2021 Feb 14 | Winter #8
Upcoming Online Worship
Sun Feb 14, 10:00am ~ “Love, Chocolate, and a Martyred Saint”
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

Amidst the uncertainty and ambiguity of our times, there is a hopeful meaning to be found in Valentine's Day.

Enjoy this Sunday’s Time for All Ages activity sheet: Love and Principles.
Sun Feb 21, 10:00am ~ “How Do You Feel?
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

How do -- i.e., what is the process through which -- you feel? Where do emotions come from and what's the best thing to do with them?
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or phone in (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468

For additional CUUC program & login information, scroll to bottom
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On the Journey
Click here for the February issue of On the Journey: “Belonging”
Messages from Ministry


Visit the RE Resources and Announcements doc, which includes events, worship activity sheets, and Black History Month resources. 

PreK Children: Families continue using the online UU Parents of Preschoolers (POP) curriculum. Sunday, Feb 21st, Diane and Hans invite PreK families for a coffee hour gathering after worship to catch up and connect! 

K-9th & Adult RE Classes Meet Sun Feb 14
K-4th Grade Class: The children continue working on updating the song they sing to remember our UU Principles, to include the 8th Principle
 
5th-7th & 7th-9th Grade Classes: Youth consider verbal and nonverbal communication that can either support or inhibit healthy friendship and relationships. 

Parents & Caregivers Class: Participants focus on practices that demonstrate caring, respect, and faith in their children as capable decision makers, establishing an atmosphere of open, nonjudgmental talk. Classes are open to all adults, with or without youth participating, and intended to support conversations at home. Visit the class resources doc HERE.

8th-12th Grade Youth Group Meets Fri Feb 19 
Youth group returns to Friday evenings! Check the RE newsletter and RE Announcements doc for information.

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day in the world of classical music without a nod to Robert and Clara Schumann, the passionate musical couple whose love inspired some of the greatest piano music of the 19th century... The CUUC Choir Quartet brings us a virtual performance of “ʼTis You That Are The Music”... Read Adam Kent's blog post.
Congregation & Community News
Congregational Vote - This Sunday

Congregational Vote: the 8th Principle / Petra Thombs Ordination, Sun Feb 14, after worship
We will be voting on two matters: (1) Adoption of the 8th Principle resolution, and (2) Approval of the Ordination of CUUC member Petra Thombs as a Unitarian Universalist minister. We ask all voting members to plan to stay with us after worship. Learn more about our vote here.
From the Refugee Resettlement Team
 
“Meals by Mahnaz” Traditional Afghan Cooking
Looking for a special dinner for Valentine's Day or any day? Order delicious food while supporting the business of one of our refugee families! Safe, contact-free delivery in Westchester ($5 discount for orders picked up). Prices vary ~ average per person, dinner: $30, lunch: $15. Click here to see menu. Contact: mahnazghafoor@gmail.com.
UU the Vote

UU the Vote Brainstorming Session, Tue Feb 16, 5:00pm, Rm 7899
The UU the Vote Social Justice Team needs a new focus now that national elections are behind us. Please bring your thoughts on how we can work to strengthen democracy and voting rights. You don’t have to plan to be a member of this team to contribute your ideas. Email Karen if you are interested but can’t attend. Contact: Karen Leahy (karenleahy101@gmail.com)
From Environmental Practices

White Plains has become the largest municipality in Westchester to establish a food scrap dropoff program. WP residents can now drop off their food scraps at Gedney Recycling Yard for transport to composting sites. Westchester residents who don't live in White Plains can encourage their municipality to take advantage of cost incentives offered by the County for dropoff or curbside collection programs. For more, see the White Plains announcement and the Westchester-wide broader program description.
From Hunger and Homelessness

Collection of Donations Continues
Snow may have cocooned us more than usual, but we still have neighbors who need our support. Please donate these necessities and leave them in the plastic bins outside of CUUC: socks and underwear; toiletries (soap, shampoo, lotion, etc.); and household cleaning products (laundry detergent, dish soap, cleaners, etc.). In addition to living our mission, helping others can feel good — so get out there and make yourself feel good! Please call Ray Messing at 914-592-4497 and leave a message so she can pick up and deliver our donations in a timely fashion. Read the full Opportunities for Giving letter here.
Our Faith Family

