Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, NY
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June issue of On the Journey: Justice -- CLICK HERE
Practice of the Week. The Problems of Progress. The path of un-learning is a path of letting go. We must let go of those thigs that no longer serve our highest good or that of the Earth (which are one and the same). One of the most critical concepts to abandon is the notion of unproblematic progress. We must ask some...READ MORE
From the Minister. Immigration is usually good for the come-heres, and usually good for the been-heres, yet we are ceding ground to fear, to hate, and to plain cruelty. It may be the case, as Gandhi said (quoted in the June issue of On the Journey), "What you can do is very little." He added: "But it is very important that you do...READ MORE
Lifespan Religious Education This Sunday, it will be wonderful to reflect with you about the year in Religious Education and the past four years together. The RE Sunday Service is always fun for all ages and poignantly highlights the most meaningful aspects of what we do in RE. We gather as a community to celebrate the best of who we are across the lifespan. See you then!...RE NEWS
From the Music Director  R.E. Sunday features works by J. S. Bach, composed as teaching pieces for his own family; Brazilian composer Octavio Pinto's charming Scenas Infantis, an adult's reminiscence of a child's musical impressions; hits from last month's Variety Show; and a newly composed song by our own Ashley Smith... READ MORE
  • Talk with your minister. One option: I'm at a coffee shop from 3-5pm (almost) every Tuesday until Father's Day. I invite you to drop by and visit with me on Jun 12 at Starbucks, 2 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua. Last chat 'til the fall!
    Another option: Drop by the Minister's Study at CUUC. I'm in and available: Wed & Thu: 10-12 & 3-6 (through Jun 10)
    Or: The Parsonage is open for drop-in visits on Fridays, 12:30-5.
    Or: Call Pam (946-1660, x2) or me (352-682-8492) to make an appointment!
  • Check out the two Common Reads for 2017-18 HERE. See especially recommended passages HERE.
Upcoming Worship Services
Sun June 10, 10:00am
"RE Sunday"
Perry Montrose, DLRE
A celebration of our teachers, our students, and all the wonderful religious education events of 2017-2018.

"Metanoia" means "change of heart, mind, soul." It's a way of saying that our job -- individually and collectively, as a congregation, is transformation. "The function of a vital church," said James Luther Adams, "would be metanoia as a continuing process."
In Case You Missed It . . .

For the video of the Jun 3 sermon on immigration: CLICK HERE. For Yency's Wonderbox story: CLICK HERE.

For video of a number of past sermons on our Youtube channel, CLICK HERE.
Memorial Service

Memorial Service for Peter Wilson, Sat Jun 9, 2:00pm, Sanctuary
We will celebrate the life of Mary Louise "Peter" Swan Baron Wilson, mother of CUUC member Bice Wilson, on Saturday, June 9 at 2:00 pm in the sanctuary. 
Annual BBQ

BBQ, Sun Jun 10, After Worship
The Annual CUUC BBQ is coming! BBQ chicken, kicked-up vegan beans, hot dogs, burgers, corn on the cob, and more! Suggested donation only $5 per person, kids under 12 and seniors $4, maximum $21 per family. Don't miss it!
Gun Safety Team

Gun Safety Social Justice Team Meeting, Sun, Jun 10, 9:00am
Join us as we finalize our charter as a new SJT and brainstorm ideas for summer research and action. Read about some positive gun safety grassroots changes across the country HEREContact Emily Economou ( 
Summer Drivers Needed For Resettled Refugee Family   
Pickup at YWCA, 515 North Street, White Plains, Mon Jun 25 - Fri Aug 17 , 4:00 pm
The children will need rides from YWCA summer camp to home. Contact Seth Friedman ( or Jane Dixon (
Outside Events at CUUC

"From Bach to Jazz" Benefit Concert, Sun Jun 10, 4:30pm, Sanctuary
Join pianist Lisa Lobo and ensemble for a concert to raise funds for the  Kripa Foundation , an addiction treatment center in her native India. Learn more HERE .
Pet Shelter Collection 

Harrison Pet Rescue Collection, Sun Jun 10 - Sun Jun 17, Lobby
The Animal Advocacy team and the Grade 2-3 RE students invite you to donate items to their collection for the Harrison Pet Rescue over the next two Sundays. You'll find a list of items HERE. Look for their collection bin in the lobby Sun Jun 10 - Sun Jun 17. Contact: Norm Handelman (    
Science & Spirituality
Science & Spirituality, Thu Jun 14, 11:30am, Fireside
We are reading Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, by Matthew Lieberman. Join us! Contact: Barbara Mair ( 
Save the Date
Faith Development Friday - Fri Jun 16, 6:15pm Pizza dinner, 7:00pm Programs  Programs include: Faith Like a River adult RE (You may also join this program online via Zoom video conferencing at; Youth Social Night; andFamily Journey Group. You are welcome to attend for Pizza and Conversation in Fellowship Hall, and to stay after programs to enjoy Coffee & Conversation. RSVP to 
GA 2018

UUA General Assembly 2018, Jun 20-24, Kansas City, Missouri
Every year in UUs from the US, Canada, and beyond gather for General Assembly (GA), the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Click here
for information. If you want to represent CUUC as a delegate at GA, either in Kansas City or remotely (online), see Rev. Meredith. 
Summer Services in Fellowship Hall

