Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, NY
Spirituality   ·   Compassion   ·   Service
On the Journey: Borders/Boundaries (2019 June) - HERE
Religious Education      
I have always held dear the belief that in leaving any professional position or even contemplating leaving this planet, I would not wish people to remember me by what I said or did, but how I made them feel. The people of CUUC, in turn, have done that for me. I am in possession of my very own wonder box and every time I open it, I will feel special. Thank you!  Learn more HERE. 
Upcoming Worship Services

Sun Jun 23, 10:00 AM, Sanctuary
"All My Relations: You Have to Know from Whence You Came"
Petra Thombs
The annual Juneteenth service examines our relationship to each other and all beings through the wisdom of global Indigenous peoples. Chief Dwaine Perry of the Ramapough Lenape Nation and Maxwell Kofi Donkor of Sankofa Drummers join us.  
Sun Jun 30, 10:00 AM, Fellowship Hall   
"Dreaming of Stepford Wives"
John Bell   
In what ways do humans interact differently with things that have no actual inner life (Amazon's Alexa is a primary example), and things that do have an inner life, like our families. Why does our society increasingly seem to prefer the former over the latter? John Bell is a longtime member of the UU Fellowship of Northern Westchester, Mt. Kisco.  
Summer Services at CUUC  
Starting Sun Jun 30, 10:00am in Fellowship Hall
Led by members, friends, and guest ministers, summer Sundays are personalized and informal, so folks have opportunities to participate more and grow closer. Music is provided by our talented musicians and special guests (centering music starts at 9:50am). The nursery is staffed for young children. After worship is time for conversation, with light refreshments available at our self-serve table. Regular services and religious education classes begin again Sun Sep 8. Hope to see you here this summer!

Jun 30 - John Bell, "Dreaming of Stepford Wives"
Jul 7 - Rev. Lane Cobb, "Coming Home"
Jul 14 - Dr. Rev. Nate Walker, "Your Hard-Earned Happiness"
Jul 21 - Ray Schmitt, "Science, Religion, Conflict, and Politicization"
Jul 28 - Rev. Catherine Torpey "Unearthing Miracles"
Aug 4 - Rev. ReBecca Sala, "Finding Peace in Solitude"
Aug 11 - Rev. Jim Walkup, "Love, Forgiveness, and Relationship Repair"
Aug 18 - Rev. Meredith Garmon (TBA)
Aug 25 - Rev. Meredith Garmon, "Poetry: Pablo Neruda"
Sun Sep 1 - Carrie McEvoy, "The Importance of Sabbath"

More details  HERE. 
Self Serve Refreshments     
It's summertime, and the set up is easy! Pitchers of lemonade and water are in the kitchen and a container of treats is by the refreshment table. Everyone helps set out drinks and snacks after worship as we share time for conversation and community. Then we all put items away for next week. Feel free to bring in your own treats, too! Learn more HERE. 
Be Moved!   
Past Prime Time Dance Group, Wed Mornings, 8:30am, Fellowship Hall
Need to get moving? Come shake your booty with the Past Prime Time Dancers! Our weekly movement class will be meeting in Fellowship Hall for the summer. All are welcome. Class is free for CUUC members; suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Questions? Contact Terri Kung (  
Science & Spirituality     
Science & Spirituality, Thu June 27, 11:30am, Fireside
We meet the second and fourth Thursday and discuss books and articles on the intersection of spirituality and science. We will finish Seven Brief Lessons on Physics By Carlo Rovelli. Join us! Contact: Barbara Mair ( ).
Drivers Needed 
Our new Afghan family needs rides from New Rochelle to Yonkers and back on six Sundays starting June 30. The family is participating in the Sarah Lawrence Summer Connections program, which brings together recently resettled families for an afternoon of ESL, crafts, nature, and the arts. We need drivers to pick up the family of four from Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, at 12:30 and drive to Sarah Lawrence College's Center for the Urban River at Beczak, 35 Alexander Street, Yonkers. We then need drivers to pick them up at 4:00 and return them home. Drivers are welcome to stay and spend the afternoon with the family. Contact Jane Dixon (
From Environmental Practices     
June is National Ocean Month. Help protect our health and the health of our oceans. Click HERE to use the EPA's searchable database to find new EPA endorsed products, and to see if your household products are good choices. 
Building a Pipeline    
CUUC wants to deepen our support for local low-income students at Westchester Community College by "building a pipeline" through which the strengths of our congregation can flow to a community that needs them. Learn more about the volunteer opportunities for social justice teams and individuals HERE. Contact: Al Rocchi (
Save the Date     
Wild Walk at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Sat Jul 27, 10:00am, Far Rockaway, NY
Explore how knowing about other animals teaches us to know ourselves, and helps us live more joyfully and compassionately. Join the Nurture Nature Community for a "Wild Walk" at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens. Register HERE . Contact: Rev. LoraKim Joyner ( ). Future walks: Governors Island in Manhattan on Sat Aug 10 . 
Return Your Pledge
"Our Dreams Are Inspired" 2019 Annual Giving Campaign
Our fiscal year ends June 30. If you haven't yet, please return your pledge form TODAY, or pledge online at . Contact: Chris Kortlandt (
In the Community
"Breakfast" Run, Sun Jun 30, 2019, 7:00am, First Unitarian Society, Hastings
Families welcome! Breakfast Runs are the perfect time to introduce kids to the practice of service to others. Join us as we prepare food, pack clothes, and distribute and interact with people who are homeless in NYC. Donations appreciated. Contact: Art Lowenstein (, 914-844-4189).
N YC Pride March, Sun Jun 30, New York City
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley (UUCHV), Croton, will be leading the Westchester UU contingent in NYC's Pride March. We will be meeting at 31st Street between Madison and Park Ave South by 12:30pm. Come march with us!
Live Stream the GA

