2021 May 23 | Spring #9
Upcoming Online Worship
Sun May 23, 10:00am ~ “Flowers!
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

Our flower celebration service. Please send pics of flowers around your abode -- or any place you've personally visited this spring. (Only photos you've taken yourself, please.) Send the pics to cuucWPworship@gmail.com, or post them at Facebook, CUUC Forum.
Sun May 30, 10:00am ~ “Why Remember?"
~ Rev. Meredith Garmon

100 years have passed since the Tulsa Massacre of 1921. We remember atrocities -- even if we feel in little danger of repeating them -- for many reasons. Because there is celebration amidst the grieving: that we, as a people, have survived even this. Because the seeds that produced past wrong are ever within the human breast and must be continually recognized and not ignored. Because the honoring of the lives lost, and their accomplishments, assures evil's triumph is not final. Click here for additional resources shared by our In the Spirit of Truth/Racial Justice Team.
Click here to join our Sunday Worship
or phone in (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Webinar: 761 321 991 · Passcode: 468468
 
or phone in (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468

For additional CUUC program & login information, scroll to bottom
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On the Journey
Click here for the May issue of On the Journey: “Healing”
Messages from Ministry


See text of past sermons at “The Liberal Pulpit.”
See videos at our Youtube Channel.

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K-9th & Adult RE Classes Meet Sun May 23, Zoom 8428
Faith & Justice, K-4th Grade: The children continue exploring our interdependent web, learning about water protectors, the Seven Generations Principle, and how access to clean water is a justice issue. Norm H and Nicole T are leading class.
 
Healthy Relationships & Self-Esteem, 5th-7th Grade & 7th-9th Grade: We are discussing bullying. Incidents of bullying happen every day. Empowering bystanders is critical. Because bullying and victimization are social justice issues, we will explore bystander responsibilities. Participants learn that it’s insufficient to avoid being a bully; people with integrity and concern for others will also attempt to intervene or report bullying and support victims. Alex S and Christine H are leading the 5th-7th grade class. Seonaidh D and Monica D are leading the 7th-9th grade class.
 
Parents & Caregivers as Sexuality Educators, Adult RE
This is the LAST class (rescheduled from last Sunday) and the topic is supporting youth in healthy decision making. This session helps adults to affirm young people and nurture an atmosphere of trust and communication to support their child’s developing decision-making capacity. Kate C is leading. Classes are open to all adults and intended to support conversations at home. All are welcome to consult the class resources doc (HERE).

No "Waltz of the Flowers" this Sunday morning, but lots of musical blossoms from classical masters, the "Kings" of Ragtime, and a Peruvian Zamacueca that will leave you blushing... Click here to read Adam Kent's blog post.
Congregation & Community News
UUA Common Read

The UUA has chosen Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry as the 2020-2021 Common Read. We invite you to read Breathe, then email admin@cucwp.org to sign up for one of our remaining multi-congregation discussions:
  • Sat May 22 at 3:00pm, facilitated by Amy Nathan & Rev. Meredith Garmon
  • Sun May 23 at 12:00pm noon, facilitated by Tracy Breneman
  • Mon May 24 at 7:30pm, facilitated by Kevin McGahren-Clemens
Proposed Budget Q&A

2021-2022 Budget Q&A Sessions, Zoom 2210
Click here to see the proposed CUUC budget for next year. Treasurer Chris Kortlandt is offering online question & answer sessions to review the budget prior to our annual meeting. Remaining dates are:
  • Sun May 23, 12:30pm
  • Thu May 27, 7:00pm
  • Thu Jun 3, 7:00pm
To join, log in to Zoom 2210 (link at bottom of newsletter). If you'd like to request a one-on-one online session to review the budget, email treasurerCUUCWP@gmail.com).
Ordination of Petra Thombs
 
Ordination of Petra Thombs, Sun May 23, 4:00pm, Sanctuary & Zoom 2210 
We invite you to celebrate with us the ordination of Petra Thombs, a longtime member of CUUC, and Community Minister serving as Exec. Dir. of the Ramapough Lenape Community Center. You may attend virtually or in person (masks, common sense distancing required). Seating capacity is limited, so please first contact Joe Majsak (914-281-3243) or Janet Bear (914-393-3155) to confirm we still have space. To join virtually, log in to Zoom 2210, or phone 929-436-2866, Meeting: 336 956 2210, Passcode: 468468. Click here for the Order of Service. You may honor Petra by making a gift to the Ramapough Lenape Nation (make check to CUUC with the memo "Ramapough") or the UUA's Living Tradition Fund.
Our Graduating Seniors Need Your Words of Encouragement - Last Call
 
