FAITH+WORKS is our monthly lay-led service. At 4pm on a Sunday of the month, our guest speaker gives a talk about their spiritual beliefs and how these beliefs affect their life’s work. Starting Fall 2022 these services are offered in a hybrid form, both in person and virtually! We would love for you to join us!

  • Robert Sember: “Alabama and the Struggle Against Mass Incarceration”
    Robert Sember: “Alabama and the Struggle Against Mass Incarceration”

    Starting in 2024, all FAITH+WORKS services will be on the second Sunday of the month. Join us on January 14th at 4PM as we welcome back Robert Sember. Our services continue to be both in person and on zoom. From Robert: The highest incarceration rates in … read more.

  • Candlelight Communion & Sweetness Swap
    Candlelight Communion & Sweetness Swap

    December 17, 2023 4:00PM: Candlelight Communion and Sweetness Swap.  Last year we invented a new communion service! Each person brings a candlestick+candle to the service. They provide beautiful light. Then we exchange so that each person gets a new candlestick to take home. This year we will … read more.

  • FAITH + WORKS: Gathering, Gardening, and Learning at the HUUB
    FAITH + WORKS: Gathering, Gardening, and Learning at the HUUB

    November 12, 2023 4:00PM: Gathering, Gardening and Learning at The HUUB.Doug Farrand, Sharee Harrison, Feras Namouz.  The HUUB was founded seven years ago by our congregation to open our buildings to the people of Orange. The leadership team will share the story of those years and … read more.

  • FAITH + WORKS: Tia Aery

    Tia Aery will be joining us for our October 8, 2023 Faith + Works service. The title of her talk is “Keeping the Promise for 35 Years.” Family Promise of Essex County (formerly the Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless of Essex … read more.

  • Faith + Works – Edgar Rivera Colón
    Faith + Works – Edgar Rivera Colón

    Dr. Colón will be joining us on September 10th, 2023 at 4PM to discuss his faith and his works. The title of his talk is: The Clearing: Notes Toward a Spirituality of Place and Kin-Ship When the Catastrophic is Our Daily Bread. Edgar Rivera Colón, PhD, … read more.

  • FAITH+WORKS: Rev. Darrell Berger + Annual Meeting
    FAITH+WORKS: Rev. Darrell Berger + Annual Meeting

    Rev. Darrell Berger was minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County from 2008 though 2014. He was born and raised in Toledo Ohio and attended Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Divinity School. He also served congregations in Clinton, NC, Scituate, MA, Staten Island … read more.

  • Faith + Works 5th Annual Community Seder
    Faith + Works 5th Annual Community Seder

    Join us for our 5th Annual Community Seder on Wednesday April 12, 2023. We will start to gather at Faith + Works Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Orange, 35 Cleveland Street, Orange, NJ 07050 at 5:30pm. The program will be led by Rosanna and Virgilio Aran of the Laundry … read more.

  • Faith + Works Flower Communion 100th Anniversary
    Faith + Works Flower Communion 100th Anniversary

    On Sunday May 14, 2023 at 9:00am, Faith + Works will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Norbert Capek’s Flower Communion. Sabrina Trupia and Charles Loflin will talk about the significance of the Flower Communion and Norbert Capek’s work. After the short talk, we will plant flowers … read more.

  • Faith + Works with Kate Dodd – March 26, 2023 4:00pm
    Faith + Works with Kate Dodd – March 26, 2023 4:00pm

    Please join us for Kate Dodd’s “Conflict of Interest” presentation.When: March 26, 2023 at 4:00pmWhere: Faith + Works First Unitarian Congregation of Orange35 Cleveland Street, Orange, NJ 07050 and on Zoom Kate will be exploring the innate contradictions of being an artist who does work about … read more.

  • Faith + Works: All My Relations, with Dr. Margaux Simmons
    Faith + Works: All My Relations, with Dr. Margaux Simmons

    February 19, 2023 4:00PM The guiding principle of Lakota spirituality is that all life, animate and inanimate, is related.  We are all made up of the same stuff.  This is the guiding principle of Margaux’s life and the substance of her faith.  It informs all of … read more.

  • Faith + Works: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, with Robert Fullilove, EdD
    Faith + Works: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, with Robert Fullilove, EdD

    January 29, 2023 4:00PM Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the end of his life, was working to create The Poor People’s Campaign, an effort to create a movement that would embrace all those in our nation seeking to combat economic inequality, not just for Black … read more.

  • Faith + Works: Communion of Lights
    Faith + Works: Communion of Lights

    In the spring, we celebrate “Flower Communion” by planting flowers in the borders of our walkway. For the winter solstice, we will inaugurate a new tradition of exchanging candlesticks and candleholders to bring light into the darkest days of the year and to remind ourselves of … read more.

  • Agape Love, with Reggie Miller
    Agape Love, with Reggie Miller

    Faith+Works November 20, 2022 4:00 PMFaith+Works for November 20 — Reggie Miller “Agape Love.” We are very excited that Mr. Reggie Miller, a youth leader and motivational speaker, will lead Faith+Works on November 20th. Reggie is a leader in Orange. Among other important activities, Reggie organized the Covid Memorial, … read more.

  • “The Potter’s Wheel” with Mindy Fullilove
    “The Potter’s Wheel” with Mindy Fullilove

    Faith + Works Sunday October 23, 2022 2:00 PM Please note special time!This meeting will be hybrid in person and on Zoom. You can register online here. Join us for our Faith + Works on October 23, 2022 at 2:00 PM with Mindy Fullilove. Mindy will present … read more.

  • Faith + Works with Sharee Harrison September 18, 2022
    Faith + Works with Sharee Harrison September 18, 2022

    Join us for this month’s Faith + Works on September 18, 2022 at 4:00pm. Sharee Harrison born and raised in the City of Orange Township. Sheis a graduate of the Township of Orange school system and receivedan Associate Degree from Essex County Community College in … read more.

  • F+W – “Make This Place As Dope As Possible: The Jesus Model”, with Roger Apollon
    F+W – “Make This Place As Dope As Possible: The Jesus Model”, with Roger Apollon

    Join us this Sunday, September 12th at 4pm on Zoom for this month’s Faith + Works talk. We will hear from Roger Apollon:“It is said that Jesus traveled no more than a 40 mile radius during his time on earth. During that time, he walked to … read more.

  • F+W – Flower Communion 2021
    F+W – Flower Communion 2021

    We’re looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, Sunday May 9th, for our annual Flower Communion and our first volunteer day at the Ben Jones Community Garden!  We’ll meet at the HUUB at 10am to start building raised beds, mulching, and planting in our gardens and along the … read more.

  • Faith + Works – Laura Sacks
    Faith + Works – Laura Sacks

    Join us on Sunday, April 25th for this month’s Faith + Works service with Laura Sacks! We’ll meet at 4pm on Zoom. Laura will give a brief overview of important aspects of Judaism, her Jewish journey, and a Jewish perspective about life. She will share how Jews deal with … read more.

  • FAITH+Works: Ayako Maruyama
    FAITH+Works: Ayako Maruyama

    Join us on Zoom at 4pm for Faith+Works with Ayako Maruyama: “What does it mean to be an instrument of peace? How do we know what we’re FOR? How do these compasses we develop over time work when we have to discern and make decisions for … read more.

  • FAITH+WORKS: Winston Nelson
    FAITH+WORKS: Winston Nelson

    Join us this afternoon for Faith+Works with Winston Nelson! We’ll meet on Zoom at 4pm with the link below. Winston Nelson is a musician, songwriter, producer and the minister of music at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Orange. Winston began his musical journey at the age … read more.