Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
2020 Jun 28 | Summer #2
Nurture Spirituality · Foster Compassion · Engage in Service

Our building may be closed, but our congregation is open! Please join us virtually. Visit our website for more information .
CUUC Zoom Meeting Rooms
For links to our online meeting rooms, scroll down to "This Week at CUUC." Links are also in the Event Calendar (click on event) and Online Programming Schedule  at our website, .
Upcoming Online Worship
Sun Jun 28, 10:00am
Beyond the Water’s Edge

~ Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly Sunday Morning Worship

This Sunday we join the largest annual gathering of UUs in worship at this year's virtual GA.

"These are uncertain and volatile times. These are times that call on us to work towards our collective liberation while also tending to our spiritual needs and caring for others. How do we ready ourselves for what is being asked of us? How do we keep moving even when we don’t feel ready?"

The worship service will include a collection for the Tomaquag Museum , an indigenous museum featuring an extensive collection and archive of Southern New England tribal communities. Donate HERE.

Find the Order of Service and watch the UUA live-stream here:

At 11:00am, join our CUUC virtual Coffee Hour in Room ending 2210
Sun Jul 5, 10:00am

~ Petra Thombs, Mary Cobb
Our annual worship celebrating Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. We also honor our indigenous ancestors.

To join us online, click Room ending 1991  
Or call 646-876-9923 and enter 761 321 991  
Gathering Music 9:50am, Live Centering Music 10:00am, Welcome 10:10am
After worship, join our CUUC virtual Coffee Hour in Room ending 2210
Revisit past services anytime at  our YouTube Channel . Subscribe to be alerted of new content.
Messages from Ministry

  • Rev. Meredith's weekly column for Jun 28
  • Links to the text and videos of recent Sunday services;
  • Practice of the Week: Be Glad
  • Moment of Zen #128: The Seed of Enlightenment
Religious Education & Faith Development

* Religious Education classes and Youth Group do not meet this Sunday. Stay tuned for information about RE over the summer.
*Evening story time for children ends for the summer when they finish reading the current books.
*Write a note of congratulations for our Bridging youth HERE .
*Racial justice resources for families and RE leaders are HERE .
*To receive the weekly RE newsletter, sign up HERE .
Congregation & Community News
On the Journey reading packet for June: "VISION"
Online Schedule Changes
The coming of summer is bringing changes to our online programming:
  • Tue Mandala Meditation had its final session last week. Thank you April Castoldi!
  • Our evening storytimes on Tue, Wed, & Thu conclude when the current books are finished. Gratitudes to readers Barbara Mair, Amy Nathan, and Norah!
  • The Tue & Thu morning storytime at 9:30 with Diane Keller is starting up again.
  • Many of the weekly Journey Group check-ins will now be once or twice a month. Check with your facilitators.
Visit our website to check our schedule anytime, (click on event).
Board Minutes
While our building is closed, we can't post our board minutes in the lobby for all to read, as we usually do. If you would like to be sent a copy, please contact the office: .
From Environmental Practices Group
Not too sure what to think of a bar of soap during the pandemic? How to avoid paying for plastic bottles and the freight of liquid soap? Some folks are giving this a great deal of thought. CNN's commercial site, "CNN Underscored" promoted one new idea HERE.
UUA Racism Report

The UUA report o n our s ystemic racism, "Widening the Circle of Concern," is available free online for a limited time. "In spite of the promise of our movement, we still need to address the bias and oppression within our systems to build resilience in our living tradition for the times we are in and strengthen it for future generations." Please read and share. Click the button or visit free through June 28 only , or order a print version HERE.
Newsletter cut off? Look at the bottom of your email for "read entire message" and click.
From UUA Side with Love

"Unfinished Business: A Study of DuBois’ Reconstruction in America to Now," Wed Jul 1 and Jul 8, 7:00pm Screening; 8:00pm Education Group  
UUA's Side with Love and UUSC's Love Resists have been co-sponsoring a four-week learning opportunity using the 4-part documentary “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War” narrated by Henry Louis Gates Jr. as a starting point for reflection, discussion, spiritual grounding in UU values, and action. The last two education sessions begin at 8:00pm, and you can join an hour earlier at 7:00pm to watch the film together. Learn more and register HERE.
Living Legacy Project

