Service Jan. 23, 2022

James Baldwin: Release, Release, Release

Meeting ID: 609 444 9349

Password: uuchurch

James Baldwin: Release, Release, Release

The Rev. Roger Butts, pastor of Prairie UU Church in Parker, Colorado, will speak to us about a crucial event in the life of the writer and activist James Baldwin. He found himself in a position where he could have been killed, and he found himself in a position where he realized he could kill someone. He learned about the power of release in that moment, and it saved his life.

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Motel Meals Canceled for Jan. 20, 2022

Due to concerns about spreading Covid-19, the delivery of meals to the homeless in emergency shelter is canceled for Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 and rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3. For more information about this program, contact Kara DeRose, DDUUC chair of the Social Action Committee.

On Zoom through February ’22

 Dear DDUUC members and friends,
>
> Due to the continued high number of COVID cases, the Board has decided
> to continue all-virtual Sunday Services through the month of February.
> All Sunday Services in February will be held online on ZOOM.
>
> Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to navigate
> through these difficult times and keep everyone safe.
>
> The DDUUC Board

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Full Moon Celebration

The Spirit Circle will gather at the sanctuary, 39 Park St., Bordentown, NJ., to celebrate the full moon. The video below has been rendered unavailable, but Spirit Circle members will share it verbally.

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New Zoom Numbers Jan. 9

DDUUC will be using a new Zoom account for the service starting Jan. 9. The meeting ID is the church phone number for ease in remembering. The new account will give the host more options for using Zoom features. The DDUUC calendar has been updated to reflect this change.

Meeting ID: 609 444 9349

Password: uuchurch

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Holiday take-down?

Saturday, Jan. 15, is the date to gather at our sanctuary to take down and pack up the holiday decorations. 2 p.m. is the start time. For more information, contact Joan Spengler. For information about other events, consult the DDUUC calendar.

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Jan. 9 Service is on Zoom

Due to the increasing cases of Covid-19 and the omicron variant, the Board of Trustees decided to hold Sunday services remotely for the month of January 2022. As of this writing, the DDUUC calendar had not been updated to reflect this, but it’s still chock-full of good information.

Heartfelt thanks to Clarissa Rose for leading our Jan. 2 service, a talk-back and discussion about new beginnings and perspective on New Year’s resolutions. She mentioned this 10,000 Maniacs song as an inspiration. Older congregation members may remember the one below it that includes the lyrics, “These are the good old days.”

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Jan. 2 Service on Zoom

Due to the increase in cases of Covid-19 and the Omicron, the Board of Trustees has decided to hold Sunday services remotely over Zoom for the month of January 2022.

Zoom Meeting ID: 819 313 1486

Password: uuchurch 

A heartfelt thanks to John DeMasi for his excellent Happy Holidays Sing-A-Long on Dec. 26, 2021. As promised, he revealed some greatest achievements of recorded music. The best-selling Christmas single of all time is White Christmas by Bing Crosby, the best-selling album is Elvis Presley’s Christmas Album and Gene Autry, the singing cowboy, had a No. 1 hit with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in Christmas week of 1949.

Although the DDUUC calendar has not yet been updated to reflect the change back to remote services, other information is available.

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Dec. 26: Happy Holidays Sing-A-Long

Greatest Musical Hits of Christmas to be Revealed!

DDUUC’s own folksinger-songwriter John DeMasi is going to lead a Happy Holidays Sing-a-Long Celebration. The songs will include Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Silent Night, Feliz Navidad, White Christmas, Jingle Bells, and more.

.John will also tell the stories of the origins of Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, the Broken Church Organ and the Christmas Truce of 1914. He will reveal the biggest selling Christmas song and Christmas album of all time.

John has a new song, If We Really Want Peace, find it by clicking here or under the Youtube tab on this website.

Please note that due to spacing to deter from the spread of COVID-19, space may be limited.  Click here for the DDUUC calendar

At this time, services at the church are only open to vaccinated individuals. Please see our virtual services for future attendance. 

This is an in-person service only. Vaccination cards and masks are required. No food or drink is permitted. Children not of age to be vaccinated can attend in the downstairs area with masks, please. 

Winter Solstice Observed

A lovely candlelight ceremony was held in honor of the winter solstice on the evening of Dec. 20 thanks to the Spirit Circle. The solstice marks the “shortest day of the year,” meaning the fewest hours and minutes of daylight. After this milestone, the days will get longer and brighter.

Motel Meals Delivered

The DDUUC Social Action Committee delivered 60 meals to people living in emergency shelter in local motels on Dec. 19. The food was purchased from Villa Mannino with individual donations from outside the church budget. Among the recipients were 5 children and 6 toddlers.

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Jan. 2022 services will be on Zoom

Due to the increase in Covid-19 cases in Burlington County, the Board of Trustees has decided Sunday Services in January will be conducted remotely over Zoom.

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