Starting Sun Jul 1, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall
Keep the flame alive by attending our Summer Services in air-conditioned Fellowship Hall. Prelude music starts at 9:50am. These Sundays are more intimate and informal so people participate more and get to know one another better. Services are led by Members and Friends of CUUC, outside speakers, and guest ministers. Music is provided by our talented musicians and special guests. The nursery is staffed for young children. Stay after worship for light refreshments and conversation. Regular services and religious education classes begin again Sun Sep 9. Hope to see you here this summer!
In the Community

Juneteenth Parade, Sat Jun 9, 11:00am, Mamaroneck Ave & Old Mamaroneck Rd, White Plains
Author Michael Eric Dyson (Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America) notes that white folks' "participation in protests, rallies, local community meetings, and the like makes a huge difference." We invite congregants of all shades to come solo or with friends to honor the history and support the future of the black community. Enjoy a day of music, fun activities, and great food! Contact Deb Margoluis (
Movie Screening: Bag It! Is Your Life Too Plastic?, Wed Jun 13, 7:00pm, Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
Join us for a screening of the documentary film that exposes the impact of plastic bags and their effects on land ecosystems, marine life, and the human body. Refreshments by Sierra Club at 7:00, program starts at 7:30.
Contact:, 914-723-3470.
2018 Pride March, Sunday, June 24, UUs Gather 11:30am, 8th Ave. and 16th St, New York City
Join the UU Congregation of the Hudson Valley (UUCHV), Croton, and other local UUs at this year's NYC Pride March . Register by Sun Jun 10 to hold your spot . Contact: Tony Arrien ( or Jim Russell (  
Find more community events  HERE.
Our Faith Family
Congratulations to CUUC member Joann Prinzivalli for being appointed by County Executive George Latimer to the Westchester LGBTQ Advisory Board. Members of the Board represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. Learn more HERE.  
UU Summer Camps & Retreats
Come to the UU Mid-Atlantic Community to recharge and relax with UUs from New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and beyond. Spend a week on a beautiful campus in southeast Pennsylvania Sun Jul 8 - Sat Jul 14. To learn about our friendly community and get a newcomer discount, register at , or call Doug Belling 202-420-1969.

Find more UU summer camps and conference centers HERE .
Share the Plate for June: Community Housing Innovations
Half of June's non-pledge collection will go to Community Housing Innovations (CHI), a provider of emergency, transitional, and permanent housing and support services. CHI finds shelter for 1,000 adults and children on an emergency basis every night. Last October Alexander Roberts, CHI's Executive Director, gave a talk at CUUC on the crisis in affordable Westchester housing, and he did not request or receive an honorarium. We can show our appreciation for his outreach and CHI's good works by donating generously. Learn more at
Process for Share the Plate Requests
Share the Plate requests are made to the Social Justice Coordinating Committee. Priority is given to requests by Social Justice Teams who have a long-term relationship with an organization. Other requests are considered on a case-by-case basis, if there is an available slot and if there is a connection to CUUC. Individual congregants who wish to suggest a plate share recipient are encouraged to connect with a CUUC committee or social justice team that can champion their request. Social Justice Coordinating Committee: Jeff Tomlinson (; Mary Cavallero (; Pamela Cucinell (; Rev. Meredith Garmon (
Caring & Sharing Circle

If anyone knows of another among us who is in need of a caregiver, please contact Nicky Klemens (914-967-4419, or her backup Janet Giewat (914 617-2137,
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,

Thu Jun 7 - 7:30pm Journey Group Facilitators 
Fri Jun 8 - 7:30pm Journey Group-Davidson
Sat Jun 9 - 10:00am Zen; 2:00pm Memorial Service for Peter Wilson (mother of Bice Wilson); 4:00pm New Member/Friend Reception
Sun Jun 10 - 9:00am Economic Social Justice; 9:00am Gun Safety Meeting; 9:00am LGBTQIA meeting; 9:00am Environmental Practices Group; 9:30am Nursery Care; 10:00am Worship: RE Sunday; 11:30am BBQ Brunch; 4:00pm Rental: Benefit Jazz Concert
Mon Jun 11 - 6:30pm T'ai-ch'i; 7:30pm Strategic Planning/Capital Campaign
Tue Jun 12 - 3:00pm Minister's Tuesday Coffee Chat; 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal
Wed Jun 13 - 7:30pm Board of Trustees
Thu June 14 - 11:30am Science & Spirituality Group; 7:30pm Journey Group- Montrose
Fri June 15 - 6:15pm Faith Development Fri- 6:15 Pizza; 7:00 Programs, 8:30 Coffee
Sat June 16 - 9:00am Rental: American Assoc of Daily Money Managers; 10:00am Zen
Sun June 17 - 8:45am Choir Rehearsal; 9:30am Nursery Care; 10:00am Worship; 11:15am Coffee Hour; 11:40am Sunday Journey Groups 

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,
Ministerial Intern: Cindy Davidson,, 781-710-1640
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: Karen Dreher,, 914-235-7845
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. Spring finally came, and Raven entertained her old teacher, Brown Bear Roshi, and invited her to speak. After the talk, Badger came forward and asked, "How can I get rid of my passions?" Brown Bear said, "What would you be without passions?" Badger said, "Maybe I should reword that. How can...READ MORE
Zen at CUUC: Sat Jun 2
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