Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, NY
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Practice of the Week: Images of Earth. The Earth is us, and we are the Earth. What we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves. By letting go of the Earth as Other paradigm, we make space for the possibility of Earth as Self. By un-learning the mindset of the Earth as an endless provider, we begin to form a healthy sense of our...READ MORE.
From the Minister. Greetings from Boston! As I write this, it is Thursday evening and I'm nearing the end of five days of denominational service as a member of the UUA's Commission on Social Witness (CSW). At the General Assembly 2016 in Columbus, OH, the delegates selected, "The Corruption of Our Democracy" as the...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

S un Aug 12, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall
"Truth, Who Needs It?"
Rev. Meredith Garmon
"Competing truths are no longer the primary threat to American culture; competing lies are," writes Megan Garber. The result is not just political, legal, or economic damage -- it's a spiritual issue. Pervasive cynicism and despair weigh heavily on our spirits.
Sun Aug 19, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall 
"Poetry Celebration: Nikki Giovanni" 
Rev. Meredith Garmon
This year's annual poetry celebration service focuses on the work of African American woman poet, Nikki Giovanni.  
Memorial Service for Roy P. Hartmann  
Sat Aug 25, 3:00pm, Sanctuary   
We will honor and celebrate the life of Roy Hartmann, son of longtime member Ingrid Hartmann. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of Westchester in White Plains, or to Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne would be greatly appreciated.

Summer Services in Fellowship Hall

10:00am, Fellowship Hall
Our Summer Services in air-conditioned Fellowship Hall are led by guest ministers and members and friends of CUUC. These services are intimate and informal so people participate more and get to know one another better. Music is provided by our talented staff, volunteers, and guests. The nursery is staffed for young children, and light refreshments and conversation are offered after service. Regular services and religious education classes begin again Sun Sep 9. Join us this summer!
August 12 - Rev. Meredith Garmon, "Truth, Who Needs It?"
August 19 - Rev. Meredith Garmon
August 26 - Rev. Lara Campbell & CB Beal, "Sporks" 
September 2 - Rev. Nathan Walker, "I Shower Alone" 
From Showing Up for Racial Justice - Westchester
Volunteer Drivers Needed, Sat Aug 11, 9:30 AM, Peekskill or Port Chester to Stony Point Farm in Stony Point
SURJ Westchester is looking for a few volunteers to help pick up families and bring them to the farm for a day of fun planned by Hudson Valley Community Coalition (HVCC). Drivers are welcome to stay to join activities and share lunch. Contact:, 914-295-2527.      
Our Faith Family
Hollis Huston, husband of former CUUC minister Rev. Carol Huston, died on Thursday, August 2. A memorial service is being planned for September 30 in Manhattan. You may read about Hollis's life and leave notes for the family at Rev. Carol also welcomes you to share your recollections by email at    
Hope for Eli  Eli VanDette, a CUUC Friend, has been receiving out-of-network medical treatment for chronic illness. Support Eli at Eli, "Seeing this much kindness fills me with so much hope and determination on my road to a better quality of life. I am so grateful!"      
In the Community
Limited Run Film Showing: The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Fri Aug 10 - Sun Aug 12, various showtimes, Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, 2548 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, 914-226-3082  
Different than a documentary, Miseducation is a heartfelt coming of age story that won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The film follows a gay teenage girl forced into conversion therapy by her conservative family. Visit to learn about the National Center for Lesbian Rights' campaign to end conversion therapy in all 50 states. 
"I Believe You": A Response to Intimate Partner Violence, Sat Aug 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 11 Rev. G. Franklin Wiggins Plaza, Peekskill
Learn how to change perspectives on victims' circumstances and improve community responses to intimate partner abuse. Facilitator Rev. Kymberly McNair, from "My Sisters' Place," is a recipient of the Harriet Tubman Legacy Award. Co-sponsored by the Peekskill NAACP and Mount Olivet Baptist Church.   
Film Screening & Discussion: 13th, Sun Aug 19, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, WESPAC, 77 Tarrytown Rd, 2W, White Plains
Ava DuVernay's academy-award-nominated documentary explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the US. The title refers to the Thirteenth Amendment, which prohibited slavery except as punishment for a crime. Free. Sponsored by WESPAC, SURJ Westchester, and Westchester Coalition for Police Reform.   
Find more local social justice events 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 ( ). We will support the Unirondack Campership Program and Rowe Center's Woodside Scholarship Fund, which seek to make their UU camp experiences 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 Janet Giewat (, 914-617-2137) or her backup Carole Mehta (914-234-6294, Or contact the CUUC office (914-946-1660 x2, 
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 Aug 9 - 11:30pm Science & Spirituality Group
Sat Aug 11 - 10:00am Zen
Sun Aug 12 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship; 11:15am Refreshments 
Tue Aug 14 - 10:00am Rental: Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)
Sat Aug 18 - 10:00am Zen
Sun Aug 19 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship; 11:15am Refreshments 

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,
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: Al Rocchi,, 914-777-3216
Treasurer: Chris Kortlandt,, 914-834-7112
Social Justice Coordinators
Jeff Tomlinson,
Mary Cavallero,
Pamela Cucinell,
Rev. Meredith Garmon,
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Boundless Way Zen of Westchester
Your Moment of Zen: How Do You Account for This? At that same assembly, Mole said to Raven, "Turkey tells me that Grandma doesn't lock her place and that folks are free to wander in and out. They eat her food and mess up her carpet. She doesn't seem to be protective or possessive at all. Yet she snatched away her...READ MORE
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