UUS:E will offer a Good Friday service, April 14th at 7:00 PM. All are welcome.
A welcoming, liberal religious community
Unitarian Universalist Society: East is a welcoming, open-minded,
spiritual community seeking truth and meaning in its many forms.
We share responsibility for building a more equitable,
peaceful, and sustainable world.
William Carlos Williams, the famous poet, was a lifelong member of the Unitarian Church of Rutherford,
New Jersey, a community founded with the help of his parents. His money-making career, however, was
as a pediatric physician. He was close friends with fellow poet Ezra Pound and in his later years, a mentor to
beat poet Allen Ginsberg.
UU social justice activist, writer and poet, Lydia Maria Child, wrote the famous song, A Boy’s Thanksgiving
Day which begins with “Over the river and through the wood, to grandfather’s house we go….” This
song originally appeared as a poem in 1844 in Child’s book, Flowers for Children.
Hans Deutsch, an Austrian artist, first brought together the chalice and the flame as a Unitarian symbol during his work with the Unitarian Service Committee during World War II. To Deutsch, the image had connotations of sacrifice and love. To learn more about the history of our Unitarian Universalist symbol, “The Flaming Chalice.”
Did You Know: In the 1970s, Unitarian Universalists published the Pentagon Papers! The Unitarian Universalist Association and Beacon Press drew the wrath of President Richard Nixon and the scrutiny of the FBI 30 years ago when the UUA’s Beacon Press published the complete text of the Pentagon Papers in October 1971. The Pentagon Papers, officially titled United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945– 1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, is a United States Department of Defense history of the United States’ political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967.