2020 Nov 22 | Fall #9
Upcoming Online Worship
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?
Sun Nov 29 10:00am ~ “Question Box”
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

The Question Box service returns! Bring your questions -- the ones that Google can't answer -- and see if Rev. Meredith can.
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: Be Grateful - HERE.
  • Review all past “UU Minute” segments - HERE.
  • Last Week's Sermon: Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness: Start HERE

Youth Game Night
Friday, November 20, 7:00-9:00pm, Rm 8428
JR & SR youth from Westchester & Rockland UU congregations are coming together for an online game night! There will be 4 Zoom rooms each with a different game, some high energy, some low. Join us for the fun!

K-12th grade Sunday morning Religious Education classes resume December 6th. Click HERE for the Fall 2020 overview and schedule. Sign up HERE to receive weekly RE newsletters, which include at-home resources for families.

Themes of hope, thankfulness, and reverence for the original inhabitants of American lands abound in this Sunday's musical selections... Read more HERE.
Congregation & Community News
Opportunities for Giving

Collection of NEW items for Samaritan House, and USED items for Grace Church, Now through Sun Jan 10, Drop off at CUUC
Because of the pandemic, we aren’t having our annual mitten tree this year, but we are still collecting NEW items for residents of local shelters, including underwear, socks, gloves, hats, toiletries, and more. We are also collecting gently USED winter clothing for our neighbors served by Grace Church's outreach program. Drop items off outside CUUC's doors, using our bins for small new items, and plastic bags for clothes. New and used items must be kept separate! Please use large white plastic bags and clearly mark "Used" or "New." Learn more HERE. Contact: Ray Messing (914-592-4497)
Cooking for HOPE

6700 and Counting. Wow! Since May, CUUC volunteers have cooked hot meals and filled lunch bags for an estimated 6700 guests of New Rochelle’s HOPE Community Services soup kitchen. Over these 29 weeks, our Hunger & Homelessness team - working both from home and in the CUUC kitchen - have assembled meal trays and sandwiches every week, together preparing some 1100 lbs of chicken, 600 lbs of vegetables, 4000 turkey and cheese sandwiches, and have cooked, peeled, and transformed 720 dozen eggs into egg salad sandwiches. Together on a mission, CUUC families and individuals have shopped, planned, cooked, and delivered, while donating generously to pay for it all. We even have contributions from dedicated friends who do not attend CUUC! It is an amazing demonstration of what we can do when we do it together.
Holiday Wreath Sale

We won't be holding our after-worship wreath sale in person this year, but you can still support Callie and Doyle Zisson's Scout troop - and beautify your space for the holidays - by emailing your order. Their 12-inch decorated wreaths from Maine are $25 each, available while supplies last. To place an order and arrange either a pick-up at CUUC or hand delivery to your door, contact Alex Zisson (azisson@hotmail.com).
Annual Appeal

In November we make our once-a-year appeal for financial 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)
Facebook Forum
 
DID YOU KNOW CUUC has a private Facebook group for our members and friends? If you have attended our online worship, religious education classes, journey groups, or social justice teams meetings, we invite you to visit facebook.com/groups/cucforum and click Join Group. We'd love to have you be part of our conversation!
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. So be an early bird and see what you catch!
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 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); 7:00pm Youth Game Night (Rm 8428)

Sat Nov 21 - 10:00am Zen Practice (Rm 7899)

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

Mon Nov 23 - 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Tue Nov 24 - 10:00am Music Appreciation Class (Rm 5149); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Rm 3131); 7:00pm Journey Group: Van Homissen (Rm 2210)

Wed Nov 25 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal, Tenor/Bass (Rm 3131)

Thu Nov 26 - OFFICE CLOSED

Fri Nov 27 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Sat Nov 28 - 10:00am Zen Online (Rm 7899)

Sun Nov 29 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Rm 1991); 11:00am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210)


ONLINE MEETING ROOM LOGINS

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
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