Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, NY
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Practice of the Week: Stay on Your Path and Explore New Paths    From Jun 15 through Jul 31, we won't be highlighting any particular Practices. In the meantime, stay on your path! And explore new paths! There are 165 "Practices of the Week" listed and indexed HERE. Look them over and choose your own Practices to highlight until Aug.
From the Minister. The delegates at General Assembly adopted an Action of Immediate Witness: "End Family Separation and Detention of Asylum Seekers and Abolish ICE." The 578-word statement references our 2013 Statement of Conscience on immigration (HERE), and notes that families are being separated,...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
Sun Jul 1, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall 
"Scaling Up by Scaling Down"
Rev. LoraKim Joyner
In difficult times we need to engage beyond measure, beyond profit, and beyond reason. By scaling down to the minute and intimate, faith leads us in building a community of resistance, resilience, and solidarity. We can scale up to more community by scaling down to the beauty and the loss that will not let us go. Rev. Joyner is our Community Minister in Affiliation whose work emphasizes multi-species concerns, marginalized communities in Latin America, and Nonviolent Communication.  
Sun Jul 8, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall 
"Recovering from Empire"
John Bell
All empires have their story and ours is that we have no empire. Our empire is looking rather geriatric and it is likely in the not too distant future that our story will become fact. John Bell is a member of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester, Mt. Kisco.
Families Belong Together Rally  

Families Belong Together Rally, Sat Jun 30, 1:00 - 3:00pm, Federal Courthouse, 300 Quarropas St, White Plains
Join local organizations, clergy, elected officials, and families from Westchester County gathering to demand immediate reunification of all children and families who have been separated at the border. You may bring signs; please, no sticks on your signs. Bring a hat and water. There is metered parking at the public parking garages on Martine Avenue. RSVP HERE.
H elping Migrant Children 

The devastating news about children who have been separated from their parents at the border has left many of us wanting to help. Two local organizations have received separated migrant children, the Abbott House in Irvington and Children's Village in Dobbs Ferry. They both gratefully accept monetary donations for the migrant children and other unaccompanied minors in their care. Learn more HERE and   HERE .
Call for Summer Musicians     
CUUC singers, instrumentalists, and music lovers: come share your gifts at our summer services! Most Sundays we have a pianist for hymns, and we would love to have volunteers present our other musical sections such as centering music, or offertory, or serving as our weekly hymn leader. Your talents will help make our friendly, low-key summer worships even more personal and special. Contact: Kim Force ( 
From the Refugee Resettlement Team
Our refugee team is working with a young man from the Congo looking for work with an electrical contracting firm, a construction firm, or a property management company. We ask your help in spreading the word. See his resume HERE . We are also looking for a volunteer conversant with electrical terminology, as well as volunteers for other family supports. Contact Eugene Tozzi (
Summer Services in Fellowship Hall

Starting Sun Jul 1, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall
Attend our Summer Services in air-conditioned Fellowship Hall. Services are led by members and friends of CUUC, outside speakers, and guest ministers. These Sundays are more intimate and informal so people participate more and get to know one another better. Music is provided by our talented musicians and special guests (centering music starts at 9:50am). The nursery is staffed for young children. Stay after worship for light refreshments and conversation. Regular services and religious education classes will begin again Sun Sep 9. Hope to see you here this summer!
July 1 - Rev. LoraKim Joyner, "Scaling Up by Scaling Down"
July 8 - John Bell, "Recovering From Empire"
July 15 - Rev. Catherine Torpey, "Waste Not, Live Not"
July 22 - John Schwam, "Practicing Kindness"
July 29 - Rev. Jef Gamblee, "The Good UU"
August 5 - Muhammed Loutfy
August 12 - Rev. Meredith Garmon
August 19 - Rev. Meredith Garmon
August 26 - Rev. Lara Campbell
September 2 - Rev. Nathan Walker, "I Shower Alone" 
Our Faith Family
Hope for Eli  Eli VanDette, a CUUC Friend who sang movingly with Kim Force during our LGBTQ Celebration worship service last month, is an artist, a musician, and a once athletically active person and volunteer. Faced with chronic illness, Eli has been receiving out-of-network medical treatment and seen improvement in their quality of life. Learn more and support Eli at    
In the Community

"Is Westchester Ready for Police Accountability?" Sat Jun 30, 4:30pm, The Rev. Shelton Doles Community Center Theater, 250 South Sixth Ave, Mount Vernon 
Join Westchester Coalition for Police Reform ( and others for a community conversation about the value of civilian oversight of law enforcement. Free and open to the public.
Deep Canvassing Against Racism: Dobbs Ferry, Sun Jul 1, 11:00am - 4:00pm, South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
Sponsored by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) - Westchester. Training followed by door knocking to talk with white people about racism. RSVP: More info HERE. 
Find more social justice events in the community HERE.
Last Chance to Give the Gift of Reading
Research shows that six books is all it takes for a child to maintain their reading level in the new school year. While the summer might feel long, this chance to give is ending on Friday, June 29. Help us give at-risk kids in our neighborhoods the boost they need to be ready when school starts again - visit
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 a UU camp experience 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 Paula Meighan (914-834-6454, or her backup Gail McLeod (914-588-2419). 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,

Fri Jun 29 - 3:00pm Piano Tuning in FH
Sat Jun 30 - 10:00am Zen; 12:00pm Private Memorial Service; 1:00pm Rental: WCBNY
Sun Jul 1 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship; 11:15am Refreshments 
Mon Jul 2 - 6:30pm T'ai-ch'i; 7:00pm Rental: Straight Spouse Network
Sat Jul 7 - 10:00am Zen
Sun Jul 8 - 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,
Quick Links

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The Liberal Pulpit. New in the last two weeks:
Your Moment of Zen: Delineation. Porcupine came over with a gift of leavings. "Kind of you," said Raven. "I have a report," said Porcupine. "This morning when the birds woke me up, I realized that my quills and my skin don't delineate me." "What delineates you?" asked Raven. "You always blink when you ask a hard...READ MORE
Zen at CUUC: Sat Jun 30
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