2020 Dec 20 | Fall #13
Upcoming Online Worship
Sun Dec 20, 10:00am ~ Zooom Goes The Christmas Pageant
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon, et al.

Get ready to dress up and act out at home. Is this the year you're going to be one of the Wise Monarchs? Or a shepherd? Or an angel? Maybe you'd like to be Mary for this year's pageant -- or Joseph. Or one of the animals -- sheep, goats, horses. We'll be on regular Zoom (rather than our usual webinar zoom), so we can see each other if we choose to turn our video on as we act out from our homes our annual pageant.
or phone in (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468
 
or phone in (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468

For additional CUUC program & login information, scroll to bottom
Thu Dec 24, 5:30pm ~ Christmas Eve Service
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

Our annual candlelight service of readings and carols, translated for online worship.
Sun Dec 27, 10:00am ~A Meditative Service
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon
A quiet, reflective service with some guided meditations.
On the Journey
Click here for the December issue of On the Journey: "Abundance"
Messages from Ministry


K-12 RE classes are on break through the holidays. We invite parents and caregivers to a RE meeting and check-in after worship Sunday, January 3rd. K-12th grade classes resume Sunday, January 10th

Our K-4th grade class will continue with a focus on justice and equity (fairness): LGBTQIA+, Race, Indigenous, Immigration, and Climate.

This would have been an Our Whole Lives (OWL) year for our youth but we do not offer sexuality education online. However, our 5th-12th grade classes will have conversations about healthy relationships and communication, gender identity, sexual orientation, managing and transforming conflict, decision making, living into our values, and justice making. The spring equity focus will be LGBTQIA+ justice.

We are also offering a wonderful series for adults who are supporting youth. Adults will have the opportunity to recall and explore their own experiences as youth, and to be intentional about how they want to support the youth in their lives who are navigating their own evolving identity and relationships. This is open to all adults, with or without youth participating, and intended to support conversations at home.

Read more HERE, and find the spring 2021 schedule.
Sign up here to receive the Weekly RE Newsletters, which include at-home resources.

Christmas-themed music from around the world is featured in this Sunday's solo piano offerings... Read Adam Kent's blog post here.
Congregation & Community News
Happy Birthday, Ludwig! Beethoven at 250 online Concert, This Sun Dec 20, 4:00pm. Recorded in the CUUC sanctuary, our concert includes a delightful video of an imagined meeting between young Ludwig and his early teacher Franz Joseph Haydn, brought to life by special CUUC guests. Log in at bit.ly/Beethoven-Kent or Adam's Facebook page. Or phone in (audio only) 646-876-9923, Webinar: 761 321 991, Passcode: 468468. Click here to support our Music at CUUC programs. Thank you!
Cards for Coachman

Only 25 left to go! Help us reach our goal of giving a $25 gift card to each of the 200 school-age children at Coachman Family Center, a local shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Mail checks to CUUC with the memo “Coachman Gift Cards.” Or donate online here, and select “Coachman Gift Cards” from the dropdown. Click here to learn more about our gift card collection. Questions? Contact: Jacy Good (goodjacy@gmail.com).
Congregation Dance Party Project

YOU are invited! Terri K and the CUUC Past Prime Time Dancers invite everyone to participate in a congregation dance video! All are welcome to contribute videos or photos to the project. Click here for instructions. Videos/photos should be submitted by Fri Jan 1.
Email Scam of the Week

Scammers don't go on holiday! The latest fake email had the subject line “Blessings” and was from "Rev. Meredith Garmon" "ministerm.cucwp@gmail.com." Know that Rev. Meredith will never email you asking for favors, money, or gift cards. If you are ever unsure, contact the office (admin@cucwp.org). Learn more HERE.
From the Treasurer

The theme for this year’s Canvass -- “You are a Piece of the Puzzle – Together We Can!” -- holds true now more than ever. We rely on everyone's pledges, which account for more than half our total income, to continue the work of supporting one another and our community. Help us meet our budget by pledging generously, as you are able. Give your pledge confirmation to Chris Kortlandt (treasurercuucwp@gmail.com, 917-821-4289). Click here to read the full treasurer’s message.
Opportunities for Giving

Collection of NEW items for Samaritan House, and USED items for Grace Church, Now through Sun Jan 10, Drop off at CUUC
We are collecting NEW items for residents of local shelters, including underwear, socks, gloves, hats, toiletries, and more. We are also collecting gently USED winter clothing for our neighbors served by Grace Church's outreach program. Drop items off outside CUUC's doors, using our bins for small new items, and plastic bags for clothes. You must keep New and Used items separate! Please use large white plastic bags and clearly mark "Used" or "New." Learn more about our collection here. Contact: Ray Messing (914-592-4497)
Holiday Gift Idea

This year’s UUA Common Read, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons, makes a meaningful holiday gift. Breathe explores the terror, grace, and beauty of coming of age as a Black person in contemporary America and what it means to parent our children in a persistently unjust world. Order copies from InSpirit, the UU bookstore, or your local bookstore, for yourself and loved ones.
Fire at Middle Church

