Committee News

UU FaithAction NJ – Legislative Priorities for 2017-2018

The following is a list of legislative priorities for 2017-2018 for each of UU FaithAction NJ’s task forces. This list was generated at our annual Fall Issues Conference. It is arrived at by consensus, generally, by those in attendance and in accordance with UU FaithAction NJ policies and practices.  (As a reminder, the UU Legislative … Continued

The UCCWC Board of Trustees Goals for the 2017-2018 Church Year

by Marianne Alt, President At its fall retreat in September, the board discussed our goals for the church year. It was a discussion that took longer than anticipated – a few months – as we sought to create a vision for the future by listening to what we were hearing from you, the congregation. We saw … Continued

Update from the Racial Justice Initiative Praxis Group, December 2017

by Dan Tuft, Co-Chair, Racial Justice Initiative The Praxis Group is a part of the overall Racial Justice Initiative and is taking this entire church year to assess/audit where UUCWC is currently in terms of living, or putting into practice our commitment to racial justice. Nine areas of focus are being examined, one each month … Continued

Calling Community Volunteers! Information Needed!

by Sallie Dunner, Chair, Council for Faith in Action “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – (Sherry Anderson) The living tradition of Unitarian Universalism calls some of us to participate or volunteer in local community organizations and causes outside of church. UUCWC has a long tradition of members giving … Continued

Communications and Safeguards for the Personal Information of Members

by Michael D. Dalzell, Communications Ministry Team Earlier this year, the Board of Trustees passed four policies originated by the Communications Ministry Team to provide common-sense privacy guidelines for UUCWC communications. Each is described below, and they are particularly important for anyone who posts information to UUCWC’s website or social media pages. Respecting your privacy … Continued

Musical Traditions

by Caryl Tiption, Director, Music Ministry In this crazy world we live in, isn’t it nice to have traditions and rituals that connect us to our past and/or can bring us into the future? And…the best thing is when we can enjoy and make new traditions of our own in the present. Maybe you sang … Continued

Rev. Kim Featured on Diversity and Spirituality Network

Angelo John Lewis recently interviewed Rev. Kim for the Diversity and Spirituality Network.  Listen here A Universalist Unitarian Minister Talks About White Privilege and the Church’s Recent Racial Controversy The summer of 2017 was a turbulent time in the Universalist Unitarian world. A racially oriented hiring controversy — when a white man was hired over … Continued

Join the Natural Cosmology Discussion Postponed to Nov. 29

The Natural Cosmology Group Tuesday, November 29 at 7 pm in room 203. This Month we’ll discuss Robert Wright’s new book (or articles and podcasts related to it), called “Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment.” The book isn’t just about meditation, but about why evolutionary biology built us to survive but … Continued

Our Covenant of Right Relations

From the Right Relations Committee One aspect of a healthy congregation is having respectful ways in which we interact with one another. This responsibility is up to each of us by abiding by our Covenant of Right Relations. Our Covenant guides how we wish to behave and interact with one another. As examples, in this … Continued

New Political Realities for Justice Making in NJ and Beyond – Nov. 12

New Political Realities for Justice Making in NJ and Beyond Sunday, November 12, 12:30pm – 3:00pm at the UU Congregation at Montclair Remember to cast your vote on Election Day, November 7th. Simply voting, however, is only the first step: the next one is to consider what we can do make sure that our votes … Continued