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

    • August 19:  Rev. Meredith Garmon

    • "Poetry Celebration: Nikki Giovanni" : This year's annual poetry celebration service focuses on the work of African American woman poet, Nikki Giovanni.

Upcoming Sundays

  • August 26:  Rev. Lara Campbell, CB (Cindy) Beal

  • "Sporks": We live in a natural world of amazing diversity and complexity, and yet humans seem to default to simple explanations. One of the places that shows up is gender. Western culture's long-standing commitment to a binary understanding of gender--that there are men and women and they are somehow opposite--limits all humans. Cisgender people may find the definitions of how they are to be man or woman to be limiting, and transgender and non-binary people may find the definitions outright poisonous. Join CB and Lara as we explore broad understandings of gender, and how we can bring healing to others and ourselves. (CB (Cindy) Beal is an educator, consultant, writer, and storyteller based in Western Massachusetts, focusing their work on Preemptive Radical Inclusion, Sexuality and Consent Education, and Group and Organizational Development. They hold an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in NY, and have worked in many educational settings, including 16 years as the Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, MA. They are an Our Whole Lives Trainer of the Elementary and Adult levels, and a Trainer of Trainers for the Elementary level. Rev. Lara K-J Campbell is the 26th called Minister at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Kennebunk, Maine. Previously, Lara served as the Sabbatical Minister for the UU Fellowship of Northern Westchester in Mt. Kisco, NY and the Minister of Worship for The Church of the Larger Fellowship. She leads Adolescent and Elementary Our Whole Lives trainings. Prior to becoming a minister, Lara served as a Director of Religious Education at CUUC from 2003-2012. She holds a MDiv from New York Theological Seminary, a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Michigan State University and a BS from the University of Minnesota.)
  • 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.