June Share the Plate

The June Share the Plate recipient is UUCF’s Partner Church Circle to help support a visit by 14 youth and adults from our partner congregation in Szentgerice, Transylvania, Romania, Oct. 25-Nov. 4, 2018, to show their appreciation for more than 25 years of partnership and support. While here, they will help build a peace garden around the memorial cairn and demonstrate/teach Hungarian dancing, crafts, cooking and baking at a Village Life Festival on Nov. 3. Both congregations are sharing the cost of the trip. We need about $3,500 more to cover our share of the costs. Please help us make this dream a reality.

The Stories We Tell

Date: Sun., Jun. 24, 10 a.m., Sanctuary. Worship Leader: Leika Lewis-Cornwell, incoming Intern Minister, UU Church of Annapolis. Music: Emily Rose Farrell, piano and vocals. Religious Exploration: Summer RE in session. Preschool and rising Kindergarteners begin and end in class. Rising 1st-6th graders begin and end in Chapel. Rising 7th-12th graders begin and end in Program Building, Room 11. Child care to age 3 available in the Sanctuary Nursery.

“If We Agree in Love …”

May 28, 2018. By Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. For those of us who work in congregations, this time of the year is the home stretch before a little time off. I guess it isn’t that much different from those who work in schools or other businesses that are on a similar calendar. Including the 2 years of my internship, I am now completing my 12th year in parish ministry and each year has certain similarities and each year is incredibly unique. This year has been no different. Through the years, congregational life can’t help but be affected by life as we all live it. Whether joy or grief, […]

Technology nerds needed

Contact Laura Weiss by Jul. 1. Are you good with computers or new technologies? Do you work with technology at your job and speak the language of cellphones, iPads and Wi-Fi? We need a few tech-savvy congregants who might be willing to troubleshoot occasionally throughout the congregational year.

Truth From Meaning

May 21, 2018. By Director of Music & Arts and Worship Coordinator Laura Weiss. This blog is for adult eyes only. No kids allowed! Yes. I still believe in Santa. I remember standing in the kitchen as a little girl when my baby sister and I started discussing the coming holiday. I said something about the big guy in red and she blurted out, “You know he’s not real, right?” Total devastation. Followed by complete denial. I have never had the courage to ask my mother to confirm or deny my sister’s accusation, and my mother (of this I am sure she is grateful) never offered an explanation. To this […]

Barb Dutchak

Congregational Treasure. May 21, 2018. “In our gardens, we learn the deepest of spiritual lessons.” – Barbara Davenport, “Everyday Spiritual Practice” Barb Dutchak loves to garden. In the long winter months, she plans and maps. As the darkness recedes, she clears away winter’s debris and prepares the ground. Sowing, watering and deadheading throughout spring and summer, she watches in wonder as blossoms open and leaves unfurl. Autumn is for putting her plants to bed with the hope that some will overwinter and return again when the ground thaws. A gardener to the core, Barb has a gift for making things bloom. Her green thumb works its magic well beyond one […]

Beacon House summer camp update

Questions? Contact Kerry Fraser, 703-255-5844. Beacon House has raised $95,000 in donations to fill most of the hole left when DC pulled its support for Beacon House’s summer camp. It has accepted applications from 80 neighborhood kids. but it’s taking a chance. It still needs $10,000 to cover all the costs. No donation is too small. The camp is important in a community where household income averages less than $13,000/year. Donate online at beaconhousedc.org/give or mail checks to P.O. Box 29629, Washington, DC 20017.