Welcome to liberal religion at the South Jersey Shore!

Sunday Services are at 10:00 am.
There is child care available and children’s religious education classes during the service.

We are located near the North entrance to Stockton University on Pomona Road in Galloway Township, NJ.

Rev Cynthia Cain is our Interim Minister until August 2016.

Please note: our website is currently being revised and may be missing information that you remember from the old site.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 11th Annual Service Auction!

tickets11th Annual UUCSJS Service Auction

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Doors open at 6:30 pm and bidding starts at 7:00 pm.

Download Auction Booklet PDF (32 pages)

The biggest fundraising activity of the year, our UUCSJS Service Auction is the most fun you’ll have supporting our congregation. If you’ve never attended before, here’s what to expect.

Silent Auction
The Silent Auction is anything but! It’s the largest of the auctions in that it includes events, items, services, handmade items and baked goods. But it gets awfully noisy in what we call the “Sanctuary.”

Let’s discuss bidding on the Silent Auction. Each item or event or service has a sheet on which you write your name when the bidding starts. If the bids are a fixed price, as with events, you win it when you write your name on one of the pre-numbered lines.

The “Win It Now” price means that if you really, really, really want the item, you can write your name on the bottom line next to the “win it now” price and give the sheet to the table monitor. You pay that price – which is usually higher than an economical bidder might want to pay – but that perfect item will be yours before the evening is out!

Live Auction
The Live Auction is when you get to hold up your number to bid on something as the auctioneer calls out the offered bids. This is the big time, the main event, the show, the major leagues, the cat’s pajamas. This is when – unlike when you were in grade school and had to use the bathroom – holding up your hand could get you in serious trouble. But this is also the most fun part of the auction! Don’t dare wave to someone in the front row, or you could be the proud, new owner of a baby carriage.

Chance Auction
The Chance Auction is exactly that – all up to chance. You buy a sheet of tickets, and place a ticket in a small bucket in front of the items you want. Then, we pick a ticket from the cup, and if you’re lucky, the item’s yours.

Winning or losing is pure luck. Unless you stuff the cup with tickets that cost you more than the item would have cost at Target. And then you still might not win it!

And to those of you who believe that one person’s junk is another’s treasure . . . get real! If it’s your junk, it’s my junk and it’s their junk. If you donate something we cannot place in the Chance Auction, we will be donating it to a worthy charity.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 | Compassion: Can We Care Too Much? | Rev. Cynthia Cain


Compassion: Can We Care Too Much?
Rev. Cynthia Cain

In our global society (a mixture of those who HAVE, and those who HAVE NOT, compounded by an instantaneous media machine), we are saturated daily with the pain and angst of others. According to the American Institute of Stress, while “…we have not been directly exposed to these traumas… we hear the story told with such intensity, or we hear similar stories so often … [that] …we suffer.” Unfortunately, that which makes us human -– compassion — can also hurt us. Let’s talk about caring for others, while practicing self-care.