11/1/20 - Outside Gathering
We're going to gather outside at Hacklebarney State Park at 11AM. We will meet at the main parking lot: 119 Hacklebarney Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853
11/8/20 - Outside Service / Service Sunday
We will have a short, in-person, outdoor gathering AT Fellowship starting at the usual 10 AM to take advantage of the beautiful weather. Please bring chairs to sit in. The gathering will be informal and short, and will include sharing Joys & Concerns. For those willing and able to stick around after there are some outside chores to do, including raking that can be done socially-distanced.
11/15/20 - Diwali, the Festival of Lights
Come virtually and learn about Diwali, the festival of lights, festival of new beginnings, victory of the forces of light over the forces of darkness. One of the most celebrated festivals in Hinduism and also celebrated among Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists. Our guests will speak to the spiritual and mythical significance of Diwali, it’s origins, traditions, rituals, and family celebrations.
11/22/20 - SUUF Annual Meeting
Please join us on Sunday at 10AM via Zoom for our Skylands UU Annual Meeting. Contact us is you are not on our email list and would like to join us.
WHAT ARE SUUF SERVICES LIKE?
Skylands UU is a lay-led congregation, meaning that members from the Fellowship manage all aspects of our organization, through volunteer committees and elected congregational boards. Lay members also design and lead the majority of Sunday Services, which follow a monthly theme. We also invite outside members of the community to occasionally lead services. During the fall and spring we generally have one Sunday each month that is a "Service Sunday", where we all work on buildings and grounds projects together rather than having a presentation.
Each service follows a similar format including chalice lighting, readings, music, a time for expression of Joys & Concerns, Offeratory, a children's story, closing words, and extinguishing the chalice. The content of the main presentation can be very different week to week so we encourage folks to come back a few times to get a feel for the full range of all we have to offer.
There are also classes for the children during many services, although there are also services designed to be multigenerational and include children.