Abetting Love’s Blossom
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Abetting Love’s Blossom

This month of "Awakening" includes the coming of spring, when our natural world erupts in fervent beauty and blossom. Join us as we explore how to plant seeds that will yield blossoms of love, justice and beauty, knowing that our tending is what makes the garden of community rich and vibrant.

Turning the World Upside Down
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Turning the World Upside Down

In the book of Acts, Paul and Silas are freed from prison by what seems like a miracle when the world is turned upside down. Join us as we explore how joy and justice can stop corrosion and destruction... now wouldn't that be a miracle! This is an Easter Sunday service though we will not forget to honor Passover and Ramadan. Also included in our service is a child dedication of a grandchild of the congregation.

Awakening the Power of Less
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Awakening the Power of Less

Today’s service is called "Awakening the Power of Less" Here, during Lent and on the 3rd day of Ramadan, we will explore spiritual disciplines like Fasting and Simplicity. We will consider that perhaps Enlightenment is not necessarily the creation of a new state of affairs but engaging the richness of what already is. Rev Scott is joined by Markus and our awesome worship band, with songs led by Paul Lombardo and Juliana Carr. Ami Brabson returns to serve as Liturgist!

Faith in Repair, Faith in Reparations
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Faith in Repair, Faith in Reparations

This service is about repair - necessary repair. It is also about the political crime of denying that repair. And this service is a call to faith - to act on the faith that repair is possible. Today’s sermon is an open letter to Governor Murphy, asking him to support and then pass the Reparation Task Force Act for New Jersey, Bill A938/S386. These readings stand as faithful touchstones from scripture and national history that further compel this action.

Faith is a Confidence, Not a Belief
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Faith is a Confidence, Not a Belief

Join Rev Scott for a Pastoral exploration of the nature of faith. Faith is not about belief. It is instead a conviction, a confidence that we have searched hard to discover the truth, and have committed to living in accord with that awareness. How do we feel confident in the age of COVID, when so much we have known has been in flux for two years?

Social Sin and Salvation
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Social Sin and Salvation

This services invites us to redefine Sin and Salvation in ways that speak to us as Unitarian Universalists, focusing on what they mean in a social context. Members of the autumn 2021 UUCM Great Works class who examined the book "A Theology for the Social Gospel" by Walter Rauschenbusch will join Rev Scott for this important work to become part of the Interfaith conversation to share our unique vision of what is wrong and what saves us.