Our Sunday Services are held at our beautiful UU Center, at the corner of Pomona Road and Liebig Street in Galloway, near the North entrance to Stockton University.

Directions and a map.

Sunday Services start at 10:00 am and last until about 11:00 am.
Child care for infants and toddlers and programs for pre-K and school-aged children are provided.
A coffee hour for socializing follows the service, with coffee, bagels and other refreshments including dairy-free, gluten-free, and peanut-free options.

YouTube recordings of services can be found at our YouTube channel.

Sunday Services Archive – 2021 through 2015

2022 Services

This Month…

May Theme: BEAUTY

Sunday, May 1, 2022
Beltane: A Time for May Flowers
Theresa McReynolds

Where sweet desire meets wild delight. The time between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. A Wedding of the Sun God Bel and the Mother Earth. Let’s come together to Turn the Wheel.

Sunday, May 8, 2022
Flower Communion
Guest minister Rev. Dr. Marie DeYoung

May 8 is Mother’s Day. Rev. Dr. Marie deYoung will reflect on the original purpose of Mother’s Day, as founded by Unitarian Julia Ward Howe. How do we make sense of Julia Ward Howe’s call to peacemaking in these complicated times? She will also reflect on the importance of taking time to participate in community reconciliation gatherings and rituals. Unitarian Norbert Capek gifted us with the unique Flower Communion. Marie’s sermon will culminate with the community’s participation in this Flower Communion ritual. Please bring your favorite flowers to share with the community on this day.

Sunday, May 15, 2022
Immigration, Refugees, and Migrants in South Jersey
Guest speaker Jose Sanchez

Since the mid 2000’s, migrants and refugees have been settling in our area. Jose A. Sanchez will cover Catholic Charities’ Reception and Placement program; the difference between the Afghans and Cubans and Haitians regarding work, public benefits, and more, as they settle in south Jersey. Also, what we can do as a congregation to help these people when they arrive.

Sunday, May 22, 2022
Images of Eve: Patriarchal vs Biblical
Guest speaker Dr. Marcia Fiedler

What they want us to “hear” (Midrash – Rabbinical/Religious/Patriarchal Commentary); what they want us to “see” (various English translations – what is added, what is missing); what they want us to “think” as a result of what we hear and read. Listen to the literal translations from the original Hebrew Biblical Text. Come to your own conclusion.

Sunday, May 29, 2022
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
Lay speaker Paul Utts

These three questions from a popular UU hymn asks the questions that are the basis of almost all faith communities and, for that matter, much of scientific inquiry. But as our faith community enters a new phase, these are questions we need to ask ourselves. Paul will talk about where we came from and explore the questions of who we are as a community and where do we go from here. With our annual meeting only two weeks away, it’s time to take a good look at ourselves.

June Theme: CELEBRATING BLESSINGS

Sunday, June 5, 2022
All-Ages Service
Jess Safonof

Sunday, June 12, 2022
Self-Compassion: Taking a “Good” Look at Yourself
Lay speaker Cynthia Grzywinski

Oftentimes our self-directed inner voice can be harsh and judgmental. How often do you find yourself thinking self-disparaging thoughts, such as: “I’m an idiot”, “I don’t measure up”, “I’m always getting (fill in the blank) wrong”. These types of negative self-criticisms rarely help, and often serve to reinforce low self-esteem, which in turn may lead to depression, anxiety, anger, et al. Let’s stop beating ourselves up and explore mindful ways to treat ourselves with the loving kindness and compassion we would extend to a friend, family member, or someone in need. Compassion begins with you.

Sunday, June 19, 2022
Summer Solstice: The Longest Day of the Year
Lay speaker Theresa McReynolds

We come together once again to turn the wheel. To celebrate the longest day of the year. We are part of nature’s cycle. We have planted the seeks of our own changes and to grow, we must accept even the passing of the sun.

Sunday, June 26, 2022
General Assembly Watch Party

2022 General Assembly broadcast from Portland, Oregon.
Join us as we watch a portion of this year’s General Assembly.


Previously…

April Theme: AWAKENING

Sunday, April 3, 2022
Awaken, Rejoice, and Come In!
Rev. DC Fortune

April is a time for awakening! Spring is finally underway and cannot be denied. Stewardship season is in full swing, and it is time for us to look forward and consider what the days ahead have to offer us.

Sunday, April 10, 2022
Palm Sunday: Contemplating endings and beginnings
Rev. DC Fortune

Palm Sunday is a time of wrapping things up and preparing for a new season and awakening. Stewardship season is drawing to a close, and the time of ministerial transition approaches. What do we say in times like these? We are in a period of looking forward and looking back.

