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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County

Calendar Archive: 2018-19

tiny rainbow chaliceMonday, September 24th, 6 p.m. — HUUB: Building Solidarity Potluck

We will be catching up after the summer off, creating a fall community calendar, and making art with HUUB Fellow Stephen Batiz. Please bring a dish to share. Please bring a dish to share! The Facebook page can be found here.

tiny rainbow chaliceSunday, September 30th, 5 p.m. — FAITH + WORKS: Joseph Thomasberger Community Fellows

The HUUB at the First UU of Essex has initiated a vibrant program that encourages young people to make a difference in Orange. This program will be named to honor the urban ministry work of the late Rev. Joseph J Thomasberger. Becky Doggett, Joe’s life partner and activist partner, will start the conversation about Joe and his work. She would also like those attending to add their experiences. Facebook event page can be found here.

tiny rainbow chalice Sunday, October 21st, 5 pm. — FAITH+WORKS: Jared “J-Read” Fontaine, “Holding on and Letting Go”

Jared “J-Read” Fontaine, a Newark NJ native, is a young, independent hip hop artist who transcends rap music. Raised on an eclectic collection of artists like Regina Carter and Stevie Wonder to Mos Def and Jadakiss, J-Read offers a wide range of variety in his music and expression. He is a lead teaching artist with Sonic Explorations, a daily, free music education program in Orange NJ that focuses on cultivating students creative engagement with sound and music, and is also director of HiCalLife, a lifestyle brand dedicated to the economic, social, and cultural evolution of the urban community through art, entertainment, education, and media.

tiny rainbow chaliceMonday, October 22nd, 6 pm — Building Solidarity Potluck

We’ll meet the class of Urban Sociology students from Drew University who have been working with us in Orange, we’ll make art, and we’ll relax with our good food and good neighbors. Please bring a dish to share.

tiny rainbow chalice Sunday, November 4th, 2018 — FAITH+WORKS — Maughn Rollins Gregory

Maughn Rollins Gregory is Professor of Educational Foundations at Montclair State University (USA), where he succeeded Matthew Lipman as the director of the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children in 2001 ( He holds a JD and a PhD in philosophy. He publishes and teaches in the areas of philosophy of education, Philosophy for Children, pragmatism, gender, Socratic pedagogy and contemplative pedagogy. He is co-editor of the Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children (Routledge 2018) and has edited a number of special journal issues on Philosophy for Children.

tiny rainbow chalice Monday, November 19, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. -- HUUB Building Solidarity Potluck

This month we will have poetry and art to help us reflect on what we are thankful for.  Please bring a dish to share.

tiny rainbow chalice Sunday, December 16, 2018, 5 p.m. — FAITH + WORKS — Molly Rose Kaufman

Presenter Molly Rose Kaufman is a community planner, journalist and youth worker. Her writing has appeared in YES! Magazine, Kinfolk Magazine and the New York Times. As a community organizer in Orange, NJ, she co-founded the University of Orange, a free people’s university, worked with residents and planners to write the Heart of Orange plan and co-developed ORNG Ink, a youth-led, user driven arts collective. She has a BA from Hampshire College, an MS in journalism from Columbia University and was a 2016 Civic Liberal Arts Fellow at the New School. She currently serves as the University of Orange Provost & Program Director and is a Listening Consultant at HUUB.

During the service we will pause to remember recently passed members Cindy Long, Jean Sandow and Harold Mills. After the service, we will hold a holiday dinner in the Parish Hall.

tiny rainbow chalice Monday, December 17, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. — HUUB Building Solidarity Potluck
We will be decorating cookies for the holidays and reflecting on the past year. Please bring a dish to share.

tiny rainbow chalice Monday, January 14, 2019, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. -- HUUB Building Solidarity Potluck