The theme this month is Holding History. Our faith places truthful telling of history at the center of our principles. This morning we talked about what has happened to the history of this country when we forget and erase parts of our history and how the story is damaged and incomplete and how that should make us all feel cheated.
We showed two books and pretended they belonged to a person named Sam and another named Sandy, two children who are friends. We took Sam’s book and ripped out some pages out of it and asked: Is Sam’s book complete? It’s damaged. Sam will be cheated about getting the whole story.
That’s what has happened to the history of this country when we forget and erase parts of our history because they were about people of color. The story is damaged, the story is incomplete. It’s a story that should make us all feel cheated.
The theme this month is Holding History. Our faith places truthful telling of history at the center of our principles. Two of our principles are especially connected to the truthful telling of history. In our first principle, we promise to value the worth and dignity of every person. This principle is connected to truthful telling because every person’s story and history have worth and dignity. In our fourth principle, we promise to value the search for what is true. This is connected to truthful telling because we value and seek out the stories of marginalized peoples to begin to heal racism.
Christmas Pageant: We are having a virtual Christmas Pageant about children and youth planning a Christmas pageant. We need children and youth to sign up for parts. We will do the video shoot on December 12th and each child and youth will have two to three lines each. Here is the link to sign up: https://forms.gle/xScXjHbEFjjE4b53A
Soulful Home families, CLICK HERE for your November packet. Each month, Soulful Home provides ideas and resources for our CVUU families with UU theme-based exploration. It’s about creating memorable and amazing moments, through a design that is manageable, faithful, and fun!
2021-2022 Religious Education Registration: We would like the guardians who are planning on their children and youth to participate in the virtual religious education program and in-person events for the 2021-2022 year and those planning on their children to attend only in person Religious Education events to register with our online form here.
Children’s Chalice Chapel begins at 9:45 AM on Sundays and is usually done around 10:15 AM. Sometimes we go a little longer due to having too much fun. We are always done in time for the church service at 10:30 AM. Here is the Zoom link and password to get in. https://zoom.us/j/474929477?pwd=b2FhT2FwQjFIT29USWp6Y3ZMS25SQT09
Paul R. Greggs
Director of Religious Education