Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
2020 Sep 27 | Fall #1
Nurture Spirituality · Foster Compassion · Engage in Service

Our building may be closed, but our congregation is open! Please join us virtually. Visit our website for more information.
CUUC Zoom Meeting Rooms
For links to our online meeting rooms, scroll down to "This Week at CUUC." Links are also in the Event Calendar (click on event) at our website,
On the Journey
For the September issue of On the Journey: "Journeying & Wandering" - Click HERE
Upcoming Online Worship
Sun Sep 27, 10:00am
Make it RAIN
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture -- a helpful acronym for moving through challenging feelings whenever they arise.
Sun Oct 4, 10:00am
“The Hidden Wound”
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

It's been fifty years since Wendell Berry's 1970 essay on the wound of racism. It's still resonant.
To Join Our Online Worship: click HERE
or phone in (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Webinar: 761 321 991 · Passcode: 468468
Gathering Music starts at 9:50am. Welcome at 10:10am
After Worship, Join our Virtual Coffee Hour: click HERE

Additional Program & Zoom Information Listed Below
Revisit past services anytime at our YouTube Channel. Subscribe to be alerted of new content.
Messages from Ministry

K-12th grade Religious Education (RE) is off to a great start! Last Sunday, classes discussed covenant, justice, and equity v. equality. Follow what the children and youth are learning in THIS document. Also, visit our resource pages:

Click HERE for the recently updated Fall 2020 overview and schedule. Sign up HERE to receive weekly RE newsletters, which include at-home resources for families.
Support for Conversations about Justice & Equity, Sun Sep 27, 1:30pm, Rm 7899
This is the first of three fall sessions to support adults who are having conversations about justice & equity with children and youth. We will discuss our own learning and journeys, and share approaches for shaping conversations with young people. This Sunday, we will highlight one of our fall 2020 justice topics, democratic participation and UU the Vote. Leaders: Tracy Breneman ( & Karen Leahy (

September's worship theme of Journeying and Wandering finds musical expression in the piano works of Unitarian composer Edvard Grieg and a tender message from a quartet from the CUUC Choir.... Read more HERE.
Congregation & Community News
Children's Story Time *Not Meeting Sep 24*

Thursdays, 7:15pm, Room 4635 - On Break Sep 24
Story time will continue Thu Oct 1 with Barbara Mair reading part 5 of The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright. Click HERE for a description of the story and coloring sheets. Listen to recordings of past readings online HERE. Story time is 7:15-8:00pm. Log in at 7:05pm for check in. Contact: Tracy Breneman (
Winter Coat Drive for Refugees

The Westchester Refugee Initiative (WRI) is collecting winter coats and boots for refugee and asylee families (good condition, coats and boots only). Gift cards to Burlington or Target are also great!
See flyer HERE. Drop donations off at:
  • Sat Oct 3, 9:00am-5:00pm: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 4 Fountain Square in Larchmont
  • Now through Fri Oct 2: CUUC - place items in sturdy trash bags and put in bins near front door
Contacts: Jane Dixon ( or Robin Rocchi (
Inquirers Series

Inquirers Series Session 3: Faith Development for Children and Adults, Sun Oct 4, 11:30am, Rm 6161
Learn more about UU faith development philosophy and get an overview of the offerings we have in Religious Education (RE) for children, youth, and adults. Contact: Ginny Strand (

A Second Look - On Sun Sep 20 we held our Inquirers Series #2: Social Action & Community Service. If you were not able to attend (or would like to see it again), find a recording of the session HERE. (Note: this is a private link; please do not post publicly.)
Newsletter cut off? Check the bottom of your email for a link to "read more" and click.
Find you Representatives here:
Virtual Animal Blessing Service, Sun Oct 4, 4:00pm, Rm 2210
Send pictures and/or bring your animal friends to this online event, hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry. Speakers include Rev. Dr. LoraKim Joyner, CUUC Community Minister and Wildlife Veterinarian. Service features a special message recorded just for us from Dr. Jane Goodall. Learn more HERE.
  • To pay for tickets and 50/50 raffle, click HERE (click "Use this donation for," select "Other," click "Write a note," and type in "Halloween") 
  • Learn more HERE
Questions? Contact a chairperson: Janet Bear (; Anne Majsak (; Scott Damashek (; Patricia Goettel (
Share the Plate Applications

Since there are only 12 months in the year and no end to the number of good causes that our congregation could support, the Social Justice Coordinators have adopted a process for making requests. This year the deadline for applications is Mon Oct. 26. Learn more HERE.
Caring & Sharing 

