WHO WE ARE
We are a lay-led religious organization serving Warren, western Morris and northern Hunterdon counties in western New Jersey. Most of our members grew up in other faith traditions and discovered Unitarian Universalism later in life. We are humanists, theists, Buddhists, pagans, atheists, pantheists, and more. What ties us together is our commitment to the seven UU Principles and our respect for each person's individual spiritual journey. Many of us came to Skylands searching for a religious home for our young children. Others came looking for a safe place in which to explore life's biggest questions. All of us value this small outpost of liberal religious thought in NW New Jersey and the warm and open community offered by this congregation. We currently have approximately 30 adult members and 10 children.
Being lay-led means that we have no resident minister. We invite guest ministers to speak on occasional Sundays. Other Sundays we might have an outside speaker or a discussion led by one of our members or a special program designed to engage our children as well as our adults. We have no paid staff. As a result, we rely on each other for everything, from creating the services to choosing and teaching our religious education classes, to engaging with the world in social action or community service, to being there for each other in times of crisis. We are Skylands Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and as such are part of the larger Unitarian Universalist Association.
UU Seven Principles
As sung by the Skylands UU kids!