Announcements

Sunday, May 24Service: The Message and the Text
The Johnson Family

Join the Johnson family -  Chris, Rosetta and Antonio - as they lead us to a look at messages and texts on Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 31Service: The Deeper Wound
Rev. Megan Foley

Our veterans returning from the wars in the Middle East are experiencing more than physical or psychological trauma – they’re also experiencing moral trauma.  Come this Sunday to learn more about the new concept of “moral injury” and how churches are uniquely placed to help with this expanding problem.

Sunday, May 31OWL Parent Orientation
Lora Haney-Powell, DRE Frederick

OWL is coming!  OWL is coming!

Unitarian Universalism has made a commitment to provide comprehensive sexuality education for our children and youth, and we are happy to announce that we will be joining with the Frederick congregation to create an OWL Class next fall.  OWL stands for OUR WHOLE LIVES, and is the comprehensive curriculum designed by the Unitarian Universalist Association for use in congregations.  There will be a mandatory parent and student orientation here at SCUU on May 31st, so please mark your calendars! Times to be announced.

Tuesday, Jun 2Soul Circle Conversation: What Does It Mean to Be a People of Tradition? 7-9 pm
Rev. Megan Foley

Soul Circle is an open spiritual development group that uses the monthly Soul Circle packet to grow personally and as Unitarian Universalist people of faith. The Soul Circle Conversation for May's theme is "What Does It Mean to Be a People of Tradition?" will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd from 7-9pm, in the Yurt. To read the packet - with exercises and food for thought to help the theme make a difference in YOUR life - click the link above. Take a look, and do the exercises or ask yourselves the questions that speak to you the most. Then come to our meeting to talk about your new understandings or struggles with people on similar paths in a safe, supportive environment, facilitated by Rev. Megan.  See you there!

Sunday, Jun 7Service: Youth Sunday
Religious Education Committee
Join us this Sunday for all things Religious Education! We'll thank our teachers, hear about our program, and have fun.  This is a Community Worship service for all ages
Sunday, Jun 14Coming June 14! The Traveling Bookstore
Eileen McIntire

 Spice up Coffee Hour on Sunday by sampling a selection of Beacon Press, Skinner House, UUA Common Read and other books of interest to UUs. Also for sale will be books by Maryland UUs. Sugarloaf Congregation authors may also add their own books to the sales display. Questions? Contact Eileen McIntire, eileenmcintre@aol.com.

Tuesday, Jul 7Soul Circle Conversation: What Does It Mean to Be a People of Revelry? 7-9 pm
Rev. Megan Foley

Soul Circle is an open spiritual development group that uses the monthly Soul Circle packet to grow personally and as Unitarian Universalist people of faith. The Soul Circle Conversation for June's theme is "What Does It Mean to Be a People of Revelry?" will be held on Tuesday, July 7th from 7-9pm, in the Yurt. To read the packet - with exercises and food for thought to help the theme make a difference in YOUR life - click the link above. Take a look, and do the exercises or ask yourselves the questions that speak to you the most. Then come to our meeting to talk about your new understandings or struggles with people on similar paths in a safe, supportive environment, facilitated by Rev. Megan.  See you there!

Sunday, Mar 6Sunday Meditation Service

The Sunday meditation circle meets for silent meditation, reading and sharing of insight on Sunday mornings at 9:00am, prior to the main service.

Soul Circle is an open spiritual development group that uses the monthly Soul Circle packet to grow personally and as Unitarian Universalist people of faith. Each church year has a year-long topic, with monthly themes that address it.We meet monthly to talk about how the theme affected our lives with people on similar paths in a safe, supportive environment, facilitated by Rev. Megan. Click here for more information and to explore past themes.

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  • Sunday, May 17, 2015
    Covenant of Good Relations [1]Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists
    PurposeTo provide principles and practices (guidance) of how we wish to treat one another.
    PrinciplesWe, the Sugarloaf Congregation, in the spirit of community, covenant to create a joyful community founded in love and caring, accepting of who we are while supporting each other’s growth, and in which each member feels as secure and as free as possible to be engaged, honest and vulnerable.
    To this end we each are responsible for:
    Respecting and appreciating each other’s            Inherent worth and dignity            Beliefs, opinions and viewpoints            Abilities, limits and needs            Time, privacy and feelings
    Acting in ways to promote            Joy, hope and healing            Integrity and trust; ensuring respectful resolutions to disputes or complaints            Honest and productive communications in a kind and sharing environment            Appreciation of all efforts – big or small            Opportunities for growthMoral character
    Honoring and valuing            The congregation and its children            UU principles and practicesThe SCUU Mission Statement            Differing opinions, ideas and their open examination            Our diversity and commitments            The serious and the humorous (fun and CHOCOLATE)

