Upcoming at DDUUC

June 4 — Denise McCormackTo Be Determined

June 11 — Pauline NijanderFearfully and Wonderfully Made In recent times, members of the LGBTQIA+ community have come under direct fire from individuals and groups that, in an effort to score cheap political points, seek to take away the agency of LGBTQIA+ youth and adults. Join us for this Sunday as we delve into the harm caused by the removal of agency, and why it is necessary to listen to the voices of      those in the LGBTIA+ community when it comes to just being able to live their own lives.

June 18 — Dr. Melanie DavisDriving Toward the Tornado — The choice between the known and unknown, stability and chaos, isn’t always clear. What’s the secret to finding safety on the other side? This service shares learnings about bravery, fear, grief, resilience, joy, and renewal from my solo road trip around the U.S. Congregational meeting is that day. Contact Secretary Jen Steffee for details.

June 25 – The Board of TrusteesA year-end wrap up of all that we have accomplished.

DDUUC is participating in the Bordentown City-Wide Yard Sale

The event is from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 3, and items to be donated to a DDUUC table at the event should be dropped off from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday night before the sale. Any items remaining will be donated to Goodwill. Contact Kelly Hansen for more details. In the past this has been a fun event and also a great way to meet our neighbors!

New to Unitarian Universalism? Or Want to Learn More?

Cathy Ann Vandegrift, chair of our membership committee, recently praised the UU Pocket Guide available from the Unitarian Universalist Association, which offers discounts for bulk purchases. For more information, talk to Cathy Ann or click here.

Pledge drive reminder

DDUUC is holding its annual pledge drive to inform the budget for next year. To hand in your pledge form electronically, click here. The webmaster is installing a new type of donation button, but it is not available yet.

Some DDUUC members have expressed interest in this upcoming rally to demand an assault weapons ban. Click here for more information.

Services start at 10 a.m. Due to the rise in Covid cases, masks are strongly recommended for in-person attendance.

DDUUC is very active. Please visit our calendar.

All Sunday Services and DDUUC virtual activities are now available via the same Zoom Code. Meeting ID: 609-444-9349. Password: uuchurch. Virtual Sunday Services: 10 a.m. To access links in the text that follows, hold control button, and click on the blue text.

Upcoming Services

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Sunday July 31 Service

Talk Back Topic: The Defining Moments of Our Lives. John DeMasi will lead a discussion about the crucial moments that made us who we are. The service will be held in the sanctuary at 39 Park St. Bordentown and streamed on Zoom. MEETING ID: 609 444 9349, Password: uuchurch: 609 444 9349,

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Discussion: Can Artificial Intelligence save the human race? Sunday, July 17, 2022

Roger Long will lead the discussion, available in person at our sanctuary at 39 Park St. Bordentown, NJ, and over the Zoom account. Scroll down for the codes. The link to our activities calendar now has a permanent home in the menu that goes across the screen if you are accessing the site on a personal computer or abbreviated into three horizontal lines in a white box if you accessing the site by smart phone.

MEETING ID: 609 444 9349, Password: uuchurch

Pride Day Rescheduled

The Bordentown Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, July 30. DDUUC marchers should meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Riverline Station for the event, which will begin at 1 p.m. Other festivities include:

2pm- Sullivan’s Pet Fashion Contest at Bordentown Home for Funerals
3 to 5- Kids and Family Fun area at Bordentown Home for Funerals and Leaping Dog Art Studios. Sean Kelly will provide live music and the BRHS group Student Voices will also be on hand collecting donations for youth organizations. Plus many $2 off your first beer at Tindall!
“Taste the Rainbow” drink special at OTP!
Free rainbow Italian Ice and Pup Cups at Smilies!

DDUUC collecting school supplies

DDUUC will be collecting school supplies for families with children living in emergency shelter in the local motels. Here is a link with details. The initiative is being coordinated by Kara DeRose and Raquel Parker.

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Informal summer services to begin July 10

DDUUC changes things up for the summer, skipping the first Sunday of July, August and September, but gathering for freewheeling discussion meetings on the remaining summer Sundays.

Contact Sunday Service Committee Chairwoman Joan Spengler if you would like to lead a discussion at Captain.Joan@hotmail.com. If you would like to have a blurb of your topic posted on this space, send it to Christinasturgis@yahoo.com. There will be no service on July 3. Even more DDUUC activities are posted on our calendar.

July 10 – Joan will lead the discussion

July 17 – Roger Long will lead the discussion

July 24 – Is open for a volunteer leader

July 31 – Is open for a volunteer leader

Aug. 7 – Will have no service

Aug. 14 – Is open for a volunteer leader

Aug. 21 – Is open for a volunteer leader

Aug. 28 – Is open for a volunteer leader

Sept. 4 – Will have no service

Sept. 11 – Regular services will resume

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Don’t forget to vote!

Our quorum for the Congregational Meeting is 19! DDUUC needs you to attend and to exercise your vote.

Please attend in person or on Zoom.

Dear Members,

The annual Dorothea Dix Unitarian Universalist Community (DDUUC) Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM following Sunday Service.

This in-person meeting will be held onsite at 39 Park Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505. The meeting will be streamed live over ZOOM for those unable to attend in person. Emails have gone out explaining the process in more detail.

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Service for Sunday June 19

In-Person Services (with Zoom):

June 19 – Rev. Dr. Richard Speck will speak on Juneteenth and will be addressing the
progress, and lack thereof, of our racial issues in America and in Unitarian

MEETING ID: 609 444 9349, Password: uuchurch

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Pride Events to be rescheduled

> Pride day has been rescheduled for next month due to weather. I’ll let

> everybody know the date as soon as I find out.

> Thanks!

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