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Rev. Wendy Patoja, UU Guest Minister, Co-chair of the Anti-Racism and Diversity Committee of the UU Metro NY District.

In our earnest wish to be as inclusive of as many people as possible, it is not unusual for Unitarian Universalists to borrow elements or rituals from other cultural and religious traditions. But even with the best of intentions, too often we end up trampling on the identity of the very people with whom we are trying to ally. How can we remain in right relationship while welcoming and honoring others?
Music by Joel DeWitt, violin.


September - RESPECT

Humans are ambitious and rational and proud. And we don't fall in line with people who don't respect us and who we don't believe have our best interests at heart. We are willing to follow leaders, but only to the extent that we believe they call on our best, not our worst. ~ Rachel Maddow


Performing Arts Series

Song of the Wind

An evening of Japanese Music featuring strings and flute

Saturday, October 11th • 8 PM

Join us for a special concert of traditional and contemporary Japanese pieces with an autumnal flavor, for shakuhachi flute (bamboo flute), koto and shamisen. Featuring Glenn Shouyuu Swann, shakuhachi; Mutsumi Takamizu and Masumi Takamizu, koto, shamisen, and voice. Click here for tickets and for more information on our Performing Arts series.Click here for more information on this performance.

UUCMC Performing Arts Series 2014

Donate New Pajamas

PJ Day! October 12th

Children and parents alike, sleep late and wear your pajamas to the meetinghouse on Sunday, October 12th and please bring a pair of NEW Pajamas (child sizes only – boys are needed more than girls. Be sure all tags are kept on!) to the services. The Thursday Covenant Circle (2013-2014) is taking up a collection of NEW PJ’s in support of the PJ Project in Middletown, NJ.

Our collection box will be in the lobby starting Sunday, October 5th. You may leave your donation anytime, but please make sure they're here by October 19th! All donations are greatly appreciated! Let’s help the children in need in Monmouth County be warm and cozy this winter.

Leadership Training

Harvest the Power at UUCMC

All current and potential leaders are invited to join a new group exploring together the skills and dynamics of organizational leadership. We will be using the Harvest the Power curriculum created by the UUA and our own experience to shed a light on what makes effective leadership and what can help our congregation move forward with health and vitality.

We will meet Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 pm in the East Room, on September 24, October 22, November 19, December 17, January 21, February 18, March 18. In order to register and receive any announcements and advance readings, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Meditation Group Forming

UUCMC Buddhist Meditation Group

Every Thursday evening, 5:30-6:30pm, Earth Room

Give yourself the gift of slowing down by being in a gentle, encouraging meditation space where you can sit quietly, find your space within in, and experience the loving support of other meditators. The class will consist of two periods of sitting with a time for discussion and questions. No meditation experience is necessary...instructions will be provided. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your interest and/or questions. ALL ARE WELCOME!