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Union Congregational Church

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176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
973-744-7424 unioncong.org

December 2016

Christmas Day Worship

December 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States

Celebrate the birth of Jesus with "Carols, Carols, Carols." This is a casual time to sing praise and be together.

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March 2017

“Highlights from George Gershwin”

March 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States

Union Congregational Church presents a concert entitled “Highlights from George Gershwin” on Sunday, March 12 at 3 PM.  The concert will feature the members of the Sanctuary Choir, as well as the choir’s accomplished section leaders, in highlights from Gershwin’s beautiful and unique opera Porgy and Bess. William Amory, Kristine Hart, Richard Gillyard, Mark Wilson, Lindsey Nye, and Pamela Olsen sing various parts.  Music Director Eric Olsen will accompany the choir, and will also perform Gershwin’s marvelous Rhapsody in Blue…

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May 2017

High School Robotics Extravaganza- Montclair Society of Engineers

May 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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The Montclair Society of Engineers hosts its annual High School Robotics Extravaganza, featuring the Montclair High School Bulldogs, the Clifton High School Mechanical Mustangs and the Bloomfield High School Robotigers. This year's challenge, Steamworks, is set in the 1870s and students must prepare steam-powered airships for a long distance race. Robots collect fuel to power the boilers, and gears to turn the rotors.  Robots also need to latch onto the airships before launching by scaling ropes to signal that they're…

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February 2018

An American Engineer in China MSE-

February 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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MSE cordially invites you to a presentation by Mike Paitchell, a MSE member and Clifton resident. With Mike's presentation, we're returning to the world of designing and manufacturing things made of metal. In factories. While Mike has done many things in his career, including programming and circuit design, he is currently designing high-end commercial kitchen equipment and overseeing its manufacture in China. You'll learn about how many "mid tech" products we use are actually manufactured in Chinese factories. The photos…

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March 2018

Carmina Burana Concert

March 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Sunday, March 25, 3 PM Music Fundraising Concert, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (“Songs of Beuren”) In the United States, Carmina Burana represents one of the few box office certainties in 20thcentury repertoire.  No other work has appeared in as many films and television commercials, and it is well established as part of the international classic repertoire. The text dates from the 11th or 12th century, covers a wide range of topics, the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature…

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Choral Performance: Carmina Burana

March 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Choral Concert  Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (“Songs of Beuren”) Union Congregational Choir with 2 pianos and 2 percussionists Eric Olsen, Music Director.   No other work has appeared in as many films and television commercials, and it is well established as part of the international classic repertoire. Rhythm is the primary musical element, with constant and complex rhythmic changes, combined with melodies influenced by composers from Renaissance and Baroque periods, and straightforward harmonies devoid of any complex-ity.   Freewill Donation…

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April 2018

Montclair Society of Engineers- Geo-hazards in the World’s Largest River Delta

April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Earthquakes, tsunamis, shifting rivers threaten the lives of millions of Bangladeshis.  Bangladesh is located at the active juncture of three tectonic plates on the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta which receives over one gigaton of sediment annually from the three large rivers.  Seismologist Michael Steckler from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is part of an international team of scientists undertaking a five-year project to understand these hazards and the possible hidden links among them.  He will be discussing this at this Friday’s meeting…

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October 2018

Exciting Middle School Students About Science

October 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Our October presenter will be Jacalyn Giacalone Willis, Ph.D., a biolologist by training, and founding director of the PRISM science education center at Montclair State University. When I heard Jackie speak at a dinner three years ago, I thought Wow! MSE members -- and middle school parents, teachers and students -- need to hear her inspiring story of how to engage students in a love of science.  PRISM, Professional Resources in Science & Mathematics, is also the home of the Bristol-Myers…

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January 2019

Montclair Society of Engineers- Charles Liu- Climate: A Planetary Perspective

January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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You don’t always know what topic astrophysicist Charles Liu will discuss when he addresses the Montclair Society of Engineers, but you can be sure that it will be interesting and the presentation will be fun.  He appears regularly on TV, radio, and the Internet, where he presents topics as varied as time and the universe, sports physics and the similarity of human brains to bird brains. Before that he helped develop the Museum of Natural History Cosmic Pathway, a ramp…

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February 2019

The Polar Vortex, Crazy Weather and Climate Change.

February 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Gregory Pope, Ph.D., professor in Earth and Environmental Studies at Montclair State University will address the Montclair Society of Engineers on the polar vortex and our crazy January weather and the mechanisms by which climate change affects our weather. Professor Pope's research interests integrate earth science with human dimensions.  His training in geology, atmospheric sciences, and ecology is the foundation for his research in environmental change, landscape dynamics, and geoarchaeology. Be sure to come early and have some coffee and…

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March 2019

Fuel Cell Cars- Montclair Society of Engineers

March 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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For more than 20 years award winning inventor Harry Roman has been championing the use of fuel cell powered cars to connect the natural gas distribution network of this country with the electric distribution network, making them partners in providing clean, safe, electrical energy at the point of use, and for export back into the national grid. After all, your car follows you everywhere, and everywhere you go you need energy. If parking lots were suitably designed with natural gas…

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March Madness-Witty One Acts

March 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Witty one acts performed by two or three actors. Come join the fun. March 21-23 at 7:30 PM. March 24 at 2:30 PM.

