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.

Minister and LRE Director

Summer Services

Summer Service Hours:  10:00 – 11:00 AM  Followed by a time for conversation

This Sunday

    • July 24:  Joe Gonzalez

    • Death and Rebirth: Pagan Lessons of Balance: Pagan holidays revolve around the balance between the sun and the moon, representative of God and Goddess. This service will discuss how we can learn from our agrarian ancestors to reflect on our own lives, bring light to areas of darkness, and achieve a sense of balance with Nature and the Universe. [ -- Joe and his wife Tara are a Wiccan High Priest and Priestess. They were members of UU Stamford and are now friends of CUUC, where their children attend RE. They have taught Wiccan lessons in the Neighboring Faiths (world religions) classes for 6th graders in UU Westport and CUUC.]

Upcoming Sundays

  • July 31:  Rev. Catherine Torpey

  • Territories and Freedom: Nationalism is on the rise. The news is filled with groups of people determined to seize or hang onto territory: the so-called "Islamic state," or Britain's rejection of the EU as a way to assert its national identity, or ranchers seizing US parkland in an armed standoff, or vitriolic demands that we build walls to protect the US's territory. Is there something about the idea of "territory" itself that causes conflict? Are "healthy boundaries" healthy? How do the territories we possess as peoples relate to our individual desires to have places of our own? [--Rev. Torpey was the Intern Minister at this congregation in 2002-2004, and is the former Minister at UU Freeport, Long Island. Currently she is the Executive Director of the Focusing Institute and believes that all people everywhere can benefit from the insight, compassion and wisdom gained from honoring the felt sense.]
  • August 7:  Emily DeTar

  • Be Still My Heart: Whether it's summer vacation for some, or just another season, life is moving fast. How anxiously we run after life, is a different story. Taking the time to be still is vital, for ourselves, the people we love, and the ways we live into our values. Come refocus your center, and find the peace in stillness. [-- Emily DeTar is the Ministerial Intern at First U, Hastings on Hudson 2015-2017. She is also the intern for the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, and the Program and Media Assistant for Church Women United. She graduated from Union Theological Seminary in May of 2015.]
  • August 14:  Cindy Davidson

  • Topic TBD: Cindy Davidson is our new Ministerial Intern at CUUC for 2016-2018
  • August 21:  Rev. Meredith Garmon and Rev. LoraKim Joyner

  • Attain the Good You Will Not Attain: The two of us will share reflections on letting go of attachment to results.
  • August 28:  Rev. Meredith Garmon

  • Dancing Wisdom: The Poetry of Rumi: The annual poetry celebration service. This year, we'll be enjoying Rumi.
  • September 4:  Rev. Meredith Garmon

  • Going Into Labor: Labor Day -- its beginning and its meaning -- which, it turns out, is intertwined with our Universalist heritage.

Past Sermons

“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.