Dorothea Dix UU Community | Bordentown NJ

Welcome to the Dorothea Dix UU Community

Our Sunday Services

Thematic Sermon Schedule

September and October – Principle #6
The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
November – Principle #2
Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
December – Principle #3
Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
January – Principle #1
The Inherent dignity and worth of every person.
February – Principle #4
A Free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
March & April – Principle #7
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part
May & June – Principle #5
The Right of Conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in the society at large

We meet every Sunday morning from the Sunday after Labor Day through the end of June. We have a part-time minister who preaches twice a month during that time. All other services are provided by guest ministers, outside speakers, or members of the congregation. DDUUC has an active religious education program for the children. The children join with us for the first part of the service and then attend their own religious education program in the classroom space at our lower level. We provide four lay-led services during July and August.

Services start at 10:00 AM. Each service lasts for approximately one hour. Traditionally, Unitarian Universalist services open with the lighting of our chalice. The order of service usually includes spiritual readings, singing of hymns, a time for silent reflection and a sermon by our minister or a guest minister or a relevant talk by a guest speaker or member.  At times, there are performances by our congregational singing group, the TUnitarians, as well as other musicians and artists.

It is a tradition at UU services to include an opportunity for members and friends to share joys and concerns with one another.  We share our joys to uplift the community and our concerns to be lifted up in community.

Dress ranges from business casual to completely casual.

Coffee, tea, light snacks, and conversation follow each service. Visitors, members, and friends are encouraged to stay and get to know each other better.  We say, “Come as you are and be welcomed.”

See the Calendar for upcoming sermons.