2020 Nov 15 | Fall #8
Upcoming Online Worship
Sun Nov 15 10:00am ~ “The Hope in Forgiveness”
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

A lot of people on both sides of the recent election feel they've been done wrong. Gratitude practice is one way we heal. Forgiveness practice -- both giving and receiving -- is another. It's a spiritual discipline, and not a quick and easy fix. We'll look at the story of Joseph and his brothers from Genesis and reflect on what is required.
Sun Nov 22, 10:00am ~ “Thanksgiving”
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

It's here: the 400th anniversary of the 1620 landing of the Pilgrims on Plymouth Rock. What does this mean for us today?
To Join our Online Worship: click HERE
or phone in (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Webinar: 761 321 991 · Passcode: 468468
After Worship, Join our Virtual Coffee Hour: click HERE
or phone in (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468

For additional CUUC program & login information, scroll to bottom
On the Journey
November issue of On the Journey: "Hope" - Click HERE
Revisit past services anytime at our YouTube Channel.
Messages from Ministry

  • Minister's Weekly Column - HERE
  • Practice of the Week: Art - HERE.
  • Review all past “UU Minute” segments - HERE.
Saturday on the CUUC Playground
Diane is hosting the final fall PreK-K playdate this Saturday, Nov 14. Families, RSVP to Diane at dakmv@aol.com.

Sunday in Zoom 8428 Breakout Rooms
K-12th grade Religious Education (RE) classes meet.
*The K-4th grade class logs in at 11:30am to begin learning about homelessness and plan support for the clothing drive and Coachman gift card donations.
*The 5th-7th grade class logs in at 11:45am to debrief the election and begin a discussion about justice making as core in our UU theology.
*The 8th-12th grade class logs in at 12:00pm to learn about the proposed 8th UU Principle and plan the video the youth are making as part of the CUUC discussion.

One more opportunity to see the October RE videos: For the virtual Halloween parade, click HERE. 5th-7th Grade YoUUth the Vote: click HERE for the original version with the music the youth chose; click HERE for the version without music but including the youths' postcard designs.

Click HERE for the Fall 2020 overview and schedule. Sign up HERE to receive weekly RE newsletters, which include at-home resources for families.

References to Joseph, his brothers, and their father's favoritism in this Sunday's service prompt me to reflect on a musical dynasty of the distant past and to speculate about sibling rivalry. Johann Sebastian Bach was a member of a family highly regarded in musical circles for at least 100 years before his birth... Read more HERE.
Congregation & Community News
A Tempo with Adam

A Tempo with Adam, Mon & Fri, 3:00-3:00pm, Rm 5149
Our music director, Adam Kent, invites you to join him for intimate, twice weekly piano concerts to bring the grace and comfort of music into your day.
From Environmental Practices Group

Keep the Wonder, Skip the Waste Webinar, Fri Nov 13, 12:00pm
Join Sustainable Westchester's Zero-Waste Lifestyle Webinar this Fri from 12:00-1:00pm. We'll discuss gift ideas, sustainable decorating tips, and ways to create festive holiday gatherings zero-waste style. Learn more HERE. Register HERE.
Annual Appeal

In November we make our once-a-year appeal for direct donations to the Ecumenical Emergency Food Pantry of White Plains. Since March, the number of people served has soared and it is now estimated that one in five in our county are nutrition insecure. Learn more HERE. Mail checks to CUUC with the memo “Food Pantry.” Or to pay online at cucwp.org, click the yellow Donate button, then "Use this donation for," select "Other," and type in the Note "Food Pantry." A small percentage of online donations go to PayPal fees; you may choose to increase your donation by a few dollars to compensate. Contact: John Cavallero (jcwpny@gmail.com)
The Early Bird...
...enjoys gathering music and the latest CUUC news when they arrive early to Sunday worship. Log in at 9:50am to see our announcements and hear music selected for the worship topic (this week will be Adam playing live!). So come catch us before 10:00am!
Save the Date

8th Principle Learning Meeting: Climate Justice & the 8th Principle, Tue Nov 17, 8:00pm
Speakers from the Unitarian Universalist Ministry For Earth (UUMFE) will talk about their decision to adopt the 8th Principle in spring 2018, after they had assembled a group of people to explore how to transform environmental & climate justice. To join, click HERE. Meeting ID: 851 5348 3822, Passcode: 496182
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Caring & Sharing 

