UUs Help Protect Hidden Black History in New Jersey

March 20, 2023

A Montclair coalition rallied the community to save the town’s first Black-owned home.

N.J. house once given to a freed slave now belongs to the community

October 21, 2022


Friends of the Howe House Rally to Save Montclair’s ‘Freed Slave’ Home

Friends of the Howe House gathered on the sidewalk of the “Freed Slave House” at 369 Claremont Ave. in Montclair on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 16, rallying to save the historic home of James Howe.

UUs for Jewish Awareness host a Passover Seder at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair

April 21, 2022

The Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness held a communal Seder at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair on Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Montclair Council Endorses NJ Reparations Task Force

February 28, 2022

The Montclair Township Council has approved a resolution endorsing the “New Jersey Reparations Task Force” bill, which if passed will create a committee to conduct research and develop recommendations to address the generational harms caused by New Jersey’s role in slavery and its legacy of systemic racial discrimination.

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Nutley Area Houses of Worship Continue Virtual Services

January 9, 2022

As the omicron variant is causing an uptick in cases, again some local Houses of Worship find themselves shutting their physical doors but keeping their virtual ones wide open.

For the First Time Ever, Montclair Gets Highest Score Possible on LGBTQ Equality Ranking

November 18, 2021

This year, the township advanced policies on gender-neutral bathrooms and expanded its non-discrimination rules.

In Support of Gender Neutral Bathrooms for Montclair

June 12, 2021

The Social Justice Coordinating Team of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair says people who are non-binary, transgender or non-gender conforming often have to avoid public bathrooms to protect their well-being.

NJ spends $445K a year to lock a kid up. We’ve got a better idea.

June 1, 2021

Please check out UUCM member Charles Loflin´s editorial that came out today on NJ.com in favor of the Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youth and Communities Pilot Programs (S2924/A4663). Charles is the Acting Executive Director of Unitarian Universalist FaithAction NJ (UUFANJ), which is a proud founding-organization of our NJ Restorative Justice Network. Charles also testified for the bill at several hearings for the bill, along with Retha and Jessica.

Montclair Gathers at Nishuane Park to Celebrate The Life of Jordan T. Tassy

April 11, 2021

Family and friends gathered Saturday morning to remember the life of Jordan T. Tassy. Montclair lost Jordan, who was 22 years old, on March 25 after he was hospitalized from COVID-19 on March 16. The socially-distanced remembrance, held outdoors at Nishuane Park and also livestreamed, was a joyous celebration of Jordan’s life.

Montclair Area Houses of Worship Talk About Their Challenges One-Year Into the Pandemic

April 2, 2021

The world as we knew it changed on March 14, 2020. Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency and everything shut down. We could no longer congregate in groups –first only 25 then 10. For the first time since the Spanish Flu, our houses of worship closed their doors, at the most vulnerable of times. A new world emerged – a virtual one.

New Jersey, it’s time to tell the truth

March 16, 2021

W.E.B. Du Bois once wrote, “Nations reel and stagger on their way; they make hideous mistakes; they commit frightful wrongs; they do great and beautiful things. And shall we not best guide humanity by telling the truth about all this, so far as the truth is ascertainable?” In America and New Jersey, it’s time to tell the truth.

Montclair Community Partners Collaborate To Provide Daytime Shelter From Cold For Those In Need

February 2, 2021

Daytime respite from the cold for community members who are homeless.

Nutley Resident Leads the Winter Solstice Service and Celebration at UU Montclair

December 14, 2020

While many are preparing for Christmas or celebrating Hanukkah, Pagans will be rejoicing at the return of the light. Dec. 21 at 5:02 a.m. marks the Winter Solstice the shortest day of the year, also known as the longest night.

UUCM: Fighting Racism for the Long Haul

June 18, 2020

The box is only six by nine feet. It has traveled around the state. It has been displayed at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair. It is the size of a solitary confinement cell.

Sixth Annual UUCM Interfaith Music Festival

February 16, 2019

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair hosted the sixth annual Interfaith Music Festival on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10. Hosted by the Music Ministry of UUCM, congregations from in and around Montclair came together to share music and companionship in the UUCM sanctuary.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair Installs New Senior Co-Ministers, Sunday, April 15

April 14, 2018

On Sunday, April 15, the members and guests of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair (UUCM) will formally install their new senior co-ministers, married couple Reverend Anya Sammler-Michael and Reverend Scott Sammler-Michael, from 4-5:30 pm in the Sanctuary at 67 Church Street, Montclair, NJ.

Spotlight House of Worship: UUCM Welcomes Married Ministers to Montclair

October 4, 2017

Having two ministers in the same family is rare. A married couple serving together at the same congregation is even rarer. That’s what the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair has, however.