NJ minister weds to kick off same-sex marriage, and more UUs in the media

NJ ministers and churches celebrate new marriage equality

As New Jersey began to allow legal same-sex marriage this week, the Rev. Kim Tomaszewski and her partner Tara Wildhagen were married at the Unitarian Church in Summit, N.J., where Tomaszewski is an assistant minister. (NJ.com – 10.24.13) That church and the Morristown Unitarian Church have decided to officiate same-sex weddings this week free of charge. (Morristown Patch – 10.21.13)

UU indie rocker plays church, and more

The First Unitarian Church of Dallas hosted a concert by St. Vincent, a band featuring Unitarian Universalist Annie Clark, who grew up in the church. (Dallas Observer – 10.21.13)

Arlington Street Church in Boston held a ceremony to take down an impromptu memorial, put up by thousands of people in the wake of April’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, which happened just blocks from the church. (Boston Globe – 10.20.13)

The Rev. Gaye Ortiz, minister of the UU Church of Augusta, Ga., was profiled in a piece that highlighted her journey to the ministry. (Augusta Chronicle – 10.18.13)

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clarksville, Tenn., broke ground on a $300,000 addition to its building. (Leaf Chronicle – 10.18.13)

Manatee UU Fellowship, the UU Congregation of Venice, and the UU Church of Sarasota were highlighted for their ministries to the elderly. (Herald Tribune – 10.21.13)