Adult-attendance / RE for children

Children attend beginning, and leave to RE before main service.

White Privilege/White Supremacy

Datetime: 
10/15/2017 - 10:00am
Type: 
Lay-led

We will be exploring the issues surrounding race with an emphasis on what it means to be "white" in this country at this time and what the concept  of whiteness has meant to communities of color.

UU White Supremacy Teach-In

Datetime: 
05/21/2017 (All day)
Speaker: 
Jennifer Palmer
Type: 
Lay-led

Using materials from the UUA and as part of a national movement, we will be examining and resisting white supremacy in its many forms.  

A visit from Salaam Shalom

Datetime: 
05/07/2017 (All day)
Type: 
Guest Speaker

Speakers from the group "Salaam Shalom" will visit Skylands and share their experiences with this group which is a way fro Muslim and Jewish women to come together, share a meal, and find commonalities. 

Rockstar and the Mullahs

Datetime: 
04/30/2017 (All day)
Speaker: 
Anne Kager
Type: 
Lay-led

The 2003 documentary of the same title will be shown. This documentary explores the journey of a popular rock band and the role of music in Islam. There will be religious education classes for the children.

Local immigration issues

Datetime: 
04/09/2017 - 10:15am
Speaker: 
Jen Russ
Type: 
Guest Speaker
Theme: 
Immigration

Jen Russ, a local resident active in promoting and standing up for the rights of immigrants, will lead the program this Sunday.

The New First Amendment Challenges Confronting America in 2017

Datetime: 
03/26/2017 - 10:15am - 11:30am
Speaker: 
Gary D. Nissenbaum
Type: 
Guest Speaker
Theme: 
First Amendment

America has recently undergone major changes in its political, social and media cultures. How have those changes impacted our First Amendment rights? How can we use those First Amendment rights to respond to these challenges?  Gary D. Nissenbaum, a committed UU and trustee of the NJ ACLU, is speaking on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.

Rites of Spring

Datetime: 
03/19/2017 - 10:15am - 11:40am
Type: 
Lay-led

We will celebrate the first day of spring by sharing short readings and poems.  

Awareness, Advocacy and Activism

Datetime: 
03/12/2017 - 10:15am - 11:40am
Speaker: 
Maureen Bonner
Type: 
Lay-led

Join us as we reexamine the origins of Unitarian Universalism, our legacy of advocacy and activism and our continued commitment to translating our values into action. 

Raising a transgender child

Datetime: 
03/05/2017 (All day)
Speaker: 
Jamie Bruesehoff
Type: 
Guest Speaker

Local resident Jamie Bruesehoff will share her and her family's experience of raising a transgender child.

Luminescence (a UU-specific modern holiday)

Datetime: 
02/26/2017 - 10:15am - 11:30am
Speaker: 
Jennifer Palmer
Type: 
Lay-led
Theme: 
Holiday

Luminescence is a UU-specific holiday created within the last 10 years.  While UU draws guidance and strength from other religions and sometimes celebrates those holidays, this holiday is centered on UU principles.

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