2021 Jun 6 | Spring #11
Upcoming Online Worship
Sun Jun 6, 10:00am ~ “Learning and Growing During Times of Uncertainty
~ Tracy Breneman & the Religious Education Council

It has been a unique year for Religious Education, one that demanded new approaches and flexible planning to respond to shifting needs and circumstances. We will celebrate our accomplishments, honor our volunteers and Bridging youth, and take an optimistic look at the year ahead.

Our Annual Meeting will be held directly after the service this Sunday. Members, please plan to stay with us and attend.
We will not host our virtual coffee hour this week.
Sun Jun 13, 10:00am ~ “Justice"
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

A virtue of individuals, and a virtue of societies.
Click here to join our Sunday Worship
or phone in (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Webinar: 761 321 991 · Passcode: 468468
 We will not be hosting our after-worship coffee hour this week, so we may instead hold our Annual Meeting. We'll be back with coffee in hand next week!

For additional CUUC program & login information, scroll to bottom
Revisit past services anytime at our YouTube Channel
On the Journey
Click here for the June issue of On the Journey: “Justice”
Messages from Ministry

This week is our Religious Education Sunday service, and includes special musical contributions from the Force family, RE alum Wesley Miller, and CUUC Children’s Music Coordinator, Lyra Harada. Our students and teachers also debut a new 8 Principles song! Learn more in Adam Kent's blog post.
Congregation & Community News
Celebration of Life

Celebration of Life service for Emel Alper, Fri Jun 18, 5:00pm, Sanctuary and on Zoom 2210
We host a gathering to honor Emel Alper, friend of CUUC, who passed away April 14. Learn more about Emel's life here. Those who join us in person must remain masked while indoors. You may also join virtually via CUUC's Zoom 2210, or phone 929-436-2866, Meeting # 336 956 2210, Passcode # 468468. In lieu of flowers, donations in Emel’s memory may be made to the Mamaroneck-Larchmont Student Aid Fund (www.mlsaf.org).
Caring for Our Grounds

PlaceKeeping Saturday, Sat Jun 5, around 9:00am, rain or shine
May’s enthusiastic plant growth has made our paths unsafe. Please join us - we need more hands to make this light work. Weed whackers welcome. We will also continue the care for our Memorial Garden area, and prepare our grounds for guests coming to hold a Summer Solstice Celebration on Sat Jun 19 (see below). Contact: Bice Wilson (bicewilson@gmail.com)
Take Us to the Top!

We're 92% of the way to our Giving Campaign goal! Over 102 families / individuals have pledged so far - please join them so we can close the gap before our Annual Meeting on Sunday!
Click here to see the 2021-2022 Proposed Budget. To request a one-on-one budget review session, email the treasurer (treasurerCUUCWP@gmail.com).
Annual Meeting
 
CUUC Annual Meeting, Sun Jun 6, After Worship
We will be holding our annual meeting online in the same Zoom as our Sunday worship (no need to log out or log back in). Members, please plan to stay and attend; we will not host a separate coffee hour this week. Click here for the Annual Report booklet, here for the proposed budget, and here for the list of nominees.
Solstice Celebration
 
Summer Solstice Celebration, Sat Jun 19, Time TBD, CUUC Grounds
New York Dance for All People, a spiritual circle rooted in the revitalization of the Shoshone Naraya ceremony, will host a Solstice Celebration on the CUUC grounds. Members of the CUUC community are welcome to join. Click here to read Bice's letter and learn more about the event. Can you come help us make our property ready and comfortable for our guests? Contact: Bice Wilson (bicewilson@gmail.com).
Science & Spirituality
 
Science & Spirituality, Thu Jun 10, 11:30am, In Person (Off-site, outdoors)
We meet on the second and fourth Thursday to discuss books and articles on the intersection of spirituality and science. Our next meeting will be our annual pot luck gathering. Contact: Barbara Mair (barbara.k.mair@icloud.com) to learn more. 
A Second Look
 
At last Sunday’s service, our In the Spirit of Truth/Racial Justice team shared a video on the Tulsa Massacre, and Mary Cobb spoke of the remarkable life of Westchester resident Dr. Olivia Hooker, a survivor of that tragedy. For those who missed the service -- or would like to view it again -- click here to see the Tulsa video, produced by USA Today, and Mary Cobb’s tribute. Click here for Mary's written transcript
Celebrating the CUUC Choir
 
The Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries (AUUMM) recently held a Virtual Choral Festival celebrating the work of member musicians and their congregations. For the UUA Central East Region, not one but two music videos from the CUUC Choir were shown (the only choir to be so honored)! Congratulations to Lisa Meyer, director, and Georgianna Pappas, accompanist, along with our wonderful singers, for their hard work and artistry. Click here to read a letter from choir director Lisa Meyer.
Where Else to Donate Books
 
