Community Unitarian Church at White Plains, est. 1909

Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation
at White Plains

Worship, Religious Education & Childcare: Sundays at 10am
 

Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (CUUC) is 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.

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.
 

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.

Sermons (Sundays at 10:00am)

This Sunday

    • July 22:  John Schwam

    • "Practicing Kindness": Being kind is a practice. What I learned by practicing it surprised me. (John is a longtime member of CUUC.)

Upcoming Sundays

  • July 29:  Rev. Jef Gamblee

  • “The Good UU”: Pastor Jef visits CUUC with a service theme of compassion. His text is excerpted from the movie The Good Catholic, an otherwise formulaic "priest leaves the pulpit" film. Sunday's message offers a challenge, a revelation, and an exhortation to good UUs. (Pastor Jef was first ordained by CUUC in January 2009 and lives in beautiful Westerville, Ohio, where he, along with his wife Pat, serve as staff for their cat, Bell.)
  • August 5:  Karen Leahy

  • "The Amazing Grace of Aging": Karen Leahy was born into a very large Roman Catholic family in Ohio, and followed the family’s plan for her by entering the convent, serving as a high school teacher during her 11 years as a nun. She has since come across the theological sky to Unitarian Universalism and has now been a UU for 36 years, and a member of CUUC since 2017. Before her retirement, she worked primarily in non-profit and religious institutions. Her great loves are the arts, nature, and children. Karen is the author of the award-winning memoir, "The Summer of Yes: An Ex-Nun’s Story" and teaches writing at the Mount Vernon Public Library.
  • August 12:  Rev. Meredith Garmon

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  • August 19:  Rev. Meredith Garmon

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  • August 26:  Rev. Lara Campbell

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  • September 2:  Rev. Dr. Nathan C. Walker

  • "I Shower Alone": Each morning while showering, he found himself replaying in his mind a petty conflict he had with a colleague six months prior--the same scene, the same set of arguments and counterarguments, over and over again--until he finally yelled aloud, "I shower alone!" The curse was lifted. The rumination stopped. The mental poison dissolved. Rather than chewing on the cut of an unreconciled conflict he laughed for having yelled at himself in the shower. Drawing upon scientific studies of happiness, Rev. Walker proposes a series of mindfulness practices to free the mind--including banishing imaginary adversaries from your shower. (Having previously served as the ministerial intern at CUUC in 2005-2006, the Rev. Dr. Nathan C. Walker is currently the community minister for religion and public life at the Church of the Larger Fellowship and the executive director of 1791 Delegates.)

Past Sermons

Minister and LRE Director

“CUC has been my church 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.