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Come On And Let Me Know Should I Stay or Should I Go ...

Mon, 09/22/2014


Note written by Kathleen Bell [board member] after count of The Vote which followed a lengthy smartphone timer timed app talking-stickless (by collective affirmation) exuberant debate:

SELL         6
STAY        32
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SCUU News Special Edition 09/19/2014

Fri, 09/19/2014
Advocate Peace!! To Sell or to Stay - Special Congregational Meeting This Sunday!! Info and Updates!! It's all about the votes about the votes!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

Link to Special Edition News from SCUU 09/19/2014. 

If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



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Notice of Congregational Meeting -- Rescheduled

Mon, 08/11/2014


NOTICE OF CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

September 21, 201412:00pmIn the Yurt

NOTICE:  The Board voted to reschedule the Congregational Meeting currently scheduled for August 24thuntil after summer vacation season.  The Informational Meeting currently scheduled for August 13th will also be rescheduled to September 7th at noon

AGENDA: To discuss and vote on whether to sell our real property now (current course) or to not sell at this time. 

Your attendance is requested so that there is a sufficient number of members present to vote.
No proxies are permitted by SCUU By-Laws. 


August 10, 2014SCUU Board of Trustees
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Weekly News From SCUU 08/07/2014

Thu, 08/07/2014
Advocate Peace!! Remember Love Canal!! Happy Billie Burke Birthday!! Happy Birthday Garrison Keillor even if you say you are not UU -- we adopt you!! Remember Thor Heyerdahl's wild ride!! Happy Louis Leakey Birthday!! Happy Pinch Me I'm not Dreaming at Sugarloaf day!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

Link to Weekly News from SCUU 08/07/2014. 

If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

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SCUU News Special Edition 08/03/2014

Sun, 08/03/2014
Advocate Peace!! Remember Christopher Columbus sets sail in 1492!! Happy John T Scopes Birthday!! Happy Hayden Carruth Birthday!! Happy Birthday P.D. James!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

Link to Special Edition News from SCUU 08/03/2014. 

If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

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Weekly News From SCUU 07/31/2014

Thu, 07/31/2014
Advocate Peace!! Happy Birthday J.K. Rowlings's!! Happy Birthday Kim Addonizio!! Happy Daniel Dafoe Pillored by flowers Day!! Remember Jews Expelled from Spain in 1492!! Remember Nazi begin to Plan Holocaust in 1941!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

Link to Weekly News from SCUU 07/31/2014. 

If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

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Weekly News From SCUU 07/23/2014

Thu, 07/24/2014
Advocate Peace!! Happy Amelia Earhart's Birthday!! Happy Comet Hale-Bopp Discovery Day!! Happy Raymond Chandler's Birthday!! Happy The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling Day!! Happpy Jean Shepherd's Birthday!! Happy Carl Jung's Birthday!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

Link to Weekly News from SCUU 07/23/2014. 

If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

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Weekly News From SCUU 07/17/2014

Thu, 07/17/2014
Advocate Peace!! Happy Nelson Mandela Birthday!! Happy Diahann Carroll Birthday!! Happy Birthday Disneyland!! Happy Georges Lemaître Birthday!! Remember the Seneca Falls Convention!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

Link to Weekly News from SCUU 07/17/2014. 

If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

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Weekly News From SCUU 07/10/2014

Thu, 07/10/2014
Advocate Peace!! Happy City of Dublin Birthday!!! Happy Marcel Proust Birthday!! Happy John Quincy Adams Birthday!! Happy Birthday Wyoming!!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

Link to Weekly News from SCUU 07/10/2014. 

If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

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Weekly News From SCUU 07/03/2014

Thu, 07/03/2014
Advocate Peace!! Happy 4th of July!! Remember Gettysburg!!! Happy Franz Kafka Birthday!! Happy Tom Stoppard Birthday!! Happy Robert A. Heinlein Birthday!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

Link to Weekly News from SCUU 07/03/2014. 

If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

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Remember Veronica Maz helped start 3 D.C. social service agencies, dies at 89

Wed, 07/02/2014

"On a wintry day in 1970, Georgetown University professor Veronica Maz took two of her sociology students to Washington’s skid row to see poverty close up. They talked to a few of the homeless people who were roasting chicken claws over fire barrels.'And then I was going back to my car and my real nice comfortable home,' Dr. Maz later wrote in The Washington Post. 'And a man fell down right in front of me, right on the sidewalk. And I just walked around him and got in my car.And when I got in my car, I started talking to myself,' she continued. 'I said, ‘Why didn’t you help him?’ Well, I just assumed he was drunk. Well, what if he were drunk? He could’ve had a heart attack. . . . All that night I didn’t sleep. It bothered me personally. Whatever these sensitivities that you grow up with that you’re not even conscious of. That’s faith."and another story ..."When Dr. Maz first opened So Others Might Eat, she said the concept intimidated her. 'I knew nothing about soup kitchens,' she recalled. But she knew one thing — she would need soup spoons. She approached a woman in the apartment building across the street.'I asked her for a spoon and if she would ask her neighbor for one,' she told The Post.That afternoon, the woman brought over 75 soup spoons, and a movement was born."

Veronica Maz Obituary

Veronica Maz was involved in the creation of the organizations So Other Might Eat, House of Ruth and Martha’s Table in the District.

Very inspiring who knows what we will and can do?
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The Board Encourages and Requests that All Committee Reports be presented by the Entire Committee

Wed, 07/02/2014


We are moving to the Cloud and with that move we will need to make extra effort to see each other as we do the work of our church.

