Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, NY
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On the Journey, 2018 Mar, "Wandering": HERE
CUUC Sermons (The Liberal Pulpit) YouTube Channel: HERE
Practice of the Week

Be Generous. When you express your giving nature, it feels good for you, benefits others, prompts them to be good to you in turn, and adds one more lovely thread to the great tapestry of human generosity. READ MORE
From the Minister

"The scarcity assumption." I think we all make this assumption. I do. Maybe I fall a little less often and less far into this assumption than I used to, but, yeah, I catch myself acting like things are in short supply when they aren't. Acting like there's scarcity can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Help me to live from the truth of abundance rather than the fear of scarcity! For such....READ MORE

You may have wandered for only a short while or it may have felt like ages in a desert before you arrived. It may have been years ago or just recently that you found your way to CUUC. Whatever your wandering and at what period in your life you landed here, I am glad that you have found this congregation to be your faith community. You may still be wandering... READ MORE & RE NEWS 
From the Music Director

Sensitive, introspective utterances from Johannes Brahms' final years are featured in the morning's Centering Music, performed this week by CUUC Choir Pianist Georgianna Pappas. Our own Kim Force treats us to "Beautiful City" by Stephen Schwartz... READ MORE
  • Minister's Tuesday Coffee Chat - On Tue Mar 6 find me at Starbucks, 51 Purchase St, Rye, 3:00 - 5:00pm. Drop by if you can! - Meredith
  • See the current version of the Statement of Conscience, "Escalating Economic Inequity" with the amendments supported so far HERE. See the original SOC HERE. (This version does not reflect the supported amendments.) You can add a comment to the post HERE to propose an amendment.
  • Check out the two Common Reads for 2017-18 HERE.
Upcoming Worship Services

Sun Mar 4, 10:00am
Spirituality of Money
Rev. Meredith Garmon
Our relationship to money is complicated. What would it mean to relate to money in a way that helped our spiritual deepening?

Sun Mar 11, 10:00am
Rev Meredith Garmon
To wander is "to ramble without a definite purpose or objective." So what's the purpose of not having a purpose? 

Let's Journey Together
2018 Annual Giving Campaign, Kickoff Sun Mar 4 
This year's giving campaign kicks off this Sunday with our annual Canvass Brunch. Your contributions power CUUC's activities both inside our congregation and out in the wider world. Please do all you can to continue funding our work and our aspirations. Pledge forms have been mailed; please return yours quickly. You may also pledge online at Contact: Barry Litcofsky (  
Young Adult Gatherings
Young Adult Gathering, Sun Mar 4, 12:00pm, Room 43
Meet up at the Canvass Brunch for nourishment and fellowship at 11:30am, then we'll gather for a small group discussion from noon until 1:00pm in Room 43. Contact: Cindy Davidson,, text 781-710-1640.
Response to Gun Violence
Gun Control Discussion, Sun Mar 4, 12:00pm, Room 41
Join us after Canvass Brunch to talk about gun control, from sharing our personal thoughts, to organizing possible actions, to learning about upcoming events we can join. Contact: Emily Economou (
Day of Action  

Planned Parenthood Day of Action, Tue Mar 13, Albany 
The Women's Social Justice Team invites you to join them at this year's Day of Action in Albany to talk with lawmakers about how New Yorkers depend on accessible, affordable, and non-judgemental sexual and reproductive health care. Attacks on health care continue, so don't miss this chance to raise your voice. Lunch is provided. Seats on free buses may still be available. Contact: Karen Schmitt ( and register directly HERE.  
Free Indian Music Concert  

The Biryani Boys, Sun Mar 18, 4:30pm, Spice Kitchen, 122 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck  
Please join CUUC member Jane Dixon as her guest for this short free concert of Indian music by the Biryani Boys, Mustafa Bhagat and David Freeman, who were CUUC's musical guests last fall. The Indian restaurant Spice Kitchen invites you to stay afterward and dine from their delicious menu. RSVPs appreciated! Contact: Jane Dixon (  
In the Community
For a listing of several local social action events coming up, click HERE.

