2021 Jan 10 | Winter #3
Upcoming Online Worship
Sun Jan 10, 10:00am ~ “Some Philosophy about Being Good
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

Every so often I like to dust off my philosopher chops, mix a few metaphors, and see what might be said. This time, a look at how philosophers think about the project of being good. A certain pop-culture reference or two is likely.
Sun Jan 17, 10:00am ~ “Does Social Change Happen Intentionally?
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

As we celebrate the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., some thoughts on how social change happens both accidentally and on purpose -- and how this connects to our spiritual lives.
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On the Journey
Click here for the January issue of On the Journey: “Intention”
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Messages from Ministry


Sun Jan 10 RE Classes: click here for login times and links.
 
PreK and Older Children: Using the asynchronous, online UU Parents of Preschoolers (POP) curriculum.
 
K-4th Grade Class: Children continue discussing the proposed 8th Principle and brainstorm wording for a CUUC children’s version of the 8th Principle.
 
5th-12th Grade Classes: Youth will brainstorm aspects of healthy relationships and building positive self-esteem, and play games that affirm listening to each other and honoring each other’s likes and dislikes.
 
Parents & Caregivers Class: We begin the 10-part series inviting adults to recall their own experiences as youth and to 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.

This Sunday’s musical selections draw attention to the work of composers who benefited society in their lifetimes and beyond. Whether they elevated the status of indigenous peoples in their music, extended educational opportunities to disenfranchised minorities, or raised funds for charitable causes, these composers’ music... Read Adam Kent's blog post here.
Congregation & Community News
Donations Update

Collection of NEW ONLY Items for Grace Church, Drop off at CUUC
THANK YOU, CUUC, for donating gently-used winter clothing throughout December. The spirit of our Mitten Tree was alive and well, thanks to your support! At this time, Grace Church cannot accept more used clothing -- they do not have storage space -- so we are only collecting new items for men, women, and children (underwear, socks, gloves, hats, toiletries), which are still much needed. You can place items outside CUUC's doors, using our bins. Please call Ray (914-592-4497) when you drop off a donation. You can also support Grace Church's outreach with donations to Lifting Up Westchester. Click here to learn more about how to support our neighbors in need.
From the Treasurer

Tax Statements - We will be sending out 2020 Pledge Tax Statements the last week of January. Any checks dated Nov or Dec will be applied toward 2020 as long as we receive them before Mon Jan 25. (We pick up mail daily.) We will share a financial update in the e-Communitarian in the next few weeks. If you haven't pledged yet or have questions, please contact Chris Kortlandt (treasurercuucwp@gmail.com, 917-821-4289).
UU the Vote

Gratitudes and Plans - A heartfelt thank you to all who joined in the UU the Vote action this election season. The news events of the past week show how important it is that a responsible leader was elected president and that the Senate will be able to enact legislation for the common good. Our humble actions helped strengthen this democracy. An invitation: We are hoping to form a voting rights advocacy social justice team and will announce an exploratory session soon. Please consider joining us. Contact: Karen Leahy (karenleahy101@gmail.com).
From Hunger and Homelessness

Happy New Year! - This year, our Hunger and Homelessness HOPE Kitchen Team has prepared and donated more than 1,100 lbs of chicken; over 600 lbs of vegetables; almost 9,000 eggs for sandwiches; plus countless sweets and treats. When we started in May, we thought our project could provide extra food for the community just throughout the summer. Instead, the effort has continued and grown thanks to contributions from CUUC, a grant from No Child Goes Hungry, support from friends, family, congregations and the larger community, and the hard work of our dedicated volunteers. Now our team is projected to work with HOPE through May 2021. HOPE Community Services sends its deepest gratitude for our continued support, as they work to meet the increasing demand for food among our neighbors in need. Contact: Nicole Turygin (nturygin@gmail.com), Steve Miller (obitsman@gmail.com),
From the Refugee Resettlement Team
 
“Meals by Mahnaz” Traditional Afghan Cooking
Enjoy delicious food while supporting one of our refugee families! Safe, contact-free delivery in Westchester ($5 discount for orders picked up). Vegetarian, Lamb, Chicken, or Beef Entrees / Soups and Wraps / Side Dishes / Afghan Rice / Desserts. Prices vary ~ average per person, dinner: $30, lunch: $15. Click here to see the flyer. Contact: mahnazghafoor@gmail.com.
Caring & Sharing 

If we can help you or someone you know in our congregation, reach out to Barbara Mair (barbara.k.mair@icloud.com, 914.391-5382) or Joan Traber (joantraber@yahoo.com, 914.617-9622). You may also contact the CUUC office (admin@cucwp.org).
January Share the Plate: Interfaith Council of New Americans
This month we donate half our non-pledge collection to the Interfaith Council for New Americans of Westchester (ICNAW), a coalition of local congregations that welcomes refugees resettled into our area. ICNAW is providing financial and logistical support now to three families locally and a fourth upstate. It has truly taken a village of volunteers to enable and empower these refugees. Click here to learn more, or contact Robin Rocchi (robinandal@verizon.net) or Jane Dixon (lilrhodie@gmail.com). Mail checks to CUUC with the memo "Share the Plate - ICNAW" 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, or support the Minister's Discretionary Fund, 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 Jan 8 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Sat Jan 9 - 10:00am Zen Practice Online (Rm 7899)

Sun Jan 10 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Webinar 1991); 11:00am 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 10th-12th Grade RE Class (Rm 8428); 12:00pm Adult RE: Supporting the Youth in Your Lives: Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators (Rm 8428); 12:00pm In the Spirit of Truth/Racial Justice Team (Rm 6161)

Mon Jan 11 - 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Tue Jan 12 - 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Rm 3131)

Wed Jan 13 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal, Tenor/Bass (Rm 3131); 7:30 Board of Trustees (Rm 7899)

Thu Jan 14 - 11:30am 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 Education Council Mtg (Rm 2210)

Fri Jan 15 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 11:00am Journey Group: Rev. Garmon (Rm 7899); 11:30am Beloved Conversations Learning Pod (Rm 3131); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149); 7:00pm Journey Group: Sehdeva/Cox
(Rm 7899)

Sat Jan 16 - 10:00am Zen Practice Online (Rm 7899)

Sun Jan 17 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Webinar 1991); 11:00am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 11:45am Journey Group: Freiberger (Rm 3131); 11:45am Journey Group: Miller/Walkup (Rm 6161)


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
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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