What a year to graduate from high school and move from youth into young adulthood! Please let our seniors know they have a faith community that loves and supports them. Submit a short note to be included in hymnals gifted by the congregation. These hymnals will be an enduring reminder of beloved music, words, and community. We will celebrate Bridging for 11 youth Sunday, June 6th: Zachary Breault, Logan Breneman-Pennas, Ethan Fleck, Christopher Johnson, Madison Kung, Wesley Miller, Remie Suvanto, Jade Swiss, Maggie Young, Hannah Zipkin, and Will Zisson. Click HERE to submit your note of congratulations and encouragement. The form will be available until Sunday, May 30th. Thank you!
Share-the-Plate Requests - Last Call

Submit Your Requests for 2021-2022 Share-the-Plate Recipients by Mon May 24
If you have an organization or group to suggest, first reach out to the Social Justice Team or committee most likely to champion your request. Once you have their support, complete a request form (click to download, save, type in and email, or to print out, write in, and mail). Email completed forms to Mary Cavallero (marycava4@gmail.com) or snail mail to the office. Requests are due Mon May 24.
Science & Spirituality
 
Science & Spirituality, Thu May 27, 11:30am, Zoom 7899
We meet on the second and fourth Thursday to discuss books and articles on the intersection of spirituality and science. We are reading Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright. Join us! Contact: Barbara Mair (barbara.k.mair@icloud.com). 
Canvass Update

We are 80% of the way to our $380,000 Annual Giving Campaign goal! If you haven't pledged yet, please take a moment TODAY to:
a) mail back the pledge form that was sent to you, Or...
b) submit your pledge form online at http://cucwp.org/annual-pledge. Or...
c) email the treasurer (TreasurerCUUCWP@gmail.com) with your intentions.
Still hesitating? Listen again to the compelling "Canvass Minute" testimonials from CatherineNicoleKim, and Norm. Then pledge to support CUUC in the way that is best for you.
Annual Meeting
 
CUUC Annual Meeting, Sun Jun 6, After Worship
We will be holding our annual meeting online again this year. Click here for the proposed budget, and here for the list of nominees. We plan to distribute the annual report booklet by email shortly. If you prefer to be mailed a printed copy of the annual report, or know another Member of the congregation who would, please contact the office (admin@cucwp.org).
Lost & Found
 
CUUC volunteers who are reorganizing the Fellowship Hall storage closet have discovered many unusual items - including a violin! If it belongs to you or someone you know, please contact the office (admin@cucwp.org) so you can be reunited!
Virtual 2021 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. 
Caring & Sharing 

If we can help you or someone you know in our congregation, please reach out to our May primary caregivers: Ingrid Hartmann (914-946-2026, ih63053@gmail.com) or backup Robin Rocchi (917-656-6830, robinandal@verizon.net). You may also contact the CUUC office (admin@cucwp.org).
May Share the Plate: Meals for HOPE

HOPE (Help Our People Eat) Community Services runs one of the largest soup kitchens in the region. For over a year, the CUUC Hunger & Homelessness team has supported HOPE with weekly deliveries of meal trays and lunch items prepared by our intrepid kitchen volunteers. Our plate share collection will allow them to continue, by helping pay for ingredients and supplies. Mail checks to CUUC with the memo "Share the Plate - HOPE" 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.

Fri May 21 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Zoom 8428); 11:00am Journey Group: Rev. Garmon (Zoom 7899); 11:00am UUA Common Read Book Discussion (Zoom 6161); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Zoom 5149); 7:00pm Journey Group: Sehdeva/Cox (Zoom 7899); 7:00pm Youth Group, 8th-12th Grade (Zoom 8428)

Sat May 22 - 10:00am Zen Practice (Room 43 & Zoom 7899); 3:00pm UUA Common Read Book Discussion (Zoom 6161)

Sun May 23 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Zoom 1991); 11:15am Coffee Hour (Zoom 2210); 11:40am K-4th Grade RE Class (Rm 8428); 11:40am 5th-7th Grade RE Class (Rm 8428); 11:50am 7th-9th Grade RE Class (Rm 8428); 12:00pm Adult RE: Supporting the Youth in Your Lives: Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators (Rm 8428); 12:00pm UUA Common Read Book Discussion (Zoom 6161); 12:30pm Proposed Budget Q&A Session (Zoom 2210); 4:00pm Petra Thombs Ordination (Sanctuary & Zoom 2210)

Mon May 24 - 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Zoom 5149); 7:30pm UUA Common Read Book Discussion (Zoom 6161)

Tue May 25 - 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Zoom 3131)

Wed May 26 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Zoom 8428); 6:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Tenor/Bass (Zoom 3131)

Thu May 27 - 10:00am Journey Group: Traber (Zoom 6161); 11:30am Science & Spirituality (Zoom 7899); 7:00pm Proposed Budget Q&A Session (Zoom 2210); 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Zoom 4635); 7:30pm Journey Group: Majsak (Zoom 6161);

Fri May 28 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Zoom 8428); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Zoom 5149)

Sat May 29 - 10:00am Zen Practice (Room 43 & Zoom 7899)

Sun May 30 - 10:00am Sunday Worship (Zoom 1991); 11:15am Coffee Hour (Zoom 2210)

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