We are delighted to share that A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story, by Sharon Langley and CUUC member Amy Nathan, was chosen by the National Education Association as its Elementary Book of the Month for February 2021, exemplifying the NEA monthly theme "Practice Empathy." Our congratulations to Amy and Sharon on this recognition!
Beloved Conversations Program

Beloved Conversations Virtual: Spring Term, Mar - May, Register: bcvirtual.meadville.edu
Beloved Conversations is a program for UUs seeking to embody racial justice as a spiritual practice, and it delivers the toolkit necessary to work on the dismantling racism and building Beloved Community – together. Register by Fri Feb 26) and receive a generous tuition rebate, offered by our anonymous donors and matched by CUUC. Learn more in our Beloved Conversations announcement.
Email Scams Continue

More fake emails from “Rev. Meredith Garmon”
A recent subject line was your name, from “officemail1480@gmail.com” or “officemail1485@gmail.com,” with the message “...I have a request I need you to handle discreetly...” We are frequent targets of scammers who pose as ministers or leadership, asking for help or money. Do not hit Reply (it will go to the scammer). If in doubt, message the office (admin@cucwp.org). Learn more at the UUA's scam information webpage.
Caring & Sharing 

If we can help you or someone you know in our congregation, reach out to Joan Traber (joantraber@yahoo.com, 914-617-9622) or Lois Holt (mediamomforlife@gmail.com, 914-329-0603). You may also contact the CUUC office (admin@cucwp.org).
February Share the Plate: MLK Institute for Nonviolence
We share half our non-pledge collection this month with the Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence, which has promoted nonviolent activism for social justice since 1987. Their mission is to advance racial equity for all our communities by: educating and empowering youth and adults; supporting inclusiveness, courage, and peace; and collaborating to advocate for justice, equity, and shared power for all. Mail checks to CUUC with the memo "Share the Plate - MLK" or click here to pay online, and select "Share the Plate."
Online Offering
To make your offering, pay your pledge, or donate to our Share the Plate, 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 Feb 11 - 10:00am Music Appreciation (Rm 5149); 11:00am Science & Spirituality (Rm 7899); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal (Rm 3131); 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Rm 4635); 7:30pm Journey Group: Manetta/McGahren-Clemens (Rm 7899); 7:30pm Religious Ed Council (Rm 2210)

Fri Feb 12 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Sat Feb 13 - 10:00am Zen Practice Online (Rm 7899)

Sun Feb 14 - 9:00am Hunger & Homelessness (Rm 6161); 10:00am Sunday Worship (Rm 1991); 11:00am Congregational Vote (Rm 1991); 11:30am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 11:40am K-4th Grade RE Class (Rm 8428); 11:40am 5th-7th Grade RE Class (Rm 8428); 11:50am 7th-9th Grade RE Class (Rm 8428); 12:00pm Adult RE: Supporting the Youth in Your Lives: Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators (Rm 8428)

Mon Feb 15 - Office Closed; 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149); 7:00pm Beloved Conversations Debrief (Rm 3131)

Tue Feb 16 - 10:00am Music Appreciation (Rm 5149); 5:00pm UU the Vote (Rm 7899); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Rm 3131)

Wed Feb 17 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Tenor/Bass (Rm 3131); 7:30pm Board of Trustees Book Club (Rm 7899)

Thu Feb 18 - 10:00am Music Appreciation (Rm 5149); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal (Rm 3131); 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Rm 4635)

Fri Feb 19 - 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); 7:00pm Youth Group, 8th-12th Grade (Rm 8428)

Sat Feb 20 - 10:00am Zen Practice Online (Rm 7899); 4:00pm Journey Group: Leahy (Rm 2210)

Sun Feb 21 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Rm 1991); 11:15am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 11:45am Journey Group: Miller/Walkup (Rm 6161); 11:45am Journey Group: Freiberger (Rm 3131)

ONLINE MEETING ROOM LOGINS

Webinar 1991 - one-click login: 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
 
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/3369562210 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468 
 
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/2898507899 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Meeting: 289 850 7899 · Passcode: 468468

or two-step login: zoom.us/j/3131953131 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Meeting ID: 313 195 3131 · Passcode: 468468
 
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/6161636161 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 616 163 6161 · Passcode: 468468

or two-step login: zoom.us/j/602164635 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-558-8656 · Meeting: 602 164 635 · Passcode: 468468
 
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 login: 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