Lakeland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
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231 Parish Drive • Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 696-6362


Special Sunday Night Program


AN EXCITING LUUF EXPERIENCE    

SUNDAY  AUGUST 3  @ 7PM    read on!!


Join us Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 7-9 pm for UU and You Too: An Exploration of the Larger UU Community.

What is your passion? Whatever it is, there is probably a UU sponsored organization that shares that passion. Bring your laptop or tablet so together we can explore the 
myriad of UU sponsored organizations found on the UUA
website in order to connect with the ones that speak to each of us. We will discuss our interests as they relate to the UU, share our findings, and begin to create a wall of causes and projects. No tablet or laptop? No problem. Come and buddy-up with someone. Many laptops and tablets cluttering up your home? Bring an extra to share.
No food in the pantry? No worries, come anyway.
Food and drink to share? Bring it on down!


 
 


Summer Recess



Sunday morning services are on hiatus during the summer months.  Enjoy the season and please watch this space for information about more special programming on Sunday evenings and at other times.

Stay tuned for news about what's shaping up for the 2014/2015 season.


Unitarian Universalism is a liberal tradition in which congregants are encouraged to find the commonality and truth in many religious teachings while fostering strong roots in community and service.  

Our shared practices in this tradition include the lighting of the chalice, the observance of the
7 Principles and a connection to the
5 Smooth Stones of Liberalism



COMMUNITY ORGANIC GARDEN UPDATE:
The fruits (and veggies) of the LUUF Garden Committee's labor are making a big impact.  Thanks to a funding grant and a dedicated team of hard-working gardeners, our fresh, healthy vegetables are being shared with clients of the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry. The LUUF is happy to see its efforts address an important need in the surrounding community.   

 

 


The Lakeland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship extended its heartfelt appreciation to Rev. Ann Benedetto for her years of loving and devoted service, and extended a warm, welcoming hand to Rev. Schulman as he returned to the community as its minister for the 2013/2014 season.

Toasts, tributes and best wishes were flowing during the special celebration held in the LUUF ballroom.

 




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Meet the Minister


After graduating from the Starr King School for the Ministry in 1989, Rev. Schulman became a Spirituality counselor and therapist in Shreveport., La. His work there won recognition from the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospitals. He also created and directed one of the early Peer Run Respite programs for mental health crisis response in Essex County, N.Y. He has served on the board of the National Association of Rights, Protection and Advocacy, bringing concepts of recovery, spirituality and holistic wellness to the mental health system.

 

In 2001, Rev. Schulman began his career as a parish minister, serving at LUUF as well as at UU fellowships in Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2005, he founded the 10 Tree Challenge, in conjunction with the UU Ministry for the Earth, through which approximately 40 UU congregations planted 3,000-4,000 trees. He also has offered “Compassionate Conversations” workshops at mental health conferences and at UU congregations and district conferences. Most recently, he completed a sabbatical with The Freedom Project, bringing Nonviolent Communication Training into prisons in Washington state.

 

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Sunday Services:
Provided by our ministers, guest speakers and lay-led clergy.

Starting in September 2014, services will return to their traditional start time of 11:00AM and are followed by Coffee Hour.   

On the second Sunday of each month, the service is followed by a potluck meal.


                                                                                  

 LUUF members unanimously passed resolutions to adopt these defining declarations about our Fellowship:


MISSION STATEMENT

LUUF’s mission is to seek and share the light of truth through the warmth of love in community as we work in behalf of our commitment to peace.

We accomplish our mission by

* Building a UU community that empowers our fellowship creating lay-led clergy

* Promoting, embracing, nurturing our UU principles and traditions in our relationships with one another, our communities and the world at large

* Welcoming and honoring diversity, and

* Promoting peace and social justice at home and abroad by serving with compassion and commitment


VISION STATEMENT

LUUF’s vision is to build a spiritual community devoted to peace, social justice, the environment and philanthropy guided by our UU principles and traditions. LUUF will strive to provide spiritual guidance and growth for all generations and welcome and honor diversity. We work toward becoming a conscientious community with a progressive voice.


COVENANT

We will:

* Speak the truth with love and kindness

* Listen deeply without interruption

* Trust in good faith and intention, and speak well of one another

* Take responsibility to create a community of encouragement,  compassion and hospitality

* Respect differences in belief, age, race, gender, sexual orientation  and personality

* Support the congregation, its activities, and the care-taking of the  Fellowship with our time, talent and treasure

* Make decisions democratically

* Include spiritual practices in all Fellowship meetings



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