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.
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 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.  
Sun Jul 29, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall 
"The Good UU" 
Rev. Jef Gamblee 
A service on the theme of compassion using text excerpted from the movie The Good Catholic. Sunday's message offers a challenge, a revelation, and an exhortation to good UUs. Pastor Jef was first ordained by CUUC in January 2009 and now he and wife Pat live in beautiful Westerville, Ohio
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:  
Summer Services in Fellowship Hall

10:00am, Fellowship Hall
Keep the flame alive! 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 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 22 - John Schwam, "Practicing Kindness"
July 29 - Rev. Jef Gamblee, "The Good UU"
August 5 - Karen Leahy, "The Amazing Grace of Aging" 
August 12 - Rev. Meredith Garmon
August 19 - Rev. Meredith Garmon
August 26 - Rev. Lara Campbell
September 2 - Rev. Nathan Walker, "I Shower Alone" 
Science & Spirituality
Science & Spirituality, Thu Jul 26, 11:30am, Fireside
We will share and discuss recent articles about the intersection of spirituality and science. Join us! Contact: Barbara Mair (
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. From Eli, "Seeing this much kindness fills me with so much hope and determination on my road to a better quality of life. I am so grateful!"
Support Eli at  
In the Community
Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Don't Tell Anyone / No Le Digas a Nadie, Thu Jul 19, 6:30 PM, Ossining Library, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining  
24 year-old Angy Rivera shares her parallel journey of being undocumented and sexually abused. Learn more HERE

NYC Youth Climate March, Sat Jul 21, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Columbus Circle to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, NYC  
Join students in NYC calling on policymakers to cut ties with the fossil fuel industry and invest in a sustainable future. Visit Zero Hour for their List of Demands and more. Register HERE. Donate to help cover costs at

Marijuana Policing and Criminal Justice in Westchester, Thu Jul 26, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave, White Plains  
An examination of marijuana prohibition across the county with community members calling for an end to racially biased enforcement. Free. Sponsored by WESPAC and others. Contact: Chris Alexander ( Register HERE.    
Where They Stand: Democratic Candidates Forum, Thu Jul 26, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Reid Castle at Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase  
Hosted by Indivisible Westchester and others. Hear 1) Governor Andrew Cuomo (invited, not confirmed); 2) challenger Cynthia Nixon; 3) Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul; and 4) challenger Jumaane Williams. Moderated by Amy Siskind. Limited seating - please RSVP HERE.
Public Comment on Proposed Health Care Gag Rule, until July 31
The proposed rule 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 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 their UU camp experiences 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 21 - 10:00am Zen; 1:00pm Rental: WCBNY
Sun Jul 22 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship; 11:15am Refreshments
Thu Jul 26 - 11:30am Science & Spirituality Group
Sat Jul 28 - 10:00am Zen; 1:00pm Rental: White Plains Lions Club
Sun Jul 29 - 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,
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