Special Worship Services

Our members come from diverse religious backgrounds. Many families find Unitarian Universalism to celebrate the faiths of many members. Because of this, you will find many reasons to celebrate and remember in our congregation. We mark these occasions annually.

All Souls Remembrance

All Souls Remembrance

On the Sunday Service closest to All Souls Day we hold a remembrance for all of our members who have died during the past year

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Animal Blessing

Animal Blessing

St. Francis (1182-1226) was a monk known for his special connection to animals. As a significant number of Unitarian Universalists trace their cultural and faith heritage to Catholicism, we celebrate an Animal Blessing.

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December Pageant

December Pageant

Our pageant honors the variety of holidays that often overlap during the early winter months - Diwali, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, and Solstice.

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Earth Day

Earth Day

Unitarian Universalism’s seventh principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part” makes this a day to celebrate religiously.

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Fire Communion

Fire Communion

This ritual invites us to bid farewell and release the old year, while preparing ourselves for the new.

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Flower Communion

Flower Communion

The Flower Communion held on the third Sunday in June, celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community.

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Heritage Bread Communion

Heritage Bread Communion

The communion represents the way that a rich and storied diversity merges in community and the blessing that is our shared experience.

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Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day

On the Sunday preceding Martin Luther King Day Monday our congregation holds a special service honoring this Civil Rights Leader and inviting us to continue in the work to affirm and ensure that black lives do matter. In addition, many members attend and our ministers help to lead the Monday Montclair MLK Interfaith Service.

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Passover

Passover

On the first two nights of Passover, the Seder meal is eaten. We hold a Passover Seder annually on the second or third night.

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Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippor

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippor

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippor invite participants to repentance and renewal while celebrating the possibility of a new relationship to one’s understanding of the holy.

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Water Communion

Water Communion

During this ritual, individuals and families add a few drops to a common vessel. While they do they are invited to articulate both what they need from our congregation and what they can give to our congregation.

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