2020 Dec 27 | Winter #1
Upcoming Online Worship
Thu Dec 24, 5:30pm ~ Christmas Eve Service
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

Our annual candlelight service of readings and carols, translated for online worship. If you can, find a space where you can dim the lights, and have a candle ready (and a way to light it). We'll be on regular Zoom again (rather than the Sunday webinar zoom), so we can see each other as we share our candlelight in the darkness.
or phone in (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468
Sun Dec 27, 10:00am ~A Meditative Service
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

A quiet, reflective service with some guided meditations.
Sun Jan 3, 10:00am ~ “Intention
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

Spiritual literature of any tradition is apt to mention that our perception of being in control is a delusion. At the same time, intention matters. "Intention" is our theme of the month for January.
Click here to join our Sunday Worships
or phone in (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Webinar: 761 321 991 · 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
On the Journey
Click here for the December issue of On the Journey: "Abundance"
Messages from Ministry


Sun Jan 3, 12:00pm: Spring RE overview & mid-year check-in with parents.
Sun Jan 10: K-12th grade & Parent/Caregiver classes resume.

PreK and Older Children: Continue using the online UU Parents of Preschoolers (POP) curriculum.

K-4th Grade Class: Continues exploring fairness and partnering with CUUC justice teams. Spring areas: LGBTQIA+, Race, Indigenous, Immigration, and Climate justice.

5th-12th Grade Classes: This would have been an Our Whole Lives (OWL) year for our youth but we do not offer comprehensive sexuality education online. We will, however, support related topics with conversations about healthy relationships and communication, managing and transforming conflict, affirming gender identity and sexual orientation, living into our values and justice making. The spring equity focus will be LGBTQIA+ justice and we will partner with the CUUC LGBTQIA+ Team.

Parents & Caregivers Class: We are offering a wonderful 10-part series for adults to support conversations they are having at home. Adults will have the opportunity to recall their own experiences as youth, and be intentional about how they want to support their youth 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.

Happy to be with everyone live for our Christmas Eve worship, and virtually on Sun Dec 27 with meditative musical selections from the A Tempo with Adam concerts. Wishing you all peace and joy this holiday season and better times ahead... Read Adam Kent's blog post here.
Congregation & Community News
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.
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)
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.

Thu Dec 24 - 5:30pm Christmas Eve Service (NOTE: Meeting in Rm 2210)

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)

Mon Dec 28 - 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Tue Dec 29 - 9:00am Beloved Conversations Learning Pod (Rm 3131); 7:00pm 5th-12th Grade Teacher Planning Spring 2021 (Rm 8428); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Rm 3131)

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

Thu Dec 31 - 5:30pm Christmas Eve Service (Webinar 1991)

Fri Jan 1 - Office Closed

Sat Jan 2 - 10:00am Zen Practice Online (Rm 7899); 12:30pm Journey Group Facilitators (Rm 6161)

Sun Jan 3 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Webinar 1991); 11:00am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 12:00pm Parent Meeting & Mid-Year Family Ministry Check In (Rm 8428)


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