2021 Jan 17 | Winter #4
Upcoming Online Worship
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.
Sun Jan 24, 10:00am ~ “Biases, For Better and Worse
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

Our brains were built with certain biases. Some of them are good for some things, even if they're bad for other things. There isn't much we can do about them, but know they're there, and never take our conclusions as absolute truth.
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On the Journey
Click here for the January issue of On the Journey: “Intention”
Revisit past services anytime at our YouTube Channel.
Messages from Ministry


Sun Jan 17: K-12th grade and Parent/Caregiver classes do not meet this Sunday. Classes meet next on January 24th and January 31st. Click here for the full schedule, including all class dates and topics (pp. 1-4).
Adult RE Resource: We will continue updating this resource document with materials from the Parent/Caregiver curriculum and additional resources for adults who are supporting youth in developing healthy self-esteem and relationships. 

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

Bayard Rustin was a prominent civil rights leader and close friend of MLK's. Although during his lifetime homophobia tended to marginalize recognition of his role in the struggle for racial equality, he is now acknowledged as one of the inspirations behind Dr. King's policy of non-violent resistance. Rustin had a beautiful tenor voice as well, and this Sunday's Gathering Music features a collaboration between him and James Farmer, a prominent Director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation's Congress on Racial Equality... Read Adam Kent's blog post here.
Congregation & Community News
In Memoriam

With deep sadness we share that beloved longtime member Edith Kates died peacefully on Wed Jan 13. Edith was 97 years old, and had been a member for nearly 60 years. We will honor and celebrate her life at a memorial service on Sun Jan 24 at 2:00pm, in Zoom room 2210 (phone 929-436-2866; Meeting: 336 956 2210; Passcode: 468468). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UU Service Committee (uusc.org).
Congregation Survey

2021 Congregation Survey: Racial Bias, now through Wed Jan 27
This year, the Committee on Ministry is exploring racial bias, with a focus on how we, as individuals and as a congregation, have experienced it; can recognize it; have participated in it; and can address this important concern. The survey has 32 questions, takes about 10–15 minutes to complete, and will be open until Wed Jan 27. Take the online survey here. If you prefer a paper copy, you can download the survey here, print at home, and mail to CUUC. Or you can email the office (admin@cucwp.org) to have a copy mailed to you. Thank you!
Ask the Treasurer

Information Sessions with the Treasurer, Mon Jan 18, 7:00pm; Wed Jan 20, 8:00pm; Fri Jan 22, 7:30pm; Zoom Room 2210 (or phone 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468)
Have questions about pledging, CUUC finances, or tax statements? Join treasurer Chris Kortlandt at one of three online information sessions being offered next week. Choose the date and time that work best for you. You can also learn more in our recent financial update. Contact: treasurercuucwp@gmail.com.
From Environmental Practices

The New York Times Climate Hub has been offering a thought-provoking series of virtual events on climate change that bring together experts from journalism, business, policy, the investment community, government, research and civil society to understand the challenges and lead the change. The next event is on Tue Jan 19 at 1:30 pm. For more information, to register, and to view past discussions, go to nytclimatehub.com/climatehub/virtual-events.
From Hunger and Homelessness

This week's feast prepared for HOPE Community Services soup kitchen was Moroccan chicken garnished with parsley sauce, plus fancy rice. Our new chef Derick is an artist! Many thanks to Derick, Steve, Jane (transport this week) and our wonderful Hunger & Homelessness team of volunteers for putting CUUC's mission into action each week!
2020 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 so long as we receive them before Mon Jan 25. (We pick up mail daily.) Contact Chris Kortlandt (treasurercuucwp@gmail.com, 917-821-4289).
Our Faith Family

We are proud to share that A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story, by Sharon Langley and CUUC member Amy Nathan, was named one of the best picture books of 2020 by Brown Bookshelf. We are grateful that Amy shared this inspiring true story with CUUC at a worship this past July. Congratulations to Amy and Sharon on this meaningful honor!
Vaccine Updates

New Yorkers in Phase 1a and part of Phase 1b are now eligible for Covid-19 vaccines, but all vaccinations are by appointment only and supplies are limited. Learn more on the NYS vaccine update webpage or use the hotline 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). You can click here to sign up for email updates from Gov. Cuomo. Find current vaccination information for Westchester here. To receive the weekly My Westchester e-newsletter, visit westchestergov.com and scroll to the bottom to "Subscribe."
Our Collection of New Items Continues

Collection of NEW ONLY Items for Grace Church, Drop off at CUUC
Grace Church can no longer accept used clothing -- they do not have storage space -- so CUUC is only collecting new underwear and socks for men, women, and children, as well as toiletries, which are all still much needed. You can place items outside CUUC's doors, using our bins. Please call Ray Messing (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 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). 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. 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 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)

Mon Jan 18 - Office Closed; 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149); 7:00pm Information Session with Treasurer (Rm 2210)

Tue Jan 19 - 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Rm 3131)

Wed Jan 20 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Tenor/Bass (Rm 3131); 7:30 Board of Trustees Book Club (Rm 7899); 8:00pm Information Session with Treasurer (Rm 2210)

Thu Jan 21 - 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal (Rm 3131); 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Rm 4635)

Fri Jan 22 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149); 7:30pm Information Session with Treasurer (Rm 2210)

Sat Jan 16 - 10:00am Zen Practice Online (Rm 7899); 4:00pm Journey Group: Leahy (Rm 2210)

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)

Sun Jan 10 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Webinar 1991); 11:15am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 11:30am Environmental Practices (Rm 6161); 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); 2:00pm Celebration of Life for Edith Kates (Rm 2210)


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