The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockland (Formerly the First Unitarian Society of Rockland County) founded in 1956, is an independent religious organization affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association. We are the denomination's only congregation in Rockland County. Our belief is in a religion without dogma, which allows the individual to develop a faith and values meaningful to his or her own life.
Unitarian Universalists focus their attention on human existence in the natural world and universe. Our concerns include spiritual, intellectual and ethical values as applied to the social and life issues of today.
The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part
How glad I am to be alive! 2014 was a very interesting year for me personally, professionally and emotionally. I can’t say it was the best of times yet on the other hand it really wasn’t the worst of times either.
Our small congregation has grown. Even as we have lost dear friends, we are in the middle of a growth spurt. As I look around, I see new faces on a consistent basis and am sure we are headed in the right direction from many standpoints.
Our committees are working hard. Our leadership seems to have their heads on right. The children seem to be growing well, and our adults are engaged with small group ministry, social action, adult RE and so many private, personal and communal involvements it’s a wonder we all get together as often as we do. Our staff are hardworking, caring and talented people (did I say this?).
So, what wisdom can I share with you? What touching tidbit did I see recently that caught my eye? Well, here it is. (see the reading) I hope it finds your spirit open to it. I pray that it reminds you in some way of what’s important in life.
Lastly, it is my wish for each of you to have a New Year filled with justice-seeking, good health, an abundance of what you need and more love than you ever imagined possible.
We’ve got a lot to do in 2015; get your rest now! I’m ready to run a good race; are you?
Lots of love,
WELCOMING HELPING HANDS
We will be welcoming our Helping Hands guests on the following dates during our coming church year:
- Jan. 21, 22, and 23
- March 6
- April 30
Join us at UUCR as we explore the Islamic faith, traditions and world contributions. Please sign up and come prepared for a lively and engaging nine sessions. All classes begin at 10 and end at 12.
10/4, 11/1, 12/6, 1/10, 2/7, 3/7, 4/11, 5/2, 6/6
UU YOGA with Jane.
Yoga classes are held each Sunday morning at 8am and meditation at 9:30 am. Please join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/UUCRYOGA in order to stay up to date with our schedule and any cancellations.
UUCR is now recording many of our sermons and posting on our website. Click the link to be taken to our Audio page. Sermon (Audio)
Amazon Associates Program
Go to our website: www.uurocklandny.org and scroll down and to the right. When you see the Amazon icon, click on it and complete your order as usual. VOILA! I know it’s easy because I did it! This costs you nothing additional but UUCR gets credit back totally 4% of your purchase. (If you are not seeing the Amazon icon please disable your ad blocking software.) Tell your family – tell your friends.