2021 Jan 31 | Winter #6
Upcoming Online Worship
Sun Jan 31, 10:00am ~ “Longing for Belonging
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

It's our greatest need, and lifts us into our flourishing. Yet it also makes us susceptible to mob psychology, groupthink, support of authoritarianism, and anxiety about people we think don't belong. In our need to belong, we can deny belonging to others. But a world where everyone belongs is possible.
Sun Feb 7, 10:00am ~ “Names
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

In a study, a resume for “Tyrone Smith” got fewer call-backs by prospective employers than an otherwise identical resume for “David Smith.” In other ways, an “ethnic sounding” name can feel very positive. It's complicated. The way we're called shapes and informs how people think of us -- and how we think of ourselves.
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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
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On the Journey
Click here for the January issue of On the Journey: “Intention”
Messages from Ministry


PreK and Older Children: Families continue using the online UU Parents of Preschoolers (POP) curriculum. Login information is in the RE newsletter.

K-9th Grade & Adult Classes Meet Sun Jan 31
All log in to Zoom 8428 then move into class breakout rooms. Click HERE for login times and links.  
 
K-4th Grade Class: Last Sunday, the children finalized wording for the CUUC children’s version of the 8th Principle (to be shared soon!). This Sunday, children begin exploring ways to include the 8th Principle in the song they sing to remember all of the Principles. 
 
5th-7th & 7th-9th Grade Classes: As UUs, we strive to relate to others in fair and kind ways. Youth will reflect on the time, energy, attention and patience needed to cultivate healthy relationships, and explore what they consider the most important parts of a healthy relationship for themselves. 

10th-12th Grade: We are suspending Sunday RE classes for 10th-12th grade youth (no gathering this Sunday). Check the RE newsletter for information about new plans.
 
Parents & Caregivers Class: Guiding Relationships with Wisdom. This session helps parents and caregivers consider how they can support their children in developing the skills for healthy relationships with friends and partners. Classes are open to all adults, with or without youth participating, and intended to support conversations at home. Visit the class doc HERE for resources, session handouts, and questions to reflect on at home.

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

The polar drives to assimilate and to differentiate find expression in this Sunday's musical selections. From the communal folk dances echoed in Mompou's intimate Canciones y danzas, to the diverse polyphonic threads of a Bach fugue, and the symphonic richness of Mozart's keyboard writing, some of the solo piano music evokes communal integration... Read Adam Kent's blog post.
Congregation & Community News
Our Faith Family

We are sorry to share that Al Rocchi's mother, Rina, passed away on Thu Jan 21. She was 93 years old. Rina immigrated to the US from Italy in 1958 with her three young children (Al was 5 years old) to join her husband, Antonio, in NYC. Rina was the classic Italian mother and grandmother who loved nothing more than cooking a big Sunday meal for her extended family. Our collective hearts go out to Al, Robin, and their family.
Day in Place

Day in Place, Sat Jan 30, Any time from Sunrise to Sunset
Join the PlaceKeepers to appreciate, improve, and maintain the grounds of CUUC, our spiritual home. Come visit the Spirit Fire, and help us tend our springs and paths. Got waders? We especially need people willing and equipped to “wade in the water” to help repair our stone wall. Contact: Bice Wilson (bicewilson@gmail.com), Terri Kung (terrikung@yahoo.com).
Live Refugee Forum

Forum: “Strangers in a Foreign Land: A Conversation with Two 21st Century Refugees,” Sun Jan 31, 6:30pm
Please join us for a conversation with two brothers who, with their families, have been resettled in Westchester with the support of ICNAW. Hosted by the Interfaith Council for New Americans in Westchester. Register for the forum here. Find the event flyer here.
Beloved Conversations Program

