2021 May 30 | Spring #10
Upcoming Online Worship
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.
Sun Jun 6, 10:00am ~ “Learning and Growing During Times of Uncertainty
~ Tracy Breneman & Religious Education Committee

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.
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On the Journey
Click here for the June issue of On the Journey: “Justice”
Messages from Ministry


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

The Time for All Ages story in worship this Sunday is Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Amy Nathan reads it for us. This picture book sensitively introduces young readers to the tragedy and concludes with a call for a better future. It is a telling of what happened in Tulsa on Black Wall Street in 1921 in a way that is appropriate for children. Read more and find resources to support conversations here.

Religious Education (RE) classes do not meet this Sunday. The RE Announcements & Resources doc has information for all ages, plus local events and community needs. Sign up to receive the weekly RE newsletter

It's often been conjectured that jealousy — the natural complement to entitlement — was one of the driving forces behind the destruction of the largely African American community of Greenwood, Tulsa. The community was professionally accomplished and highly educated. This Sunday's Gathering Music includes recordings by the legendary contralto Marian Anderson... Click here to read Adam Kent's blog post.
Congregation & Community News
"A Tempo" on Holiday

The 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" concerts will be off on Fri May 28 and Mon May 31. Enjoy your holiday weekend and see you on Fri Jun 4!
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.Click HERE to submit your note of congratulations and encouragement. The form will be available until Sunday, May 30th. Thank you!
Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten

TV Documentary: Tulsa: The Fire And The Forgotten, Premieres Mon May 31, 9:00pm, PBS television, pbs.org
Our Sunday May 30 worship will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre. Learn how the community of Tulsa is coming to terms with its past, present, and future in this new documentary. Click here to read more. Click here to see the video trailer.
Almost There!

We are now 88% 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 Annual Report booklet, here for the proposed budget, and here for the list of nominees. If you would like to be mailed a paper annual report, or know another Member of the congregation who would, please contact the office (admin@cucwp.org).
Celebrating our 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. One of those music videos, "You Will Be Found," is scheduled for a "Choir Reprise" at this Sunday’s service.
No More 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. 
A Second Look
 
For those who missed the wonderful flower celebration slideshow at last Sunday’s service or would like to see it again you can click here to watch the video. Many thanks to everyone who sent their beautiful photos and to Kim Force for editing them together so artistically!
Support Local Refugee Business
 
"Meals by Mahnaz" Traditional Afghan Cooking
This holiday weekend, why not treat yourself to a special dinner while supporting the business of one of our refugee families? Delivery in Westchester (discount for orders picked up). Prices vary ~ average per person, dinner: $30, lunch: $15. Click here to see the Meals by Mahnaz menu. Contact: mahnaz.ghafoor@gmail.com.
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!
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 28 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Zoom 8428); 3:00pm NO "A Tempo with Adam" TODAY

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)

Mon May 31 - OFFICE CLOSED; 3:00pm NO "A Tempo with Adam" TODAY. HAPPY HOLIDAY

Tue Jun 1 - 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Soprano/Alto (Zoom 3131); 7:30pm Committee on Ministry (Zoom 2210); 7:30pm Journey Group: Majsak (Zoom 6161)

Wed Jun 2 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Zoom 8428); 6:00pm Choir Rehearsal, Tenor/Bass (Zoom 3131); 7:00pm Program Council (Zoom 7899)

Thu Jun 3 - 7:00pm Proposed Budget Q&A Session (Zoom 2210); 7:15pm Children's Story Time (Zoom 4635); 7:30pm Journey Group Facilitators (Zoom 6161)

Fri Jun 4 - 9:00am Past Prime Time Dance Party (Zoom 8428); 3:00pm "A Tempo with Adam" (Zoom 5149)

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); 11:15am 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