Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains, NY
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March issue of On the Journey: Redemption - Click HERE
To protect ourselves and our neighbors, CUUC will hold our Sunday services and congregation events ONLINE ONLY - we will not be meeting in person in our building. Please visit our website cucwp.org for more information. 
Upcoming Worship Services  
 
 
S un Mar 22, 10:00am ONLINE WORSHIP 
Duck-Sized Horses ~ Rev. Kimberley Debus, Tracy Breneman
Religious communities such as ours can be a refuge for those who need it, but they are also a resource, and places of resilience and redemption. Together we'll explore what that means for our congregation during these times in which we find ourselves.  
 
To join us online, click zoom.us/j/761321991 
Or listen by calling 646-876-9923 and entering 761 321 991   
 
Centering Music at 9:50am ~ Worship at 10:10am 
Stay afterward for our Virtual Coffee Hour   
Let's Zoom!   
 
Come join our worship and meetings on Zoom online teleconferencing. New to Zoom? Watch a video on how to participate HERE. Questions? Talk to a live person at the free Zoom Tech Helpline offered by First Unitarian Rochester, Wed-Fri, 2:00-5:30pm, through Fri Apr 3. Call 585-250-0610 
Faith Development Friday - Online  
 
Faith Friday Online Programs, Fri Mar 20, 7:00 - 8:30pm  
 
"Habits of the Heart" Adult Religious Education in Rev. Kimberley's Zoom Room. To join, click zoom.us/j/9600148952 or call 646-558-8656 and enter 960 014 8952. We will examine creative and virtual creative practices, and talk about spiritual deepening in the times in which we find ourselves.  
 
Adult/Parent Journey Group in Tracy's Zoom Room. To join, click zoom.us/j/817388428 or call 646-558-8656 and enter 817 388 428. Facilitator: Alex Sehdeva 
Nowruz Celebration - Online
 
Nowruz (Persian New Year) Celebration, Sat Mar 21, 6:30pm - to join us, click zoom.us/j/460409075 or call 646 558 8656 and enter meeting ID 460 409 075 
 
Amidst all the other changes in our world, spring is still happening. We will gather online, each in our own homes, each providing our own Persian food and wine. So find a poem to share. Make a toast. Hey, sing a song if the spirit moves you. Join us. Want to help manage the gathering? Contact: Bice Wilson ( bicewilson@gmail.com) or Paula Meighan ( paula.meighan74@gmail.com).
 
As a community, we are socially connecting during this time of physical distancing. One of the new online activities is weeknight children's story time, which could be a lovely way to deepen multigenerational connections. We need readers. Do you have access to three children's books or could you read a story we find online? The children would love to have you spend time with them online! Contact Tracy to volunteer (cuucwptracy@gmail.com).   
Stewardship   
 
In this time when we are not passing the plate in person we ask you to please send your donation or pledge in the mail. We will have an option to donate online ready soon. Our congregation and our Share the Plate partners still rely on our gifts.  
Online Community 
 
As our lives move indoors, CUUC is creating new opportunities for us to continue to gather in community online. See a list of the latest offerings in our Online Programming Schedule found on the homepage of our website, cucwp.org. On our website you can also open the event calendar to see events and click on one to learn how to join.   
Keeping Company - CORRECTED LOGINS FOR COFFEE BREAK AND LUNCH CHAT     
 
Coffee, lunch, work, or dance, we have ways to spend some online time with your CUUC family!
 
Weekdays, 10:00-10:30am Coffee Break in CUUC's Meeting Room: zoom.us/j/2898507899 or call 646-876-9923 and enter 289 850 7899
 
Weekdays, 12:00-12:30pm Lunch Chat in CUUC's Meeting Room: zoom.us/j/2898507899 or call 646-876-9923 and enter 289 850 7899
 
Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00am Past Prime Time Dancers in Tracy's Zoom Room: zoom.us/j/817388428 or call 646-558-8656 and enter 817 388 428
 
Weekdays 7:15-8:00pm Children's Storytime in the Private RE Zoom Room. Contact Tracy Breneman (cuucwptracy@gmail.com) to join.
 
