Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, NY
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Upcoming Worship Services
Sun Jul 21, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall
"Science, Religion, Conflict, & Politicization"
Ray Schmitt
Since the days of Galileo, science and religion have been in conflict, and that's okay. But the rejection of scientific understanding and advancement is not. How did we get here? How have leading scientists struggled with this conflict? And what might we do? Ray Schmitt has been a member of CUUC since 2005.
Sun Jul 28, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall
"Unearthing Miracles"  
Rev. Catherine Torpey 
One of the covenants that Unitarian Universalist congregations make to one another is "encouragement to spiritual growth." Growth is something we tend to want, and can't tend to force. The best we can do is to create the conditions, one of which is the ability to find the miraculous. Rev. Torpey served the South Nassau UU Congregation for nine years and is now the Exec Director of the International Focusing Institute.  
More Pronoun Ribbons are Here!  
Thanks to the LGBTQIA+ Team, we have a new batch of pronoun ribbons available starting this Sun Jul 21. If you missed receiving one at our Religious Education Sunday on Jun 16, please add a ribbon to your name tag. Help our congregation be a welcoming environment for people of all genders, including transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming. To learn more, contact: Tony Arrien ( 
Science & Spirituality 
Science & Spirituality, Thu Jul 25, 11:30am, Fireside
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: Barbara Mair ( ).  
Wild Walk     
Wild Walk at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Sat Jul 27, 10:00am, Far Rockaway, NY
Explore how knowing about other animals teaches us to know ourselves, and helps us live more joyfully and compassionately. Register HERE . Contact: Rev. LoraKim Joyner ( ). Future walks: Governors Island in Manhattan on Sat Aug 10, Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn on Sat Sep 28 . 
Local Protest Against Detention Centers
Last Friday, 20 CUUC-ers and 5 UUs from other congregations were among  an estimated 300 people attending the Lights for Liberty vigil in White Plains to protest the inhumane treatment faced by migrants. The vigil was one of over 600 that took place around the world. Read about other UUs joining protests nationwide HERE. 
Save the Date             
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. Come any time between sunrise and sunset. Contact: Bice Wilson (,
Terri Kung (
Relax and Put You Feet Up
The CUUC Past Prime Time Dance Group will be taking July off. We expect to start again in August at our usual time, Wednesday mornings at 8:30am in Fellowship Hall. Stay tuned for updates! Contact: Terri Kung (
News From Environmental Practices     
The aircraft industry is racing to reduce aircraft carbon emissions by 30% by 2035, while airflight demand is expected to double by 2050. Hybrid electric jet engines could be the solution for commercial jumbo jets. View a 12-minute TED Talk HERE to learn how and why it is feasible. Next week, a video on fully electric jet engines for local travel.
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!  
In the Denomination      
The "Love Resists" campaign helps activate people of faith and conscience to resist the criminalization of our neighbors and communities. See the newest Love Resists resource: "6 Ways to Be Proactive About Immigration Raids in Your Community" for ideas on how to respond to raids with loving, steadfast resistance. 
In the Community
Midnight Run, Fri Jul 26, 7:00pm, First Unitarian Society, Hastings 
Make a difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless in NYC. Volunteer to prepare and distribute food and clothes, or support the Run with donations - see their wish list HERE. Contact: Art Lowenstein (, Annie Patton (  
Laundry Love, Wednesday, July 24 (every 4th Wednesday), 5:00-8:00pm, Manara Laundromat, 544 E Main St, Mount Kisco
Laundry Love partners with groups and local laundromats to clean clothes and linens of low-income or no-income individuals and families. Contact:, Elizabeth Messinger.    
Fundraising for Sanctuary Church
In October 2018 South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry became the first sanctuary church in Westchester County - where 61,000+ people are living under the threat of deportation. The church is raising funds to build a permanent apartment inside their building to allow immigrant families refuge while they fight their cases. Learn more and donate HERE.  
Share the Plate for July & 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. Among the many camps, trainings, retreats, and workshops offered is the program our CUUC Coming of Age classes attend as part of their journey toward creating a statement of faith.
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 Nicky Klemens (914-967-4419, 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 Jul 20 - 9:00am Rental: Exercise; 10:00am Zen; 1:00pm Rental: WCBNY
Sun Jul 21- 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship
Mon Jul 22 - 6:30pm T'ai-ch'i
Tue Jul 23 - 10:00am Rental: Exercise
Thu Jul 25 - 11:30am Science & Spirituality
Sat Jul 27 - 9:00am Rental: Exercise; 9:30am Wild Walk at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge; 10:00am Zen
Sun Jul 28 - 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,
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
The e -Communitarian newsletter is e-mailed each week. 
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