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Sept. 3 — No church. Find spirituality your own way.

September 10 – Rev. Flo Gelo – Ingathering

We come together from various places and encounters and return once again to our spiritual home. We begin our service with water communion, a symbol of life’s flow. We will let this ritual evoke memories of our flow in this community. This morning we reflect on the words “coming home”, what we notice about ourselves, who is the person who returns to this gathering. You may bring water from your summer to pour into the congregation’s ongoing waters collected over the history of the congregation.

September 17 – Mark Bernstein – Two Wings of the Human Spirit

Many UUs among us would have us believe that Reason and Faith are mutually exclusive. But others will argue that they are compatible, even nurturing one another. Where does Faith begin and Reason end, and vice versa? Let’s consider how we marry these two ways of looking at the world in order to forge greater relationships and lessen conflict in our congregations.

September 23 – Drumming by the Fire 7 p.m. Call Joan Spengler for details. Will be held indoors in case of inclement weather.

September 24 – Pauline Nijander – In This Very Moment

We live in a world that causes us to think about the future constantly and the past continues to haunt us. In response to the hecticness that is our lives, we are often told the old saying that we need to “stop and smell the roses.” But how many of us actually make the time to do so? Join us on this Sunday as we explore what being present in the moment would look like for us and the busy lives that we lead.


Concerned about covid?

A participant at the July 30 talkback has tested positive for Covid, therefore everyone who attended has been exposed. Click on this link for more information.

Congratulations to the newly elected Board of Trustees for the 2023-24 year:

President Kelly Hansen; Vice President Mary Watterson; Secretary Cathy Ann Vandegrift; Treasurer Warren Spengler; Chair of Sunday Service Joan Spengler; Chair of Social Action John DeMasi and Chair of Religious Education Kara DeRose.

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.

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.

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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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