Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, NY
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Practice of the Week: Reality? Reality turns out to be far more bizarre than we had previously imagined -- and far more amazing too. Consideration of the reality of the very small and the very large can be a journey into awe and wonder. READ MORE
List of Spiritual Practices
Upcoming Worship Services
Sun Aug 4, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall
"Finding Peace in Solitude"   
Rev. ReBecca Sala 
We explore the nature of loneliness and the difference between being alone and being lonely. Technology is supposed to connect us to the world but can make us feel even more isolated and disconnected. How do we find and appreciate moments of authentic connection with others as well as find peace within ourselves? Rev. Sala is the Affiliated Community Minister at UUFNW Mt Kisco, and Manager of Pastoral Care at Stamford Hospital.   
Sun Aug 11, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall
"The Challenges of Love: What Makes It Work"   
Rev. Dr. Jim Walkup   
Rev. Dr. Walkup, an ordained Presbyterian minister as well as psychotherapist and marriage counselor, is a member of CUUC and the author of I Do: A Marriage Workbook for Engaged Couples.
Day in Place              
Day in Place, Sat Aug 3, Sunrise to Sunset
Join the PlaceKeepers to appreciate, improve, and maintain the building and grounds of CUUC, our physical and spiritual home. Help tend our springs and our paths. Contact: Bice Wilson (, Terri Kung (
Be Moved!          
Past Prime Time Dance Group, Wed Mornings, 8:30am, Fellowship Hall
We're back! Join us to get moving and have fun. Class is free for CUUC members; suggested donation of $5 for non-members. All are welcome! Contact Terri Kung (  
Science & Spirituality       
Science & Spirituality, Thu Aug 8, 11:30am, Fellowship Hall
We meet the second and fourth Thursday to discuss books and articles on the intersection of spirituality and science. We are reading The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins. Join us! Contact: Norm Handelman (
Wild Walk and More      
Wild Walk and More at Governor's Island, Aug 10, 10:30am, House of Solutions, Governors Island, NYC 
Join us for any or all of three inspiring programs held at Governors Island. Learn more HERE. Contact: Rev. LoraKim Joyner ( ). 
Class at CUUC 
The Joy of Watercolor, Tuesdays starting Sep 10, 1:00-3:30pm, Fireside
Come learn with acclaimed watercolorist and teacher Neil Waldman. All are welcome, from beginners to advanced. Contact: , 914-949-5257. 
News From Environmental Practices     
Children will enjoy some summer reading on their computer or device at NASA's Climate Kids, which features kid-friendly games and activities. Other good reads are: Hello World, which teaches children about the oceans and the creatures that live there; and The Tiny Seed in which children can follow a seed as it travels around the world.  
Social Justice Opportunity 
UU Service Committee Action Days, Mon Aug 19 - Fri Aug 30
Throughout August, Congress will be in recess, and members of the House and Senate will be back in their home districts to meet with constituents. The UU Service Committee calls on us to schedule in-district visits with their Senators from August 19-30 to urge movement on key human rights legislation. Learn more HERE. 
In the Community
Fundraising for Sanctuary Church
In October 2018, South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry became the first sanctuary church in Westchester. They are raising funds to build a permanent apartment in their building to provide refuge for immigrant families while they fight their cases. Donate HERE.  
In the Region
District Happenings - August 2019
To see this month's Opportunities for Connection newsletter for our region, with articles and the calendar of Central East Region events and webinars, click HERE.
In the Denomination
Anti-Racism Webinar, Tue Sep 17, 7:00 - 9:00pm
The UU Animal Ministry (UUAM) will host a webinar with Breeze Harper on ways to implement anti-racism and critical race literacy in the animal rights community. Register early - limited to 40 participants. Contact: Roland Halpern ( ). Include your name and UU congregation, and type "Webinar" in the subject line. Learn more HERE.  

The Monthly Tidings message from the UUA in July was "Aren't We Welcoming Already?" (Read more HERE.) At CUUC we can proudly say we are one of the congregations that has renewed our Welcoming Congregation status, thanks to the efforts of our LGBTQIA Social Justice Team. Many thanks to the team for their hard work and commitment.
Summer Services at CUUC  
Stay connected! Attend our summer services in air-conditioned Fellowship Hall! Worship is led by  members, friends, and guest ministers. See 2019 speakers and topics HERE. The nursery is staffed, and light refreshments are available from our self-serve table. Feel free to bring your own treats to share!  
Share the Plate for August: Murray Grove 
This summer we share half our non-pledge collection with Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center, the only Unitarian Universalist conference center in the Metro area and the site traditionally considered to be where Universalism in America began.  
Caring & Sharing Circle
If anyone knows of another among us who is in need of a caregiver, please contact Nicky Klemens (914-967-4419, or Paula Meighan (914-834-6454, 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 or Zoom online meeting, contact the CUUC office (914-946-1660 x2,
Sat Aug 3 - 6:00am Day in Place; 10:00am Zen
Sun Aug 4 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship
Mon Aug 5 - 7:00pm Rental: Straight Spouse Network
Tue Aug 6 - 4:00pm Rentals Committee
Wed Aug 7 - 8:30am CUUC Dance Movement Group
Thu  Aug 8 - 11:30am Science & Spirituality
Sat  Aug 10 - 10:00am Zen; 10:30am Wild Walk and More at Governors Island; 4:30pm Rental: WCHJ
Sun Aug 11 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship 

Minister: Rev. Meredith Garmon,, 914-946-1660 x3
Sabbatical Minister: Rev. Kimberley Debus,
Dir of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development: Tracy Breneman,
Dir of Faith Development: Perry Montrose,, 914-946-1660 x4
Coordinator of Religious Education: Michele Rinaldi,, 914-946-1660 x4
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,, 914-946-1660 x5
Board of Trustees
Board Chair: Al Rocchi,
Vice Chair: Joann Prinzivalli,
Treasurer: Chris Kortlandt,
Social Justice Coordinators
Jeff Tomlinson,
Mary Cavallero,
Rev. Meredith Garmon,
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Boundless Way Zen of Westchester
Your Moment of Zen: Jealous Reverend Crane visited the circle one evening and asked, "What role does God have in our practice?" Raven said, "None." Crane said, "But the Bible says God concerns godself even with the sparrow's fall." Raven said, "Does it say God intervenes?" Crane asked, "What about grace?" Raven said, "The east wind brings soft....READ MORE
Zen Practice at CUUC
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