UU Silver Spring seeks interim DRE

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring (UUCSS) seeks an interim director of religious education (IDRE) to join the congregation as a senior staff member in October 2019. Complete job description. Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume to interimDREsearch@uucss.org by Jul. 29.  

River Road UU hosts documentary and discussion

Sun., Jul. 21, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., River Road UU Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda, MD. Register here. Join us for a viewing of “Whose Streets?,” a firsthand look at the protests following the 2014 killing of a young African American man by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO. After the documentary, we will discuss together the ways in which communities come together to effect social change and the everyday impact of racial discrimination. Free. A $5 donation will be appreciated. Please bring a bag lunch.        

2019 Convocation of UU Studies

Thu., Oct. 17-Sun., Oct. 20, Maritime Conference Center, Baltimore, MD. “The Origins of Unitarianism, Universalism and Unitarian Universalism in America: Implications for Liberal Religious Thought and Practice, Then and Now” More information and registration at uuconvo.org. The convocation will celebrate the 200th anniversary of William Ellery Channing’s sermon “Unitarian Christianity” and the 250th anniversary of John Murray’s arrival in North America. The Conference will include the following: a special panel on Channing’s 1819 sermon, hosted by the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore on Friday evening, Oct. 18, Plenary talks presented by Dr. Christopher Cameron, assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Rev. Mark Harris, […]

SCOV Caregivers Support Group

Thu., Jul. 25, 10-11:30 a.m., Prog. Bldg. (Note: In July 2019, the group will meet on the second and fourth Thursdays.) Meets first and third Thursdays of the month, unless otherwise noted. The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) hosts a free facilitated support group for caregivers of adult family members with dementia. Come any time during the time frame. Questions? Contact facilitator Jack Tarr or see the SCOV website. Flier here.

Living Legacy Pilgrimage

Sat., Oct. 19-Sat., Oct. 26. The October 2019 Living Legacy Pilgrimage (LLP) through Alabama and Mississippi offers participants an opportunity to discover the history, courage and commitment of the struggle for civil rights in this country. This is a spiritual journey, one that invites you to become a pilgrim, examining your commitments as together we carry the legacy of the civil rights movement veterans into today’s racially unhealed world. It is an experience you will not forget. This eight-day journey starts and ends in Birmingham, AL, where the 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church killed four little girls – Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole […]

Family-friendly retreat tending the wounds of racism

Wed., Jul. 24-Sat., Jul. 27, Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center, Saco, Maine. An intentional gathering space of spiritual healing for those directly impacted by racism: families and individuals of color, as well as white families raising children of color, and multiracial families. Although you do not have to be a UU to attend, we ask participants to resonate with the Unitarian Universalist values of equity, justice, inclusion and compassion. Flier here. FAQs here. The Well is a culturally proud, welcoming and unapologetic space that centers the experiences and expressions of communities of color. The Well is a life-giving retreat. Just like a communal well in ancient times, we gather […]

New UU youth leadership program

Sun., Jul. 28-Sat., Aug. 3 in State College, PA – Click for details and to register. Sun., Aug. 18-Sat., Aug. 24 in Schenectady, NY – Click for details and to register. This new UU youth leadership program, River Rising, is for rising 9th-12th graders in the U.S. and Canada. Watch this YouTube video. Learn more about River Rising here. (Scholarships available for registrants in the Central East Region and we’ll work with those from outside CER to find scholarship funds in their own regions.) Questions? Contact Shannon Harper. What kind of future leaders does our faith and our planet need? What does sustainable leadership look like when burnout is so […]

FLY looking for facilitators

The Fairfax LGBTQ Youth (FLY) group is looking for facilitators. Facilitators work in teams of two or more to create safe, supportive and social spaces for LGBTQ youth ages 12-19. Facilitators receive training about group processes and need to pass a background check. The group meets twice a month, on the first Tuesdays and third Fridays, but we take turns facilitating, so you don’t need to be available for all of these. FLY is a part of DC Metro PFLAG. For more information, please contact Samantha (Sam) Marple.

Better Together Networkpalooza

Sun., Sep. 29, 2-5 p.m., River Road UU Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda MD. Register here. This event is free of charge. Light snacks will be provided. We are looking into child care. Have you ever longed for a chance to talk with UUs from other congregations who are doing the same work you are? Do you find yourself at workshops just wishing you could pick the brains of all the other worship leaders/justice seekers/treasurers/board presidents/membership teams in the room? Are you interested in enhancing your congregation’s work by learning what others are doing in theirs? Mark your fall calendar for this great day of sharing and learning. We’ll run […]