Upcoming Services & Other Events

last updated October 16, 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 6 PM at Riverside Church, New York City — FAITH + WORKS: Stolen Hands, Stolen Lands: From 1619 to a Just Future.

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County will hold its October FAITH+WORKS on October 20, 2019. For this special occasion, we will travel to Riverside Church in New York City for “Stolen Hands, Stolen Lands: From 1619 to a Just Future.” This is an observance in honor of the 400th anniversary of the first Africans to arrive in North America and sold into bondage. Rev Dr William J. Barber II, leader of the Poor People’s Campaign, will give the homily on this occasion. The doors will open at 5 PM and the service will begin at 6 PM. Ministers are invited to come with their robes and participate in the procession and recession.

Please RSVP at this link. Members & friends who wish to carpool, please contact Mindy Fullilove.


Mindy Fullilove, MD
President of the Congregation


Monday, October 21st, Solidarity Potluck
6-8pm in the Parish Hall at the HUUB

We have gotten together one Monday a month since the election of Donald Trump to share good food and great company, two important building blocks to a healthy community. Bring a dish and a friend!

Friday, October 25th, Black Maria Film Festival
7pm in the Parish Hall at the HUUB

We’re excited that as part of the HUUB’s observation of the 400 Years of Inequality Remembrance, the Black Maria Film Festival will return to First UU of Essex with a selection of award-winning shorts including animation, narrative, and documentary films focusing on issues of social justice curated with input from the Thomasberger Fellows.

We will have refreshments and light snacks. The event is free but we are asking for a suggested donation of $5-10. Check out the Facebook event page for more info and to RSVP.

HUUB: Singing With Friends — Every Wednesday,  12 noon  to 1 PM — , 35 Cleveland – Worship Space.

HUUB/EssexUU/University of Orange: Margaux Simmons, Aubrey Murdock, Doug Farrand, Charlie Wirene and others singing together for an hour each week! Open to anyone who’d like to join!

Sewing AngelsWednesdays, 4-6pm, October 9 – November 13
The Sewing Angels have been meeting at the HUUB since summer 2018 to teach the basics of sewing to members of the Orange community. Topics covered include threading, winding bobbins, stitch variety, fabric choices, and proper cutting techniques. The class is Free and sewing machines are provided, but space is limited. If you are interested in joining for the rest of this session, please contact Charlie at The HUUB and he will connect you with the organizers!