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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.

MONTHLY THEME:

October - FORGIVENESS

When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future. ~ Bernard Meltzer

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. ~ Lewis B. Smedes

NEWS & NOTES:

WAGO Wednesdays

We Are Getting Older (WAGO) Series

Wednesdays in October

A series for adults of all ages on all 5 October Wednesdays. WAGO begins at noon in the Community Room with people bringing a brown bag lunch. Juice and fruit are provided. Then there is a speaker or program which begins around 12:30 and is often followed by discussion.

October 22nd: Can’t We Talk About Something Pleasant book by Roz Chast. Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst on how to have unwanted conversations.

Performing Arts Series

Amahl and the Night Visitors

A modern opera written by Gian Carlo Menotti

Saturday, December 13th • 7 pm

Sunday, December 14th • 6 pm

The story opens with a young child, Amahl, being captivated by an unusually large star hanging over their poor home. Later that evening Amahl and mother are surprised by 3 kings who come knocking at their door seeking rest for the night. A completely staged production.  Click here for more information on our Performing Arts series.

UUCMC Performing Arts Series 2014

Fall Path to Membership

Classes for Potential Members

Saturday afternoons, 3 to 4:30pm

Part 1 was October 4th, but you can still join the series. Next class is October 25th in the East Room. You can watch a video we watched about Unitarian Universalism by clicking here, and pick up a binder in the office to catch up. The final class will be November 25th. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Harvest/Halloween Night

Come for Some Multigenerational Fun!

Saturday, November 1st, 5 to 8pm

ALL AGES - come out and raise your spirits! Wear your costume, bring your favorite Halloween/Harvest food for the ghoulish potluck, dance and have FUN! Click here for more information.

Covenant Circles Forming

You Can Still Sign Up for a Covenant Circle

Perhaps attending Sunday services is not for you - you just don't want to get up another day of the week! You can still be a part of a loving community and deeply explore matters of worth. Covenant Circles are groups of 8-10 people who meet once a month for 10 months to talk about our monthly theme. We currently have 10 circles and in particular have space on Tuesday afternoon at UUCMC and Monday evening in Manasquan. Kindly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if there is a circle for you, and to sign up. ALL are welcome!

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