Minister’s Blog

Faith Forward

It has been an exciting few weeks at UUCWC, especially having kicked off two services and the Middle Hour with the recent Committee and Ministry Fair! The Middle Hour is an opportunity for both first and second services to gather for community, spiritual deepening, and the work of the church. Already we’ve had the Multigenerational … Continued

Services Will Be at 9am and 11am

Each year as we meet the fall again, it never fails that I hear the twinge of heartache from many in the congregation – how nice it’s been to be under one roof, for one service. If I’d ever consider returning to one 10am service year-round. It’s such a lovely heartache, as heartaches go: the … Continued

A Word From Rev. Kim Regarding Our Banner

Dear Members and Friends of UUCWC, As many of you know, last Sunday morning during service a handmade banner was placed next to our own. The “rebuttal” banner offered line by line alternatives to each of our UUCWC statements. It was not aggressive; it was thought out. Below you can find a letter to the … Continued

This is the Story We Tell

This is the story we tell each year. Nobert Capek is one of the great names of our tradition. He was a Baptist, then a Heretic, and then much later, the man who founded Unitarianism in the Czech Republic during World War II after learning of it here in Orange, NJ. It is because of … Continued

Be Gentle to Everybody

Last week a small ant crawled across our kitchen floor.  It was fast for such a tiny thing and I wouldn’t have seen it, or noticed it, or been able to give it much attention except that Tobias’s eyes grew larger as the speck moved between his feet. And soon, as curiosity became fear, my … Continued

Invitation to Get Connected

Years ago I watched as a beloved and tenured minister moved into a time of great change in his congregation.  If nothing else, it was challenging.  The change wasn’t financial or membership growth.  It wasn’t the joy of commitment.  And yet, it was necessary and ultimately good healthy change. In an effort to stay connected … Continued

Info Sessions with Rev. Kim

As the congregation continues to grow and change, Rev. Kim recognizes the difficulty in being informed and understanding how the congregation is currently taking shape. In an effort to keep folks connected Rev. Kim will hold three opportunities to ask questions, offer feedback, and simply be heard on the following dates:  March 23rd, March 29th, … Continued

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