UUA General Assembly, Wednesday, June 19 - Sunday, June 23, Spokane, WA
Can't make it to this year's GA? View live stream events on your device! Speakers include Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility. Visit .
Share the Plate for June: Interfaith Council for New Americans of Westchester
We donate half our non-pledge collection this month to the Interfaith Council for New Americans of Westchester (ICNAW) , a coalition of local congregations that provides welcome and support to refugees being resettled in our area. To learn more or to join the CUUC Refugee Resettlement team, contact Robin Rocchi ( ) or Jane Dixon ( ). 
Caring & Sharing Circle
If anyone knows of another among us who is in need of a caregiver, please contact Lois Holt (914-329-0603,, Claire Kuczinski (914-949-6619, or Janet Giewat (914-617-2137, 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 or Zoom online meeting, contact the CUUC office (914-946-1660 x2,
Thu Jun 20 - 7:00pm Journey Group - Van Hoomissen; 7:30pm Committee On Ministry
Sat Jun 22 - 9:00am Rental: Exercise; 10:00am Zen
Sun Jun 23 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship: "All My Relations"
Mon Jun 24 - 5:00pm Rental: Exercise; 6:30pm T'ai-ch'i
Wed Jun 26 - 8:30am CUUC Dance Movement Group; 7:30pm Worship Committee
Thu Jun 27 - 11:30am Science & Spirituality Group
Sat Jun 29 - 10:00am Zen
Sun Jun 30 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship; 2:30pm Rental: WCHJ  

Minister: Rev. Meredith Garmon,, 914-946-1660 x3
Sabbatical Minister: Rev. Kimberley Debus,
Dir of Faith Development: Perry Montrose,, 914-946-1660 x4
Coordinator of Religious Education: Michele Rinaldi,, 914-946-1660 x4
Community Minister: Rev. Deb Morra,, 914-830-1509
Community Minister: Rev. LoraKim Joyner,
Music Director: Adam Kent,, 212-595-7280
Choir Director: Lisa Meyer,
Choir Pianist: Georgianna Pappas,
Children's Music Director: Lyra Harada,
Congregation & Communications Administrator: Pamela Parker,, 914-946-1660 x2
Bookkeeper: Diane Pearson,, 914-946-1660 x5
Board of Trustees
Board Chair: Al Rocchi,
Vice Chair: Joann Prinzivalli,
Treasurer: Chris Kortlandt,
Social Justice Coordinators
Jeff Tomlinson,
Mary Cavallero,
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
The e -Communitarian newsletter is e-mailed each week. 
Please send submissions to by noon on Tuesday.
Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter