ID=27: News and events in the UU community

Sussex Co: Join us in protecting our parklands

This month the National Park Service will be accepting public input regarding the Susquehanna to Roseland 500 kV Transmission Line Right-of-Way and Special Use Permit.  The Green Sanctuary Committee of the UU Fellowship of Sussex County (Newton) has been opposing this expansion proposal for the past two years because of the harm it will do to the environment of northwest New Jersey and to our treasured parklands.

We’ve provided information the UULMNJ’s Environment Task Force, asking other New Jersey UUs to ...

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Ridgewood to Propose CSAI on Reproductive Justice

The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood recently voted unanimously to submit a proposal for a Congregational Study/Action Issue on Reproductive Justice to the UUA for inclusion on the agenda of General Assembly 2012. The Society would like other congregations to endorse the proposal.

For the full text of the proposal, see http://uumetrony.org/metronyminute/nov11/Ridgewood_full.pdf.

For a summary of the proposal, http://uumetrony.org/metronyminute/nov11/Ridgewood_summary.pdf.

For more information on how to endorse the proposal, see http://uumetrony.org/metronyminute/nov11/Ridgewood_letter.pdf.

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Monmouth County – Climate Change Action

Members of the UU Congregation of Monmouth County recently participated in writing more than 80 letters to climate negotiators, legislators, and regulators demanding action against human-caused global warming and climate change. A specific energy-saving program of carpooling to the Meetinghouse was also initiated. These activities were organized as part of the nationwide appeal by Bill McKibben and website 350.org.

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Olympia’s Daughters & Words of Choice – Sunday October 16, 3:00pm

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
Created by Cindy Cooper this smart, funny, dynamic pro-choice theater presents powerful stories of women (and men) and the right to choose. This program is being sponsored by MUF’s Lifespan RE program. For more information visit www.wordsofchoice.org. Tickets are $15 in advance; and $20 at the door.

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Summit Congregation Unanimously Passes Reproductive Rights Statement

Members of the Unitarian Church in Summit voted unanimously at the congregation’s June 12 annual meeting to adopt a statement in support of state and federal funding for reproductive health care services to women, men, and families who otherwise could not afford quality health care.  For further information about the church or the statement, please contact Rev. Southern at
(908) 273-3245 or visit the church’s web site at www.ucsummit.org

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