Minister’s Blog

In the Beginning

Apr 4th, 2016 • Category: Minister's Blog

Years ago I led a small group ministry on the theme of Creation – the same theme we enter into this April.  For an entire month, and then for some, the whole of the congregational year, I asked the congregation to keep a journal in which they built upon the sentence, “In the beginning…”. What […]

Letter from UU Princeton on Their Founding

Mar 6th, 2016 • Category: Centennial Celebration Team, Committee News, Minister's Blog

Last month Rev. Kim wrote to local UU congregations asking them to share stories of their formation. Below is the response from the UU Congregation of Princeton. Dear Reverend Kim, The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton sends your congregation and you hearty congratulations on reaching the venerable 100th anniversary of your founding.  I have the […]

Our Annual Meeting is the Place to Be on June 5

Mar 5th, 2016 • Category: Minister's Blog

UUCWC is a smart and thoughtful congregation.  I’ve worked in, or with, numerous Unitarian Universalist congregations but it is only within this one that I’ve been a part of a “Council” – the gathering of committee, ministry and team leaders once a quarter to discuss and connect all the happenings within the congregation. Our Council […]

We Are Because of One Another

Feb 7th, 2016 • Category: Minister's Blog

As we move further into 2016, our Centennial Year here at UUCWC, it seems obvious to note the great and deep effect this congregation has had on our own lives and families.  Here we have made chosen family; our own couplings and our children have become stronger because of our shared faith; we have grown […]

Rev. Kim Offers Opening Prayer for NJ Senate

Jan 13th, 2016 • Category: Minister's Blog

On January 11th I was honored to spend the afternoon in the NJ State House where I was privileged enough to offer the opening prayer for the Senate Session. Republicans to my right and Democrats to my left, leather seats and dark suits, and stained glass windows that traced the ceiling, telling stories of NJ’s […]

When Hope is Hard to Find

Dec 3rd, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog

One of my favorite hymns, A Rose in the Winter Time, is also one of the first hymns I learned.  It was, in lyric and song, what represented Unitarian Universalism to me:  “And I’ll bring you hope, when hope is hard to find.  And I’ll bring a song of love, and a rose in the […]

Rev. Kim Wildszewski on Maternity Leave

Sep 15th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog

Our UUCWC community extends our love and congratulations to parents Rev. Kim and Tara Wildszewski as they welcome Tobias Stephen Wildszewski, 8 lbs 6 Oz and 20.5 inches, born Saturday, September 12th at 6:49pm; everyone is healthy and most definitely happy! We ask that you respect Rev. Kim and Tara’s privacy at this time: please, […]

How Will You Be Part of the Village?

Sep 6th, 2015 • Category: Minister's Blog

I’m writing at 8:30 in the morning and a plate of homemade cookies is staring me down.  It’s not even a plate; it’s a platter.  And next to the platter there are two extra plates.  Oatmeal raison, chocolate white chocolate chip, gluten free peanut butter. It’s torture.  Susan Irgang’s daughter, Rachel, made these for us […]

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 […]