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Rev. Wendy Patoja, UU Guest Minister, Co-chair of the Anti-Racism and Diversity Committee of the UU Metro NY District.

In our earnest wish to be as inclusive of as many people as possible, it is not unusual for Unitarian Universalists to borrow elements or rituals from other cultural and religious traditions. But even with the best of intentions, too often we end up trampling on the identity of the very people with whom we are trying to ally. How can we remain in right relationship while welcoming and honoring others?
Music by Joel DeWitt, violin.


September - RESPECT

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. ~ Lao Tzu


Can You Help Covenant House?

Donations Needed at Covenant House

Can You Help? 

One of our congregants volunteers at Covenant House on a regular basis. There is an ongoing need for hygiene products, (in particular deoderant), and diaper bags, diapers and baby wipes. Other suggested items: shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand wipes/sanitizer. Kindly place your donations in the box by the office. Kindly contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. 

Covenant Circles Forming

Sign Up for a Covenant Circle by September 17th

Let's grow our connections to our beloved community at UUCMC! Covenant Circles are groups of 8-10 people who meet once a month for 10 months. You can expect a diverse group of newcomers and longer time members and friends, young and older people in your group. Click here to sign up or fill out the paper form on the table in the lobby at UUCMC. Kindly contact Lisa Arcoleo with questions. ALL are welcome!


People's Climate March

Sign Up for the People's Climate March September 21st in NYC!

World leaders will be in New York City for an historic UN summit on climate change this September.  Tens of thousands of passionate and dedicated citizens will flood the streets of NYC in a unified demonstration to call on President Obama to put real solutions in place to reduce climate disruption.

This Sunday we will be making signs for our marchers to carry.  Everyone is invited to stop by our sign-making table in the Community Room during coffee hour!

The Climate Change Action Team of UUCMC is organizing a contingent to participate in this historic March. Please stop by the CCAT/Social Action table after Sunday services for information and sign-up sheets or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about this important event!!

Meditation Group Forming

UUCMC Buddhist Meditation Group

Every Thursday evening, 5:30-6:30pm, Earth Room

Give yourself the gift of slowing down by being in a gentle, encouraging meditation space where you can sit quietly, find your space within in, and experience the loving support of other meditators. The class will consist of two periods of sitting with a time for discussion and questions. No meditation experience is necessary...instructions will be provided. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your interest and/or questions. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Adult RE Read

Summer Read

"The Tao of Pooh"

Have you heard the story of the vinegar tasters?  If you have, you better understand the differences between Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism.  Learn this and more in the first chapter of a charming little book " The Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff.  One more chance to share your opinions: Wednesday, September 17th at 7pm. All are welcome!