Upcoming Services & Other Events

last updated June 27, 2020

Sunday, June 28th, 4 pm
FAITH + WORKS: “Observations of a Journey,” with First UU member and HUUB Board President Frank Barszcz. 

Register here for the zoom link.

This month Frank Barszcz will talk about his experience as a Unitarian Universalist and the impact it has had on his life and his work.

Frank has been a Unitarian Universalist for 30 years. For the past 20 years he has been a member of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County. He serves on the church board of trustees and is president of the board of The HUUB, an urban ministry outreach program in Orange, NJ. In 2012 Frank earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. During school and after graduating, he worked for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and then for the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris. Frank has served as Chairperson of the West Orange Juvenile Conference Committee and is on the board of the West Orange Scholarship Fund. Frank Lives in West Orange with his wife Karen Marlowe and their two cats.

This will be a hybrid Online and On-Site Faith+Works – so you can register above to Zoom in or join us in person for a socially distanced gathering at church.


The First UU’s Annual Meeting will follow the FAITH + WORKS service at 5:15pm.

We’ve moved our Building Solidarity Potlucks online! Join HUUB friends and neighbors for Tuesday Tea Time on the first Tuesday of the month. The next Tea Time will be on July 7th on Zoom.  Bring a tea and a treat! Use the password HUUB to join us.

Monday, June 22nd, 7 pm  to 8:30 pm – Forum on Collective Recovery. 

Over the last week, we’ve partnered with a half dozen other local groups to organize a forum about the moment we’re in and, more importantly, how we’re moving forward together and making changes to bring our community to a better place than it is in now. The panel, Collective Recovery: Pandemic Compounded by Community Crisis — What is Your Piece?, will introduce the idea of Collective Recovery, which is a strategy for communities to move forward after collective traumas. This panel is an invitation for local leaders to share what their organization, institution, group, or business is doing in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and/or police brutality and the oppressive system it exists in. It’s relevant to everyone, so tune in to check it out on Monday, June 22, at 7pm – register here!   And see https://whatisyourpiece.eventbrite.com