If we can help you or someone you know in our congregation, reach out to Catherine Kortlandt (catherinekortlandt@gmail.com, 914-834-7112) or Julie Gans (julieagans@gmail.com, 914-937-7899). You may also contact the CUUC office (admin@cucwp.org).
Share the Plate for Nov: Ecumenical Food Pantry
This month we share half our non-pledge collection with the Ecumenical Emergency Food Pantry of White Plains. The Pantry was founded in 1979 by CUUC and four other congregations. Since March 2020, the Pantry has seen an emergency like never before. In addition to serving our neighbors who are poorest, the Pantry now serves folks who had been income secure until the Covid-19 economic disaster changed everything. Please join us in supporting this vital community organization. You may mail in your check with the memo "Food Pantry" or donate online at cucwp.org. Learn more HERE.
Online Offering
Pay your pledge, donate to our Share the Plate, or contribute to our Minister's Discretionary Fund, via PayPal by clicking "Donate" at our website cucwp.org. Or click on the chalice.
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 Nov 12 - 11:30am Science & Spirituality (Rm 7899); 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Rm 4635); 7:30pm Journey Group: Manetta/McGahren-Clemens (Rm 7899); 7:30pm Religious Education Council (Rm 2210)

Fri Nov 13 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Sat Nov 14 - 10:00am Zen Online (Rm 7899); 11:00am Pre-K Meet and Play (CUUC Playground)

Sun Nov 15 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Rm 1991); 11:00am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 11:30am K-4th Gr RE Class (8428); 11:45am 5th-7th Gr RE Class (Rm 8428); 11:45am Journey Group: Freiberger (Rm 3131); 11:45am Journey Group: Miller/Walkup (Rm 6161); 12:00pm 8th-12th Gr RE Class (Rm 8428)

Mon Nov 16 - 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149); 7:30pm Caring & Sharing (Rm 7899)

Tue Nov 17 - 10:00am Music Appreciation Class (Rm 5149); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Rm 3131)

Wed Nov 18 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal, Tenor/Bass (Rm 3131); 7:30pm Board of Trustees Book Club (Rm 7899)

Thu Nov 19 - 9:00am Beloved Conversations (Rm 3131); 10:00am Journey Group: Traber (Rm 6161); 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Rm 4635); 7:30pm Journey Group: Majsak (Rm 6161)

Fri Nov 20 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 11:00am Journey Group: Rev. Garmon (Rm 7899); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149); 7:00pm Journey Group: Sehdeva/Cox (Rm 7899)

Sat Nov 21 - 10:00am Zen Online (Rm 7899); 11:00am Pre-K Meet and Play (CUUC Playground); 12:30pm Journey Group Facilitators (Rm 6161)

Sun Nov 22 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Rm 1991); 11:00am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 4:00pm Journey Group: Leahy (Rm 2210)


Worship Space 1991 - one-click login (passcode embedded): us02web.zoom.us/j/761321991?pwd=MWVmdzJaSzMzZDMvOVdaU0dsdlgvQT09;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/761321991 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Webinar: 761 321 991 · Passcode: 468468
Room 2210 - one-click login (passcode embedded): zoom.us/j/3369562210?pwd=c21oYkVjczF3Vk9UcVRSWkVILzdPZz09;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/3369562210 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468 
Room 7899 - one-click login (passcode embedded): us02web.zoom.us/j/2898507899?pwd=TW5sV2lUYUltT0xxZ3JXMUxxU24xQT09;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/2898507899 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Meeting: 289 850 7899 · Passcode: 468468

Room 3131 - one-click login (embedded passcode): us02web.zoom.us/j/3131953131?pwd=b293emZtenc4SzQya1had3pkaFB4dz09;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/3131953131 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Meeting ID: 313 195 3131 · Passcode: 468468
Room 6161 - one-click login (passcode embedded): zoom.us/j/6161636161?pwd=Y0NPUitWcGw3SVRraEtITWZwTUZ2Zz09;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/6161636161 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 616 163 6161 · Passcode: 468468

RE Room 4635 - One-click login (passcode embedded): us02web.zoom.us/j/602164635?pwd=M044dXhrSnlBL2FwTEF0RXd3Yzg1dz09;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/602164635 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-558-8656 · Meeting: 602 164 635 · Passcode: 468468
Room 8428 - one-click login (passcode embedded): us02web.zoom.us/j/817388428?pwd=eWZyc3Ywbk42dEdyV0d5eEs0QUpEZz09;
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 (embedded passcode): 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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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