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    Lights on the Road to Raleigh

    Imagine the scene, 7:15 in Newark Penn Station and 8 of us are gathered under the sign waiting for our train to post, hot coffee in our hands, packed for three days and 20 hours of train time.  Eight others would join us at the hotel, two having brought the only car we … [Read More...]

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    Membership Corner

    Visitors who are interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism and our congregation are encouraged to participate in programs which give an overview of our community and faith. Talk and Tour is a led by a lay-member and includes a tour around our building … [Read More...]

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    It was a big deal when my UU Coming of Age class, (the two of us), took our first trip to Boston, MA for our trip to the Unitarian Universalist Association’s headquarters.  I remember the narrow hallways; the old murals of names I had heard in my RE classes; the way the … [Read More...]

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    One Person’s Part In Creating Legacy

    Ruth Vogler hasn’t ever truly met me. Yet her work changed my life. It led me to Barót and lifelong friendships. More than twenty years ago Ruth established our congregation’s partnership with the Unitarian Church in Barót, Transylvania (Romania). In September at our … [Read More...]


Meet Our New Office Manager

Monica Bottone

We are delighted to introduce you to our new office manager, Monica Bottone and have her join our team at UCS! Monica comes to The Unitarian Church in Summit from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ, where she worked…
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Save the Date! Farewell Parties for Vanessa and Kim are Coming Soon

Join us as we celebrate Kim and her bright future on Sunday, May 18th at 4:00 pm. And not too long after, we will bid adieu to Vanessa on Saturday, June 7 at 6:00 pm.  Bring your dancing shoes! There…
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Earth Day is a Week Away – Join Us!

What a great way to celebrate the Earth and our commitment to it! Join us on Tuesdays in late April (22, 29) and early May (6) at 7:00 pm for three environmental movies; part of engaging with the last portion of our…
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Gun Education on April 27


A member of our congregation who is a dedicated wild game hunter will join with an expert on preventing gun violence among youth in a program on understanding guns and firearm safety at 1.00 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the sanctuary.…
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Join Vanessa at the Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service

The 37th annual South Orange/Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 27, at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Road, South Orange. The entire community is invited to this important event. The annual South Orange/Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance…
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Annual Meeting is Coming Soon!

We hope you will join us on May 2-3 in Morristown NJ, for the Metro NY District Annual Meeting and encourage youth and young adults in particular to attend.  Our keynote speaker, Carey McDonald, is the UUA Director of Youth and Young Adult…
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Part III of the Mission Impossible


Rev. Vanessa Southern announces her departure from UC Summit and reflects on what it took to come to this decision: “Our inside must match our outside.”