Adult-attendance / RE for children

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

"Why Religion Matters"

Datetime: 
10/25/2009 - 10:15am - 11:40am
Theme: 
world religions
Theme: 
Faith

As we begin the year, let us ask ourselves just why it is that religion matters. What inherent need does assembling in synagogues, temples and church buildings each week meet? How does it feed our psyches? A Jewish story will be told for all ages.

"It's Not a Technicality: Why 'Marriage' Matters"

Datetime: 
10/18/2009 - 10:15am - 11:40am
Theme: 
human rights

Although the word "marriage" means many things to many people, it is legally reserved, at least in New Jersey, for the union of a woman and a man. However, our religious convictions lead us to conclude that couples of any gender are worthy of equal treatment, equal respect and recognition, and therefore should be granted equal access to the term "marriage." Why is a word so important?

"Creating Our Own Heaven"

Datetime: 
10/11/2009 - 10:15am - 11:40am
Speaker: 
Tony Van der Mude
Type: 
Lay-led
Theme: 
heaven on earth

Heaven on earth is possible, or at least approachable. This service discusses how to get there. Tony will base the service on a sermon by Rev. Judy Deutsch, using materials from the Church of the Larger Fellowship.

"Worms, Waiting, and Wisdom"

Datetime: 
10/04/2009 - 10:15am - 11:40am
Theme: 
suffering
Theme: 
transformation

An exploration of suffering, catastrophe, and our responses to these situations. Transformation is possible as we find meaning in experience, poetry, and stories.

Why Religion Matters

Datetime: 
08/23/2009 - 10:15am
Theme: 
Faith
Theme: 
world religions

Theologically, this month is important: the month-long Islamic Fast of Ramadan, a time of reflection and spiritual discipline expressing gratitude for God's guidance and atoning for past sins, begins August 22; Yom Kippur, the most sacred day in the Jewish calendar, a day of confession, repentance, and prayers for forgiveness of sins committed during the year, begins September 27; we UUs start

Marriage Equality in New Jersey

Datetime: 
08/09/2009 - 10:15am
Speaker: 
Hannah Johnson
Type: 
Guest Speaker

This could be the year that marriage equality becomes a reality in New Jersey.  Ms. Johnson, the field director for Garden State Equality, will give us an update and let us know how to take action to ensure marriage rights for all.

“Faith, Hope and Wall Street”

Datetime: 
09/20/2009 - 10:15am

“Faith, Hope and Wall Street”    What have religion and faith got to do with the Financial Markets? Len looks at the correlation. He will have a story about faith to tell for all ages.

NJ Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act

Datetime: 
09/27/2009 - 10:15am
Type: 
Guest Speaker

Michael Patrick Carroll is a Republican Assemblyman from the 25th legislative district. He is a co-sponsor and strong supporter of legislation to permit medical use of marijuana. The bill has passed the Assembly and is awaiting Senate action. Gov.

Ethical Decisions of a German Detective

Datetime: 
04/05/2009 - 10:15am
Speaker: 
Winfried Wollgarten
Type: 
Lay-led

Winfried, who brings German students to visit NJ each spring, will talk about some of the issues he faces on the job, including drugs, immigration tensions, and domestic abuse, and the decisions he must make.

Ethical Eating

Datetime: 
03/29/2009 - 10:15am
Speaker: 
Rob O'Connell
Type: 
Lay-led
Theme: 
Eating
Theme: 
Vegetarianism

"Ethical Eating" was selected by delegates of at the 2008 General Assembly to be the 2008-1012 Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) of the UU Association of Congregations.

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