Community Unitarian Church at White Plains, est. 1909

Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation
at White Plains


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Sun Aug 8: “Hospitality: Lessons from the Pandemic and Ed Sheeran”
Catherine Kortlandt

Paradoxically, the sudden forced isolation imposed by the pandemic reminds us of the bedrock of hospitality and its twin, anxiety. Catherine Kortlandt is a member of CUUC.

The Sun Aug 8 Order of Service will be available shortly

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Revisit all our virtual services held this congregation year
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Read Past Sermons at The Liberal Pulpit
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About Us: Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (CUUC) is a liberal religious faith community founded in 1909. We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and are a Welcoming Congregation committed to affirming and purposefully including all regardless of age, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, and sexual or affectional orientation.

Our Mission: We covenant to

Nurture each other in our spiritual journeys,
Foster compassion and understanding within and beyond our community, and
Engage in service to transform ourselves and our world.
Our Vision Statement:
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains will be a welcoming “sanctuary without walls” that promotes diversity, fellowship, spiritual growth, and inspiration, while committing to people and the planet through social action and service.

Are you a Unitarian Universalist? Find out...

Do you want a place that…
  • respects differences between people and affirms every person as an individual?
  • values children, welcomes them on their own terms, and offers a place they are eager to attend?
  • cherishes freedom and encourages open dialogue on questions of faith?
  • affirms spiritual exploration and reason as ways of finding truth?
  • accepts a diversity of theology, and welcomes people who may or may not believe in a higher power?
  • acts locally and thinks globally on the great issues of our time:  world peace; women’s rights; racial justice; homelessness; LBGT rights; and protection of the environment?
  • reveres nature as a part of its principles?
  • provides comfort and support so you can carry on when difficult things happen in your life or in the world?
  • honors the differing religious beliefs of you and your loved one?
  • welcomes your non-traditional family?
If you've answered “yes” to any number of these questions, come explore Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains. Our visitors page contains helpful information.

Services (Sundays at 10:00am)

This Sunday

    • August 8:  Catherine Kortlandt, Lay Worship Leader

    • “Hospitality: Lessons from the Pandemic and Ed Sheeran” : Paradoxically, the sudden forced isolation imposed by the pandemic reminds us of the bedrock of hospitality and its twin, anxiety. (Catherine Kortlandt is a member of CUUC.)

Upcoming Sundays

  • August 15:  Rev. Jef Gamblee

  • "Going Back Is A Bad Idea": The quarantine gave us time to think about what, and who, we missed at White Plains. The time away from each other has given us an opportunity to reflect on what, as a congregation, worked and what didn't. Thomas Wolfe penned, "You Can't Go Home Again," and while some may see that as a bummer, I see it as an invitation to creation as we move to being together again. (When Pastor Jef was ordained by our congregation in 2009 he pledged to remain in relationship with us. He has honored that with a (mostly) once-a-year summer service. In February he sang with the CUUC Choir's Zoom rendition of "You Will Be Found" and plans to join the choir in person for a fall concert. While semi-retired, he maintains a bereavement outreach as well as providing media assistance to the Poor People's Campaign and Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio. Pastor Jef lives in Beautiful Westerville, OH, with Patricia Wallendjack, his wife of 46 years. He continues to play the banjo, chase after his grandsons, and serve as Executive Assistant for his cat, Bell.)

Past Sermons

Minister and Director of Religious Education

“CUUC has been my faith community for over 10 years. It is the best place I know to nurture my soul, stimulate my mind, gather with friends and try to make a difference. Come spend a Sunday morning with us!” ⁓ Paula M.