Josh Galster

Luminescence: a UU holiday

Datetime: 
02/25/2018 - 10:00am - 11:15am
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

Luminescence celebrates that which makes Unitarian Universalism distinctive.

Celebrating Religious Freedom: the 450th anniversary of Edict of Torda

Datetime: 
01/21/2018 - 10:00am - 11:15am
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

The 450th Anniversary of the Edict of Torda will take place on January 13, 2018.

Flower Communion

Datetime: 
05/14/2017 (All day)
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

This Sunday's service (5/14) we'll be celebrating the Flower Communion. Please bring a flower(s) to contribute to a communal vase that will be the a central part of the program.

Celebrating our Poet Laureates

Datetime: 
02/05/2017 (All day)
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led
Theme: 
Poetry

Our nation has had a poet laureate for the past 31 years. Their job has been to promote poetry, both theirs and the works of others. We'll examine some of our recent poet laureates and share their poetry. 

Celebrating Religious Freedom

Datetime: 
01/15/2017 - 10:15am - 11:30am
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

On January 13th, 1568 the first proclamation of religious freedom wa made in Transylvania.

Five Minutes to Live

Datetime: 
10/23/2016 (All day)
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led
Theme: 
Reflection

We will revisit a now-famous sermon delivered by Rabbi Kenneth Berger reflecting on the then recent tragedy of the space shuttle Challenger and the fact that the crew most likely survived after the explosion for about 5 minutes.  Where might your thoughts go if forced to focus on what is truly important and central to you, if all you had was 5 minutes left?

Co-existence: Immigration

Datetime: 
02/28/2016 (All day)
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

Honoring Our Principles Through Lying

Datetime: 
01/31/2016 - 10:15am
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

This service will explore when, if ever, it is acceptable to be slightly less than truthful in order to maintain our core principles.  There will be discussion about several scenarios.

Honoring our principles by lying

This event is Canceled - Cancelling due to weather
Datetime: 
01/24/2016 - 10:15am
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

This serice will explore when, if ever, we can honor some of our UU principles by sometimes being less than truthful. 

The personification of rivers

Datetime: 
02/08/2015 - 10:15am - 11:30am
Speaker: 
Josh Galster
Type: 
Lay-led

Josh will share his passion and interest in rivers and how easy it to personify rivers.  He teaches and researches rivers at Montclair State U., where he thinks he is incredibly lucky to have a job where he gets to stand in rivers.  He'll show us how rivers have orders, can be bullies or pirates, and leave scars on the landscapes.

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