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Sunday Services at 10:30 AM

​at Murray Grove

431 Route 9 (N. Main Street)

Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734

Our Services

  • For the churched or unchurched in search of a spiritual home
  • For folks seeking a religion without dogma
  • For parents who wish their children encouraged to think independently about religion and values
  • For couples in interfaith marriages
  • For free thinkers, questioners, seekers, doubters, and explorers
  • For straight, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer and questioning individuals looking for a welcoming and affirming religious community
  • For all who are looking for a meaning and purpose; to connect to something greater​​

Unitarian Universalists Offer A Religious Alternative

Whether you're brand new to Unitarian Universalism or moving here from another UU Community, we welcome you.

Join Us

UUOCC (Unitarian Universalist Ocean County Congregation) Social Justice committee members have been talking about the terrible impact of plastic waste in our environment, especially to wildlife in the marine environment. So they decided to do something about it!  Irene Tysh, Elaine McConnell and Barbara Diamantopoulos  have designed a large sized reusable shopping bag  in lieu of the smaller disposable plastic bags given out by most businesses.  These bright colored bags have the UUOCC logo painted on the outside and will accommodate a large number of items; therefore the eliminating the need for the smaller disposable bags.  They will be for sale for $5. All proceeds will benefit the congregation. 

Unless otherwise noted Rev. Julie Newhall preaches and leads worship at UUOCC on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from Sept. through June

There are a variety of activities at UUOCC. Check the calendar regularly to make sure you're not missing out on anything.



Murray Grove Retreat & Renewal Center, has many new and wonderful events and spaces for overnight groups or individuals all year long. 

Learn more at www.MurrayGrove.org


Sunday Services are held every Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30 in the Cone House on the Murray Grove Campus at

431 North Main Street

Lanoka Harbor, NJ  08734

Donations may also be sent to UUOCC at 431 N. Main Street Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734

Phone:    732-639-1674 

Email:      info@uuocc.org 

Embrace the Soul ... Embolden the Spirit ...

Enrich the Community

Check our Calendar for more details on upcoming services.

Social Justice at UUOCC

Although UUOCC is a small congregation, we take our commitment to social justice seriously.  We contribute financially to UUFaithActionNJ, the statewide UU social action organization and participate in workshops and activities that they sponsor, particularly in the areas of environmental justice and climate change and immigration policy.  (For more information visit www.uufaithaction.org  Within Ocean County we collectively and individually support the following:

    - Interfaith Hospitality Network - an interfaith ministry providing shelter and assistance to homeless families.

    - Hope Center - providing resources, services and advocacy for those in current need.

Fullfill - the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. 

    - Wranglebrook Community Garden - a joint project of UUOCC and Berkeley Township (see additional information elsewhere on this page).

UUOCC has been recognized as a
UU Welcoming Community and Stands on the Side of Love.

The Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center, a Unitarian Universalist conference center located in Lanoka Harbor, NJ, is seeking an Executive Director who will be dedicated to ensuring that Murray Grove remains a natural setting for hope, transformation, service and fun! The Executive Director provides the vision and empowering leadership for the operations, stewardship, marketing, and programming of the Center. Attached, please find a comprehensive application packet outlining further details of the position and how to apply.