Sunday, December 3, 2017 Advent: A Time of Waiting Rev. Dawn Fortune We have entered into the season of waiting and anticipation. We wait for the first snowfall, we wait for the killing frost, we wait for the holidays, the sales, for each new milestone as we march toward the darkest days of the winter … Continued
Sunday, November 19, 2017 Willing to be Changed By What We’ve Started Guest speaker Zr. Alex Kapitan Zr. Alex Kapitan returns to UUCSJS to talk about gender, welcome, inclusion, and the realities of change in a system on the eve of International Transgender Day of Remembrance. Alex will offer a workshop after coffee hour.
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Going Once, Going Twice, SOLD! Rev. Dawn Fortune The UUCSJS annual services auction will be held the night before this Sunday’s worship service. How much we value a thing is often directly related to how much we are willing to spend for it. Join us as we take a look at … Continued
Sunday, November 5, 2017 A Year Ago, America Voted Rev. Dawn Fortune A year ago, Americans went to the polls and elected our 45th president. Many were painfully disappointed in the outcome, and have responded to it is a variety of ways. Join us to consider what has changed and what has remained the same … Continued
October 29 Remembrance: Peering Through the Veil Rev. Dawn Fortune Samhain is the time of the year when the veil between the living and the dead is said to be at its thinnest. It is a time to remember those who have left the realm of the living in the past year, to gaze at … Continued
October 8 Christopher Columbus’ Legacy Rev. Dawn Fortune Cities around the United States are re-naming the celebration of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of North America in honor of the Indigenous Peoples who suffered the very worst that European Imperialism brought. The last millennium’s culture of exploration and exploitation has left us with behaviors and ideals that … Continued
Sunday, October 1, 2017 The Challenge of Universalism in Our Modern Age Rev. Dawn Fortune On the 247th anniversary of John Murray’s first sermon at Potter’s rural chapel, we pause to consider what our first principle calls us to be and do. Universalism has evolved since Murray’s 1770 landing, but has become no less challenging … Continued
White Fragility and Racial Justice Rev. Dawn Fortune UUCSJS has a Racial Justice Task Force which instituted a year-long series of workshops held last year at Asbury Methodist in Atlantic City, strengthened our bonds with other racial justice organizations in the area, and held a well-attended rally just a few weeks ago. How can we … Continued
Press of Atlantic City – front page story, August 17, 2017 Here’s the link to the whole YouTube playlist page (10 videos) of the following speakers (while you’re there, subscribe to our YouTube channel !) Link to Youtube playlist: https://youtu.be/0mIDost3050 Speakers included: Kaleem Shabazz, NAACP Atlantic City President and Atlantic City Councilor Maryam Sarhan of Stockton … Continued
Judaism – Seeing the World Through Jewish Eyes Guest speaker Rabbi David M. Weis Seeing the world through Jewish eyes – How Judaism trains us to be God’s agents in creation.