Beloved Conversations Virtual: Spring Term, Mar - May, Registration opens Mon Feb 1, bcvirtual.meadville.edu
Beloved Conversations is a program for Unitarian Universalists seeking to embody racial justice as a spiritual practice. This thoughtful approach to understanding “how we got here” delivers the toolkit necessary to work on the dismantling racism and building Beloved Community – together. Register (between Mon Feb 1–Fri Feb 26) for the Spring Term of Beloved Conversations and receive a generous tuition discount, offered by our anonymous donors and matched by CUUC. Learn more in our Beloved Conversations announcement.
In the Spirit of Truth/Racial Justice Team

In the Spirit of Truth/Racial Justice Team meeting, Wed Feb 3, 7:00pm, Rm 2210
We will begin our meeting with “In the Spirit of Truth,” a welcoming supportive circle for sharing our thoughts, experiences, and concerns regarding racism, discrimination, and oppression in our lives and communities. Next, the Racial Justice Team will discuss opportunities for educating ourselves further and engaging in social action in the congregation and community. All are invited and welcome to attend! Contact: Jeff Tomlinson (jefftomlinson8@gmail.com)
Congregation Survey - EXTENDED

2021 Congregation Survey: Racial Bias, now through Wed Feb 3
Thanks to everyone who has already submitted their surveys. To get input from more of our community, the Committee on Ministry is extending the deadline to next Wednesday. If you haven't completed the survey yet, please take 10-15 minutes to give us your responses to these important concerns. Find the online survey here. Or download the survey here, print at home, and mail to CUUC. Or email the office (admin@cucwp.org) to have a copy mailed to you.
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.
8th Principle Discussion

8th Principle Discussion, Fri Feb 5, 7:00pm, Zoom room 2210
To prepare for our congregational vote on Sun Feb 14, we will host a final online discussion 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)
Music Lecture Audit Opportunity

Music Appreciation, Tuesdays, 10:00-11:15am, starting Mon Jan 25 through Thu May 13, Rm 5149
SUNY Oneonta lists it as "Music for Listeners," but your grandmother would have called it "Music Appreciation." With lecture classes held online for spring semester, Prof. Adam Kent is pleased to invite CUUC members to audit these weekly Zoom sessions. No commitment necessary, just join us whenever the spirit moves you.
Email Scams Continue

You may have received a fake email from “Rev Meredith Garmon”
A recent subject was “REQUEST,” from “rcp62559@gmail.com,” and the message said “...Could you please spare a minute to assist me in completing a task discreetly...” Faith communities are frequent targets of scammers who pose as ministers or leadership, asking for help or money. Never click 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 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
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 in our area. ICNAW is providing financial and logistical support 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, 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 Jan 28 - 10:00am Journey Group: Traber (Rm 6161); 10:00am Music Appreciation (Rm 5149); 11:30am Science & Spirituality (Rm 7899); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal (Rm 3131); 7:00pm Youth Group Planning (Rm 2210); 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Rm 4635); Journey Group: Majsak (Rm 6161)

Fri Jan 29 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Sat Jan 30 - 6:00am Day in Place (CUUC grounds); 10:00am Zen Practice Online (Rm 7899); 1:00pm Private Event (Sanctuary)

Sun Jan 31 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Webinar 1991); 11:15am 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); 6:30pm ICNAW Forum: “Strangers in a Foreign Land: A Conversation with Two 21st Century Refugees”

Mon Feb 1 - 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149); 7:30pm Racial Justice Team (Rm 2210)

Tue Feb 2 - 10:00am Music Appreciation (Rm 5149); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Rm 3131); 7:30pm Committee on Ministry (Rm 2210)

Wed Feb 3 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Tenor/Bass (Rm 3131); 7:00pm In the Spirit of Truth/Racial Justice Team (Rm 2210); 7:30pm Program Council (Rm 7899)

Thu Feb 4 - 10:00am Music Appreciation (Rm 5149); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal (Rm 3131); 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Rm 4635); 7:30pm Journey Group Facilitators (Rm 6161)

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)

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