Tending to Our Spirit (November 17, 2019)

In 1897, a small group of individuals founded the Hackensack Unitarian Congregational Church. By 1956, the congregation had outgrown its walls and moved to Paramus, changing its name to Central Unitarian Church (CUC) and reaching out to the liberal religious community in Bergen County. Contained within our 122 year history is the spirit of the … Continued

Making Meaning Together (November 10, 2019)

We rightly celebrate our Unitarian Universalist congregations as spaces where each of us — theists, agnostics, atheists, Humanists, Pagans, Buddhists, and more — can freely explore our individual spiritual journeys and theologies.  While this personal freedom remains a vital part of what we offer as a non-creedal and inclusive faith tradition, this freedom often comes … Continued

Our Shared Space (October 27, 2019)

Opinions and judgments swirl around us.  Especially in today’s political climate, we are often compelled to choose a side and defend it.  But what would our world be like if we set aside our judgments, our defensive stances of right and wrong, and we spoke from a shared space?  This is not our typical way … Continued

Narrative Freedom (October 20, 2019)

Author Thomas King writes: “The truth about stories is that’s all we are.”  Yet, not all of us have the power to tell our own stories. If we are to honor each other and our interdependence, if we are to allow for a responsible search for truth and meaning, we need to create space for … Continued

Building Bridges, Not Walls (October 13, 2019)

Last month, twelve members of CUC along with nine members of other New Jersey UU congregations traveled to Prague to spend time together and worship with our partner Unitarian congregation there.  The group then proceeded on a pilgrimage to Transylvania in Romania, the place of origin of Unitarianism 450 years ago. We will hear from … Continued

Blessing of the Animals (October 6, 2019)

Join us for service on Sunday, October 6 for our all ages Blessing of the Animals service where we recognize and celebrate our connection with our animal companions.All pets and their human companions are welcome! Dogs must be leashed and, if required, muzzled. Smaller animals should be carried in kennels or cages or held securely. … Continued

The Birthday of the World (September 29, 2019)

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is also a celebration of the birthday of the world.  We’ll explore ancient and new stories about the birth of the world — from the story of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible to the scientific theory of the Big Bang — and consider what they tell us about our … Continued

Unplanned Grace (September 22, 2019)

In 2019, many of us find ourselves in a state of overwhelm — with international and national events, with the amount of information at our fingertips, and with the complexity of problems facing our communities. How do we simply get through all that we need to do day-to-day and still remain attuned to beauty and … Continued