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.


September - RESPECT

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. ~ Abraham Lincoln


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.


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!