"Voting Rights: the Struggle Continues" Webinar Series, Tue Jun 30, 7:30pm, Register:
The Living Legacy Project (whose music director Reggie Harris will lead our worship on Sun Jul 19) offers a Voting Rights Webinar Series on the last Tuesday of every month through the election. More information and link to register HERE.
Caring & Sharing 

If we can help you or someone you know in our congregation, please reach out to Carole Mehta ( , 914.522-3482) or her backup Janet Giewat ( , 914 617-2137). Or you may contact the CUUC office ( ). To join our C&S Circle of helpers, contact Astrid Rogers ( 914-946-2026).
Share the Plate for June: Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation    
The Ramapough Lenape Community Center is a hub of the NJ tribe's social and educational programs. The building is in dire need of repair to protect supplies and become a safe gathering space again. Learn more HERE . Visit , click Donate, and select Share the Plate. Or mail checks made out to CUUC with memo "Share the Plate - Ramapough." 
Online Offering

You can pay your pledge, donate to the Share the Plate, or contribute to our Benevolent Fund or Minister's Discretionary Fund via PayPal by clicking "Donate" at our website . Or click the button below.
This Week at CUUC

Visit on our website and click on an event for login info. You may also check the Online Programming Schedule on our website for details. To reserve an online meeting room, contact .

Worship Space ending 1991 - or call 646-876-9923 and enter 761 321 991
Room ending 2210 - or call 929-436-2866 and enter 336 956 2210 
Room ending 7899 - or call 646-876-9923 and enter 289 850 7899
Room ending 8944 - or call 929-436-2866 and enter Meeting ID: 983 663 8944.
Room ending 8428 - or call 646-558-8656 and enter 817 388 428 
RE Room ending 4635 - or call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 602 164 635 
" A Tempo with Adam" Live Concerts, Room 5149 - or call 929-436-2866 and enter Meeting ID: 939 6077 5149. Please mute your microphones .
Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am Zen Online (Rm 7899)
Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (visit ); 11:00am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 12:00pm Journey Group Check-In: Miller (Rm 8944); 12:30pm Journey Group Monthly Topic: Freiberger (Rm 2210)

Monday, June 29 - 3:00pm " A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)
Tuesday, June 30 - 7:15pm Children's Story Time with Tracy Breneman (Rm 4635)
Wednesday, July 1 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 7:15pm Children's Story Time with Amy Nathan (Rm 4635); 7:30pm Board of Trustees Check-In (Rm 7899)
Thursday, July 2 - 9:30am Pre-K Story Time with Diane (Rm 4635); 7:00p m CUUC Community Pandemic Check-In : R ev. Morra (Rm 8944 ); 7:15pm Children's Story Time with Barbara Mair and Norah (Rm 4635)
Friday, July 3 - Office Closed ; 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 3:00pm " A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149); 7:00pm Journey Group Check-in: Sehdeva (Rm 7899)
Saturday, July 4 - 10:00am Zen Online (Rm 7899)
Sunday, July 5 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Rm 1991); 11:00am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 12:00pm Journey Group Check-In: Miller (Rm 8944)
Minister: Rev. Meredith Garmon, , 914-946-1660 x3
Dir of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development: Tracy Breneman, , 914-434-7539
Community Minister: Rev. Deb Morra, , 914-830-1509
Community Minister: Rev. LoraKim Joyner,
Music Director: Adam Kent, , 212-595-7280
Choir Director: Lisa Meyer,
Choir Pianist: Georgianna Pappas,
Children's Music Director: Lyra Harada,
Congregation & Communications Administrator: Pamela Parker, , 914-946-1660 x2
Bookkeeper: Diane Pearson, , 946-1660 x5
Board of Trustees
Board Chair: Joe Majsak,
Vice Chair: Debra Manetta,
Treasurer: Chris Kortlandt,
Secretary: Terri Kung,
Social Justice Coordinators
Mary Cavallero,
Emily Economou,
Jeff Tomlinson,
Rev. Meredith Garmon,