2021 Mar 28 | Spring #1
Upcoming Online Worship
Sun Mar 28, 10:00am ~ “Trust
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

“Trust” will be our theme for April. There are good reasons not to trust in many cases. To cultivate trust will require discerning what is trustworthy, and abiding therein.
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.
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On the Journey
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Messages from Ministry


RE Classes Meet Sun Mar 28, Zoom 8428
K-4th Grade Class, 11:40am: The children are beginning a module on Our Interdependent Web and Environmental Justice leading up to Earth Day with lessons focused on awareness, interdependence, and stewardship. This Sunday, they begin with awareness. Saturday, April 3rd, awareness continues at the CUUC Spring Fling with the opportunity to learn about life on our CUUC grounds, an introduction to the iNaturalist app, and a fun geocaching activity. 
 
5th-7th & 7th-9th Grade Classes, 11:50am: The two classes are combining one more time to continue their discussion about gender expression. Youth will also explore what the life-long process of coming out can look like for a person, and review resources and practices they can call on to support themselves and friends. We affirm all gender identities and sexual orientations, and support youth in making healthy choices as they explore their own authentic sense of self.
Adult RE: Parents & Caregivers Class, 12:00pm: This is a very special class with a panel of adults sharing about their journeys of understanding and authenticity related to sexual orientation and gender identity. They will also share what it was like for them to come out to the most significant people in their lives, and the types of support they needed from them. Classes are open to all adults, with or without youth participating, and intended to support conversations at home. Visit the class resources doc HERE.

The music I chose for this Sunday's service on the theme of Trust, brings to mind an expression coined by the musicologist Edward T. Cone, who wrote about "promissory notes" in certain compositions. Pieces with "promissory notes" often include some odd detail early on. The composer, though, seems to be saying, "Trust me. It's there for a reason. Stick with me, hear me out, and you'll see why..." Read Adam Kent's blog post.
Congregation & Community News
Nurture Nature Show

Nurture Nature Show, Thu Mar 25, 4:00pm, Webinar Room 1991 and Facebook Live
Revs Joyner and Garmon present the "Nurture Nature Show" on Facebook Live (through One Earth Conservation) as well as Zoom (Webinar 1991). They highlight topics related to: understanding other species; human relationships to life around us; and how to connect more deeply to nature, human and other. Come join our 20 minute live program where we share ideas and take questions from viewers.
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. It invites us into our best lives as we take a deep look at the stories that guide our lives, ask big questions about our world, and share bountiful and symbolic meals as we connect across ages, tables, the globe, and millennia. 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 fun and community as we welcome spring! Come at 10:30am for grounds tours and cleanup, and an Earth Song Circle. From 12:30-2:30pm we will have a special geocaching activity on our CUUC grounds, Easter treat table, games, crafts, and an introduction to the iNaturalist app. Plus a special appearance of the Rainbow Unicorn! Bring your mask, a lawn chair, bug spray, and your own bag lunch. We are planning fun and fellowship while observing pandemic 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! This forum will provide information on how you can get started. We will have two guests, Lindsay Cohen from the Greenburgh Nature Center and Lauren Brois from the Sustainable White Plains Committee, who will be available to answer any questions you may have. We hope you will take this important step to reduce your carbon footprint. Contact: Janet Bear (jsbear1@gmail.com), Charlie McNally (mcnally@pobox.com)
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 March primary caregivers: Lois Holt (914-329-0603, (mediamomforlife@gmail.com), or her backup Johanna Bauer (914-636-1047, johbauer@msn.com). You may also contact the CUUC office (admin@cucwp.org).
March Share the Plate: Murray Grove

This month we share half our non-pledge collection with Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center, the only Unitarian Universalist conference center in the Metro area, and the site traditionally considered to be where Universalism in America began. Among the many camps, trainings, retreats, and workshops offered is the program our Coming of Age classes attend as part of their journey toward creating a statement of faith. Mail checks to CUUC with the memo "Share the Plate - Murray Grove" or click here to pay online, and select "Share the Plate."
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.
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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 Mar 25 - 10:00am Journey Group: Traber (Zoom 6161); 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); 7:30 Choir Rehearsal (Zoom 3131); 7:30pm Journey Group: Majsak (Zoom 6161)

Fri Mar 26 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Zoom 8428); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Zoom 5149)

Sat Mar 27 - 10:00am Zen Practice Online (Zoom 7899)

Sun Mar 28 - 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); 11:50am 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)

Mon Mar 29 - 3:00pm “A Tempo with Adam” (Zoom 5149)

Tue Mar 30 - 10:00am Music Appreciation (Zoom 5149); 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Zoom 3131)

Wed Mar 31 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Zoom 8428); 6:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Tenor/Bass (Zoom 3131)

Thu Apr 1 - 10:00am Music Appreciation (Zoom 5149); 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Zoom 4635); 7:30 Choir Rehearsal (Zoom 3131); 7:30pm Journey Group Facilitators (Rm 6161)

Fri Apr 2 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Zoom 8428); 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 "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)


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