Blues lecture and performance

Blues: The Foundation of American Music. Lecture and performance by Daryl Davis and Seth Kibel. Sat., Sep. 30, River Road UU Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda, MD. Adults: $30, Families (1-2 adults and children): $60, Youth: $10. Buy tickets here. Contact Rita Parks. 6-7 p.m. – Wine, beer, soft drinks and light snacks 7-8:30 p.m. – Performance 8:30-9 p.m. – Coffee, tea, desserts and meet the artists This program benefits River Road UU’s Racial Justice Task Force’s College Access Fund. One hundred percent of proceeds from this program are used for scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to students from financially disadvantaged families who are graduates of publicly funded DC schools and […]

Swimming in the Water

Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Unitarian Universalist Church. Sun., Oct. 29,  2-5 p.m., UU Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 Tickets: $15/presale and $20/at door. Includes light refreshments. Click here for tickets. Join renowned race expert Dr. Robin DiAngelo as she explores: White culture. Institutionalized racism. The struggle for diversity in 21st Century U.S.  All are welcome! Childcare will be available.

Leadership skills workshop

Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., River Road UU Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817. Cost: $40/person, includes refreshments and lunch. Financial aid available. Child care is available if requested by Sep. 22. Limited enrollment. Email to register. River Road UU Congregation (RRUUC) in Bethesda, MD, will hold a Leadership Skills Workshop entitled Going Viral: The Craft of Spiritual Storytelling. More than ever, UUs feel compelled to engage in the local, regional and national dialogue in a constructive and spiritual manner. Tools to get our messages out to like-minded and diverse audiences are ubiquitous but sometimes overwhelming. RRUUC, just having launched an expanded social media presence, seeks additional […]

UUWomenspirit Fall Retreat

Wed., Oct. 11-Sun., Oct. 15, The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center in Highlands, NC. Event details here. Registration opens Aug. 16. Early bird registration ends Sep. 13. Last day to register is Oct. 4. UUWomenspirit is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that has hosted all-women retreats since 1987. Our retreats emphasize and celebrate the Divine Feminine in her many forms. The theme for our fall event is Rise Up Sisters: Embody Her Power! During this event, we will explore our power as women through the stories and metaphors of the Divine Feminine from many cultures. Daily worship services will be held and different workshops that explore themes of feminine power will be […]

UU Reston job openings

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston is looking to hire a Sunday School Coordinator and a Nursery Assistant. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Nichole Hodges-Abbasi. Sunday School Coordinator This position will begin on or after Sun., Sep. 10, provided background checks are complete. The Sunday School Coordinator will provide administrative support and have program responsibilities. Administrative responsibilities include ensuring that each child is registered in compliance with all religious education policies. Program responsibilities include supporting volunteers, serving as a teacher when needed, assuring safety policies are followed and overseeing children’s activities. Pay range is $20-$30/hour. Detailed job description here. Nursery Assistant This position will begin on […]

TGEA Playgroup

Sat., Oct. 21, 12-3 p.m., Prog. Bldg. and grounds. Meets the third Saturday of the month, unless otherwise noted. For information about the group and eligibility, please email Pippin Whitaker. The TGEA Playgroup is for children ages 5-12, their parents and siblings.

Cedar Lane job opening

More information here. Cedar Lane UU Church in Bethesda, MD, seeks a youth coordinator. The ideal candidate loves and understands youth and has significant organizational and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with youth, advisers, parents, lay leaders, ministry teams and staff. Currently, about 65 middle school and 50 high school youth are enrolled in the religious education (RE) program with average participation at youth group activities ranging from 10-20 youth. This 20-hour-a-week position requires regular availability on Sunday mornings September-May, limited office hours, regular weekly meetings with RE staff, and participation in youth events that can occur in the evenings or on weekends and range from a couple of hours to overnights at […]

DRUUMM gathering

Sat., Oct. 21-Sun., Oct. 22, Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center, Lanoka Harbor, NJ. Questions? Contact Ronnie Boyd. Calling all people of color! Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) is hosting its annual gathering. Join people of color across the country for worship, fellowship, conversation and community. Programming and scholarship details to come in June.