2021 Jan 3 | Winter #2
Upcoming Online Worship
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.
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.
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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 3, 12:00pm: Parent Meeting & Mid-Year Check-In (Rm 6161)
Join Tracy for a mid-year check-in then we'll talk about the spring classes for 5th-12th grade and adult RE. We are not offering Our Whole Lives” (OWL) online but we are supporting related topics and offering a class to support adults as they support the youth in their lives. Click here to read more and find the spring schedule of classes, then join us to learn more.

Sun Jan 10: K-12th grade & Parent/Caregiver classes resume.

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

“Preludes” would seem to be pieces with a sense of intention; they are pieces with a destination, pieces on a mission to introduce something else. Indeed, for centuries, preludes have functioned as improvisatory-sounding warm-ups for more formally structured fugues, as in the two volumes of Preludes and Fugues of J. S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, or as in the opening works of multi-movement suites, as in Schumann's Carnaval... Read Adam Kent's blog post here.
Congregation & Community News
Congregation Dance Party Project - Last Chance!

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.
Calling All Singers

Join a Virtual Choir Project! Weekly Rehearsals Tue Jan 5 - Wed Feb 10, Video Submissions Due Sat Feb 13
The CUUC Choir invites all interested CUUC singers (and friends) to be part of our next music video! The song is "You Will Be Found” from the musical Dear Evan Hanson. (Click here to see a similar music video, created by another group.) You don't need to read music, just match pitch. Click here for more detailed instructions. Interested? Contact Lisa Meyer (musiciansings@yahoo.com) by Jan 4.
Gratitudes from the Hunger & Homelessness Team

Ray Messing and Jacy Good led the effort this year to provide gift cards for the children living at the Coachman Family Center. Thanks to your generosity, they were able to purchase 221 gift cards, so every child at the Center could receive a holiday gift. THANK YOU!
Opportunities for Giving Continue

Collection of New and Used Items for Grace Church, Now through Sun Jan 10, Drop off at CUUC
In December, Ray Messing packed several carloads with donated items and delivered them to Grace Church for their outreach program. We thank everyone who contributed! Winter continues after the holidays, and so does the need for warm clothes. Ray will continue to pick up new items (underwear, socks, gloves, hats, toiletries) and gently used winter clothing for our neighbors served by Grace Church. Please call Ray (914-592-4497) when you drop off a donation. Place items outside CUUC's doors, using our bins for small new items, and plastic bags for clothes. We must keep New and Used items separate! Please use large white plastic bags and clearly mark "Used" or "New." Contact: Ray Messing (914-592-4497).
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.
From the Treasurer

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.
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).
Share the Plate for January: Interfaith Council of New Americans of Westchester
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 resettlements. 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."
District Happenings
Click here to see the January 2021 Opportunities for Connection newsletter for our UUA region, with articles and the calendar of Central East Region virtual events. 
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 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 5th-7th Grade Planning (Rm 8428); 12:00pm Parent Meeting & Mid-Year Family Ministry Check In (NEW ROOM - Rm 6161)

Mon Jan 4 - 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Tue Jan 5 - 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Rm 3131); 7:30pm Committee on Ministry (Rm 2210); 7:30pm Refugee Resettlement/ICNAW (Rm 6161)

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

Thu Jan 7 - 7:30pm Children's Story Time (Rm 4635); 7:30pm Journey Group Facilitators (Rm 6161)

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 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)


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Room 5149 "A Tempo with Adam" Live Concerts - one-click login: zoom.us/j/93960775149?pwd=N1luZHJWUjdabG1mOVczUzhQOVh1QT09;
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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