Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, NY
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Practice of July: Stay on Your Path and Explore New Paths   Through Jul, 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 this month.
From the Minister. The third of the three AIWs (Actions of Immediate Witness) passed by the delegates at General Assembly 2018 was: "We Are All Related: Solidarity with Indigenous Water Protectors." The action addresses the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is on Great Sioux Nation Treaty Land, and 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
Sun Jul 15, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall 
"Waste Not, Live Not"
Rev. Catherine Torpey
A "prodigal" (wasteful) son ran off and spent all his inheritance, then crawled home expecting Dad to take him back in. (Spoiler alert: Dad did.) What insights might this ancient tale give us in these very different times? Rev. Catherine Torpey served the South Nassau UU Congregation for nine years.
S un Jul 22, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall
"Practicing Kindness" 
John Schwam  
Being kind is a practice. What I learned by practicing it surprised me. John is a member of CUUC. 
Immigrant Accompaniment Training 
Accompaniment Training, Mon Aug 6, 6:00pm, CUUC  
Free training on how to accompany immigrants who have already been identified for possible deportation and must appear at NYC Immigration Court or check-in with ICE. See flier HERE. RSVP: Robin Bezark ( by Wed Aug 1; early RSVP appreciated. New Sanctuary Coalition contact: Sara ( Sign up:  
H elping Migrant Children 

Two local organizations have received migrant children separated from their parents, 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 .
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 volunteers for various supports for the family. Contact Eugene Tozzi (
Summer Services in Fellowship Hall

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 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. Support Eli at    
In the Community
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Westchester, Mon Jul 16, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Katonah United Methodist, 5 Bedford Road, Katonah
Everyone welcome; accessible, child-friendly meetings. We will discuss the Sat Jun 30 Families Belong Together rally in White Plains, ways to support Hudson Valley Community Coalition, and the statement by Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, " Zero Tolerance for Settler Colonialism." Contact:, 914-295-2527.
NY Attorney General Democratic Candidates Forum, Mon Jul 16, 7:00 PM
YWCA, 550 North Street, Lower Lounge, White Plains  
Hear the candidates for Attorney General speak. Hosted by the White Plains Democratic Committee. Co-sponsored by Indivisible White Plains and others.  
Public Comment on Proposed Health Care Gag Rule, until July 31
A proposed rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would prohibit medical professionals working at facilities receiving Title X funding (i.e., family planning funding for low income populations) from talking with patients about abortion and/or referring them for an abortion. Public comment is invited until July 31.
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 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,

Sat Jul 14 - 10:00am Zen
Sun Jul 15 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship; 11:15am Refreshments
Mon Jul 16 - 6:30pm T'ai-ch'i; 8:00pm Finance Committee
Thu Jul 19 - 7:30pm Worship Committee
Sat Jul 21 - 10:00am Zen; 1:00pm Rental: WCBNY
Sun Jul 22 - 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

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
Your Moment of Zen: Emptiness. At a Tallspruce party, Porcupine cornered Raven and said, "I wanted to tell you that I've found that there is no basis for emptiness." Raven looked startled, then she and Porcupine burst into laughter. READ MORE
Zen at CUUC: Sat Jul 14
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