Committee News

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

8th Principle Adopted; Summer Workshop and Reading List

On Sunday, June 3, 2018 our UUCWC congregation voted by a supermajority to adopt the 8th Principle. This vote is an important step in our congregation’s racial justice journey which began back in the 1960’s. Where our collective journey goes from here depends on all of us living into this principle in our own way. … Continued

RJI Praxis Group Update – June 2018

8. Institutional Transformation The congregation engages in critical self-assessment and seeks outside consultation to ensure that power structures and practices align with stated racial justice values and make space for diverse leadership and participation. Our April Praxis area was Institutional Transformation. We will have one more submission for CrossCurrents that will summarize our final two … Continued

Parking Update

Susan Irgang, Administrator As reported at this year’s Annual Meeting, our parking improvement project has gained momentum. With the inclusion of parking in the Capital Campaign and generous funding by this congregation, the Parking Task Force was able to take the next steps on our parking project. We have hired an engineering firm to survey, … Continued

Take a Look at Your Wall

Caryl Tipton, Director, Music Ministry I don’t know about you, but whenever I find a quote, bumper sticker, Facebook posting or anything that inspires me, I post it on a bulletin board above my desk at home (and in the church office). These items illuminate all the various aspects of my world, my heart and … Continued