Community Unitarian Church at White Plains, est. 1909

Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation
at White Plains


Join our services in person or online.
To contact our office, please email

We are holding in-person worship, livestreamed on Zoom. Proof of vaccination, masks, and distancing required for those in the building.

Join our In-Person & Livestreamed Sunday Worship, 10:00am
Sun Jun 26, “Juneteenth: Everybody’s Black – In the Spirit of Sankofa”
Rev. Lane Cobb

Sankofa is an African concept meaning we should retrieve things of value from our knowledge of the past. The power of Sankofa centers around this: to know history and your heritage is to know your current self, the world around you, and how to better both.  Juneteenth is an opportunity for us to learn from our mistakes even as we celebrate how far we have come. Acknowledging a shared history with those who do not look or live like us can be both confronting and comforting, yet we are all of a single origin. As we strive to create a world that works for everyone, we do well to call upon the wisdom of the ancestors and the power of Sankofa. (The morning's guest musicians are Kazi Oliver drummers.) All-Congregation worship. Childcare is available.

Click here for the Sun Jun 26 Order of Service 

Click here to join the livestream of our Sunday worship, or call (audio only): 646-876-9923. Webinar: 761 321 991, Passcode: 468468.

Religious Education: Classes for 1st-9th grades are off for the summer. Families comfortable doing so may attend the all-congregation worship together. Childcare is available beginning at 9:45am. Read details in the latest RE Newsletter.

After Worship this Sunday:
In-person attendees are invited to stay after worship for distanced socializing in the sanctuary, or refreshments in Fellowship Hall for those comfortable eating indoors in a group.
Our Zoom attendees are invited to stay online after worship to socialize by logging out of the worship Zoom and logging into our Virtual Coffee Hour, or phoning in (audio only): 929-436-2866. Meeting: 336 956 2210, Passcode: 468468
See past worship videos on our YouTube channel:
Be sure to hit Subscribe to be notified of new content! 

View a playlist of our CUUC Choir music videos
Read Past Sermons at The Liberal Pulpit
For upcoming events, check our Website Calendar (click on event for details)


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

    • June 26:  Rev. Lane Cobb

    • Juneteenth: Our annual service commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The morning's guest musicians are Kazi Oliver drummers.

Upcoming Sundays

  • July 3:  Jim Walkup

  • “What Matters and What Counts”: Covid, the Ukraine war, and the malaise resulting from the climate crisis and our political situation has drained the energy of many of us. The New York Times reported that a Gallup poll from December confirms the current crisis: “Americans’ ‘excellent’ mental health rating remains at a 21-ear low amid the Covid-19 pandemic.” I will point to some ways that people have come to discern their values. I will suggest steps to find the “get up and go” to fulfill those values. (CUUC member Jim Walkup grew up in the Carolinas, the son of parents in ministry and religious education. After studying philosophy and classical piano at Davidson, he went to seminary at Princeton, where he met wife Betsy. He was an ordained Presbyterian minister, directed the Counseling Center in Bronxville for 19 years, and is a NYS licensed marriage therapist. He has counseled individuals and couples for over 50 years, and published a book, “I Do! A Marriage Counseling Workbook for Engaged Couples.” He has a daughter and two grandsons.)

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.