January 2023 Services

Online Attendance

Our services can be accessed each Sunday at 10:30AM through Zoom:

https://tinyurl.com/CUCSundayServices (Meeting ID: 950 5267 2835; Password: 183503)

If needed, you may also dial into the audio portion of the service only:

Call 646-876-9923 (Meeting ID: 950 5267 2835; Password: 183503)

The recorded services are posted on the CUC Facebook page and YouTube page later the same day of the service.


January’s Worship Theme: “Wintering”
This congregational year we will explore a different theme each month through our worship services.
Our monthly themes each represent an aspect of our theme for the entire congregational year:
“Regeneration.” December’s worship theme is “Wintering.”


Sunday, January 1
Serenity and Wisdom
Rev. Andrée and John Freund lead a contemplative service on New
Year’s Day. We’ll reflect on the teachings of the Serenity Prayer: “grant
me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to
change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

Sunday, January 8
Community Sunday featuring UU Faith Action NJ
We set aside a few Sunday services each year to spotlight on of our
community partners. This is an opportunity for CUC to use its worship
time for us to focus our collective loving kindness for those who share
our community. Our community partner this month is UU Faith Action
New Jersey. This service will be led by UU Faith Action New Jersey
board President, Mia Morse, and Ministerial Intern, Laura Kushner.

Sunday, January 15
All-Ages Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday
This Sunday, we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and consider how
his legacy might shape the way we think about the current moment. All
are welcome to join us after service for a family programming event
focusing on the life of Rev. Dr. King.

Sunday, January 22
Time Without Winter
This Sunday, we consider how climate change and modern living makes
the experience of winter less possible. We consider what might be lost
without the rhythm of cold, dark winter nights to ground us and what
important lessons we may carry forward into a warmer future.

Saturday, January 29
Our Bodies, Our Choices, Rev. Dr. Tracy Sprowls

On this anniversary of Roe v Wade, where are we now and where are we going? While this issue has been made a political one, we look at bodily autonomy and reproductive health as a justice issue this morning.

Bio- Rev. Dr. Tracy Sprowls is the Transition Minister at the UU Fellowship of Centre County in State College, PA. This is her twenty-fourth year serving our congregations as a minister. She holds a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the New York Theological Seminary (NYTS). In addition to her work in Centre County, Tracy is a writer with several published articles and several unfinished novels. She loves reading, knitting, writing, riding her bike, yoga, and the beach. She lives in Summit, New Jersey with her husband, David, and their two dogs, Jova and Macy. Tracy and David have three grown children and one grandchild.