 and 21, and Westchester residents. Ages 11-15, August 1-5. Ages 16-21, August 8-12. Space is limited! Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Camps are held in person at the YWCA (515 North Street, White Plains) and participants are required to wear masks throughout the program. You can read more about our bootcamp here. And youth womxn can apply here. Register here

Processing Collective Trauma
with Young People
Dear Ones, this week saw another shooting. Again, I share resources for navigate answering questions and sharing information in age appropriate ways. Full text for limited access resources provided here. Our hearts are one as we grieve. Again. with love, Tracy

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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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