See more in the Online Programming Schedule 
 
Want to act as the "host" of a coffee break or lunch chat? Contact Rev. Kimberley Debus (sabbaticalmin@cucwp.org)  
New Additions!
 
Tue Mar 24, 1:00-3:00pm, Virtual Co-Working Space in CUUC's Meeting Room. Working from home? Let's share a virtual office, with water cooler social breaks on the half hour.
 
Fri Mar 27, 4:30-6:30pm, Happy Hour & Send Off for Rev. Kimberley in Rev. Kimberley's Zoom Room. All ages welcome!
 
Sat Mar 28, 10:00-10:30am, All Ages Activity in Tracy's Zoom Room. Jane Cowan leads begining Yoga for all ages.
Our YouTube Channel has videos of many past services. Check it out HERE!
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Contacting CUUC
 
In these changing times, the best way to get in touch with the CUUC office is by email to admin@cucwp.org. You can still call 914-946-1660 x2, but it may take us longer than usual to respond. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
From the Environmental Practices Group
 
As of today, these events are still scheduled to be held. Westchester County will meet you in the middle. Bring your hard-to-recycle household items to FDR State Park in Yorktown on April 4 or Sprain Ridge Park in Yonkers on May 16. See the flyer HERE listing such discards as propane tanks, tires, and certain toxic liquids, electronic waste, and appliances. 
Used Shoe Drive - Suspended
 
Soles4Souls Gently Used Shoe Drive, through Sun Apr 22
To keep us safe, we ask that you do not bring your donations to the building at this time. We will post an update about collections once we learn more. 
Walk MS   
 
CUUC member Karen Dreher and family have signed up for Walk MS to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research. Their daughter Erica was diagnosed in August. While the walk will no longer be held in person, the need for funds remains. The Drehers invite you to help keep valuable research going. Learn more HERE 
Staying Connected 
 
If we can help you or someone you know in our community, reach out to this month's Caring & Sharing coordinators Johanna Baur (johbauer@msn.com, 914-636-1047) or Lois Holt (914-329-0603, mediamomforlife@gmail.com). If you would like to join our C&S Circle of helpers, contact Astrid Rogers (astridrogers@aol.com).
Share the Plate for March: Murray Grove - Special Appeal    
 
This month we share half our non-pledge collection with Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center. They write, "O ver the next 6 weeks we are facing approximately $25,000 in operating expenses without the support of planned income. Please send your emergency gift today - know that no gift is too small!" You can donate online HERE or write a check to Murray Grove Association and mail to Murray Grove Assoc, POB 246, Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734. Download a printable donation form HERE .  
This Week at CUUC
 
The full calendar can be found HERE. To reserve the Zoom online meeting rooms, contact the CUUC office ( admin@cucwp.org).
 
ONLINE MEETING ROOMS

CUUC's Worship Space (WS) - zoom.us/j/761321991 or call 646-876-9923 and enter 761 321 991

CUUC's Meeting Room (MR) - zoom.us/j/2898507899 or call 646-876-9923 and enter 289 850 7899

Tracy's Zoom Room (TZR) - zoom.us/j/817388428 or call 646-558-8656 and enter 817 388 428

Rev. Kimberley's Zoom Room (KZR) - zoom.us/j/9600148952 or call 646-558-8656 and enter 960 014 8952

Tracy's Private RE Zoom (RE) - contact Tracy Breneman (cuucwptracy@cucwp.org)

Friday, March 20 - 9:00am Virtual Workspace - Online (KZR); 9:00am Past Prime Time Dancers - Online (TZR); 10:00am Coffee Break - Online (MR); 12:00pm Let's Have Lunch! - Online (MR); 7:00pm Habits of the Heart Class - Online (KZR); 7:00pm Journey Group: Sehdeva - Online (TZR)

Saturday, March 21 - 9:00am Rental: Exercise (Fireside); 10:00am Zen - Canceled; 10:15am Overeaters Anonymous - Canceled; 1:00pm WCBNY - Canceled; 6:30pm; Nowruz Celebration - Online (zoom.us/j/460409075 or call 646 558 8656 and enter 460 409 075)

