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. 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 it over and choose your own Practices to highlight until Aug.
From the Minister. Dr. Seuss's "Oh, The Places You'll Go" is especially popular during this time of graduations and send-offs. To the jaunty journey that he describes, I add these lines: Doctor Seuss laid it out - the good doc got it right. You will soar through bright days - and you'll struggle dark nights. What he failed to mention, no, he said not a word,...READ MORE
From the Ministerial Intern. The time to close the ministerial internship chapter of my life is fast approaching! And, while I am happy to be moving on in my journey, I confess saying "Good-bye" isn't something I've been looking forward to. I'd much prefer a "So long for now! See you out there in the big wide UU world!" I've had plenty of time to think about and...READ MORE
Lifespan Religious Education  I am so glad that we were able to highlight the year in RE together and send off the bridgers with great support from the community. I am deeply sorry that I was not able to celebrate at the barbecue with you. I will be at CUUC the next two Sundays and hope to see you. I appreciate each of you as remarkable unique individuals and the vibrant community you make together.... READ MORE & RE NEWS
From the Music Director  Pianist Barbara Orwick treats us to arrangements of popular seasonal favorites as well as a moving setting of the 23rd Psalm. The CUUC Choir is also on hand with a valedictory message on this final Sunday of the church year as well as a medley of traditional American songs filtered through the modernist perspective of Aaron Copland... READ MORE
Upcoming Worship Services
Sun June 17, 10:00am
Rev. Meredith Garmon 
"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."
Our annual observance of the holiday commemorating the end of slavery after the Civil War.

Cooperative Coffee Hour    
Cooperative Coffee Hour, This Sun Jun 17, 11:15am
We invite all attending to bring along a treat to help fill the table for this Sunday's Cooperative Coffee Hour table. Then please plan to pitch in to set up, serve, and clean up together. Many hands make light work!  
From the Refugee Resettlement Team   
Postcard Writing Campaign for World Refugee Day, Sun Jun 17, After Worship
World Refugee Day is Wed Jun 20, when we commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. We invite you to join the public support of families forced to flee by signing postcards we will send to our representatives in government. Hosted by Hearts and Homes for Refugees. Contact: Jane Dixon,
Pet Shelter Collection 

Harrison Pet Rescue Collection, 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 . You'll find a list of items HERE. Look for their collection bin in the lobby Sun Jun  17. Contact: Norm Handelman (    
Faith Friday
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 Online 

UUA General Assembly 2018, Jun 20-24, Kansas City, Missouri
Can't get to Kansas City? Watch live stream video of GA worships and other events at And follow events by downloading the free mobile app HERE. 
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

Community Potluck Picnic for Refugee Families, Sat Jun 23, 12:00-3:00pm, Willow Park, 102 Willow Avenue, Larchmont
Come meet the people we have welcomed to our community over the past year. All welcome - activities for all ages! Please bring one food item to share. (If you bring meat it does not have to be halal; we will have a separate table for anything that is halal to be respectful of our Muslim neighbors .) Hosted by Neighbors for Refugees (Rain date: Sunday, June 24th 12-3pm). Contact: Jmel Wilson (
"Breakfast" Run, Sun Jun 24, 7:00am, FUSW Hastings
Come help us prepare food, pack clothes, and distribute and interact with the homeless in NYC. Breakfast Runs are the perfect time to introduce kids and youth to the practice of service to others. You can also support us with donations of clothing and food (learn more HERE). Contact: Art Lowenstein (, Annie Patton (  

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 . Contact: Tony Arrien ( or Jim Russell (  
Find more social justice events in the community HERE.
Our Faith Family
The UU Congregation of Northern Westchester (UUCNW), Mt. Kisco, is in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign to support their roof repair. They have already passed the $5000 threshold to have their project funded, and have added a "stretch goal" of $15,000 to cover costs not in the budget. You can support them at .    
There's Still Time 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 donate 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
UU Summer Camps & Retreats
It's not too late to sign up for summer experiences in UU settings. Tracy Breneman, the DRE for our neighbor congregations in Hastings and Mt. Kisco, will be co-leading a class at Star Island the week of July 14 and would love to see you there! 

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 services. CHI finds shelter for 1,000 adults and children on an emergency basis each night. Last October Alexander Roberts, CHI's Executive Director, spoke at CUUC on the crisis in affordable Westchester housing; he did not request or receive an honorarium. Show our appreciation for his outreach and CHI's good works by donating generously. Learn more at 
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,

Fri Jun 15 - 6:15pm: Faith Development Fri - 6:15 Pizza, 7:00 Programs, 8:30 Coffee
Sat Jun 16 - 9:00am Rental: Amer Assoc of Daily Money Mgrs; 10:00am Zen
Sun Jun 17 - 8:45am Choir Rehearsal; 9:30am Nursery Care; 10:00am Worship; 11:15am Coffee Hour; 11:40am Sunday Journey Groups: Arrien, Bear, Freiberger, Morra
Mon Jun 18 - 6:30pm Cancelled Today: T'ai-ch'i; 7:30pm  Journey Group -  Rocchi; 7:30pm Rental: SHORE meeting; 8:00pm Finance Committee
Wed Jun 20 - 7:30pm Rental: WCSPP Faculty Meeting
Thu Jun 21 - 7:00pm Journey Group - Litkofsky; 7:30pm  Worship Committee
Sat Jun 23 - 10:00am Zen; 12:00pm Rental: Westchester Holistic Network; 5:00pm Rental: Private Party
Sun Jun 24 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship; 11:15 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,
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

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Social Justice Teams
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The Quarterly Communitarian
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Liberal Pulpit Index
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Boundless Way Zen of Westchester
The Liberal Pulpit. New this week: Index of past sermons: HERE. Index of other reflections: HERE. Videos of sermons are on the Liberal Pulpit Youtube Channel: HERE.
Your Moment of Zen. Later in the same meeting, Owl then asked another question: "Right Thinking comes immediately after Right Views. I have problems with my thinking. What is Right Thinking?" Brown Bear said, "The point." Owl said, "My thoughts go on and on." Brown Bear asked, "Is that your focus?" Owl...READ MORE
Zen at CUUC: Sat Jun 16
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