Upcoming at DDUUC 6/21

During July, Aug. and September, DDUUC holds no Sunday service on the first Sunday of the month. That means, no service on Sunday, July 4, no service on Sunday, Aug. 4, and no service Sunday, Sept. 5.

June 6 – Discussion – Topic To Be Determined
June 13 – Rev. Larry Smith – To Be or to Do?
Unitarian Universalists often wish to be people of action rather than people of
contemplation, yet both are important and are necessary for our free faith. What is the
difference between Meaning and Purpose?
June 20 – Gail Trautz – Scars, Seen and Unseen
What makes us who we are – our scars tell our story – how do we interpret them – and
how do others see us through our scars.
June 27 – Christina Sturgis – End of Year Wrap Up

Annual Congregational Meeting is to be held June 13 with official notification going out to members on or about June 3.

DDUUC will be a stop on the Bordentown Historical Society’s Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, June 26.

DDUUC had a wonderful experiece participating in the Bordentown City-Wide Yard Sale on the weekend of June 5 and 6. Kelly Hansen did a wonderful job coordinating for DDUUC!

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May 2021 Click here to join us.

May 2 – Discussion – What Comes Next? “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice
and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.” Michele Casella Collier
May 9 – Kirsten DeLuca – “Mother” Nature. Transcendentalism is a spiritual movement and point of view that is much like Unitarian Universalism, as it focuses on the independence on the thought and mind. Transcendentalism relates to being “born” and viewing the world in different ways which are less materialistic and more nature-based. As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
May 16 – Roger Long – Virtual Art Show. One positive thing about 2020, it stimulated our creative juices, as in all trying times. May 16 is the opportune time to share with us how it affected your creativity. It can be in the form of a song, hymn, poem, collage, montage, drawing, sculpture, to mention
just a few forms art expression takes.
May 23 – Rev. Larry Smith – “The Flower You Choose” – Flower Ceremony Sunday– What kind of flower do you choose?  What is given to you? What do you decide?  We will reflect on the paths taken and not taken.  The flower we chose and the flower not chosen.  For the flower ceremony, bring a flower or a picture of a flower of your choice or artwork expressing the flower you would share if you could.  We shall share by Zoom.

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May 30 – Warren Spengler – Truth in Aging: A baby boomer looks at getting older.

Annual Congregational Meeting is to be held June 13 with official notification going out to members on or about June 3.

DDUUC will be participating in the annual Bordentown City-Wide Yard Sale on the weekend of June 5 and 6. Kelly Hansen is coordinating for DDUUC. Folks will be at 39 Park St. from 3 to 7 on Friday night to accept merchandise and folks will staff our site from 8 to noon on Saturday and Sunday.

DDUUC will be a stop on the Bordentown Historical Society’s Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, June 26.

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Upcoming at DDUUC April 2021

April 25 – Rev. Dave HunterShall We Give God a Second Chance?
Many Unitarian Universalists have ambivalent feelings about God. The God who watches over humanity and intervenes in our affairs from time to time seems implausible, but are there other images of God that are worth consideration? Is “God” still a useful word for you? How would you describe God – the God you believe in, or don’t?

April 24 – Presentation on Delanco Solar Farm. 7 p.m. on Zoom at 899-0379-7035.

April 25 – Board of Trustees. Kelly Hansen will present a fund-raising idea. On Zoom.

April 25 – Memorial Service for Elly Leonard 2 p.m. Zoom 994 9834 7448
code 227573.

Board of Trustees meetings for the remainder of the 2020-21 year will be held at 11:15 a.m. by Zoom on Sunday following the church service. The remaining dates are April 25, May 23 and June 27.

May 12 – Book Club meets to discuss “The Little Paris Bookshop.” By Nina George.

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Upcoming at DDUUC March ’21

March 7 – Community Gathering – You Are What You Eat
March 14 – Rev. Larry Smith – “Do You Care?”
Empathy is not a value in our society. What is it and how do we get it back?
March 21 – Joan Spengler – Ostara
Ostara is the feast of the Vernal Equinox and the beginning of a season long transition
to summer. But isn’t all life a transition to the nest step?
March 28 – Roger Long – “What Possible Good Can Come from a Plague?”

