Minister’s Blog

News out of Trenton

Aug 14th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog, News & Events

Dear Friends at UUCWC, I imagine that many of you have been made aware that an unarmed 14-year-old black Trenton teen was shot this past weekend by local police.  Radazz Hearns was shot 7 times while running away from officers on Friday.  He is alive and in stable condition. On Thursday night, four members of […]

Challenging and Good Work

Aug 12th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog

This past Sunday I shared that one of my favorite stories is of Jacob in the Hebrew Bible. Jacob has many interesting stories associated with him but the one I spoke about was his wrestling with an angel in the middle of the night. Jacob and his entire family were on a long trip traveling […]

Rev. Kim is Here for the Summer, and What’s Ahead

Jun 12th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog

Rumor has it that God goes to the Shore in the summer months.  Religious leaders and their flock have, for years, lived on the academic calendar.  September through June is the church year with a beginning and end with rituals to emphasize it.  July and August are for gardening and pools, not reflection and pews.  […]

What’s Next?

Jun 7th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog

I can’t help but admit that I am a proud West Wing fan.  On days we want to tune out, Tara and I will let Netflix move from one episode to the next for days on end.  I’ve thought a lot about President Bartlett in the last few months; his famous one liner that declares […]

Celebrating Our New Members

May 8th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog

Each year the Unitarian Universalist Association asks its member congregations to report certain data to the Association:  how many voting members do we have (however each congregation determines this); how many adults come to worship; how many children attend Religious Education; how many people do we serve, and benefit from our ministry, through social justice […]

The Wonder Box – Answers to More of Your Questions

Apr 8th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog

A few Sundays ago we had some fun with a Question or Wonder Box Service.  Everyone in attendance was encouraged to write a question for me that I would answer extemporaneously rather than a written sermon.  I was only able to get to a handful of the questions that morning.  If you’d like to hear […]

Prepare to Take a Leap

Mar 5th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog

One of the attractive realities about serving this congregation is that for almost two decades we have been what is referred to as a “Program Size Church.”   Program size churches are broken into categories of membership or Sunday morning attendees (midsize I, II, or III).  UUCWC has been a midsize I (150-250 active members) program […]

Selma Sunday March 8th

Feb 27th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog, News & Events

On March 8th, we will gather for Selma Sunday. On March 8th, Rev. Kim will preach about the call to Unitarian Universalists to honor and respond to what the UUA is deeming “Selma Sunday,” where we are charged to “Honor the past and march toward the future.”  For more information on Selma Sunday see: After the […]

Celebrate Being a UU and Part of UUCWC

Feb 8th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog

There are so many reasons to celebrate being a part of UUCWC right now!  To name only a few, our attendance on Sunday mornings is higher than ever.  The financial affirmation grows in supporting our congregation and the ministries outside of our walls each week.  And just this past January 25th, we had fourteen newcomers […]

The Hard Work of Unitarian Universalism

Jan 11th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog

Looking through some old files the other day I came across a Generational Differences Chart.  It is eleven pages, tiny print, and absolutely fascinating.  The document breaks the generations into these categories:  Traditionalists (born between 1900-1945, Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Generation Xs (1965 -1980), and Millennials (1981-2000).  I’ve remarked on numerous occasions since the start of […]