Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, NY
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Practice of the Week: Pay Attention to Blessing By taking blessings in, your happiness will become more unconditional, increasingly based on an inner fullness rather than on external conditions. Any single time of paying attention to blessing will usually make just a little difference. But over time those little differences will add up, gradually weaving positive experiences into the fabric of your brain and your whole being. READ MORE
List of Spiritual Practices
Upcoming Worship Services
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.
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.    
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 . 
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. Come any time between sunrise and sunset. Contact: Bice Wilson (,
Terri Kung (
News From Environmental Practices     
Fully electric small aircraft travel is coming soon. New propeller-driven craft inspired by drone technology are being developed for sport and air taxi travel. These craft will be powered by efficient and light electric motors that are pollution free and are cheaper to operate than conventional fuel-powered motors. To see how, view the 12-minute TEDx Talk HERE. 
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 (
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 Community
Midnight Run, Fri Jul 26, 7:00pm, First Unitarian Society, Hastings 
More helpers are needed to make this run a success! Volunteer to prepare and distribute food and clothes, or support the Run with donations - see the updated wish list HERE. Contact: Art Lowenstein (, or Annie Patton (  
Fundraising for Sanctuary Church
In October 2018, South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry became the first sanctuary church in Westchester County. The church is raising funds to build a permanent apartment inside their building to provide refuge for immigrant families 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.  
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 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
Tue Jul 30 - 10:00am Rental: Exercise
Sat Aug 3 - 6:00am Day in Place; 10:00am Zen
Sun Aug 4 - 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: Grace 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
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