Sermons

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. tribute and remembrance

“Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod” are the words that open the second verse of the majestic Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Negro National Anthem by James Weldon Johnson. The music and words of this song ring through Martin Luther King Jr. tributes and commemorations throughout [...]

January 10: Volunteer and Leadership Sunday

Join us for Volunteer and Leadership Sunday, January 10, at 10:30 a.m. David Horst, Minister, Robin Slaw; Director of Lifespan Faith Development; and Charlie O’Reilly, Worship Associate, lead a service focusing on congregational volunteering and leadership in conjunction with the Volunteer Fair. In his 1994 autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela gave [...]

January 3: First Sunday service introduces ‘resistance’ theme

On Sunday morning, January 3, at 10:30, Robin Slaw, Director of Lifespan Faith Development, and Susan Gempler, Worship Associate, lead the all-ages First Sunday service and introduce the monthly theme resistance. Robin’s sermon topic is “How Gender Defines Our Lives (or Doesn’t!).” The first words out of a birth attendant’s [...]

December 27: Service of Forgiveness and Healing

On Sunday morning, December 27, at 10:30, we draw inspiration from the book “Radical Forgiveness” by Colin Tipping as we consider the ways we are all capable of healing and transformation despite the hurts and losses in our lives. David Horst, Minister, and Abby Kessler, Worship Associate, lead the service featuring [...]

December 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Central Unitarian Church, Bergen County’s liberal religious community, welcomes area families to a traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service beginning at 7 o’clock featuring lessons and carols and music by the church choir, instrumentalists, soloists, and guest artists. Central Unitarian Church, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association, is located at [...]

December 20: Winter Solstice Celebration

We offer a variety of Christmas week services beginning on Sunday morning, December 20, with an all-ages Winter Solstice Celebration at 10:30 featuring stories, songs, and ritual. David Horst, Minister; Robin Slaw, Director of Lifespan Faith Development; Matt Anderson, Director of Music; and Jill Wecht, Worship Associate, lead the service. On Thursday evening, December 24, we invite you, [...]

December 13: Presenting ‘Christmas Tapestry’

The Children and Youth Faith Development Committee presents the Christmas Tapestry as part of the worship service on Sunday morning, December 13, at 10:30. Robin Slaw, Director of Lifespan Faith Development, adapted Christmas Tapestry from the book by Patricia Polacco. The short play features a multigenerational cast of Central Unitarian children, [...]

December 6: First Sunday service introduces ‘expectation’ theme

‘Expectation’ is the worship and learning theme for December. We introduce our next monthly theme, expectation, at the First Sunday service on December 6 at 10:30 a.m. The December holidays are filled with expectations with our plans for feasting, gift-giving, family gatherings and rituals, church and workplace celebrations, and more. [...]

November 29: Jesus Reborn

  On this First Sunday of Advent, November 29, at 10:30 a.m., we take a fresh look at the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth from a Unitarian Universalist perspective. Each year Jesus is symbolically reborn, and in the passage of time our understanding of him evolves and deepens. [...]

November 22: Thanksgiving Celebration and Pie Brunch

Central Unitarian Church in Paramus welcomes the community to its annual all-ages Thanksgiving Celebration and Pie Brunch on Sunday morning, November 22, beginning at 10:30. The program features choral music, traditional hymn singing, a story, and a presentation by the Rev. David M. Horst entitled “Gratitude and Remembrance.” A Pie [...]