JANUARY RE NEWS

2018 

Where do the clothes we wear come from?  Or the food we eat?  These are the questions the children in the Harry Potter classes will be wondering about this month as they learn how many of these things are made in third world countries: by children just like them, often for very little money.  Fighting back against this month’s Child Slavery, Horcrux is in all of our hands.  But where do we begin?  One way is through buying products that are Fair Trade Certified. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockland has long supported the Fair Trade movement through serving Equal Exchange coffee and selling products.  Equal Exchange is a leader in making sure that its products meet social and environmental standards through supporting worker-owned cooperatives in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa.

 

The RE children will have a table with information about fair trade after the January 21st service. Please stop by to learn more, enjoy a piece of fair trade chocolate,  and sign their petition to mega-company Mondelez (owner of Cadbury, Oreo, and Chips Ahoy) to pay their farmers fairly!

 

In other news, we have partnered this month with the Green Meadow Waldorf School to offer a special 2-part workshop series in Simplicity Parenting for parents of elementary and middle-school age children. Simplicity Parenting offers tools to simplify a home, reduce stress on children and parents, and allow room for connection, creativity, and relaxation.  The course will take place on Saturdays January 13th and 27th from 10 AM to 12 PM.  It is free of charge and limited to 12 participants. Please email me at dre@uurocklandny.org if you would like to participate or to learn more. Childcare will be provided, if requested by January 6th.

 January RE Calendar 


January       7

Children’s Worship Service
RE Classes

                   14

RE Classes

                   21

RE Classes

                   28

RE Classes

In faith,

Terri

Director of Religious Education

Terri Pahucki

dre@uurocklandny.org

845-344-7336