Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockland

Our Mission

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockland is a open, liberally religious, welcoming congregation offering fellowship, an opportunity for free expression of ideas and spiritual growth. As such we strive to support one another, explore moral assumptions, promote social action and celebrate the interdependant web of of life. 

Welcome

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

 

Current Events

UU CURIOUS?? 

 Feb. 4 and Mar. 4:  10 am – 12 pm 

The UUCR leadership invites new members and newcomers for a 2-part series to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and about UUCR.

We will talk about the history of our faith tradition along with our congregation’s history and about how things work now, getting into the nitty-gritty of our boards and bylaws, committees and ceremonies. Representatives from the Board of Trustees, the Board of Worship, and the Membership Committee along with members who have attended for many years will give an overview of UUCR’s inner workings. Rev. Dawn will conduct the meetings. If you have not already expressed your ability to attend this series and are interested, please let Dawn know.

 

CIRCLE SUPPERS 

Circle Suppers are gatherings of around 8 people for a meal in a smaller, more personal environment. Typically, the host provides the main dish and guests provide other parts of the meal. We are targeting sometime in the month of April, but specific date/time is determined by the host. If you are interested in hosting a circle supper or attending one, reach out to Hillary Torres at hillary279@gmail.com 

BOW NEWS

Get Them to the Church on Time!

Our worship service is a full, rich hour of words, music, and community. Rev. Dawn and the others who plan services do their best to shape an experience that will engage and enlighten and inspire you. Your part is to get there on time!

Please make the extra effort to leave a few minutes early so you are in your seat and ready to be open to the worship at 10:30. Many thanks.  

The Board of Worship

 

Pledge Drive 2017-2018

The annual pledge drive for the upcoming fiscal year will begin in late April. Many new members and some longer-term ones have asked “What is an appropriate amount?” Here is the Fair Share Contribution Guide from the UUA.  We hope their suggestions will help you decide. FYI, the fiscal year is 7/1/17 to 6/30/18. Note that the suggestions are given as monthly amounts.

Yoga with Jane

C ome join us on most Sunday mornings between 8 and 9:15 am for Yoga at UUCR.  Schedule and details can be found here on the Facebook page.  Here is the LINK. 

 

 Amazon Associates Program

Please help support UUCR by using the Amazon link on this website.  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.