Committee News

Racial Justice Book Group – Feb 13

The Racial Justice Book Group’s first meeting is February 13 at 7:00pm at UUCWC.  The book is the Unitarian Universalist Association’s current Common Read, The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, by Reverend William J. Barber. Please contact Michele Ruopp if you plan to attend. Future book … Continued

Racial Justice Initiative Bulletin: January – March 2017

Welcome to the first Racial Justice Initiative bulletin for 2017. The name has been changed from Churchwide Racial Justice Project to UUCWC Racial Justice Initiative to better acknowledge that the work towards justice is open-ended. Our nation faces many challenges and great injustices and our seven Unitarian Universalist principles call us to action: The inherent … Continued

Drinking Water Advisory at UUCWC

Update as of Friday, February 3 at 4:45pm: Drinking Water Advisory Lifted at UUCWC Water is safe for consumption Following a well pump replacement last Friday, our well was chlorinated and the water needed to be tested for bacteria per New Jersey regulation.  That water test has come back negative for bacteria, and the drinking … Continued

Exploring the Diversity and Spiritualty Connection

By Angelo John Lewis, a friend of UUCWC and co-founder of the Diversity and Spirituality Network The Diversity and Spirituality Network invites you to participate in its inaugural one-day Experiential Exploration, “The Things We Don’t Tell Each Other” to be held February 4th at the UUCWC. Through dialogue, experiential exercises and group and group reflections, … Continued

UUCWC Mid-Year Financial Update

Joe Schenk, Chair, Finance Committee Lynne Quinto, Treasurer UUCWC continues to build its strong financial position through solid dedication, generosity and stewardship.   We are tracking very similarly to last year with some expenses coming earlier in the year but still very much on budget with a modest surplus.   Our reserves remain strong with approximately 4.5 … Continued

Reflections on The Summer Day on New Year’s Day

By Scott Cullen, Worship Associate You start with a poem, The Summer Day, from Rev. Kim’s go-to poet, Mary Oliver. Then you ask nine members of the congregation from age 10 to age 90 to reflect on the question posed by Oliver at the end of the poem, and the result is a magical and … Continued

What does it mean to be an ally in our fight against racial injustices?

by Nathalie Edmond Racial Justice Initiative Co-leader and member of the Council for Faith in Action I sense that 2016 was an awakening for many people in terms of how much work still needs to be done regarding racial justice. In 2016 the Racial Justice Project at UUCWC transitioned to the Racial Justice Initiative acknowledging … Continued

Our New Website Launch

We are pleased (and relieved) to announce that the new UUCWC website was recently launched. The Communications Committee has worked hard for more than a year to maintain the current website while simultaneously working with church staff, lay leaders, and members to develop content for the new site. Based on a template provided by the … Continued