In a world filled with challenge and change, it can be difficult to remain grounded in our authentic voice, our authentic presence in the world. Why is authenticity important, and how can we create a community in which each person’s authentic presence and voice are honored, as we share all our varied perspectives and experiences?
Honoring Our Past and Building Our Future
The theme for our annual giving campaign this year is Honoring Our Past and Building Our Future, acknowledge the strengths of this church as we create new patterns and traditions to build a future of connection, trust and abundance. As we live into the values of community, trust, love and learning, there is so much we can do among our members and in the wider community. With your financial support, we will continue to fairly compensate our staff, meet our financial obligations in the community, and to care for our buildings and our beautiful grounds. Social justice and outreach remain central to our identity, and we are using technology in new ways to touch the lives of people who need this faith.
If you are in a solid financial position this year, please consider making a substantial increase in your annual pledge, since there are some among us who may have limited financial capacity in this time.
We encourage you to pledge and set up your payment online by clicking on “Give” at the top of the uucch.org website, to make life simpler and more predictable for us all. Guidance on this will be provided in the coming days. Read the full stewardship letter here.
We appreciate your generous support of UUCCH.
In gratitude, Your Board of Trustees and Pledge Campaign Leaders
Church Gathering Guidelines - April 2022
|The UUCCH Board of Trustees, with guidance from the Covid Task Force, has developed new guidelines for gathering at the church, as we prepare to resume worship in the Sanctuary later in April, and we plan for meetings, classes, and events on the church campus.We are using the CovidActNow COVID Risk & Vaccine Tracker (https://covidactnow.org) to assess infection risk in our area, and we will adjust these guidelines based on risk levels, as shown in the chart.|
Those who teach Children's Faith Engagement, and others working with vulnerable populations, will provide documentation of their vaccination status.
Well fitted masks to cover the mouth and nose are required for all participants over age 2, for all group activities in the church (worship, meetings, music rehearsals, classes). Masks may be (N95/KN95/KN94, approved singer's mask or equivalent). N95/KN95 masks will be provided at the door for those attending worship services, if they do not have one
Those speaking in worship may remove their masks while speaking, as long as they are not near others, then put them back on. Disposable microphone covers are available for use.
Distances of six feet are encouraged between people who are not in a "pod," and ample space will be provided in all settings.
Singing (or humming) is allowed in worship and music rehearsals with masks on
We will not offer coffee hour after services until the risks diminish. See the chart for guidance on eating in other settings.
July Split Plate - CHAACA
This month’s plate collection will be split evenly between UUCCH and Cherry Hill African American Civic Association. All cash, and checks, and online/text giving, unless indicated for some other purpose (e.g. Stewardship) will be divided.
The Cherry Hill African American Civic Association (CHAACA), formerly the Cherry Hill Minority Civic Association, was organized in 1978 by a concerned group of African American residents. CHAACA has been recognized by Cherry Hill Township, Cherry Hill Board of Education and the New Jersey General Assembly. CHAACA is built upon three pillars; Unity, Service, Purpose, all of which hold up the mission of the organizations to:
- Provide a vehicle for the participation of African American residents in Cherry Hill in the community life.
- Provide a collective voice for residents to exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens.
- Ensure the welfare of African American youth in the home, school, and community.
- Serve as a platform to encourage the appointment and election of African Americans in positions of leadership.
- Provide the African American community with information on important political issues while remaining nonpartisan.
Monthly Recognition for Volunteer Service
For July 2022, the Board of Trustees recognizes Greg N.
Greg was raised as a Unitarian Universalist. He has been a member of UUCCH since 1969 – 53 years. This is a unique recognition, in that Greg literally “grew up” in UUCCH. With that as his foundation, he made the commitment to work by the UU standards that help make a difference in the community and the world. Working with and beside 13 ministers, 20 RE directors, 8 Directors of Music Ministry and several Boards of Trustees (as board President at one stage), Greg has helped to keep UUCCH a stable force for the growth and vision of Unitarian Universalism.
Here are just some of the activities and groups Greg has developed, led, or introduced in our church community: Liberated Men and Women (1970s; he met his wife Nancy); producer, UUCCH Stage Left Theatrical productions; Choir singer and member; advisor to Liberal Religious Youth; UU Man of the Year, 1980; a founder of the Sanctuary Group; instrumental in implementing the Right Relations group; Chair of the Property Committee; served on Building Our Dream Task Force; served on Renovator’s Task Force; UUCCH Facility Manager; discussed and shared UU values with other churches and the community at large….
…..AND delivered the Christmas tree to the Commons each Christmas Eve……
So, again, we are grateful and appreciative of Greg’s hard work, dedication and substantial contributions to UUCCH and Unitarian Universalist values.
Labyrinth Walks are Back! Join us!
|UUCCH Labyrinth Committee is hosting a series of labyrinth walks.|
Guided Labyrinth Walks will be held Fridays at 7pm: July 8, Aug 12, Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 4
Enjoy the peaceful, calming beauty of our labyrinth, share in loving community, create a mindful spiritual moment.
Don't know how to walk a labyrinth? No worries!
We are here to guide you on the path. In case of rain we walk with umbrellas or inside on our canvas labyrinth, If it will be near/after sunset, please bring a flashlight for safety.
Meet in Fellowship Hall to get into a meditative mindset.
Join us on the path!
- Note from the DMM- Spirituals Program Initiative to Begin June 14, 2022
- Board Reflection for May 2022 May 29, 2022
- The Sylvia Chronicles: 40 years of membership at UUCCH April 26, 2022
- Board Reflection for April 2022 April 19, 2022
- Church Gathering Guidelines – April 2022 April 5, 2022
- Board Connection for March 2022 March 20, 2022
- Board Reflection for February 2022 February 25, 2022
- Board Reflection for January 2022: Opportunity February 1, 2022
- Last Week in Renovation (Update 21) December 21, 2021
- Last Week in Renovation (Update 20) December 14, 2021