Minister’s Blog

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 […]

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 […]