2021 Apr 4 | Spring #2
Upcoming Online Worship
Sun Apr 4, 10:00am ~ “Easter in These Times
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

The themes of Easter -- rebirth and renewal -- are timeless. But the times are different. And yet, after all, the times are always different.
Sun Apr 11, 10:00am ~ “Attain the Good You Will Not Attain”
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

Attachment to results can – in limited ways, and in a narrow set circumstances – make the results you want more likely to happen. But a much broader good can unfold when we aren't attached to outcomes.
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On the Journey
Click here for the April issue of On the Journey: “Trust”
Messages from Ministry


RE classes do not meet this Sunday. We look forward to seeing you next on Sunday, April 11th. The full RE schedule is available here, including class dates and topics. The RE Announcements doc has information for all ages, and our BIPOC and LGBTQ++ communities, plus local events and community needs. This week, there are special listings for YOUTH who are interested in photography (an amazing opportunity!) and to serve as camp counselors at Murray Grove - click here for information.  

The children's class is enjoying a module on Our Interdependent Web and Environmental Justice leading up to Earth Day with lessons focused on awareness, interdependence, and stewardship. This Saturday, April 3rd, learning continues at the CUUC Spring Fling with an opportunity for all ages to learn about life on our CUUC grounds through a fun geocaching activity and using the iNaturalist app.

Is there classical piano music for Easter? Depends on the parameters. Easy enough to find arrangements and transcriptions of music connected to the holiday, in which familiar melodies trigger associations to the original words or titles... Plus the CUUC Choir provides with not one, but two (!) selections this blessed day... Read Adam Kent's blog post.
Congregation & Community News
Nurture Nature Show

Nurture Nature Show, Thu Apr 1, 4:00pm, Webinar Room 1991 and Facebook Live
Revs Joyner and Garmon present the "Nurture Nature Show" on Facebook Live (through One Earth Conservation) and Zoom (Webinar 1991). Come join our 20 minute live program where we share ideas and take questions about how to connect more deeply to nature, human and other.
Online Seder

Seder in Place, Fri Apr 2, 7:00pm, Zoom 7899
Passover is the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday of the year. This retelling of the exodus story shares a promise of liberation for all those who are oppressed. Join us for this reading of our online Haggadah as we celebrate Passover virtually. This is a wonderful tradition for families to share.
Spring Fling

"Spring Fling" All Ages In-Person Event, Sat Apr 3, 10:30-2:30, CUUC Grounds
Join us for outdoor fun and fellowship as we welcome spring! Come in the morning for grounds tours, cleanup, and a song circle. Then in the afternoon enjoy a special geocaching activity, egg hunt for young children, treats, games, crafts, and an introduction to the iNaturalist app. Plus a special appearance by the Rainbow Unicorn! Before you arrive, be sure to download the Geocaching app and iNaturalist app (the wi-fi signal in the parking lot is weak). Bring your mask, a lawn chair, bug spray, and your own bag lunch, as we observe safety protocols.
From Environmental Practices

Forum: Food Scrap Recycling, Sun Apr 11, 11:45am, Zoom 6161
Many municipalities throughout Westchester now have established food scrap recycling sites, including White Plains! Come learn how you can get started. Our guest speakers, Lindsay Cohen from the Greenburgh Nature Center and Lauren Brois from the Sustainable White Plains Committee, will help you take this important step toward reduce our carbon footprint. Contact: Janet Bear (jsbear1@gmail.com), Charlie McNally (mcnally@pobox.com)
Save the Date

Ordination of Petra Thombs, May 23, 4:00pm, Sanctuary & Zoom
The Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains invites you to celebrate with us the ordination of Petra Thombs, a longtime member of CUUC, and Community Minister serving as Executive Director of the Ramapough Lenape Community Center. We will be following Covid-19 restrictions and offering both virtual and limited in-person participation for guests and congregants. Mark your calendar!
From Hunger and Homelessness

Opportunities for Giving
Help us help our neighbors in need by donating these necessities and leaving them in the plastic bins outside the CUUC doors: socks and underwear; toiletries (soap, shampoo, lotion, etc.); and household cleaning products (laundry detergent, dish soap, cleaners, etc.). We are also accepting arts and craft supplies such as crayons, markers, drawing pads, coloring books, glue, kid scissors, and anything else you might buy for your children, grandchildren – or yourself! Call Ray Messing at 914-592-4497 and leave a message so she can pick up and deliver our donations in a timely fashion.
From Reopening Planning

With the vaccine rollout going well in the tri-state area, many of you have been wondering when we will be able to get to back to in-person services. We hear you, and we know how difficult it has been to be physically separated from one another for over a year...

