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We practice the principles of Unitarian Universalism first with each other. We cheer each other on as we face the joys and disappointments of life.
We excel in what the Unitarian Universalist Association calls Small Group Ministry. We have Spirit Circle to explore pagan traditions. We have a Humanist Forum for folks inclined that way. We deliver hot food to homeless people living in emergency shelter at local motels. We socialize together on Movie Nights, Storytelling Events, Karaoke Parties, and Game Nights.
We eat together and write together and make art together. We raise money and write letters together about the issues of the day. We share our concerns for social justice and the environment. We host Girl Scout meetings and welcome the community into our Meeting Hall on historical days, yard sales and whenever the people of Bordentown are out and about.
Check out the tabs on this website for more specifics, but more importantly, check us out! We hold services 10 a.m. Sundays from September through June. We would love to welcome you!
Church Services, 10 a.m.
Jan. 19 – The Rev. Carol Haag – No matter what you call it – sestercentennial, semiquincentennial, bicentennial, bicenquinquagenary, quatrimillennium or just plain 250th – 202 is a big year for Universalism. It will be the 250th anniversary of John Murray’s famous 1770 sermon in Thomas Potter’s chapel in Good Luck Jan. 30, New Jersey. John Murray’s preaching of God is Love has been evolving over the decades – from personal salvation to social salvation – from afterlife to here and now – from love of persons to love of planet and the Web of Life. Let’s explore its meaning to us now.
Jan. 26 – Joan Spengler, Roger Long, Pete Costanza and Jen Chaiken will be tackling the concept of Spirituality: what it is, where it can be found, and why we look for it.
Jan. 20 – Spirit Circle 7 p.m.
Jan. 30 – Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Chalice Circles – Beginning in January we will be hosting Chalice Circles as a joint ministry with member of the UU Congregation of Princeton. Chalice Circles are small groups of six to twelve people who meet regularly to share life experiences and thoughts around a spiritual theme. The expectation is that Chalice Circle members will commit to regular monthly participation for a full year. We will hold two sessions as trial runs on Jan. 13 and Feb. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. and will continue with a committed group on the second Monday of the month thereafter.
All events are at DDUUC, 39 Park St. Bordentown, NJ, 08505, unless otherwise noted.
Chalice Circles and Fundraising Auction! The January 2020 edition of The Pulse is available at the Newsletter Page. Enjoy.
Save the date!
DDUUC will be staffing an informational table at the Bordentown Green Fair, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020. The event is at the Carslake Community Center, 207 Crosswicks St. Bordentown, N.J. 08505.
Our congregation is gearing up for a fall filled with meaningful experiences and plenty of fun. Instead of having a settled minister, we schedule services individually to be lead by Unitarian Universalist ministers, other speakers and members of our own congregation. Our Sunday services begin at 10 a.m
On Sunday, Sept. 1 — There will be no service, just a thorough cleaning of the building! Starts at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 8 — Our traditional Water Communion with a new ripple, a musical performance by Elaine Silver, who has studied the works of John, Paul, George and Ringo so seriously she considers herself a “Certified Beatle-Ologist.”
Sunday, Sept. 15 –The Rev. Flo Gelo will give the sermon. Coffee hour chit chat may include the story of her chance meeting with a member of DDUUC – in of all places – Dingle, Ireland.
Saturday, Sept. 21 – DDUUC will be a way station for folks on the Bordentown Historical Society Fall House Tour from 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 22 — The Rev. Dr. Edward Frost will return to our pulpit for our morning service, then at 7 p.m., we will meet outside our building for Drumming by the Fire to mark the waning of the summer sunlight. Participants are invited to bring drums and snacks to share. For more information, contact Joan Spengler at email@example.com.
October services are still being planned, but we know will hear from the Rev. Dr. Frost on Sunday, Oct. 13, and from the Rev. Flo Gelo on Oct. 20, a service that will be followed by a Bread and Soup Lunch.
On Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6, we plan to staff and informational booth at Cranberry Fest.
On Sunday, October 13, DDUUC will host “Meet the Artists,” a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. showcasing artists from the A-Team organization, a separate non-profit organization that is headquartered at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. A light lunch will be served. Suggested donation $5.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, DDUUC will host the Interfaith Dialogue, where leaders and adherents of different faiths discuss a topic together in the spirit of mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence. Topic: How Should Faith Communities Respond to the Rise of Intolerance?
On Oct. 27, DDUUC is planning to “haunt” the Bordentown Halloween Parade.
On Sunday, Nov. 3 — DDUUC’s Spirit Circle will present a service called, “Remembering.” This will be a look at the ancient underpinnings of Halloween with a healthy dose of congregation participation. November’s services are being planned as of this writing.
December: On Sunday, Dec. 1 – DDUUC will celebrate Chalica, the uniquely Unitarian Universalist winter festival. Watch this space for more information about services and events.
DDUUC is so thankful to our panelists for sharing their faith-informed views on our question: How should faith communities respond to the rise of intolerance? We had 2.5 times as many audience members and their thoughtful comments and questions added depth to an already meaningful discourse.
Topic: How should faith communities respond to the rise of intolerance?
Join us for the next Interfaith Dialog, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 22. This is another installment in a series of events designed to find common ground in different faiths. DDUUC is assembling a panel of representatives from a variety of faiths to engage in a respectful and insightful discussion.
After our panelists speak. our audience will be invited to join the dialogue. Light refreshments to follow. The coordinator is Warren Spengler and he may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A-Team of TASK
DDUUC believes in the social justice mission of the A-TEAM, the art group associated with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. In that spirit, the congregation is hosting an exhibit and reception for these special artists who have taken hardship and transformed it into beautiful, expressive works of art, which will be offered for sale. The art will continue to be on display and an ideal time to view it and arrangement payment would be before and after our 10 a.m. Sunday worship services.
Thanks to these businesses
for providing refreshments
Thanks to CJ Mugavero for making gift to TASK for the A-TEAM program in honor of this event. Here is a link to her shop.
Our community will be hosting a showing of works and reception by the A-Team artist group, a separate non-profit organization that resides at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. The event, from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the DDUUC meeting house, 39 Park St., Bordentown, will be accompanied by a light lunch. For a sample of A-Team art, visit http://www.ateamartists.com Suggested donation: $5.