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March Madness-Witty One Acts

March 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Witty one acts performed by two or three actors. Come join the fun. March 21-23 at 7:30 PM. March 24 at 2:30 PM.

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October 2019

Child Exposure to Lead in NY & NJ- Montclair Engineers

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Dr. Alexander (Lex) van Geen of Columbia Universiy's Lamont-DohertyEarth Observatory will report on patterns of lead contamination inwater and soil and the relationship to lead levels found in blood of children.  Leadis a potent neurotoxin and there is no safe level of lead exposure in children. A geochemist and oceanographer by training, he and his students currently focus on identifying and reducing child exposure to toxins.(e.g., arsenic and lead). His team has studied patterns of contaminants from  South Asia to…

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November 2019

Magnificent Bridges of New York as You’ve Never Seen Them- Montclair Society of Engineers

November 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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The Montclair Society of Engineers cordially invites you to a presentation and book signing by Dave Frieder. One meaning of "As You've Never Seen Them" is from the tops of the bridges. Another meaning is that the photographs are just stunning, the result of over twenty years of a labor of love. This meeting marks a return visit to MSE for Dave who last presented in 2010. It also celebrate the publication of Dave's fine art book, The Magnificent Bridges Of…

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January 2020

Enviromental Remediation

January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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The Montclair Society of Engineers is pleased to announce that our presenter for our January 17thmeeting will be Dan Dirocco, Sr Project Manager at Fleming Lee-Shue, Inc., an iron metal engineering consulting firm based in NYC. Dan will recount his experience over twenty years of investigations and environmental engineering remediation projects at a wide variety of sites (wetlands, commercial properties, municipal, brownfield) and many different types of contamination and risk. Join us to learn about the surprisingly wide range of…

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March 2020

Montclair Bird Club Awards Scholarships to Two MHS Students

March 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Two Montclair High School Students will be presented scholarships and will speak about environmental issues at the Wednesday, March 11, meeting of the Montclair Bird Club. Devon Sukhdeo will speak on the long-term effects of budget cuts to environmental agencies and Lukas Karapin-Springorum will speak on the effects of climate change on bird migration. Each will receive a $300 scholarship Devon Sukhdeo will address concerns that despite the growing threat of climate change, New Jersey has made major cuts to…

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Girl Scout Family Dance

March 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Attention all Girl Scouts in NJ Service Units 20-30- Daisies through Cadettes and their families! Join Glen Ridge Senior Troop 21265 as they host their second FUN FAMILY DANCE, called ME AND MY GROWN UP DANCE. This year's theme is Under the Sea! MARCH 27, 2020; 6:30-8:30PM; UNION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, MONTCLAIR. Siblings welcome. There will be Pizza, DJ, Amazing Raffle Baskets, Giveaways! Come and make new friends from other towns in our area! Please register in advance. Details below. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ca4ab23a3fa7-meandmy

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February 2022

VALENTINES LOVE IS LOVE PARTY

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Happy Valentine’s Day to all our LGBTQ+ teens: you are loved and beloved always! You’re all (ages 11 to 17) invited to OUT MONTCLAIR's next teen social, February 23rd (5-7pm) at Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Avenue, Upper Montclair. Masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status. Love is love. Love always wins!

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March 2022

Oratorio Society of New Jersey Seeks Singers

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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The Oratorio Society of New Jersey (OSNJ) is inviting choral singers in all vocal parts (particularly tenors and basses) to join the choir for the spring 2022 season, which will culminate in a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria and Joseph Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, March 8th  at 7:30 pm at Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave., Montclair. Subsequent rehearsals will be on Tuesdays at UC from 8 pm - 10 pm. No auditions are required, but…

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April 2022

Positive Parenting Kid Chat at Union Cong Nursery School

April 25 @ 9:30 am - April 27 @ 10:30 am
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Join the Union Cong Nursery School for a Kid Chat on Positive Parenting with Shannon Meyer, credentialed teacher and teacher/parent educator with training in Cognitive Coaching and Positive Discipline. Shannon is passionate about supporting parents and educators in seeing the whole child and exploring how a deeper understanding of our kids helps everyone to be happier and healthier. Meet in the church assmbly room.

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May 2022

Oratorio Society of New Jersey to Perform Haydn and Vivaldi

May 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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The Montclair-based Oratorio Society of New Jersey (OSNJ) will be performing two of the most beloved works in the choral literature: Joseph Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (also known as the Lord Nelson Mass) and Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria. The ultimately positive, uplifting feeling of both works provides a perfect program for OSNJ to “Sing to Spring” and celebrate the promise of the season. The choir and orchestra will be conducted by OSNJ Music Director Dr. Sándor Szabó. The concert will feature soloists…

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September 2022

Come Sing Mozart and Beethoven with the Oratorio Society of NJ

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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On Tuesday, September 6, from 7:30 to 10:00 pm, the Oratorio Society of New Jersey (OSNJ) will begin rehearsals for their 70th Anniversary Season at Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Avenue, Montclair. The first concert of the season, scheduled for November 19, will feature Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. Singers in all vocal parts (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) are welcome to join the choir. OSNJ does not require auditions but does expect that new members will have prior choral…

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