Annual Women's History Conference, Fri & Sat, Mar 2-3, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville 
Topic: Democracy on the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the Global Challenge to Democratic Freedoms. Includes a performance of In Their Footsteps, a one act play based on the oral histories of women who served in Vietnam. Free and open to the public. Register HERE

Share a Meal and Support the Homeless, Wed Mar 7, Sam's of Gedney Way, 50 Gedney Way, White Plains

Enjoy a delicious meal with friends and the restaurant will donate 10% of your lunch or dinner bill to SHORE (Sheltering the Homeless is Our Responsibility). Reservations 914-949-0978,

PrideWorks Conference, Wed Mar 14, 8:00am - 3:00pm, Pace University, Pleasantville
The Westchester UU congregations help sponsor this annual educational conference for LGBTQ youth and allies. Learn more HERE. Register HERE. To volunteer, contact Tracy Breneman ( or Nancy Ulrich ( from First Unitarian Society-Hastings.

Save the Date: March For Our Lives, Sat Mar 24, 10:00am, New York City
Created, inspired, and led by students, the March For Our Lives movement is calling for demonstrations against gun violence. In New York City, the March For Our Lives is being planned by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action NY, Guns Down Life Up, and metro area students. To join UUs traveling into the city by train, contact Mary Cavallero (    
Share the Plate for February: Furniture Sharehouse  
We share half our non-pledge collection this month with Furniture Sharehouse, which provides free furniture to economically disadvantaged individuals and families living in Westchester, giving them basic household furnishings to  enable them to rebuild their lives and live with dignity. Founded in April 2007, the charity has helped over 4,000 households/12,000 individuals, and distributed more than 66,000 pieces of furniture with a value of almost $4 million as of November 2017. Learn more at
Caring & Sharing Circle

If anyone knows of another among us who is in need of a caregiver, please contact Ingrid Hartmann (914 946-2026 or or her backup Gail McLeod (914 235-8212)..
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,

Thu Mar 1 - 9:30am Rental: League of Women Voters; 7:30pm  Journey Group Facilitators
Sat Mar 3 - 10:00am Canvass Brunch Prep; 10:00am Zen; 12:30pm Journey Group Facilitators; 2:30pm  Rental: WCHJ
Sun Mar 4 - 8:15am RE Council; 8:45am Choir Rehearsal; 9:30am Nursery Care; 10:00am Worship; 11:30am Canvass Brunch; 11:45am Young Adult Gathering; 12:00pm Gun Control Discussion
Mon Mar 5 - 6:30pm T'ai-ch'i; 7:00pm Rental: Furniture Sharehouse; 7:00pm Rental: Straight Spouse Network; 8:00pm Rental: Amnesty International
Tue Mar 6 - 3:00pm Minister's Tuesday Coffee Chat; 7:00pm Rental: WCSPP; 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal
Wed Mar 7 - 7:30pm Program Council
Thu Mar 8 - 11:30am Science & Spirituality Group; 7:30pm Journey Group - P. Montrose
Fri Mar 9 - 11:00am Journey Group - C. Davidson; 7:00pm Rental: WCSPP Film Night
Sat Mar 10 - 9:30am Rental: WCSPP Open House; 10:00am Zen; 10:00am Caring & Sharing
Sun Mar 11 - 8:45am Choir Rehearsal; 9:00am LGBTQIA meeting; 9:30am Nursery Care; 10:00am Worship; 11:15am Coffee Hour; 11:30am Environmental Practices Group; 11:40am Congregation Forum/Debate on Statement of Conscience; 2:00pm Rental: Hoff Barthelson

Minister: Rev. Meredith Garmon,, 914-946-1660 x3
Director of Lifespan Religious Ed. & Faith Development: Perry Montrose,, 914-946-1660 x4
Community Minister: Rev. Deb Morra,, 914-830-1509
Community Minister: Rev. LoraKim Joyner,
Ministerial Intern: Cindy Davidson,, 781-710-1640
Youth Program Coordinator: Chandeerah Davis,
Music Director: Adam Kent,, 212-595-7280
Choir Director: Lisa Meyer,
Congregational & Communications Administrator: Pamela Parker,, 914-946-1660 x2
Bookkeeper: Diane Pearson,, 914-946-1660 x5
Board of Trustees
Board Chair: Dean Silverberg,, 212-351-4642
Vice Chair: Karen Dreher,, 914-235-7845
Treasurer: Chris Kortlandt,, 914-834-7112
Social Justice Coordinators
Jeff Tomlinson,
Mary Cavallero,
Pamela Cucinell,
Rev. Meredith Garmon,
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
Our Black Lives Matter Resolution
Your Moment of Zen

Grouse missed zazen one evening but came later to ask a question: "I'm hearing that some old-time students and even teachers act selfishly and cause dissension in the community. So what's the good of practice?" Raven said, "It takes, or it doesn't take." Grouse asked, "What does it take to...READ MORE
Info on our Saturday Zen practice: HERE
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