When Our Heroes Disappoint Us: Lessons from Harry Potter Guest minister Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave Have you ever been disappointed in a hero of yours? Or discovered that a person you admire has all kinds of problematic viewpoints? Join us this Sunday as we explore what the Harry Potter series can teach us about dealing … Continued
Music To Suffrage By Guest speaker Pat Lamanna Women gained the right to vote on August 18, 1920, so the year 2020 will mark the centennial of that achievement. This music service weaves songs from the seven decades of the struggle for women’s suffrage with a brief history of that movement, bringing us to the … Continued
Book Lovers’ Faves Led by UUCSJS Book Lovers Still looking for some summer reading? Hear about some of the fascinating books the UUCSJS Book Lovers’ Group read this past year.
The Story of Five Seeds: Seed Justice and Gloves on the Ground Lay speaker Damon Smith Join Board member, veteran and avid gardener, Damon Smith, on an investigation into five “conflict seeds” he is growing this year, and the importance of seed justice to his new organization, Gloves on the Ground.
Coffeehouse Worship Led by Barbara Miller UUCSJS Music Director Barbara Miller will coordinate a coffeehouse style worship service with musicians and words to heal and inspire.
LGBTQ Pride: Stonewall After 50 Years Led by Interweave In 1969, patrons at the Stonewall Inn nightclub in Greenwich Village fought back when police tried to arrest them for congregating in a place known to be frequented by homosexuals. They fought back each night for a week, causing riots that coincided with last call at … Continued
A Celebration of New Jersey Through Music Guest speaker Valerie Vaughn Plan to be entertained and moved by the lovely voice and powerful lyrics of singer-songwriter Valerie Vaughn, a south Jersey native. Dubbed New Jersey’s Troubadour, she will perform original songs celebrating New Jersey.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Rev. Dawn Fortune A service of milestones: two of our youth will participate in a traditional UU bridging ceremony to mark their movement from children of the congregation to young adults in the world — still connected to this, their spiritual home, but now equipped with the skills and support … Continued
Why is it So Hard to Show Love? Rev. Dawn Fortune It is often said that the world needs love more than almost anything else, and yet is the thing that is so hard to express. How many of us were taught how to show love? Can we separate love from romance and sexuality in … Continued
Memorial for the Fallen Dead Lay speaker Kit Marlowe Memorial Day is complicated for UUs. We mourn every soldier, sailor, or airperson who has died in military service, and recognize that our society would be very different, and not in a good way, if the USA had no Department of Defense. On the other hand, … Continued