Affordable Housing Action Alert – Nov. 28

Fighting Poverty With Faith Building Opportunity Through Affordable Housing for All

Call to action

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

NJ State House Annex, Committee Room 4 
155 West State Street, Trenton NJ

For millions of Americans, safe and decent housing is unaffordable and unavailable. The faith community cannot stand idly by as too many of our neighbors are forced to make impossible choices among necessities such as food, rent, and medicine. ...

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Somerset Hills – Microcredit Fundraising Dinner

The UU Congregation of Somerset Hills will hold the 2nd Annual Microcredit Fundraising Dinner to Benefit Under-Privileged Women in Nepal on December 1.The funds raised by this dinner and a silent auction will be combined and donated to Friends of Nepal, New Jersey, which helps hundreds of people every year. Every $100 donated can provide a loan for a needy family to buy a new tool, a machine, or buy two goats – millions of the world’s poor people ...

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Hunterdon County – Sacred Wisdom Discussion Series

The First UU Fellowship of Hunterdon County is holding a “Sacred Wisdom Discussion Series.”   A book of profound spiritual or religious significance is discussed at each session at Clinton Bookshop. They are open to the general public as well as FUUFHC friends and members. Admission is free, but each month you are encouraged to purchase the book directly from Clinton Bookshop. Next session is on November 29, 7pm: “Being Peace” by Thich Nhat Hanh.  Rev. Bob Janis-Dillon will lead the ...

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Update on Elections and Voting Options

New information concerning the elections, early voting  and electronic voting options are below.  This is forwarded from the League of Women Voters.  I hope you are all able to vote, despite the rough circumstances many are facing.  

Take care,
Rev. Craig Hirshbirg

From the League of Women Voters of New Jersey:

New information below includes options to vote electronically, a new provisional ballot option, and new polling place information. Please share this information as widely as possible to help displaced voters.

The election will ...

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CERG Pastoral Letter – Disaster Relief Fund

Central East Regional Group of the Unitarian Universalist Association
A co-operative of the Joseph Priestley, Metro New York, Ohio-Meadville and St. Lawrence Districts *

Pastoral Letter on Hurricane Sandy

Friday, November 02, 2012

Members of Central East Regional Group (CERG) Congregations

Dear UU Colleagues:

As you know, Hurricane Sandy has caused wide spread devastation along the Mid Atlantic coast in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and as far as eastern Ohio this past week. Many people are still without basic necessities ...

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Hurricane Sandy Reflection and Emergency Information

A reflection from our Executive Director

On Thursday, I saw a vibrant pileated woodpecker in my yard. He was magnificent, with a big bright red plume m atop his head.  He visited us quite a while, as he flitted from branch to broken branch feasting on the sumptuous treasures he found. Below him were the ravages of a hurricane.  Sixteen trees broken or uprooted, pried into passable place by compassionate, generous chain sawed neighbors and their brute human force.  The yard ...

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Bergen County – Change in Polling Places

Please note the changes in Bergen County polling locations:


District 1 & 3 moved to Guardian Angel Church which houses Dist. 2 & 4


District 1 & 6 move to First Aid Squad, 69 W. Main Street


Districts 2, 4, 6 to Fire House

Districts 1, 3, 5 remain the same


District 2 & 3 moved to District 1 Borough Hall


Districts 2, 4, 5, 7 & 11 to Honis School new Gym

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