“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
― Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

What is the view from here? What is our collective vision of the justice work we want to do in the world? How does the lens of being a part of Unitarian Universalism inspire and sustain us in the way forward?

As the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remind us, expanding justice requires struggle, suffering, and, sacrifice. This week, we meditate on a soul-searching question: What is so important about Unitarian Universalism that you would be willing to sacrifice for it?
Hopefully, our answers will remind us of who we are together, and propel us into another daring year of being us.

The whole month of March, we engage our Annual Fund Drive theme of "UUCMC: In Focus." This past week, we focused in on Creating Community, literally taking a picture of who we are. Our focus shifts now to Transforming Ourselves—how do things look, both outside ourselves and within? Let's join together to focus on our view of what's important: the view from here requires the participation of us all !


Hope Amongst the High Waters
Rev. Rob Gregson

While we can feel swept away in “the high waters of bad news,” there remains good news to share and inspire our efforts to effect positive change. Rev. Rob Gregson, director of Unitarian Universalist FaithAction NJ (UUFANJ), will weave “solar gardens” in low income areas with “UUing the Vote” and why we must continue to stand with migrants…and why our justice commitments are part of a lifelong journey to “grow our own souls wide and deep.”

Rev. Rob Gregson is in his 4th year as Executive Director of UUFANJ, our collaborative social justice/public policy ministry representing all 21 UU-affiliated congregations across the state. Prior to UUFANJ, Rev. Gregson helped to co-found and direct a British Unitarian ministry out of East London, UK: SimpleGifts: Unitarian Centre for Social Justice. Previous to that, he served for 7 years as parish minister at the First UU Fellowship of Hunterdon Co. in NJ.

UUCMC In Focus: During Coffee Hour, join in the conversations to consider the question, “ What is so important about Unitarian Universalism that you would sacrifice for it?”

Music by Just Folk and Jan Dash.