Committee News

Public Protest/Upstander free training – Nov. 18

Sponsored by UU FaithAction NJ (formerly the UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey) A FREE two-part workshop on how to become a (better) social activist Saturday, November 18th, 10:00 – 2:00 pm Time: Part 1: 10am – 12noon = Upstander Training Part 2: 12:00pm – 2pm = Protest and Civil Disobedience Training Working Lunch (Bring … Continued

UULMNJ is Now UU FaithAction NJ

It’s Official: The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey has changed its name. It is now UU FaithAction NJ  (Unitarian Universalist FaithAction New Jersey) After 7+ years of working on legislation, advocacy and greater social justice on behalf and alongside UUs in New Jersey, the Board, Task Force chairs, long time activists–and many of … Continued

Service as a Spiritual Practice

by Ana DelCorazon, Congregational Life Coordinator congregationallife@uucwc.org In my time at UUCWC, I’ve seen a trend in how newcomers grow into regulars. After an initial period of getting to know the church and its members, they start to make it their own. For some people at that point, they just want to come on Sundays, … Continued

Introducing the Ministerial Intern Committee

From the Ministerial Intern Committee: Sonia Hardaway, Tim Murphy, Connie Rafle, Michael Waas, Regina Zilinski We are incredibly pleased and proud that we have Sue Flynn with us here at UUCWC. In the 2016-2017 church year the Ministerial Intern Committee reviewed applications from several potential interns and conducted a thorough interview process with all the … Continued

A Place to Grow, A Path To Leadership

by Geri Koblis, Chair, Nominating Committee As a new member, UUCWC was presented to me as a place where I could grow. How excited I felt at the possibilities to try new things, to venture beyond the pigeon hole of my daily life. I might discover talents that I never even knew I had! Growing … Continued

The Great Spirit Gave Us Each a Song

The Great Spirit Gave Us Each a Song (Native American Proverb) I have a drawing with this proverb hanging in my office. It inspires me to continue to encourage everyone in our community to sing their “song” through music. Whether singing along with the hymns chosen for a sermon, singing specific songs that the choir … Continued

A Changing Landscape, Familiar Ground

By Marianne Chopp Alt, President, Board of Trustees “This land is your land, this land is my land.” It’s been 67 years since Woody Guthrie penned this song as a protest against Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” which was written in 1918 and often performed on the radio by Kate Smith. A lot has changed … Continued

Wake Now Our Vision Challenge – A Legacy Opportunity

The Wake Now Our Vision Challenge provides an exciting opportunity for the members of UUCWC to take advantage of special funding that will strengthen and enhance our financial stability for the future. Jim Erb, Chair of the Endowment Committee, will provide the details of the WNOV Challenge during the Middle Hour (10:00am) and again after … Continued

What White People Can Do About Racism – Nov 4

UUCWC’s Racial Justice Initiative and Council for Faith in Action are co-sponsoring the workshop What White People Can Do About Racism Fundamentals, Part 2 How to act against racism from a position of unearned (and unwanted) racial privilege Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing Presented by … Continued

Thanksgiving Dinner Drive 2017

Thanksgiving Baskets should include: Grocery store gift card for a turkey (Your local Shop Rite or Acme offers these gift cards.) Canned vegetables, fruit, and cranberry sauce Dry boxed mashed potatoes and stuffing mixes Fruit juice Dessert items Anything else you would like to include Please – No perishable items! Send Questions to: socialjustice@uucwc.org