Committee News

UUCWC Hits Kansas City by Storm—General Assembly Reflections

By Holly Bussey and Jim Sanders It seems like only yesterday that approximately 3,000 UU’s descended on Kansas City, Missouri for the 57th Annual General Assembly. What is General Assembly? It’s a time when for about 5 days (or any portion thereof), you get to be with fellow UUs throughout the country AND the world! … Continued

RJI Praxis Group Update – August 2018

by Dan Tuft Hello again everyone and as promised in this final installment of the updates from the Racial Justice Initiative (RJI) Praxis Group that ended after our June meeting, I am combining highlights of our May and June meetings below. Read through to the end of this article for what is happening next! 4. … Continued

UUCWC Members Donate 34 Backpacks to HomeFront Back-to-School Project

by Pam Wallace This year members, groups and friends of the congregation donated a record number of backpacks, all stuffed with school uniforms and school supplies, to help 34 HomeFront kids start the school year off right and have a brighter, happier year at school. In addition, The Dancing Spirits group donated $160 directly to … Continued

Choral Workshop – August 25

Rev. Jason Shelton (composer of Standing on the Side of Love and other pieces we sing) is presenting a choral workshop on August 25.  Nine people from choir are going.  I thought you might be interested too. Workshop: Cycle of Song Presenter: Rev. Jason Shelton Saturday, August 25th 9:30 – 5:00 UU Congregation at Montclair … Continued

Food Ministry Continues in the Summer

Monetary donations to purchase other needed supplies are always welcome.  Please submit donations to the church office and write “Food Ministry” on the memo line.  

Three helpers needed Monday 7/16/2018

We’ve been asked by HomeFront to provide lunches for the kids at Camp Mercer. We’ve answered that call and will be making lunches at 9:30 AM in the Crossings Room on July 16th, We’ll be making lunches for about 50 kids. The tasks will include making and wrapping sandwiches, preparing fruit or vegetables and packing the … Continued

UU FaithAction NJ: 2 Things to Do to Support Immigrants

From UU FaithAction NJ: It has been a busy week on the US border and in the halls of power–and very little of it was good. Many of us are horrified at the latest round of inhumane and unjust treatment of immigrants, including the highly publicized removal of children from their parents. Two things you … Continued

Opening Up With Creativity

The Youth Group would like to thank the congregation for taking part in our creativity exercises during the sermon on May 20th. We’ve assembled all of the drawings, doodles, sayings, poems, colored pictures, and more in a file for you to enjoy. Thanks for participating!

The Psychological Hug

by Lori Rahn, Right Relations Committee We UU’s are terrific at hugging- physical hugging that is, but are we equally as good at “psychological hugs”? According to Lawrence J. Bookbinder, PhD, a psychological hug is a feeling that one gets when one has been listened to and has been acknowledged for what was said and … Continued

Celebrate the Summer Solstice With 8 Sacred Circles June 24

Please join 8 Sacred Circles for a Summer Solstice celebration on Sunday, June 24. There will be a summer-themed potluck starting at 6pm, followed by circle starting at 7pm. Please bring any symbols of summer that are relevant to you (flowers, seashells, driftwood, fruit, etc.). Kindly RSVP to 8sacredcircles@uucwc.org to let us know what you … Continued