September 30 Coming Home Rev. Dawn Fortune On the anniversary of John Murray’s landing in New Jersey, and the 10th year anniversary of the UU Congregation of the South Jersey Shore opening its building, we also celebrate the newly-installed first called minister. It is a time to consider the meaning of home – what is … Continued
The Spirituality of Abundance Guest speaker Elizabeth Terry Giving, generosity, and believing in abundance are the beating heart of Unitarian Universalism. Let’s explore how practicing the Spirituality of Abundance can shape our interactions within our congregations, inform our connections to our neighborhood and community, and foster deep relationships with other Unitarian Universalist congregations.
As the Harvest Approaches Rev. Dawn Fortune It is said that we reap what we sow. What are the things we gather now and how do they show what it was we planted? We look internally at our selves, our community, and our nation in this service.
Return Again Rev. Dawn Fortune In a traditional ritual celebrated in many Unitarian Universalist congregations, we gather to celebrate the beginning of a new church year, bringing water from our journey to share in the common bowl, blending our stories and our spirits into a joined, whole community of souls.
Transcendentalism: Not just a walk in the woods. Lay speaker Tracey Staab Catino Tracey Staab Catino, former English teacher, will explain transcendentalism, a philosophical and social movement from the mid 1800s. Most people think of transcendentalism as an escape from industrialism through nature. But, it is much more than that. Learn how transcendentalism relates to … Continued
An Interview With a Black Woman Lay speaker Shelee R. McIlvaine To know someone we must be able to say what is in our hearts. Let’s examine thoughts about women of Color from Shelee’s perspective. Offer your questions, those you’ve had with family and friends and even those that are considered taboo. Let us get … Continued
Many Paths: Small Group Ministries Coordinator Colby Tippins How does participating in a small group ministry fulfill you in a spiritual way? Colby will share some of the ways many in our beloved community embrace meaning.
Singing as a Spiritual Practice Lay speaker Barbara Miller We will consider how singing creates community and how it heals and transforms us. This includes singing many favorites from our hymnals.
Humanism: More Than Mere Atheism Lay speaker Michael Cluff Though the Humanist movement was born from Unitarianism, UUs may find it difficult to define. Michael Cluff, President of the South Jersey Humanists, will address humanists and non-humanists alike, sharing his thoughts on how Humanism differs from mere atheism, on the joys and concerns of being … Continued
Finding Balance UUCSJS Everyday Spiritual Practice Group “Soul satisfying spiritual practices can be done, even amidst the demanding confusions, distractions, and duties of daily life.” ~ Scott W. Alexander Join us as our Everyday Spiritual Practice group leads the congregation through an interactive service prompting one to consider the ways in which it is possible … Continued