Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, NY
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On the Journey: Borders/Boundaries (2019 June) - HERE
Upcoming Worship Services

Sun Jun 30, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall
"Dreaming of Stepford Wives"
John Bell
In what ways do humans interact differently with things that have no actual inner life (like Amazon's Alexa), and things that do, 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. An avid gardener, he is co-president of the Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center.
Sun Jul 7, 10:00am, Fellowship Hall   
"Coming Home"
Rev. Lane Cobb    
Coming home isn't as easy as one might think. Let us explore what it means to come home and the magic and missteps that lead us back to the heart of who we are and the place we long to be. Rev. Cobb is an interfaith minister, author, and holistic intuitive spiritual life and wellness coach. Her parents are CUUC members Jim and Mary Lane Cobb
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 guests. The nursery is staffed for young children. After worship we have time for conversation and community, with light refreshments available at our self-serve table. Regular services and religious education classes start again on Sun Sep 8. Hope to see you here this summer! See 2019 speakers and themes HERE. 
Self Serve Refreshments     
It's summertime, and the set up is easy! Pitchers of lemonade and water are in the kitchen and our box of treats is by the refreshment table. Everyone helps set out drinks and snacks for hospitality time after worship. Then we all put items away for next week. Feel free to bring in your own treats, too! Learn more HERE. 
Bike Wanted      
Hearts and Homes for Refugees is looking for a bike for a recently arrived refugee family that loves to ride. We have received donated bikes for the children, and now need a bike for dad so he can ride with them. They came to the U.S. this past winter after the father had worked for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Won't you help the family get out and enjoy themselves on their bikes this summer? Contact 
Be Moved!   
Past Prime Time Dance Group, Wed Mornings, 8:30am, Fellowship Hall
Get moving with CUUC's Past Prime Time Dancers! We meet weekly in Fellowship Hall this summer. Class is free for CUUC members; suggested donation of $5 for non-members. All are welcome! Contact Terri Kung (  
Drivers Needed 
Our newest Afghan family needs rides from New Rochelle to Yonkers and back on six Sundays starting June 30. We want volunteer drivers to pick up the family of four at 12:30pm from Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, 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 4:00pm and return them home. 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. 
Flower Power

Our 2019 auction theme is the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. We still need gently used light-colored flat sheets that we can turn into tie-dyed tapestries to transform our sanctuary. Drop off in lobby. Contact: Claire Flower ( 
Return Your Pledge
Last Chance for 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
Democratic Debates
The second round of 2020 Democratic debates take place Thu Jun 27. Indivisible Westchester has created a watch guide with useful information for viewers. Click HERE.   
"Breakfast" Run, Sun Jun 30, 2019, 7:00am, First Unitarian Society, Hastings  
Help us 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  
Join UUCHV at Pride! Here's the info you need: Group  (as you check in): Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley (UUCHV); Check-in: 1:00 PM; Section: 3; Order: 46; Marcher Formation Block: 31st St between Madison and Park Ave. Contact: Melanie Vancol (
GA Videos on Demand

The 2019 UUA General Assembly has ended but you can view event videos on demand at See the moving Ware Lecture given by Richard Blanco, selected by President Obama as the fifth and youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, and the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in that role.
Share the Plate for June: Interfaith Council for New Americans of Westchester
We share our non-pledge collection this month with the Interfaith Council for New Americans of Westchester (ICNAW) , a coalition of local congregations that provides welcome and support to refugees resettled in our area. Contact Jane Dixon ( or Robin Rocchi ( ) to learn more.
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 27 - 11:30am Science & Spirituality; 7:30pm Committee on Ministry
Sat Jun 29 - 10:00am Zen
Sun Jun 30 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship
Mon Jul 1 - 7:00pm Rental: Straight Spouse Network
Thu Jul 4 - Office Closed
Sat Jul 6 - 10:00am Zen
Sun Jul 7 - 10:00am Summer Nursery Care; 10:00am Summer Worship 

Minister: Rev. Meredith Garmon,, 914-946-1660 x3
Sabbatical Minister: Rev. Kimberley Debus,
Dir of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development: Tracy Breneman,
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. 
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