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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

Open minds, loving hearts, helping hands

About UUCSH

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills is a liberal religious community of enthusiastic, compassionate people of all ages. We are dedicated to the spiritual growth of our members and friends, and we provide caring service to our neighbors near and far. All are welcome here, regardless of race, creed, cultural background, spiritual beliefs, or sexual identity.

If you seek a religious home in Somerset County where your questions are encouraged, where reason and faith complement each other, and where the wisdom of many beliefs is honored, this may be the place for you. Please explore our site to learn more about our Worship Service and our Religious Education.  You may also listen to podcasts of Sunday services.

Information about Unitarian Universalism can be found on our Links & Resources page and in this USA Today article.

Our Minister
Since 1997, we have been gifted with both permanent and interim ministers. Currently, we are served by our newly settled minister Rev. Jennifer Kelleher.

LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation
The UUCSH welcomes people of all sexual identities and has completed a thoughtful period of education and reflection to ensure that members, friends and visitors feel safe and comfortable here. Learn more about our Welcoming Congregation initiative.

Journey Toward Wholeness
We work intentionally toward creating an anti-bias, anti-racism, multi-cultural community. Feel free to explore and learn about our journey.

Sunday Collection/Community Plate
During every worship service and special event, we pass baskets for a free-will donation. We donate 50% of these collections to social organizations both in our community and in the larger world. These donations make a huge difference in people’s lives. Learn more.

Our Mission Statement
Explore Spirituality.  Engage Community.  Transform the World.

Minister Emerita
Our founding minister, Rev. Craig Hirshberg, was installed as our Minister Emerita in 2011. This honor was granted in appreciation for the many years she dedicated to building this spiritual community. As our minister emerita, Rev. Hirshberg is able to represent UUCSH interests at the annual Unitarian Universalist Association’s annual General Assembly of Congregations and serve in other ad hoc ministerial capacities.

UUCSH History
This congregation was founded in 1996 under the leadership of Rev. Craig Hirshberg and is among the 1,041 congregations in the US, Canada, and other countries that are members of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Learn more.