If we can help you or someone you know in our congregation, please reach out to Paula Meighan (914-924-0204, or Liz Laite (, 914-366-4211). You may also contact the CUUC office ( To join our C&S Circle of helpers, contact Astrid Rogers (, 914-946-2026).
Share the Plate: WCC Student Emergency Fund
In September we share half our non-pledge collection with the Westchester Community College Foundation Student Emergency Fund. In these unprecedented times, WCC students who are low income are facing unanticipated hardships. Our donations will help meet their immediate needs, covering expenses such as food, laptops, online access, and rent so these students can continue their education during this challenging period.
Online Offering
You can pay your pledge, donate to the Share the Plate, or contribute to our Benevolent Fund or Minister's Discretionary Fund via PayPal by clicking "Donate" at our website Or click the button below.
All our Zoom gatherings now require passcodes. The CUUC passcode is 468468. For one-click links to our online meeting rooms, see below. Links are also in our online Events Calendar (click on event) at
This Week at CUUC

Visit on our website and click on an event for login information. To reserve an online meeting room, contact

Worship Space 1991 - one-click login (passcode embedded):;
or two-step login: + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Webinar: 761 321 991 · Passcode: 468468
Room 2210 - one-click login (passcode embedded):;
or two-step login: + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468 
Room 7899 - one-click login (passcode embedded):;
or two-step login: + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Meeting: 289 850 7899 · Passcode: 468468

Room 3131 - one-click login (embedded passcode):;
or two-step login: + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Meeting ID: 313 195 3131 · Passcode: 468468
Room 6161 - one-click login (passcode embedded):;
or two-step login: + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 616 163 6161 · Passcode: 468468

RE Room 4635 - One-click login (passcode embedded):;
or two-step login: + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-558-8656 · Meeting: 602 164 635 · Passcode: 468468
Room 8428 - one-click login (passcode embedded):;
or two-step login: + 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):;
or two-step login: + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 939 6077 5149 · Passcode: 468468
Please mute your microphones.

Thu Sep 24 - 10:00am Journey Group: Traber (Rm 6161); 11:30am Science & Spirituality (Rm 7899); 7:00pm Journey Group: Van Hoomissen (Rm 2210); 7:30pm Journey Group: Majsak (Rm 6161)

Fri Sep 25 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Sat Sep 26 - 10:00am Zen Online (Rm 7899); 4:00pm Journey Group: Leahy (Rm 2210)

Sun Sep 27 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Rm 1991); 11:00am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 11:45am 5th-7th Gr RE (Rm 8428); 11:45am Journey Group: Miller/Walkup (Rm 6161); 1:30pm Adult RE: Discussing Democratic Participation with Children and Youth (Rm 7899)

Mon Sep 28 - 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Tue Sep 29 - 10:00am Music Appreciation Class (Rm 5149); 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Rm 3131)

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

Thu Oct 1 - 5:00pm RE Planning: 5th-7th Grade Class; 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Rm 4635); 7:30pm Journey Group Facilitators (Rm 6161)

Fri Oct 2 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Rm 8428); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Rm 5149)

Sat Oct 3 - 10:00am Zen Online (Rm 7899); 12:30pm Journey Group Facilitators (Rm 6161)

Sun Oct 4 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Rm 1991); 11:00am Coffee Hour (Rm 2210); 11:30am Inquirers Series (Rm 6161); 11:30am K-4th Gr RE (Rm 8428); 11:45am 5th-7th Gr RE (Rm 8428); 12:00pm 8th-12th Gr RE (Rm 8428); 1:15pm RE Planning 8-12th (Rm 8428); 1:30pm Adult RE class (Rm 7899); 4:00pm Animal Blessing (Rm 2210)
Minister: Rev. Meredith Garmon,, 914-946-1660 x3
Dir of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development: Tracy Breneman,, 914-434-7539
Community Minister: Rev. Deb Morra,, 914-830-1509
Community Minister: Rev. LoraKim Joyner,
Music Director: Adam Kent,, 212-595-7280
Choir Director: Lisa Meyer,
Choir Pianist: Georgianna Pappas,
Children's Music Director: Lyra Harada,
Congregation & Communications Administrator: Pamela Parker,, 914-946-1660 x2
Bookkeeper: Diane Pearson,, 946-1660 x5
Board of Trustees
Board Chair: Joe Majsak,
Vice Chair: Debra Manetta,
Treasurer: Chris Kortlandt,
Secretary: Terri Kung,
Social Justice Coordinators
Mary Cavallero,
Emily Economou,
Jeff Tomlinson,
Rev. Meredith Garmon,