Usually the board requests that the committee chairs attend the board meeting when they are requested to provide a committee report. Sometimes a written report is submitted by the committee.

The SCUU Board of Trustees is now requesting that the committees meet with the board in person when a committee report is requested. The SMA Hiring Committee, Rental Property Search Committee, and Property Sale Committee are scheduled to report in July and it is less than a month away.

Our next board meeting is Wednesday, July 16th at 7 pm at Sugarloaf House.

We hope a majority of members can attend the Board meeting.

Note on the town hall picture: It's on my list to see the Norman Rockwell house up in Vermont.
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Weekly News From SCUU 06/26/2014

Thu, 06/26/2014
Advocate Peace!! Happy Christian holiday of Christmas declared a federal holiday in the United States Day!! Happy U.S. Supreme Court rules that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution Day!! Happy Big Bill Broonzy Birthday!!! Happy Walter Farley Birthday!! Happy Pearl S. Buck Birthday!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

Link to Weekly News from SCUU 06/26/2014. 

If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

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SCUU Banner Connection

Sun, 06/22/2014

If we updated our banner and used it as a sail on the ship that we use to sail to our new destination it might look like this ...
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Weekly News From SCUU 06/19/2014

Thu, 06/19/2014
Advocate Peace!! Happy Juneteeth aka Freedom Day!! Remember 1964 Civil Rights Act Passed What are the Odds?!! Happy Vikram Seth Birthday!!! Happy Blaise Pascal Birthday!! Remember World Refugee Day!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

Link to Weekly News from SCUU 06/19/2014. 

If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

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Weekly News From SCUU 06/12/2014

Thu, 06/12/2014
Advocate Peace!! Happy Harriet Beecher Stowe Birthday!! Remember Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday!! Happy Birthday Joyce Carol Oates!! Happy Bloomsday!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

Link to Weekly News from SCUU 06/12/2014. 

If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

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Path less taken: Sterling church sells property, chooses to remain in office building and focus on ministry

Tue, 06/10/2014


Kerri writes: "Interesting Article -- Linda H. sent me this article and I thought others might find it interesting and encouraging. Please feel free to forward ..."

Sterling church sells property, chooses to remain in office building and focus on ministry Link

Anneke writes:
"Lessons for the rental property committee:
  1. Have a clear vision of what church our congregation wants to be: regarding both its spiritual direction and the most appropriate types of community involvement it would want to engage in.
  2. Inform ourselves thoroughly on the present demographics and the development plans of the region we’d consider for resettling, as well as their prognosis for the future
  3. Hope to see you next Sunday, Anneke"
Interesting quote: "'The economics over the last 40 years of building [churches] have just radically changed,' he said. 'At one time, if you had 150 to 200 people, you could afford to build a building, [hire] a pastor and do ministry.” He said it now takes about 600 church members to do all those things, and that Riverside has about 300 to 350 active participants in a given week.'" Riverside’s co-pastor, the Rev. Brian Clark

Full time ministry and staff, adequate parking and enough space for religious education and worship what a concept ...

The cost and benefit of Chairitarianism and church in the cloud...

Still ponder and reflect on the question posed by Rev. Megan: "What sort of church do we have the energy and resources for?"

This appears to be "The Road Not Taken" which now we wish to take ...  Tis another day ...

Please note: road and path are synonymous in some circles ...
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Weekly News From SCUU 06/05/2014

Thu, 06/05/2014
Happy RE Sunday!! Happy Arthur Powell Davies Birthday!! Remember Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom's Cabin Published Day!! Remember Robert Kennedy Assassination!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

Link to Weekly News from SCUU 06/05/2014. 

If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

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What is Religious Education at Sugarloaf?

Wed, 06/04/2014


Simply put we teach our children and ourselves with the help of our small staff and many volunteers and using a wide, diverse and comprehensive course curriculum the Unitarian Universalist Principles Written for Children.

We Believe :

  • Each person is important
  • Be kind and fair in all you do
  • We are free to learn together
  • We search for what is true for ourselves
  • Every person deserves to have a say and a vote
  • Build a fair and peaceful world
  • We care for all living things in our universe
The Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalist and our Religious Education Committee are committed to providing religious education that is not based on dogma or creed. We give full respect for, examination of and inquiry into the Interdependent Web of All Existence of Which We Are a Part. We study all religions to gain a better understanding of life and the world around us.

We also believe that UU Religious Education should take place in or near Germantown  With a population of 86,395 as of the 2010 United States Census, Germantown Maryland is the third most populous place in Maryland, after the city of Baltimore, and the census-designated place of Columbia, Maryland -- The THIRD!!

It's actually larger, some may say huge,  if you take into account the surrounding communities of Upper Montgomery County: Gaithersburg, Poolesville, Clarksburg, Boyds, Darenstown, Damascus, Montgomery Village to name a few.

We also believe that more than a few of the 86,395 plus people who live and learn in our area share our simple values and will join us in our Religious Education quest.
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Weekly News From SCUU 05/29/2014

Thu, 05/29/2014
Happy Walt Whitman Birthday!! Remember Joan of Arc burned at stake Day!! Remember Tiananmen Square Protests Day!! & Thanks Julie for publishing the eflyer...


WOW!! the new edition of the Weekly News from SCUU digest that you will receive as an eflyer email. Tis a beautiful thing.

Link to Weekly News from SCUU 05/29/2014. 

If you don't want to use the link, here is a preview in a scrollable frame too..  In a browser it's scrollable and on a tablet from the WOW blog the whole freakin complete weekly digest eflyer just automagically appears...



Many Thanks to Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

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