Sex and Church: Saint Valentine revisited Rev. Dawn Fortune From Lupercalia, to a martyred Christian saint, to Chaucer to Hallmark and boxed chocolates, humans have found a way to celebrate romantic and sexual love, even in some of the most creative and sometimes bizarre ways. Join us as we consider the role sexuality has played … Continued
Imbolc Rev. Dawn Fortune Halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, Imbolc marks the beginning of the spring season. It is the Gaelic festival of Brigid, a pre-Christian fertility goddess, later colonized by Rome into St. Brigid, guardian of livestock and homes. Join us as we mark the steady march of seasons and … Continued
Love and Revolution Rev. Dawn Fortune Two years ago, the 45th President was sworn into office on this day. On January 19, a Women’s March celebrating Fannie Lou Hamer took place in Atlantic City. On Monday, the nation will celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. If justice is what love looks like … Continued
New Beginnings/Resolutions Rev. Dawn Fortune CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER It’s been almost two weeks since New Year’s Day. How are those resolutions coming? Did you join a gym? Start a diet? Begin a new spiritual practice? How do we set goals and work toward them, allowing room for failure and a return to the struggle? … Continued
Book of Questions Led by Theresa McReynolds and Mariann Maene Come join us for an informal service where we ponder the answers to questions both lighthearted and profound.
This year, in order to give our staff a well-deserved break during the holidays, the UUCSJS offices will be closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day. There will be no service on December 30. Worship will resume its regular Sunday morning schedule on January 6.
The UUCSJS Men’s Group will be sponsoring an informal Christmas Eve Service at the UU Center on December 24, 2018, at 6:00 pm. All are welcome and encouraged to come to gather as a Community and spend some time together that evening to sing, and to consider the lessons of the Spirits of Christmas Past, … Continued
Winter Solstice Singing Ritual Rev. Dawn Fortune INTERGENERATIONAL SERVICE Usually held in the evening, this year we will hold this special service of music and ritual on the morning of December 23rd. This will be an intergenerational service, so children will remain with the adults upstairs for the whole worship service.
Seeking Shelter in Midwinter Rev. Dawn Fortune The caravan of migrants seeking shelter in the United States has been arriving in bits and pieces for weeks. What are our obligations when refugees present themselves at our door? What if things about them make us uncomfortable? And who determines whether a person is a refugee or … Continued