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 )
last updated March 2, 2014
Please note the new starting time of 11:00 for our services.
Sunday, March 9th, 11:00 a.m. -- What is the Religious Liberal to Make of Lent? -- Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey
During this very religious season I've been asked often what am I giving up for lent. It's a puzzling question for a non-Catholic but one worth some sincere thought. Not in the way that a member of the Episcopal faith or Orthodox or Catholic may find it but one worth our time and attention nevertheless. Come join us as we look at this venerable practice and how we religious liberals may approach it or even benefit from it.
Also this Sunday, Celebrations & Music Committee meeting at 1:00 p.m., in the Sonen Room.
Sunday, March 16th, 11:00 a.m. -- The Wide World of Norbert Fabian Čapek -- Rev. Joseph Ben-David
Rev. Dr. Norbert Fabian Čapek was a member of the First UU Church of Essex County during his stay in the United States. In this sermon, we will explore Čapek's Unitarian philosophy and his enormously creative life, tragically ending with his murder in the Dachau concentration camp. Rev. Ben-David will also include the contemporary resources in psychology and theology, Dr. Čapek would be identifying with, were he alive today.
Reverend Joseph Ben-David is a minister emeritus of the Religious Society of Czech Unitarians. His mentor was Dr. Norbert Fabian Čapek, the founder of the Society who as a most dynamic spiritual leader created the unique Flower Communion and built the Prague congregation into the largest Unitarian Church in the world, having 3,000 members. (For more information, see our webpage Norbert & Maja Čapek.)
Tuesday, March 18th, 7:30 p.m. - Board of Trustees meeting, Sonen Room.
Sunday, March 23rd, 11:00 a.m. -- Who's Fooling Whom? -- Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey
Humans go through a series of ups and downs in life. Often we delude ourselves into believing things that aren't true. In this service we will explore why humans have a hard time dealing with the truth and how we may move towards authentic living with as much honesty as we can muster. Join us for a morning filled with introspection and truth telling.
Also this Sunday, at 12:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall, Special Congregational Meeting, to discuss two-year renewal of Minister's contract and vote on Letter of Intent concerning merger with U.U. Congregation of Montclair.
Sunday, March 30th, 11:15 a.m. (in the Parish Hall) -- East-West Sunday: Sufism -- Discussion Leaders - Wayne Eastman & Darcy Hall
In this East-West session, long-time church members Wayne Eastman and Darcy Hall will lead a program on the mystical Sufi tradition within Islam. In addition to our usual film, there will be a craft project for all ages.