April 30 Inherent Worth and Sanity Lay speaker Matt Honig What is a mental disorder? What is the state of the mental health system? Why should we care? All of these are complicated questions, but the answers to some (and more) will be answered in a sermon getting us ready for May’s Mental Health Month. … Continued
Monthly Archives: March 2017
Earth Day Rev. John Marsh and others We will celebrate spring and the earth, talk about some of the threats to the Pinelands, and recommit ourselves to living gently as part of the natural world.
April 16 Easter Celebration Rev. John Marsh We will look at some parallels between the story of Harry Potter and the Christian Gospels, celebrate some good news, and sing songs of rejoicing. Wearing of Easter bonnets is encouraged — regardless of gender.
Friday, April 14 7 pm Good Friday Tenebrae Service Rev. John Marsh and others Ours is an optimistic faith. This is a service that requires us to acknowledge some hard truths. Not all that wounds us makes us stronger. Sometimes there is nothing redemptive about suffering. We will remember stories of crucifixions both ancient and … Continued
Palm Sunday Rev. John Marsh Palm Sunday remembers a day on which a population puts reason aside and goes crazy over a charismatic leader. Within a week the crowd will turn on the savior as the cause of all of their problems. For many Unitarian Universalists, it is an invitation to look within.
For the 7th year in a row, UUCSJS will be hosting a Native Plant Swap and Sale! For this year’s Annual Native Plant Sale we have amassed a terrific collection of container-grown nursery plants for pre-order! We’ve selected hard-to-find shrubs, trees, and perennials that are especially ecologically beneficial. Sadly, despite their value, virtually none of … Continued
Inspiration from General Assembly Lay speakers Stephanie & Aaron Thomas and Melissa Hutchison Every year representatives from Congregations all over the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) gather to learn, conduct business, sing, and be joyous together. It happens in June, and this year it will happen in New Orleans. Some of those who attended … Continued
Welcome as a Spiritual Practice Guest Speaker Zr. Alex Kapitan Think you know what it means to be a Welcoming Congregation? Think again! Guest speaker Zr. Alex Kapitan, former manager of the Welcoming Congregation Program for the UUA, will deliver a sermon in honor of the National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice that will … Continued
On Sunday, March 5, 2017, our Black Lives Matter sign went back on display in front of our UU Center on Pomona Road. Here’s the article from the local press: Press of Atlantic City article