Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, NY
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Practice of July: Stay on Your Path and Explore New Paths   Through Jul, we won't be highlighting any particular Practices. In the meantime, stay on your path! And explore new paths! There are 165 "Practices of the Week" listed and indexed HERE . Look them over and choose your own Practices to highlight this month.
From the Minister. The delegates at General Assembly adopted an Action of Immediate Witness: "Dismantle Predatory Medical Care Practices in Prisons and End Prisons For Profit." The statement addresses particularly the practice of charging prisoners for necessary medical care -- meaning large debts upon release...READ MORE
Lifespan Religious Education   Summer is here and that means games! Childcare is provided during the Sunday service and high school youth will be there along with Diane to play games with children of all ages. There are even water balloons, so join in the summer fun on Sundays. RE NEWS
Upcoming Summer Worship Services
 
Sun Jul 8, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall 
"Recovering from Empire"
John Bell
All empires have their story and ours is that we have no empire. Our empire is looking rather geriatric and it is likely in the not too distant future that our story will become fact. John Bell is a member of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester, Mt. Kisco.  
 
Sun Jul 15, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall 
"Waste Not, Live Not"
Rev. Catherine Torpey
A "prodigal" (wasteful) son ran off and spent all his inheritance, then crawled home expecting Dad to take him back in. (Spoiler alert: Dad did.) What insights might this ancient tale give us in these very different times? Rev. Catherine Torpey served the South Nassau UU Congregation for nine years.
H elping Migrant Children 

The devastating news about children who have been separated from their parents at the border has left many of us wanting to help. Two local organizations have received separated migrant children, the Abbott House in Irvington and Children's Village in Dobbs Ferry. They both gratefully accept monetary donations for the migrant children and other unaccompanied minors in their care. Learn more HERE and   HERE .
Call for Summer Musicians     
 
CUUC singers, instrumentalists, and music lovers: come share your gifts at our summer services! Most Sundays we have a pianist for hymns, and we would love to have volunteers present our other musical sections such as centering music, or offertory, or serving as our weekly hymn leader. Your talents will help make our friendly, low-key summer worships even more personal and special. Contact: Kim Force (kimforce@gmail.com). 
From the Refugee Resettlement Team
    
Our refugee team is working with a young man from the Congo looking for work with an electrical contracting firm, a construction firm, or a property management company. We ask your help in spreading the word. See his resume HERE . We are also looking for a volunteer conversant with electrical terminology, as well as volunteers for other family supports. Contact Eugene Tozzi (etozzi@gmail.com).
Summer Services in Fellowship Hall

10:00am, Fellowship Hall
Attend our Summer Services in air-conditioned Fellowship Hall! Services are led by members and friends of CUUC, outside speakers, and guest ministers. These Sundays are more intimate and informal so people participate more and get to know one another better. Music is provided by our talented musicians and special guests (centering music starts at 9:50am). The nursery is staffed for young children. Stay after worship for light refreshments and conversation. Regular services and religious education classes will begin again Sun Sep 9. Hope to see you here this summer!
 
July 8 - John Bell, "Recovering From Empire"
July 15 - Rev. Catherine Torpey, "Waste Not, Live Not"
July 22 - John Schwam, "Practicing Kindness"
July 29 - Rev. Jef Gamblee, "The Good UU"
August 5 - Muhammed Loutfy
August 12 - Rev. Meredith Garmon
August 19 - Rev. Meredith Garmon
August 26 - Rev. Lara Campbell
September 2 - Rev. Nathan Walker, "I Shower Alone" 
Our Faith Family
   
Hope for Eli  Eli VanDette, a CUUC Friend who sang movingly with Kim Force during our LGBTQ Celebration worship service last month, is an artist, a musician, and a once athletically active person and volunteer. Faced with chronic illness, Eli has been receiving out-of-network medical treatment and seen improvement in their quality of life. Learn more and support Eli at gofundme.com/fq25f-hope-for-eli.    
In the Community

Rally for the Supreme Court of the United States, Tue Jul 10, 11:00 am, Sen. Chuck Schumer's District Office, 1 Park Place, Peekskill  
Hosted by CD17Indivisible (facebook.com/CD17Indivisible). Join others nationwide calling on senators to protect choice, affordable health care, and human rights when they consider a new supreme court nominee. Part of the Indivisible.org week of action. RSVP: act.indivisible.org/event/save-scotus-actions/14637.  
 
