Community Unitarian Church at White Plains, est. 1909
 

Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation
at White Plains

 

Our building is closed, but our congregation is open. Join us online!
To contact our office, please email
admin@cucwp.org

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Join Our Online Sunday Worship, 10:00am

Sun July 12: "Learning to Love Accountability"
Guest Worship Leader: Rev. Leslie Becknell Marx
We UUs love our freedom. Freedom is more powerful when it is freedom TO rather than freedom FROM. "What do we want to be free to do?" is a much more engaging and inspiring question than "From what do we want to be free?" To what do we want to commit ourselves so much that we want to be held accountable?

Rev. Leslie Becknell Marx is a UU minister who lives in Portland, OR, and often visits our congregation when visiting family in New Rochelle. She is a community minister whose work focuses on supporting leaders to lead with radical authenticity, inclusivity and care. Her website is ConversationThatMatters.com.

To join us online, click https://zoom.us/j/761321991
Or call 646-876-9923 and enter Meeting ID: 761 321 991
Gathering Music begins at 9:50am · Centering Music at 10:00am · Welcome at 10:10am.

All are welcome to stay after worship for our virtual coffee hour. 
*Online Audio & Video: https://zoom.us/j/3369562210
*Phone: 929-436-2866 and enter Meeting ID: 336 956 2210

Find the Order of Service for Sun Jul 12 HERE.

See Past Worship Service Videos on our YouTube Channel HERE
Read Past Sermons at The Liberal Pulpit HERE
Find Our Weekly Online Programming Schedule HERE
Check our Website Calendar HERE (click on event for details)

New to Zoom online gatherings? Learn more HERE, or watch a video HERE.

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About Us: 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.

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

    • July 19:  Reggie Harris, Guest Worship Leader

    • “Sankofa: A Story of Past and Present” : A Story of Family Revealed and Destiny Redefined. Our service focuses on the shifting historical narratives that frame our nation's past and that are now being challenged by a new rising awareness sweeping our nation. Reggie will share how his own personal family story has provided a window for looking at a new way forward and, as celebrated symbols are now being removed, how we can all be involved as agents of change and hope. (For over 40 years, legendary singer, songwriter, and storyteller Reggie Harris has combined spirituals and roots music, historic inspiration, and moving original songs, often to promote the themes of unity and social justice. Reggie is the Director of Music Education for the UU Living Legacy Project for Voting Rights, and was co-presenter at the 2020 UUA General Assembly for the workshop "Deeper Than the Skin: Musical Presentation on Race." Learn more at reggieharrismusic.com.)

Upcoming Sundays

  • July 26:  Rev. Meredith Garmon

  • TBD: Rev. Meredith is the called minister at CUUC.
  • August 2:  Rev. Karen Brammer

  • TBD: Rev. Karen is Manager of the UUA Green Sanctuary Program and Senior Associate for UUA Climate Justice. She has served as Small Church Specialist for the UUA Northern New England District, ministered at congregations in ME and NY, and provides pastoral care to UUCHV Croton-on-Hudson.
  • August 9:  Rev. Jef Gamblee

  • “Make Them Hear You”: Prior to walking into an non-judicial execution, Coalhouse Walker, in the musical "Ragtime," exhorts his friends to tell the story of the challenges of Black life in America. Our service includes a little Broadway, Dr. King quotes, and a challenge or two. Everything you want in a summer UU service. (Pastor Jef is a retired UU minister living in Beautiful Westerville, OH, with his wife of 45 years, Pat Wallendjack. Prior to retiring to Ohio, they lived in New York City for 15 years. As a New Yorker, he served our congregation as intern and then as Minister In Residence during Rev. Huston’s sabbatical. In 2009 we ordained him and he promised to remain in communication with our congregation, which he has done. His retirement ministry includes UU Justice Ohio, Ohio Poor People’s Campaign, tending to grandsons, and serving as Chief of Staff for his cat, Bell.)
  • August 16:  Rev. Meredith Garmon

  • TBD: Rev. Meredith is the called minister at CUUC.
  • August 23:  Rev. Cindy Davidson

  • TBD: Rev. Davidson was ordained at CUUC in 2019, and has served 4thUU Mohegan Lake as minister and CUUC as ministerial intern. She is a GreenFaith Fellow and Board Chair of the UU Ministry for Earth.
  • August 30:  Rev. Meredith Garmon

  • TBD: Rev. Meredith is the called minister at CUUC.

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.