Online services during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Join us on Sundays at 10:30 using this link for our worship service:
We continue this unfamiliar dance of what we hope is emerging from this COVID19 pandemic, keeping our eyes on virus variants and vaccinations. Some are able to take a first summer vacation in a long time. Some of us live with ongoing vulnerability, valiantly taking each breath and moving forward.
We are keeping in our hearts those who cannot get vaccinated (we love you families with kids under 12! we love you folks with bodies that are immune-compromised!), our Sunday services will continue virtually. Find us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am Eastern time at the link on our home page and on our Upcoming Services page.
This July we are taking part in Sunday services created by a collaboration of New Jersey Unitarian Universalist ministry teams. In August, it’s a bit of a mix: on August 1, 22, 29 find us at the link noted above. In fact, on the 22nd and 29th, we’ll be visited by other UU congregations from all over the country! On August 8th and 15th we’ll be visiting other UU congregations. Throughout the summer, we continue our weekly Zoom drop-in group on Tuesdays at 12:15 – a chance for connection and conversations. Sign up for our weekly newsletter by clicking here to find out where to visit on those Sundays we are visiting, or to join the Tuesday group.
In mid or late August, we hope to have a better idea of when we will be re-opening to both in-person and virtual Sunday services. Our Reopening Task Force is keeping an eye on the pandemic metrics to help guide us in our decision of when to safely open.
May your summer be one that brings joy and rest. And when pain, discomfort, or loss come, as they do in this human life, may you be held in a community of care and compassion.
Who are we? We are an eclectic group of individuals coming together in community since 1955, committed to growing ourselves, each other, and sharing our gifts for the healing of the world. Some of us knew we were Unitarian Universalists before we stepped foot here. Others discovered it over spending time as part of the congregation. Some are still figuring it out.
We gather not because we share the same beliefs about the nature of god and the universe (we don’t), but because we believe that each of us is a gift and all of us together have a necessary role in making the world a better place.
We are a people across the age span – young, old, and in between — with an engaged and engaging religious education program on Sunday mornings, as well as Affinity groups to fit a variety of interests and cultivate connection.
We are proud to be a congregation that affirms people of all races/ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We are officially a Welcoming Congregation, knowing that our world and community is made richer by the presence of gay, lesbian, bi, straight, transgender, and genderqueer folks.
We are people who have doubt, express skepticism, embody faith, and welcome questions as much as answers – sometimes all at the same time.
We are called into community to believe what we must, to follow our path and support others on theirs, and to continually seek a purpose greater than any single person.
Our is a liberal religious tradition: we believe that truths are continually unfolding and are to be found in many sources, ancient and ever-new.
We understand that each of us individually, and all of us together, are part of an interdependent web of existence – that we can influence that web, but are also influenced and formed by it.
What joins us together is our engaged respect for each other, our commitment to the principles of Unitarian Universalism, and the ongoing promises we make to create a community together.
Who are you?
- Someone seeking spiritual, intellectual, emotional connection.
- Someone who wants to go deeper with your sense of engagement in the world, living your values and your faith out loud.
- Someone who wants to engage in the creative dance between honoring our individual expression and our responsibility to community.
Come check us out. As the colorful sign in our lobby says, “Welcome All Into Our House”