Welcome!

windowThe Unitarian Society of Ridgewood is a place where you will find inspiration in the richness of diverse beliefs and the power of community. We offer one Sunday service each week at 10:00am as well as Religious Education for children and youth.

Visitors are always welcome! We have visitors at nearly every service throughout the year. Please click here for more information on attending Sunday Services and activities.

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Candidating Week: April 23-30, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Sarah Lenzi

There will be numerous opportunities to meet our ministerial candidate, the Rev. Dr. Sarah Lenzi. We will keep the congregation informed through email blasts and notices on the bulletin board. Important dates include:

Sun. April 23 – First Sunday in Pulpit – Click here to listen to a podcast of the sermon
Sun. April 23 – Potluck Dinner
Thu. April 27 – Brown Bag Lunch – Sign up! 
Sun. April 30 – Final Sunday in Pulpit with Vote to follow

There will also be Small Group Meetings held on Tuesday, April 25th and Thursday, April 27th. Please click here to sign up.

The vote will be held immediately following the service on April 30, 2017. Child care will be available. The votes will be counted by the BOT immediately following and Reverend Lenzi would like the opportunity to return and celebrate with the congregation assuming a positive result. So you are welcomed to stay around and hear the result. The result will also be communicated via eblast.

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Introducing Our Ministerial Candidate

The Rev. Dr. Sarah Lenzi

The Search Committee is pleased to introduce you to our ministerial candidate, The Reverend Doctor Sarah Lenzi. Reverend Sarah comes to us after serving as the settled minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Hudson Valley since August 2013. Her ministerial skills, strong academic background and warm personality make her an ideal candidate to lead our congregation for many years into the future.

She received her BA in Religion and Art History at Williams College (2003), graduated from Harvard Divinity School (2007) and has both an MA and PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (2012). She was ordained as a UU minister in April 2013 and granted Final Fellowship with the UUA in February 2017.

She is also the proud, loving, intentional, single mother of three young boys (Ethan, age 5 and twins Boden and Caleb, almost 2)

Reverend Sarah has strong commitments to religious education and social justice and is eager to lend her abilities to facilitating these crucial aspects of our shared ministry.

We believe that Rev. Sarah is extremely well grounded, intellectually accomplished and temperamentally equipped to help us realize our full potential at USR.

Reverend Sarah is thrilled to have been chosen as our candidate and looks forward to meeting as many of you as possible during candidating week (April 23rd thru 30th). She will be preaching at Sunday Services on those two dates and there will be many additional opportunities to get acquainted on the days in between. Also, remember that the congregation will be voting to call Reverend Sarah immediately after services on the 30th, so please mark your calendars and be sure to take an opportunity to meet with Reverend Sarah.

Please click here to review Reverend Sarah’s profile.

From your Search Committee:
Elyse Pleasic (chair), Mike Azzara, Mary Byron,Steve Gregoire, Sally Lewis and Carol Wolf


Podcast of Town Hall Meeting announcing our candidate – April 9, 2017

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USR to host UULMNJ April Plenary – April 8, 2017

We are so proud to be hosting the April Plenary meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministery of New Jersey on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00am to 3:00pm!

This is the “General Assembly” for UULMNJ and supporters from across New Jersey.
Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Charles Boyer, African Methodist Episcopal minister, inspirational speaker, and NJ legislative activist.

Theme for the day: “All that UULMNJ CAN do to push for justice and stand against the inequities of Trump and Congress’ plan for America.”

Location:
Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
113 Cottage Place
Ridgewood NJ

It is important that you REGISTER in advance, for planning purposes. Suggested donation for lunch $20 at the door.

All are welcome. We hope you will attend part or all of this very important event.
Click here
 for more information.

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