Rev. Gil Caldwell, guest minister

Regardless of how one views the Bible, it is filled with illustrations appropriate for today. Matthew 18:12 in the King James Version “speaks” of “90 and 9 sheep and the 1 who has gone astray.” The 99% Wall Street Occupiers seek to bring the 1% who have financially gone astray, back into the fold. “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Music by Helen Kho.


Gilbert H. Caldwell is a retired African American United Methodist Church minister. He was active in the Civil Rights Movement and was acquainted with UU Minister Rev. Jim Reeb who was attacked in Selma and died a few days later. He was one of the founders of Black Methodists for Church Renewal and United Methodists of Color for a Fully Inclusive Church.

MONTHLY THEME:

November - HUMILITY

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. ~ Albert Einstein

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. ~ Isaac Newton

NEWS & NOTES:

Pot Luck and Swap Meet

Holiday Pot Luck and Swap Meet

Thursday, December 4th, Community Room, 6:30pm to 9pm

Share your bounty and talents! The UUCMC Social Action Committee is again teaming up with Transition Monmouth NJ to sponsor A Family Friendly Holiday Pot Luck & Swap Meet on December 4th from 6:30 to 9pm at UUCMC.

NOT A FOODIE OR CRAFTER? NO TIME FOR POT LUCK? COME ANYWAY! IT’S ABOUT COMMUNITY, NOT STUFF!

WHAT TO BRING: Food and drink for the pot luck, items to swap, samples for testing and tasting. Please label all prepared items.  WHAT TO SWAP: Any home-made consumables or crafts. All swaps are one for one, so bring items you would be willing to trade for a jar of jam, say. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Holiday Gathering

Holiday Fest and Crafts

Saturday, December 6th, 4pm to 7pm

A multigenerational fun time for all ages, a chance to celebrate together. Bring your favorite dish for the potluck, make crafts, play holiday bingo and join in the sing a long! Sponsored by: The Religious Education Committee and Adult RE Committee. Click here to see the flyer.

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

Amahl and the Night Visitors

December 13th, at 7pm:

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December 14th, at 6pm:

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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!

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