Upcoming Services & Other Events

last updated February 6, 2019

tiny rainbow chalice Sunday, February 10, 5 p.m. — FAITH + WORKS — Homecoming — Speakers: Rev. Darrell Berger & Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey
The First UU is delighted to welcome home two of our former ministers, Darrell Berger and Gordon Bailey. In keeping with our new Faith + Works format, these beloved ministers will share their own faith journeys and the ways in which these have influenced their works. While serving at First UU, Darrell and Gordon realized that our congregation was nearing the “end” of the parish ministry we’d had for 125 years. From their wealth of faith and ministerial experience, they asked us to face this unhappy truth. With their help, we invented The HUUB and dedicated ourselves to service in Orange, NJ. We look forward to learning where their journeys have taken them and what they’ve learned along the way.

Born in Toledo OH, Rev. Darrell Berger was educated at Vanderbilt  University in Nashville, TN and ordained to the Unitarian Universalist  ministry in 1974. He served congregations in NC, MA, and NYC. He served First UU from 2007-13. His special interests have been with social justice and historic preservation. A sports fan, he has written two books with former major league baseball players. He lives in the Poconos with his wife, Kathleen Lyon, a psychiatrist in private practice, Violet the Corgi and Milo the old skinny cat.

Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey graduated from DC University with a dual BA in
Anthropology and Sociology. He earned his M.Div. , specializing in Urban Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He has  served at UU congregations in CA, NY & DC. He served First UU from 2014-15. A Board-Certified Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, he is seeking Diplomate status with that organization. He is also a candidate at the Harlem Family Institute for certification in Psychotherapy. He is married to Lisa Stiffler Bailey and they have four children (Jennifer, Devin, Ethan, and Darien) and one granddaughter (Kai). The Baileys currently reside in NYC.

 tiny rainbow chalice Monday, February 18, 6 PM – Building Solidarity Potluck

For Black History Month, Dr. Margaux Simmons and Doug Farrand of the University of Orange Music Department will lead us in a music activity, and we will reflect on ways that we contribute to inequality in our communities, and how we can shift our perspectives and actions.

One change that we have decided to make at the HUUB is to use fewer disposable items at potlucks. Creating less waste is better for the health of our environments, ourselves, and our wallets!

Is there anything else you would like to see happen in the HUUB’s kitchen? Please bring your ideas and a dish to share on Monday!

tiny rainbow chalice Every Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon — HUUB: Singing With Friends, 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!