    Guidance – Through
    Practicing conscious gentleness in all physical and verbal interactions, speak to inform not to manipulate
    Honoring our time together by being present for the start of meetings, using careful listening techniques and the democratic process as we strive for consensus
    Honoring our time apart by ending meetings on time, and when giving and fulfilling requests for information or action
    Communicating our feelings with “I” statements
    Respecting others by challenging ideas and not people
    Respecting Each other’s confidentialities, emotional and physical boundaries, and freedom to choose steps in their personal or spiritual journey
    Settling differences directly with the person involved, while staying in relationship, assuming good intentions and keeping an open heart
    Working Together to keep our children safe
    Following this covenant in times of turmoil and tranquility
    Stretching our boundaries of forgiveness
    Celebrating and sharing our life experiences
    Supporting one another in times of need
    Welcoming all, especially visitors and guests


    [1] SCUU Covenant version of May 19, 2005, formally adopted May 31, 2009, by a motion of the Congregation, to wit:  “Resolved, that the Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists accepts the Covenant of Good Relations of May 19, 2005 as the source of principles and practices guiding interpersonal relations, to be reaffirmed or revised at next year’s annual Congregational Meeting.”  Covenant of Good Relations revised and affirmed at May 19, 2013 Congregational Meeting.  Covenant of Good Relations revised and affirmed at May 18, 2014 Congregational Meeting.
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Annual Meeting this Sunday! Vote on Budget, Mission, Board Members, Bylaws...and more!!!! & 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 5/14/2015. 

    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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Next Weekend: Youth Retreat May 15-16, Annual Meeting May 17th!!! & 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 5/07/2015. 

    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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015


    I figured there'd be a Unitarian reference and I was right ... Living on Tulsa time ...

    A good read ... How to take Christ out of Christianity

    "These are the people who identify with ambivalent, ambiguous statements like “I’m spiritual, but not religious”; “I’m kind of agnostic”; “Now I’m an atheist, but I grew up Catholic”; or “I believe in something, but I don’t know if it’s God.”"

    “These people are looking for communities and for memories from their background, but they want to do it in an intellectually consistent way.”

    "Believing Christians need not water down the fact that God is at the root of their commitments and traditions to accommodate nonbelievers. And nonbelievers need not make a point of telling their believing brethren that general goodwill or humanism is a better motivation for good works. As Maguire points out, the biblical metaphor for society is a household, not an institution but a dwelling place for a family. Though families will quarrel over what they don’t have in common, they are meant to come together for what they do: an ancient story of a new family formed in a place most of us will never go and a call to peace in the world that none of us can ever entirely live up to. And that is worth keeping alive for its radical, enduring and miraculous love."

    Hey we are "these people".
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Don't forget your flowers for Flower Communion this Sunday! And your hats ladies!!! & 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 4/30/2015. 

    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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Friday, April 24, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Last day to sign up for Youth Retreat! Stay after church this Sunday for Spring Cleaning!!! & 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 4/24/2015. 

    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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015


    Have a Rustic Wedding at Sugarloaf.  

    Rentals:  The Sugarloaf facilities are available for rental in whole or in part.

    Please use the Contact US page to inquire about Rentals.

    Cater a reception at our wonderful location.

    Our venue is 5 plus acres of fields and woods and flowers.

    Download our Rental Brochure.
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Is the church we want possible? Last chance to have a say! Budget Drive home stretch musing from Rev. Megan!!! & 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 4/16/2015. 

    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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Friday, April 10, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Sign up for Fun Youth Retreat Now! See bottom of announcements. Cajun Jam Session tomorrow!!! & 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 4/10/2015. 

    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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Sunday, April 5, 2015


    Just saw this Traffic Warning -- Due to Power line down Road May be Blocked at Germantown Road and Riffle Ford Road in Germantown Maryland.

    May be able ot by pass via Richter Farm Road Schaeffer Road and through the Soccer Park via Germantown Park Drive.