If conditions around the pandemic continue to improve, we will consider reopening in the early fall. Before making this determination, however, we are closely monitoring multiple factors:

  • Daily New Cases are at or below 1 per 100,000 people per day in White Plains and closest towns
  • New infections in the area are less than .88 per already-infected person
  • Testing in the area is widespread and 3% or less of the tests are positive
  • Area hospitals have less than 50% of available ICU beds in use by Covid patients
  • If new variants or slow vaccine uptake has us moving in the wrong direction, we will follow the most conservative advice from the State and the CDC.

For those of you interested in the governance process for reopening (or other requests for access to CUUC building and property), the following summary is the policy adopted by the BoT at the outset of the pandemic: all requests for access to or reopening of CUUC buildings and property must be referred to the Reopening Committee. The evaluation and recommendations of the Reopening Committee are in turn submitted to the BoT for review and approval (or declination or other actions as deemed appropriate)... Read the full letter from the Reopening Committee here.
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Caring & Sharing 

If we can help you or someone you know in our congregation, please reach out to our April primary caregivers: Johanna Bauer (914-636-1047, johbauer@msn.com), or backup Ingrid Hartmann (914-946-2026, ih63053@gmail.com). You may also contact the CUUC office (admin@cucwp.org).
April Share the Plate: Westchester Community College Foundation Student Emergency Fund

It has been hard during this pandemic. I have thought about leaving school. With this help I am able to stay... I cannot thank you enough.” ~ Jennifer G, WCC Student

This month we share half our non-pledge collection with Westchester Community College Foundation Student Emergency Fund. The Fund provides money and support to help students struggling to pay for food, transportation, rent, utilities, medical emergencies, and more. With help from the Fund, students are able to stay on the road to financial independence through education, thus changing their lives, their families, and their communities. The school has received over 500 applications for emergency assistance due to Covid. Our contributions truly make an impact on vulnerable students, and help change our world one person at a time through the power of education. Mail checks to CUUC with the memo "Share the Plate - WCC" or click here to pay online, and select "Share the Plate."
District Happenings - April
Click here to see this month’s Opportunities for Connection newsletter for our region, with articles and the calendar of Central East Region events and webinars.
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.
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 Apr 1 - 10:00am Music Appreciation (Zoom 5149); 4:00pm Nurture Nature Show (Zoom 1991); 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Zoom 4635); 7:30 Choir Rehearsal (Zoom 3131); 7:30pm Journey Group Facilitators (Rm 6161)

Fri Apr 2 - 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Zoom 5149); 7:00pm Seder in Place (Zoom 7899)

Sat Apr 3 - 10:00am Zen Practice Online (Zoom 7899); 10:30am Grounds Tours and Cleanup (CUUC Grounds); 12:30pm "Spring Fling" for All Ages (CUUC Grounds); 12:30pm Journey Group Facilitators (Zoom 6161)

Sun Apr 4 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Zoom 1991); 11:15am Coffee Hour (Zoom 2210)

Mon Apr 5 - 3:00pm “A Tempo with Adam” (Zoom 5149)

Tue Apr 6 - 10:00am Music Appreciation (Zoom 5149); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Zoom 3131); 7:30pm Committee on Ministry (Zoom 2210)

Wed Apr 7 - 6:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Tenor/Bass (Zoom 3131); 7:30pm Program Council

Thu Apr 8 - 10:00am Music Appreciation (Zoom 5149); 11:30am Science & Spirituality (Zoom 7899): 4:00pm Nurture Nature Show (Zoom 1991); 7:00pm Journey Group: Van Hoomissen (Zoom 2210); 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Zoom 4635); 7:30pm Board of Trustees Book Club (Zoom 7899); 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal (Zoom 3131); 7:30pm Journey Group: Manetta/McGahren-Clemens (Zoom 7899); 7:30pm Religious Education Council (Zoom 2210)

Fri Apr 9 - 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Zoom 5149)

Sat Apr 10 - 10:00am Zen Practice Online (Zoom 7899)

Sun Apr 11 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Zoom 1991); 11:15am Coffee Hour (Zoom 2210); 11:40am K-4th Grade RE Class (Zoom 8428); 11:40am 5th-7th Grade RE Class (Zoom 8428); 11:45am Forum: Food Scrap Recycling (Zoom 6161); 11:50am 7th-9th Grade RE Class (Zoom 8428); 12:00pm Adult RE: Supporting the Youth in Your Lives: Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators (Zoom 8428)


ONLINE MEETING ROOM LOGINS

Zoom 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 
   
Zoom 5149 "A Tempo with Adam" Live Concerts - one-click login: https://bit.ly/A-Tempo-With-Adam;
or two-step login: zoom.us/j/93960775149 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 939 6077 5149 · Passcode: 468468
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