Minister’s Blog

UUCWC’s Ministerial Resident

On Sunday, March 5th, Pam Shadzik, Acting President of UUCWC, announced an exciting next step for our congregation. Her announcement, along with additional words from Rev. Kim, are below. “It is with huge joy and enthusiasm that I share the news that we have made an offer (that has been accepted) to Susan Talcott Flynn … Continued

Commit to Community, Live from Faith, and Serve – You Are Invited!

A few weeks ago I preached on “The State of the State” – or, The State of the Congregation, really. I shared how in just two and a half years we’ve welcomed 61 new members to the congregation; in the last five years, a total of 88. That means that one third of the congregation … Continued

FaceBook Group Announcement

UUCWC has numerous FaceBook groups that are both formal and informal; hosted by congregational leadership and sprung up by community members.  Some of the most frequented include: the public page hosted by our Communications Team and primarily taregeting folks looking for information about UUCWC called, “Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing;” a community-oriented page hosted … Continued

Rev. Kim’s Prayer for the Women’s March on New Jersey

On Saturday, January 21st, millions of women, men and children gathered for the Women’s March in cities around the world. I was honored and humbled to offer the opening prayer at the march in Trenton. Will you please join me in the spirit of prayer, meditation, or open hearted contemplation. Holy and beautiful is the … Continued

Remembering Without Silence

In October of this year the Rev. Julie Denny-Hughes died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 70. She served congregations in Richmond VA, Raleigh NC, Palatine IL, and Halifax Nova Scotia before retiring in her hometown in Indiana. You may remember seeing this announcement in our Tuesday Caring Emails. Julie was a member … Continued

Rev. Kim’s Statement to the Imam of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey

In light of the Presidential Election results, please find the following statement written to the Imam of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey. Additional letters of solidarity from me, the children of UUCWC and our adults will continue in the weeks to follow. If you would like to be a part of this effort please … Continued

Rev. Kim’s Meeting with the Chief of Police

In August’s Cross Currents, I shared with you the email I sent to the Hopewell Township Chief of Police, Lance Maloney. The subject of the email was to request a time to meet with him, and any other interested party, about our potential usage of a Black Lives Matter banner; to hear from the Chief … Continued

Rev. Kim Requests Meeting with Chief of Police

I have heard from a number of folks who are wondering where we are in regard to hanging, or having a discussion to hang, a Black Lives Matter banner. As CFA, in coordination with the Right Relations Committee, move forward to plan Listening Circles, so all members of UUCWC may be in conversation about the … Continued

A Theology of Relationship

Rev. Kim’s reflections come in two parts. The first was the intended CrossCurrents article to be published here and was written days before the shootings in Orlando, FL. The second piece was posted on Rev. Kim’s personal FaceBook page in response to the tragedy. The First Reflection The Second Reflection This is the first of … Continued

In the Beginning

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 … Continued