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News from the Pandemic Response Team – October 14, 2020

News from the Pandemic Response Team Update: October 14, 2020 As many of you know, UUCSJS now has a Pandemic Response Team (PRT) working hard to determine the safest way for our congregation to hold in-person gatherings. At this time, they have not yet deemed it safe for large gatherings however, they are working with … Continued

Grieving the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Rev. Fortune traveled to Washington DC on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Yesterday was a very long day, involving four trains, much walking, and far too much coffee to be healthy. After hearing the news Friday night of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, I decided to travel to Washington on Saturday to … Continued

Adult RE for Fall 2020

From the Minister As the pandemic wears on, our ability to connect with each other within this congregation gets more and more challenging. We yearn for meaningful connection, for stimulating exchanges, for challenging growth of both mind and spirit. With that in mind, Rev. Fortune is implementing some new programming for the fall. Small Group … Continued

COVID-19 Reponse: UU Center goes to online services until further notice

UUCSJS is moving its in-person Sunday Services and all staff and committee meetings to ONLINE ONLY until further notice Congregational Letter from President Melissa Hutchison and Rev Dawn Fortune (March 13, 2020) (PDF) Zoom WORSHIP – Sundays 10 a.m. To schedule a ZOOM meeting for your committee or other UUCSJS-related event: Email the office at … Continued

Nature Photography Workshops – Open to the Public – starting January 2020

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS Instructor: Mike Hannisian BEGINNING WORKSHOP 1 • Saturday, January 4, 2020 • 10 am – 12 noon at the Unitarian Universalist Center, 75 S. Pomona Rd., Galloway, NJ Other workshops will also be held on Saturdays, with dates chosen for the convenience of participants. This series of five photography workshops is for … Continued

Friday, December 20, 2019 – 6 pm | Winter Solstice Singing Ritual

Friday, December 20, 2019 – 6 pm Winter Solstice Singing Ritual Friday, December 20, 2019 — 6:00 pm The Winter Solstice Singing Ritual returns to UUCSJS on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm. We will celebrate the return of the Light which occurs after the Winter Solstice with songs and stories. The singing will … Continued

October 2019 | UUCSJS awarded Chalice Lighters Grant!

UUCSJS awarded Chalice Lighters Grant! The Central East Region Chalice Lighters Program Committee has granted this year’s Chalice Lighters Grant of $20,000 to UUCSJS. This grant will help us realize our goal to move Rev. Fortune to full-time status within the next two years. Visit the CER Chalice Lighter page at CER Current Call (You … Continued

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 6:30 pm | 15th Annual UUCSJS Service Auction

Link to Auction Catalog (PDF) What Can I Donate? Our 15th annual Service Auction, an important fundraiser for UUCSJS, will be held on Saturday, November 16th.  It’s a fun evening of fellowship and winning, so mark your calendars now.  You’re probably asking yourself at this very moment what you can donate.  The possibilities are almost … Continued

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 4 pm | Installation of Rev. Dawn Fortune

Saturday, September 29, 4 pm Installation of Rev. Dawn Fortune as Our Called Minister: Mission, Ministry, and Mischief What is an Installation? An installation service is the recognition that a minister is settled in a particular congregation. The ceremony celebrates and affirms the bond between minister and congregation. The service also highlights the relationship between … Continued

Native Plant Sale suspended for this year

UUCSJS NATIVE PLANT SALE SUSPENDED FOR THIS YEAR Our very popular Annual Native Plant sale, usually held in early May, will not take place this year. Our coordinator and queen of the sale, Jesse Connor, finds herself with family obligations and other commitments that make it impossible this spring. If you are looking for native … Continued