Click here to hear John DeMasi’s song, “Let Me Shine” from the March 21 church service.

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Feb. 7 – Community Gathering – Heart Health
In addition to celebrating Valentine’s Day in February, it is also American Heart month.
Join the discussion about what keeps your heart healthy in so many ways.
Feb. 14 – Rev. Larry Smith – Human/Nature
It seems that there’s nothing new in “the theology of the liberal church,” as it was called
in theological school. But there is something that has always been there and is still
something new at the same time, reasonable and mystical.

Feb. 15Spirit Circle – zoom 865 2682 5812 code 752749
Feb. 21 – Trish Concannon – Secrets

Feb. 24 Sending You Light – 7 p.m. Music Event with UU Activist and Vocalist Melanie DeMore,
Feb. 28 – Gail Costanza – Pledge Sunday
This is our annual pledge service, asking you what you can give to the church to
support its programs.

March 5 — UU Faith Action Gala — Click here to register. John DeMasi is DDUUC’s contact for this.

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Jan. 3 – Patricia Concannon – The Color of Law
A discussion of the book “The Color of Law” and how it illustrates our forgotten history.
Jan. 10 – Rev. Larry Smith – Human/Nature
It seems that there’s nothing new in “the theology of the liberal church,” as it was called
in theological school. But there is something that has always been there and is still
something new at the same time, reasonable and mystical.
Jan. 17 – Joan Spengler – Bean Soup and Pancakes
It is said that traditions help with cultural continuity. But when do traditions become
questionable, and when should they be considered dangerous? And what is a tradition
Jan. 24 – Roger Long – The Inauguration – New Year, New Regime
Let Us Be Hopeful. Maybe the most dramatic change for this New Year will be political.
But spiritual change can’t be far behind, and let’s think of that miserable month of
January as that most spiritual of months, for, like its namesake Janus, we will be
looking back and forward at the same time, better for our past joys and sorrows.
Jan. 31 – Warren Spengler — Accident of Birth — Warren will explore the often-cited opinion that the United States of America belongs to the ancestors of the immigrants who arrived the earliest.

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Dec. 6 – Community Gathering – Discussion of Holiday Traditions.

Dec. 13 – Rev. Larry Smith – An Advent Like No Other
Advent is either the beginning or the end. What is this season beginning for
you? What is ending?

Dec. 20 – Gail Costanza – A Traditional Christmas Service?
Will we be able to have a traditional Christmas service this year? We will try! Please
have a candle with you if possible.

Dec. 21 – Spirit Circle hosts a Solstice Celebration on Zoom at 7 p.m.

Dec. 27 –Rev. Dave Hunter – Why Is There Something Rather than Nothing? Ultimate
Question or Pointless Diversion?
To conclude the year – and prepare for the year about to begin – let’s consider
together what many consider the most basic question of all: why is there something
rather than nothing? If you know the answer, please let Rev. Hunter know as soon as possible
(davidhunter2405@comcast.net) (at least no later than December 20).

Our services are on Zoom due to Covid-19. Click here for the administrator to let you in.

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Nov. 15 service

Chris Sturgis is doing this week’s service on Henry David Thoreau who penned the beautiful words, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

Upcoming services

Nov. 8 Rev. Larry Smith The Democratic Process: Though tired of our four-year national obsession, it is important to reflect on how this relates to our faith. Why are UUs so taken with Democracy?

Nov. 15 Christina Sturgis In his book On Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau said, “Simplify!” but I suspect it is a little more complicated.

Nov. 19 7 p.m. DDUUC hosted its first-ever Interfaith Dialog over Zoom. Warren Spengler coordinates this event. DDUUC thanks all the presenters and participants for a very enlightening session.

Nov. 22 Gail Costanza Martyrs: When we think of martyrs, we think of people like Joan of Arc and Socrates. Who are our Unitarian Universalist martyrs?

Nov. 25 is the deadline for submitting articles to DDUUC’s monthly newsletter, The Pulse.

Nov. 29 Joan Spengler Gratitude / Schmatitude: We have so much to be grateful for, but there is still a lot of work to do.