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

As of September 2014, services returned 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.

Lakeland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
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231 Parish Drive • Wayne, NJ 07470

Sunday March 8th

:00 AM

Runaway Women Slaves, Then and Now

Guest Speaker:  Sandra Ramos

Ramos states, “Throughout ‘his’-tory, women’s needs and issues have been pushed aside. Through this program, we will trace the ‘her’-story of women.” She adds that today, as problems with the traditional male power structure become increasingly obvious, “women’s strength and courage are needed more than ever.” 

Sandra Ramos is founder and executive director of Strengthen Our Sisters, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence and homelessness. She started the first domestic violence shelter in North America in 1970, in her own home with her three children. Ramos holds a Masters degree in applied urban anthropology from the City College of New York. She has taught courses on dynamics of domestic violence, social issues and women’s changing roles at several colleges and universities, most recently at William Paterson University and Ramapo College. She is one of the founders of the woman’s movement and continues her advocacy and commitment to empower women and children and bring peace on Earth.

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Welcome Back Message 
Carol Swift and Pat Kneisel
LUUF Co-Presidents

“Welcome Home” to the LUUF, a place of community, spiritual growth and social justice.  As we began our regular 2014 - 2015 Sunday morning services, Co-Presidents Pat Kneisel and Carol Swift  laid out a vision for the LUUF's future in the new season and beyond.

They called on members to celebrate a renewal of community and intent to thrive together.  Carol and Pat presented the role of communication in fostering loving relationships, and how intent and our Principles will help us to discover a common vision going forward.  

All who are interested are encouraged to click on the "Past Sermons" tab to read the full texts of their inspiring talks.

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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


The Horticulture Director of City Green (who provided the organic gardening grant to LUUF this year) held a FREE "Planning Your Organic Garden" Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 19th in the LUUF sanctuary.  The workshop was well attended and ran for about two hours.  Much valuable information was shared by gardeners of all levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans.

You can be proud of the LUUF and our Organic Garden. The LUUF has provided over 60 bushels of fresh, organic produce to the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry this year. Over 90 families have needed food assistance in Wayne, and the LUUF provided them with the only fresh produce in their weekly food assistance. Many thanks to Rose and Lynette who worked hard to bring this to these families, who would otherwise have only received bulk storage foods. 


The regular Sunday service was canceled on Sept. 21st, to encourage LUUF members to take part in what turned out to be the largest climate march in history.  Many LUUFers did attend the enormous event in NYC and a few snapped photos for sharing (below).
For much more info on the historic event go to the following website:

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


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


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.


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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