Author: Walter Mattingly

Minister’s Musings — March 2019

Soul Matters Reflection: What Does It Mean To Be A People of Journey?

from the Soul Matters Sharing Circle


We UUs love to tell our journey stories. And hear each other’s journey stories. Whereas other religions have newcomers stand up and confess their fallen ways or declare … read more.

Minister’s Musings — February 2019

Listen to the question being asked, not the one you hear.


Do you know that story about the parent of a Kindergartener – maybe it’s first grade — who asks, with great seriousness ‘Mom, where do I come from?” The parent fills immediately with trepidation, having … read more.

Minister’s Musings – January 2019

“A chapel is where you can hear something beating below your heart.” (Pico Iyer)


If you are reading this soon after it arrived in your inbox, then it’s very likely that I am in the middle of a ten-day silent meditation retreat.  


Ten days. Silence.


I have … read more.

Minister’s Musings – December 2018

A season of holidays, natural and created, is in our midst.  


Not so long ago, the Gathering Room was festooned with lights in the School’s celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.  It was a delight for me to spend a mid-November afternoon in … read more.

Minister’s Musings — November 2018

Last month we learned that the New Brunswick chapter of the NAACP chose our congregation to receive this year’s community service award for faith-based advocacy. It was a joy when I received the unexpected call from Bruce Morgan, President of this local chapter.  He was … read more.

Minister’s Musings — Oct 2018 II

Sharing Resources.  

Making the extra effort to connect with other congregations.  

Reminding ourselves that we are a part of the Interdependent Web of All Existence in as many ways as we can.


At the end of September, we hosted a workshop on Generational Theory as it … read more.

The Refugee Student Project

Beginning in 1995, while the war in Bosnia was in full swing, we began to bring students whose educations had been terminated by the fighting to study at Rutgers.  Called the Bosnian Student Project, over a period of years sixteen students earned bachelor’s degrees, … read more.

UU FaithAction NJ

All 21 Unitarian Universalist congregations in New Jersey are members of the UU FaithAction of New Jersey, a social justice action network that promotes legislative advocacy and social action to bring about justice in the state and our local communities.  For more information, please see … read more.