Change and Growth

One of life’s constants is that things will always change. The question, then, is what do we do with things when they change in ways we were not expecting? That’s where the opportunity for growth comes into our lives, giving us a potential gift toward improving ourselves. Join us on this Sunday as we dive into change, and the possible growth from it.

This service will also feature special music by cellist Michal Schmidt; read more about Michal here.

Pauline E. Nijander is in her final year as a Master of Divinity student at the Drew University Theological School in Madison, NJ, where she is studying for the Unitarian Universalist ministry, and where she was awarded the Dorr Diefendorf Award for excellence in homiletics in the 2021-2022 academic year. Pauline has been a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton since 2013, where she has served in various leadership roles, and is now one of their two Seminarians. As a proud transwoman and lesbian, Pauline has spoken often to different community and student groups about her perspective and life in hopes of educating people through honest and engaging conversation about trans* life and issues. For this work, she was awarded the 2017 Triad House LGBTQ+ Champion Award from LifeTies. Along with her wife, Michelle, and their sweet pitbull, Ingrid, Pauline resides in Ewing, NJ.