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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County

35/47 Cleveland Street, Orange, New Jersey 07050, (973) 674-0010.   (Just off Main Street, just a block from Scotland Road.   Off-street parking.   Directions )

Upcoming Services & Other Events

last updated September 30, 2014

We ask congregants to please arrive and be seated in the Sanctuary between 10:45 and 11:00. If you arrive late, the usher will let you in at the appropriate time or a sign will be posted that you should use the rear entrance of the sanctuary (the entrance from the steps nearer the street) so as not to disrupt the service in progress.

tiny rainbow chalice Sunday, October 5th, 11:00 a.m. -- Beloved Community: The City Story -- Discussion Leader, Mindy Thompson Fullilove

Over the next few months, we will invite people working throughout the city of Orange to join us for a spirited discussion of our trials and tribulations, triumphs and joys. The work is hard, the outcomes important, and the supports sometimes slim. Our goal is to learn of one another's efforts so that we can all work more effectively. The topic for this Sunday will be drawn from the University of Orange storytelling project, Hidden Treasures of Our Orange. Some cities have all read a book together, but we don't know of a city that has undertaken the collection of its stories. How will it change us as we get to know one another?

tiny rainbow chalice Sunday, October 12th, 11:00 a.m. -- -- The Falling Leaves -- Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

Each fall we experience the changing seasons and for some it is sheer bliss and yet others don't like it. How can the changing cycles of life be less cumbersome? How can we find inner peace and child like joy in the falling leaves? Join us as we explore the fall season of life, loves and nature.

Also this Sunday, Joel Naftelberg and Peter Arian from the UU Congregation at Montclair will be on hand to tell us more about our current Share-The-Plate recipient, Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless (MESH). Half of all unrestricted donations will be given to them for this period, apart from pledges and other appeals. Please give generously. Thank you.

tiny rainbow chalice Sunday, October 19th, 11:00 a.m. -- East/West: Festival of Lights -- Discussion Leaders, Wayne Eastman and Darcy Hall

The focus of East/West this year will be learning about and experiencing festivals from around the globe that celebrate family, community, spiritual values and our precious earth. This Sunday, we will be learning about Diwali, a Hindu "festival of lights" that has its roots in ancient autumnal celebrations. All are welcome.

tiny rainbow chalice Sunday, October 26th, 11:00 a.m. -- India and Some of Her Gifts -- Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey

Curry, Gandhi, and the Taj Mahal are just a few of the wonders of India. I have had a life long affection for many things from this most amazing land. Join us as we engage the spiritual and natural beauty of India.