We are repurposing the bookshelves in Fellowship Hall, so we will no longer accept used book donations for the “give one, take one” exchange (which saw a lot of “gives” and not enough “takes”). If you have old books that need new homes, check with local libraries, or organizations like Goodwill, Salvation Army, or GreenDrop that might accept donations. Or visit the Harrison Library West Harrison Branch and use the dropbox to donate to Better World Books
2021 UUA General Assembly
 
"Circle 'Round for Justice, Healing, Courage" Virtual UUA General Assembly, June 23-27
The annual General Assembly is where UUs worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. The 2021 GA will be 100% virtual, and the Ware Lecture this year will be delivered by Stacy Abrams and Desmond Meade. Anyone may attend; credentialed member delegates may vote. GA Registration is $200. Click here to register. 
From Hunger and Homelessness

Opportunities for Giving
Help us help our neighbors in need by donating necessities and leaving them in the plastic bins outside the CUUC doors: socks & 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, etc. Call Ray Messing at 914-592-4497 and leave a message so she can pick up and deliver our donations in a timely fashion.
District Happenings - June 2021
 
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.
Caring & Sharing 

If we can help you or someone you know in our congregation, please reach out to our June primary caregivers: Robin Rocchi (917-656-6830, robinandal@verizon.net), or backup Janet Giewat (914-617-2137, bean1a2@aol.com). You may also contact the CUUC office (admin@cucwp.org).
June Share the Plate: Interfaith Council for New Americans of Westchester

This month 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 into our area. ICNAW has provided financial and logistical support to three resettled families locally and hopes to welcome a fourth family this year. It is critical that all Afghans who worked for the US be granted their Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) and be allowed to enter the US before the military withdraws by Sep 11. Learn more about the issue in this NBC New York report, or contact Robin Rocchi (robinandal@verizon.net) or Jane Dixon (lilrhodie@gmail.com). Mail checks to CUUC with the memo "Share the Plate - Refugees" or click here to pay online, and select "Share the Plate."
Online Offering
To make your offering or donate to our Share the Plate online, 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 links to our Zoom online meetings, 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 a Zoom online meeting room, contact admin@cucwp.org.

Sat Jun 5 - 10:00am Zen Practice (Room 43 & Zoom 7899); 12:30pm Journey Group Facilitators (Zoom 6161)

Sun Jun 6 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Zoom 1991); 11:30am Annual Meeting (Zoom 1991); No Coffee Hour meeting this week

Mon Jun 7 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Zoom 5149)

Tue Jun 8 - 7:00pm Choir Gathering (Zoom 3131)

Wed Jun 9 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Lower Parking Lot); 7:30pm Board of Trustees (Zoom 7899)

Thu Jun 10 - 11:30am Science & Spirituality (Off-Site); 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Zoom 4635); 7:30pm Journey Group: Manetta/McGahren-Clemens (Zoom 7899); 7:30pm Religious Education Council Mtg (Zoom 2210); 8:00pm ICNAW/Refugee Resettlement (Zoom 6161)

Fri Jun 11 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Lower Parking Lot); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Zoom 5149)

Sat Jun 12 - 10:00am Zen Practice (Room 43 & Zoom 7899)

Sun Jun 13 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Zoom 1991); 11:15am Coffee Hour (Zoom 2210); 11:40am 5th-7th Grade Religious Education Class (Zoom 8428); 11:40am K-4th Grade Religious Education Class (Zoom 8428); 11:45am Journey Group: Freiberger (Zoom 7899); 11:50am 7th-9th Grade Religious Education Class (Zoom 8428)

ONLINE ZOOM MEETING LOGINS

Zoom Webinar 1991 - one-click login: https://bit.ly/CUUC-Worship;
or Zoom app: zoom.us/j/761321991 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Webinar: 761 321 991 · Passcode: 468468
 
or Zoom app: zoom.us/j/3369562210 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468 
 
or Zoom app: zoom.us/j/2898507899 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Meeting: 289 850 7899 · Passcode: 468468

or Zoom app: zoom.us/j/3131953131 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Meeting ID: 313 195 3131 · Passcode: 468468
 
or Zoom app: zoom.us/j/6161636161 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 616 163 6161 · Passcode: 468468

or Zoom app: zoom.us/j/602164635 + Passcode: 468468;
or phone (audio only): 646-558-8656 · Meeting: 602 164 635 · Passcode: 468468
 
or Zoom app: 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 Zoom app: 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