Our Senior Co-Ministers, Rev. Anya and Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael
We Are a Rainbow of Support!
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
Please join us for Summer Sunday worship at 10:00 AM.
Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth.
The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process.

Summer services are at 10:00 AM on Sundays.

Newcomer Connections

Our Newcomer Connections will be held on the first Sunday of each month from 11:20 AM to Noon in the Alliance Room.
Are you new to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair?
Are you visiting or "Congregation Shopping" for yourself or your family?
Do you want to know a bit more about our congregation and the Unitarian Universalist tradition?
Join with one of our ministers and other newcomers to for a short, honest, in-depth conversation. All of your questions will be honored. Childcare is available in our Nursery. Children age 12 and above are welcome to participate. A bagel brunch will be provided. RSVP with our Administrator Danielle Carlo if you wish to attend.

UUCM Talk & Tour

Have you ever been curious to learn a bit more about UUCM? Join us for our Talk and Tour on the second Sunday of the month after each service. Come to learn more about our UU history, beliefs and values along with discovering our beautiful Sanctuary and buildings. Meet us by the fireplace in the Narthex after each service!

New Member Information

The new Pathways to Membership class will be a one day event! Join us on August 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM as we deepen our understanding of the intricacies of the Unitarian Universalist tradition as well as the complexity of our congregational life. Lunch will be provided.
We will be having a New Member Signing Ceremony in October 2018. Membership at UUCM is available to those who have participated in the Pathways to Membership class or an-other comparable learning experience. We also extend an invitation to those who have joined UUCM but have yet to be recognized in a public ceremony.
If you or someone you know if interested contact Danielle Carlo..

Music Weekend with Rev. Jason Shelton

We are so excited to welcome Rev. Jason Shelton, award-winning UU composer/arranger/conductor/minister who will be leading us in a four-day program this August. Jason will guide us as we envision our goals for the music ministry at UUCM, including strategic planning and development. There are a number of events planned, and we want to encourage EVERYONE to participate. Here is an overview:
Thursday, August 23 — Evening rehearsal with the UUCM Chalice Choir (a great opportunity for those ready or considering to join!)
Friday, August 24— Meetings with staff, clergy and other leadership during the day; evening workshop with the Strategic Planning group.
Saturday, August 25— Choral workshop from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (with lunch provided), open to choirs throughout the area; Click here to register. o Please join us to celebrate the "Cycle of Song: Anthems for UU Church Choirs" at 4:00 PM. This collection of exciting anthems will be presented as a "community sing" with participants from the UUCM Chalice Choir along with representatives of other local congregations.
Sunday, August 26 — Jason will be leading our 10:00 AM worship service with special music by our choir. Jason’s ministry starts with the premise that “what we sing is who we are.” Come, be a part of this amazing opportunity, and bring your voice to the conversation! For more information, please contact Charles Loflin via email or call 973.303.8990.

Start-Up Saturday for Religious Education

Start Up Saturday for Religious Education Volunteers and Staff will be on Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 8:00 AM to Noon. Attention R.E. Teachers & Volunteers! Start Up Saturday is coming soon. There will be programming, community building, refreshments, and meeting time for teaching teams to map out teaching schedules. Come meet our new religious education staff: Karrin Perez, Religious Education Administrator and Lily Rappaport, Developmental Director of Family Ministry. More information will be provided in the next few weeks. Mark your calendars and please plan to attend.

Welcome Fest is Coming on September 9, 2018

A brilliant way to kick off the congregational year! Between services and after the second service on Ingathering Sunday, you, your families, and your friends are invited to join us across the street at the Pre-K playground on the corner of Church and Valley, just a half block away from UUCM. There will be food and fun and opportunities to learn more about our congregation. Don’t miss Welcome Fest! If you represent a team, committee, or group at UUCM and you would like to host a table, click here or email Rev. Anya for more information.

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Welcome to the U!

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, now in its 118th year, enjoys a rich history of spiritual exploration and social justice activism. For us, it's difficult to tell those elements apart because we find them to be two aspects of the same human, religious impulse. It's much like breathing in and breathing out.

Here members are not told what to believe, but we don't simply ask, "What do you believe?" We also ask, "What difference does your belief make - in your life and in the world?" We feel that religion is about life, about finding and making meaning in it, and we regularly discover that we do this best in community.


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