Sunday, March 22 - 10:00am Sunday Worship - Online (WS); 11:15am Coffee Hour - Online (WS); 12:30pm K-5th Grade Children's Activity - Online (TZR); 1:30pm 6th-12th Grade Youth Program - Online (TZR)

Monday, March 23 - 10:00am Coffee Break - Online (MR); 12:00pm Let's Have Lunch! - Online (MR); 5:00pm Rental: Exercise (Fireside); 6:30pm T'ai-ch'i (Fireside); 7:15pm  Children's Story Time - Online (RE)

Tuesday, March 24 - 10:00am Rental: Exercise (Fireside); 10:00am Coffee Break - Online (MR); 12:00pm Let's Have Lunch! - Online (MR); 1:00-3:00pm Virtual Co-Working Space (MR); 7:15pm Children's Story Time - Online (RE)

Wednesday, March 25 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dancers - Online (TZR); 10:00am Coffee Break - Online (MR); 12:00pm Let's Have Lunch! - Online (MR); 7:15pm Children's Story Time - Online (RE); 7:30pm Board of Trustees Online Check-in (MR); 7:30pm Journey Group: Majsak - Online (TBD) 
 
Thursday, March 26 - 10:00am Journey Group: Kung (TBA) ; 10:00am Coffee Break - Online (MR); 11:30am Science & Spirituality Group - Canceled (TBA); 12:00pm Let's Have Lunch! - Online (MR); 7:15pm Children's Story Time - Online (RE); Journey Group: Majsak - Online Check-in (MR)

Friday, March 27 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dancers - Online (TZR); 10:00am Coffee Break - Online (MR); 12:00pm Let's Have Lunch! - Online (MR); 4:30-6:30pm Happy Hour & Send Off for Rev. Kimberley (KZE); 7:15pm Children's Story Time - Online (RE)  

Saturday, March 28 - 9:00am Rental: Exercise (Fireside); 10:00-10:30am All Ages Activity:Yoga (TZR); 10:00am Zen - Canceled; 10:15am Overeaters Anonymous - Canceled; 1:00-2:30pm Coming of Age Retreat (Metro NY Zoom Room) 

Sunday, March 29 - 10:00am Sunday Worship - Online (WS); 11:15am Coffee Hour - Online (WS); 11:45am Journey Group: Freiberger - Online (MR); 12:30pm K-5th Grade Children's Activity - Online (TZR); 1:30pm 6th-12th Grade Youth Program - Online (TZR)
Contacts

Minister: Rev. Meredith Garmon, minister@cucwp.org, 914-946-1660 x3
Sabbatical Minister: Rev. Kimberley Debus, sabbaticalmin@cucwp.org
Dir of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development: Tracy Breneman, cuucwptracy@gmail.com, 914-946-1660 x4 or 914-434-7539
Community Minister: Rev. Deb Morra, getreal714@gmail.com, 914-830-1509
Community Minister: Rev. LoraKim Joyner, amoloros@gmail.com
Music Director: Adam Kent, music@cucwp.org, 212-595-7280
Choir Director: Lisa Meyer, choir@cucwp.org
Choir Pianist: Georgianna Pappas, georgianna.pappas@gmail.com
Children's Music Director: Lyra Harada, musicalyra13@gmail.com
Congregation & Communications Administrator: Pamela Parker, admin@cucwp.org, 914-946-1660 x2
Bookkeeper: Diane Pearson, cuucwpbookkeeper@gmail.com, 946-1660 x5
Board of Trustees
Board Chair: Al Rocchi, alrocchi@verizon.net
Vice Chair: Joann Prinzivalli, joannmp@outlook.com
Treasurer: Chris Kortlandt, kortlandtbunch@gmail.com
Social Justice Coordinators
Mary Cavallero, marycava4@gmail.com
Emily Economou, emily.economou@gmail.com
Jeff Tomlinson, jefftomlinson8@gmail.com
Rev. Meredith Garmon, minister@cucwp.org
Quick Links

On The Journey (current and past issues)
Social Justice Teams
Practice of the Week (current and all past)
The Communitarian Magazine
CUUC Main Web Site
Liberal Pulpit Index
The Liberal Pulpit Video
Boundless Way Zen of Westchester
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