A message from UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray: Please consider donating generously to help our siblings in faith at Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan, NY. Their love and commitment to rise again is an inspiration for us all. https://www.middlechurch.org/rising
Caring & Sharing 

If we can help you or someone you know in our congregation, reach out to Julie Gans (julieagans@gmail.com, 914-937-7899), or Barbara Mair (barbara.k.mair@icloud.com, 914.391-5382). You may also contact the CUUC office (admin@cucwp.org).
Share the Plate for Dec: Coachman Family Center 
We share half our non-pledge collection this month with the Coachman Family Center, a 100-room shelter that provides housing, healthcare, and services to local families experiencing homelessness. Mail checks to CUUC with the memo "Share the Plate - Coachman" or click here to pay online, and select "Share the Plate."
Online Offering
To make your offering, pay your pledge, donate to our Share the Plate, contribute to Coachman Gift Cards, or support Music at CUUC, use our PayPal button here. Or go to our website, cucwp.org and click "Donate." You may also click on the chalice picture at right.
The CUUC passcode for all our Zoom gatherings is 468468.
For one-click links to our online meeting rooms, see below.
Links are also in our online Event Calendar (click on event) at cucwp.org.
Weekly Calendar and Logins

Visit cucwp.org/calendar on our website and click on an event for login information. To reserve an online meeting room, contact admin@cucwp.org.

Fri Dec 18 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 11:00am Journey Group: Rev. Garmon (Rm 7899); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149); 7:00pm Journey Group: Sehdeva/Cox (Rm 7899)

Sat Dec 19 - 10:00am Zen Practice Online (Rm 7899)

Sun Dec 20 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Rm 2210); 11:00am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 11:45am Journey Group: Freiberger (Rm 3131); 11:45am Journey Group: Miller/Walkup (Rm 6161); 4:00pm Online Beethoven Concert (Webinar 1991)

Mon Dec 21 - 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Tue Dec 22 - 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Rm 3131)

Wed Dec 23 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal, Tenor/Bass (Rm 3131)

Thu Dec 24 - 5:30pm Christmas Eve Service (Webinar 1991)

Fri Dec 25 - Office Closed

Sat Dec 26 - 10:00am Zen Practice Online (Rm 7899)

Sun Dec 27 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Webinar 1991); 11:00am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 4:00pm Journey Group: Leahy (Rm 2210)


ONLINE MEETING ROOM LOGINS

Webinar 1991 - https://bit.ly/CUUC-Worship;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/761321991 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Webinar: 761 321 991 · Passcode: 468468
 
Room 2210 - one-click login (passcode embedded): zoom.us/j/3369562210?pwd=c21oYkVjczF3Vk9UcVRSWkVILzdPZz09;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/3369562210 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468 
 
Room 7899 - one-click login (passcode embedded): us02web.zoom.us/j/2898507899?pwd=TW5sV2lUYUltT0xxZ3JXMUxxU24xQT09;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/2898507899 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Meeting: 289 850 7899 · Passcode: 468468

Room 3131 - one-click login (embedded passcode): us02web.zoom.us/j/3131953131?pwd=b293emZtenc4SzQya1had3pkaFB4dz09;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/3131953131 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Meeting ID: 313 195 3131 · Passcode: 468468
 
Room 6161 - one-click login (passcode embedded): zoom.us/j/6161636161?pwd=Y0NPUitWcGw3SVRraEtITWZwTUZ2Zz09;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/6161636161 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 616 163 6161 · Passcode: 468468

RE Room 4635 - One-click login (passcode embedded): us02web.zoom.us/j/602164635?pwd=M044dXhrSnlBL2FwTEF0RXd3Yzg1dz09;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/602164635 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-558-8656 · Meeting: 602 164 635 · Passcode: 468468
 
Room 8428 - one-click login (passcode embedded): us02web.zoom.us/j/817388428?pwd=eWZyc3Ywbk42dEdyV0d5eEs0QUpEZz09;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/817388428 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-558-8656 · Meeting: 817 388 428 · Passcode: 468468 
   
Room 5149 "A Tempo with Adam" Live Concerts - one-click (embedded passcode): zoom.us/j/93960775149?pwd=N1luZHJWUjdabG1mOVczUzhQOVh1QT09;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/93960775149 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 939 6077 5149 · Passcode: 468468
Please mute your microphones.
Contacts
Minister: Rev. Meredith Garmon, minister@cucwp.org, 914-946-1660 x3
Dir of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development: Tracy Breneman, cuucwptracy@gmail.com, 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: Joe Majsak, jmajsak@verizon.net
Vice Chair: Debra Manetta, debramanetta@gmail.com
Treasurer: Chris Kortlandt, treasurercuucwp@gmail.com
Secretary: Terri Kung, madterri@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