2021 Feb 7 | Winter #7
Upcoming Online Worship
Sun Feb 7, 10:00am ~ “Names
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

Names have a story, convey an identity, announce one's belonging. We make assumptions, good and bad, about others -- and about ourselves based -- on names. What's the story of your name?

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.
Click here to join our Sunday Worship
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
Revisit past services anytime at our YouTube Channel
On the Journey
Click here for the February issue of On the Journey: “Belonging”
Messages from Ministry


Sun Feb 7: Enjoy this Sunday’s Time for All Ages activity sheet, here
K-9th grade and Parent/Caregiver classes do not meet February 7th. Classes meet next on February 14th. Click here for the full schedule, including all class dates and topics (pp. 3-4).
 
Adult RE Resource: Visit this Parent/Caregiver class resource document with materials for adults who are supporting youth in developing healthy self-esteem and relationships. Click here to see announcements highlighted for families this week. Read more about our RE ministry here and find the spring 2021 schedule. Sign up here to receive the Weekly RE Newsletters, which include at-home resources.

This Sunday's musical selections are connected to African and African Diasporic traditions. The composers either hail from African nations, occupied themselves with African idioms, or embraced African-American musical styles. Their names—and the names of the heritage they celebrated—are too rarely spoken... Read Adam Kent's blog post.
Congregation & Community News
Our Faith Family

With a sad heart we share that Emma Lou Sailors Louis passed away on Thu Jan 28. She was 97. Emma was a member of CUUC from 1968 until the early 2000s, when driving from her home in Dobbs Ferry became difficult. Our hearts go out to her children and family.
Building CLOSED this Weekend

For everyone's safety, our building will be closed this weekend while our renovation contractors install insulation in the RE bathrooms. No one may enter the building Sat Feb 6 - Sun Feb 7. Thank you for your cooperation. Contact: Creighton Cray (creighton.cray@gmail.com).
8th Principle Discussion Tonight

8th Principle Discussion, Fri Feb 5, 7:00pm, Room 2210
To prepare for our congregational vote on Sun Feb 14, we will host a final online discussion tonight for anyone wishing to learn more about the 8th Principle. The session will be moderated by Jeff Tomlinson (jefftomlinson8@gmail.com) and Joe Majsak (jmajsak@verizon.net)
Day in Place

Day in Place, Sat Feb 6 (RESCHEDULED), 10:00am
Join the PlaceKeepers to appreciate and maintain the grounds of CUUC. The snow will tell stories of those who have hopped across it, landed on it, waded through it. We'll set our Spirit Fire in the parking lot. Bring chairs. Bring a warm drink. Perhaps add photos and stories to The CUUC Patterns of Life Project. Click here to learn about our Feb 6 Day in Place plans. Contact: Bice Wilson (bicewilson@gmail.com), Terri Kung (terrikung@yahoo.com).
Science and Spirituality

Science & Spirituality, Thu Feb 11, 11:30am, Room 7899
We meet on the second and fourth Thursday to discuss books and articles on the intersection of spirituality and science. Join us! Contact: Barbara Mair (barbara.k.mair@icloud.com).
From Environmental Practices

Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb 12-15
We encourage everyone to take part in a fun and important citizen science project between Feb 12-15: the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Spend at least 15 minutes in your favorite outdoor spot, count your bird sightings, and report them. Click here for more information and to participate.
Congregational Vote

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 mark their calendars and plan to stay with us after worship. Learn more about our vote here.
Beloved Conversations Program

Beloved Conversations Virtual: Spring Term, Mar - May, Registration open now: 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.
On the Journey - February

CUUC Journey Groups are a way to deepen our understanding of life and strengthen our connections to one another by exploring monthly themes together. Not in a group yet? Click here to select a journey group time that works for you. Click here for the Feb issue of "On the Journey: Belonging."
District Happenings - February

This month’s Opportunities for Connection newsletter for our UUA region is here, with articles and the calendar of Central East Region virtual events.
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.

Fri Feb 5 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149); 7:00pm 8th Principle Discussion (Rm 2210)

Sat Feb 6 - 10:00am Zen Practice Online (Rm 7899); 12:30pm Journey Group Facilitators (Rm 6161)

Sun Feb 7 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Webinar 1991); 11:15am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 11:45am Auction Committee (Rm 6161)

Mon Feb 8 - 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Tue Feb 9 - 10:00am Music Appreciation (Rm 5149); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Rm 3131)

Wed Feb 10 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Tenor/Bass (Rm 3131); 7:30pm Board of Trustees (Rm 7899)

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 - 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)

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