Sermon 10.29.17: Returning to the Root by Sarah Caine
The November Share the Plate recipient is the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), which advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies.
by Diana Tycer, Interim Director of Religious Exploration. Many people conceptualize their lives as a linear continuum, a collection of their experiences along an established timeline. I have long conceptualized my life as a three-dimensional spiral, continually returning to the same place only on another plane, having gained greater wisdom through my experiences. When I was offered this opportunity to serve UUCF as the interim Director of Religious Exploration (DRE), I was conscious that I was coming back around to the mission most dear to my heart, but with a toolbox full of new skills to offer. I grew up Catholic, but had a branch of my family who were […]
Join UUs from around the country in reading “Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity and Power in Ministry,” edited by Mitra Rahnema. Each year, the Unitarian Universalist Association chooses a Common Read that can build community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared experience, shared language and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations. UUCF will host discussion groups on the book in spring 2018. Copies available for $16 by contacting Susan Bennett or from the UUA Bookstore for $18 plus shipping.
Fri., Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary. Features performing and visual artist Kathy Wilson sharing the appreciation and affirmation of life that she finds through her engagement with painting. Come explore how we can use visual arts to prolong meaningful moments, deepen emotional impressions and celebrate the human connection to nature.
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Rockville, MD, announces a new position vacancy for a full-time Minister (or Director) of Justice and Community Building. Position will begin on or near Sep. 1, 2018, includes benefits and will be compensated at or near the mid-range of assistant minister guidelines for large churches in our region – from $65,000-$70,000/year. The Minister (or Director – you don’t have to have ministerial training) will hold a portfolio that includes relational justice work both inside and outside of the congregation itself, community building and liturgical design as a part of our worship team. Working closely with Senior Minister Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd and other senior staff […]
Questions? Visit the Partner Church Circle table in the Commons after services or contact Leslie Beard. The Partner Church Circle is again seeking donations to provide scholarships to Unitarian students from UUCF’s partner church in Szentgerice, Transylvania, Romania, and to support classes (pre-K to 12th) at the Puriang Unitarian School run by UUCF’s partner church in Puriang in the Khasi Hills of northeast India. A $300 donation assists a student with transportation or room, board and books at a high school or vocational school in a city 1-2 hours away from Szentgerice. The same amount helps to support a classroom teacher at the Unitarian School in Puriang, which provides quality, […]
Sun., Dec. 3, 12:30-2 p.m., Library. Contact Dick Van Duizend.
Dec. 11, 7:30-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Contact Don Andress. Group will select books for 2018.
Sermon 10.22.17: Courage to Be Here by Pippin Whitaker