Public Comment on Proposed Health Care Gag Rule, until July 31
A proposed rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would prohibit medical professionals working at facilities receiving Title X funding (i.e., family planning funding for low income populations) from talking with their patients about abortion and/or referring them for an abortion. Public comment is invited until July 31. regulations.gov/document?D=HHS-OS-2018-0008-0001.
 
Find more social justice events in the community HERE.
Share the Plate for July & August: Unirondack & Rowe Camps
 
This summer we share half our non-pledge collection with the camps at Unirondack and Rowe, both members of the Unitarian Universalist Association Alliance of Camps and Conference Centers ( uuaccc.org ). We will support the Unirondack Campership Program and Rowe Center's Woodside Scholarship Fund, which seek to make a UU camp experience available to every child and youth, and to promote economic diversity in their camp programs. Learn more HERE and HERE.  
Caring & Sharing Circle

If anyone knows of another among us who is in need of a caregiver, please contact Paula Meighan (914-834-6454, paula.meighan74@gmail.com) or her backup Gail McLeod (914-588-2419). Or contact the CUUC office (914-946-1660 x2, admin@cucwp.org).
This Week at CUUC

The full calendar can be found HERE. Room numbers subject to change; please check the board on Sunday morning. To reserve a room, contact Pam at the CUUC office (914-946-1660 x2, admin@cucwp.org).

Sat Jul 7 - 10:00am Zen
Sun Jul 8 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship; 11:15am Refreshments
Mon Jul 9 - 6:30pm T'ai-ch'i
Wed Jul 11 - 7:30pm Board of Trustees
Sat Jul 14 - 10:00am Zen
Sun Jul 15 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship; 11:15am Refreshments
Contacts

Minister: Rev. Meredith Garmon, minister@cucwp.org, 914-946-1660 x3
Director of Lifespan Religious Ed. & Faith Development: Perry Montrose, dlre@cucwp.org, 914-946-1660 x4
Community Minister: Rev. Deb Morra, getreal714@verizon.net, 914-830-1509
Community Minister: Rev. LoraKim Joyner, amoloros@gmail.com
Youth Program Coordinator: Chandeerah Davis, cuucypc@gmail.com
Music Director: Adam Kent, music@cucwp.org, 212-595-7280
Choir Director: Lisa Meyer, choir@cucwp.org
Congregational & Communications Administrator: Pamela Parker, admin@cucwp.org, 914-946-1660 x2
Bookkeeper: Diane Pearson, cuucwpbookkeeper@gmail.com, 914-946-1660 x5
Board of Trustees
Board Chair: Dean Silverberg, Dsilverberg@ebglaw.com, 212-351-4642
Vice Chair: Al Rocchi, alrocchi@verizon.net, 914-777-3216
Treasurer: Chris Kortlandt, kortlandtbunch@gmail.com, 914-834-7112
Social Justice Coordinators
Jeff Tomlinson, jefftomlinson8@gmail.com
Mary Cavallero, marycava4@gmail.com
Pamela Cucinell, pamelajcny@gmail.com
Rev. Meredith Garmon, minister@cucwp.org
Quick Links

On The Journey (current and past issues)
Social Justice Teams
Practice of the Week (current and all past)
The Quarterly Communitarian
CUUC Main Web Site
Liberal Pulpit Index
The Liberal Pulpit Video
Boundless Way Zen of Westchester
Your Moment of Zen: Saving the Many Beings. Mallard appeared in the circle after a trip and asked, "The first of our vows is to save the many beings. You told us that the Sixth Ancestor said this means, 'You save them in your own mind.' Is that all there is to fulfilling this vow?" Raven said, "Completely fulfilled." Mallard...READ MORE
Zen at CUUC: Sat Jul 7
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