Sunday, April 17, 2022
The Easter Miracle: Awakening in the Tomb
Rev. DC Fortune

The Bible tells us Jesus of Nazareth rose from the dead and continued his ministry in ancient Judea. What might it have been like to awaken in that dark tomb? So much had happened. What more could be asked of him? Looking forward to a new day can be daunting, but full of promise.

Sunday, April 24, 2022
Failure is Always an Option
Lay speaker Michael Cluff

Not all awakenings are caused by blissful epiphanies. Sometimes they come at inconvenient — or embarrassing — times. This week, Michael will talk about some of the things he’s learned from the mistakes he’s made.


March Theme: RENEWING FAITH

Sunday, March 6, 2022
A Renewing Faith
Rev. DC Fortune

One of the basic tenets of Unitarian Universalism is that truth is not finite, but continues to be revealed. This is the basis for our fourth principle, which encourages us to engage in a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Let us explore some of the things that we have learned and imagine what might lie ahead as our faith continually renews itself.

Sunday, March 13, 2022
Can a Dress Save the World?
Jess Dunn Safonof

Can a piece of clothing fight climate change, grow sustainable farming practices, raise living conditions in developing nations, fight the stigmas of the women’s fashion industry, and build world wide community? Join us to find out.

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Renewing Faith, Renewing Commitment
Rev. DC Fortune

It is time for our annual pledge drive, in a year that is quite different from recent years. We are in a position to renew ourselves through a renewed commitment to our congregation and our faith. Join us as we kick of the stewardship drive for a new future.

Sunday, March 27, 2022
TBA
Rev. DC Fortune and Jess Dunn Safonof

ALL AGES WORSHIP!


February Theme: WIDENING THE CIRCLE

Sunday, February 6, 2022
From Fear to Faith – PDFYouTube recording
Guest speaker Charles Loflin

Fear, like all human emotions, serves an important purpose. Healthy fear alerts us to danger and prepares us to deal with it. Unhealthy fear, on the other hand, can paralyze and prevent us from fully living into our values. What are the strategies that can help shift us from fear to faith?

Sunday, February 13, 2022
Embracing all that is colorful – PDFYouTube recording
Rev. DC Fortune

Unitarian Universalist leaders spent three years studying how white supremacist culture runs through all parts of our denomination, from the national level down to the smallest committees in our congregations. What does it look like to be truly welcoming? How do we go beyond welcome to inclusion?

Sunday, February 20, 2022
How Big is Your Comfort Zone?
Rev. DC Fortune

Our “comfort zones” are the areas of experience and thinking that are comfortable to us. New ideas and new experiences can enlarge our comfort zones, but that stretching is often uncomfortable and disorienting. Join us as we examine how we can widen the circle of our comfort zones.

Sunday, February 27, 2022
A Morning With the Arts
Music Director Gina Roche

Join us for a New Year service filled with music, poetry, and song. Music Director Gina Roche coordinates this service with an all-star cast of contributors!


January Theme: LIVING WITH INTENTION

Sunday, January 2, 2022
Worship cancelled due to coronavirus exposure

Sunday, January 9, 2022
Living With Intention – YouTube recording
Rev Dawn Fortune and Jessica Dunn-Safonof

What will 2022 hold for us? As individuals and as a community, what would we like to set for an intention for the coming year? What might we like to leave behind from 2021? Join us for this all-ages ritual of renewal.

Sunday, January 16, 2022
Earthly Intentions – YouTube recording
Guest speaker Jethro Heiko

The annual ritual of turning sap from maple trees into rich, sweet, maple syrup goes back centuries. Through a special grant program at Stockton University, today’s guest speaker, Jethro Heiko, is able to bring that connection with nature to the public in very real ways. Join us to learn about how sustainable practices, done with intention, deepen our connections with each other and the earth.

Sunday, January 23, 2022
What tracks will we leave on this world? – PDFYouTube recording
Rev. Dawn Fortune

Living with intention calls us to a practice of mindfulness. What impact do each of my actions have on the world in which I live?

Sunday, January 30, 2022
What are your intentions? – PDFYouTube recording
Rev. DC Fortune

We are each granted one life with which we are to learn, experience, and accomplish all that we might. What will you do with that life you have been given? Will you create community? Will you explore the stars? Will you make a million dollars? What are your intentions?


Sunday Services Archive – 2021 through 2015

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