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Sunday, Feb 14Service: Do I Really Want to Be Loved?
Rev. Henry Simoni-Wastila

What is the nature of love and what are some of our struggles with being more loving?

Sunday, Feb 21Service: Fear of the Unknown & the Uncontrollable
Elissa Kline
Sunday, Feb 21Seekers Class Video

The Seekers class continue in their hard hitting news program. This show discusses what UUers believe.

Wednesday, Feb 24February Soul Circle 7-9 pm
Rev. Henry Simoni-Wastila

Soul Circle is a spiritual development group that uses the monthly theme packet to grow personally and as Unitarian Universalist people of faith. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month explore the worship theme in more depth. Meetings are open to members and friends of SCUU.

 

The conversation for February's theme "What Does It Mean to Be a People of Desire?" will be held on Wednesday, February 24th 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, or pick up a copy in the Sugarloaf House. 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. Henry.

Sunday, Feb 28Service: Mindfulness and Meditation
Rev. Henry Simoni-Wastila

What is mindfulness meditation? How has meditation worked in the Buddhist tradition?

Monday, Feb 29How do you tell right from wrong?

The Seekers class continues in their reporting on the big questions.

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.

Sunday, Mar 6Service: Mystery and Openness
Rev. Henry Simoni-Wastila

If we cannot know with absolute certainty, are we left with Mystery. How can we have a more open religion?

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. Henry. Click here for more information and to explore past themes.

Latest Update from SCUU Religious Education.
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The Seekers class continues in their reporting on the big questions.

The Seekers class continues in their reporting on the big questions.

Some funny bloopers from the class's latest production.  

Some funny bloopers from the class's latest production.

 

The Seekers class continue in their hard hitting news program. This show discusses what UUers believe.

The Seekers class continue in their hard hitting news program. This show discusses what UUers believe.

Watch the first video from this year's talented Seekers Class where they ask the question, "Where did we come from?"  

Watch the first video from this year's talented Seekers Class where they ask the question, "Where did we come from?"

 

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Watch the first video from this year's Seeker's class!    

Watch the first video from this year's Seeker's class!

 

 

Religious education classes start at SCUU this Sunday for grades pre-school through 7th grade. Onsite registration will be available. Come meet the new RE coordinator. Parents, bring your checkbook!

 

Just a reminder that our Sugarloafs OWL Program begins on September 20 in conjunction with the Frederick UU church.  The starting time...

Just a reminder that our Sugarloafs OWL Program begins on September 20 in conjunction with the Frederick UU church.  The starting time is 6 PM and will take place at the Frederick UU facility.  Please fill in and bring any necessary...

OWL is coming!  OWL is coming! Unitarian Universalism has made a commitment to provide comprehensive sexuality education for our...

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...

Dear Parents and Youth (age 12 and over), A youth retreat, with the emphasis on fun, will happen at Sugarloaf, May 15/16!  D....
Dear Parents and Youth (age 12 and over), A youth retreat, with the emphasis on fun, will happen at Sugarloaf, May 15/16!  D. Ohlandt, a professional youth adventure facilitator, UU Arlington Church member, known and valued in the JPD...
Attention All Those Ages 12 to 15 and Your Parents!  Join us for our Fun-Doing-Things Retreat starting the evening of May 15...

Attention All Those Ages 12 to 15 and Your Parents!  Join us for our Fun-Doing-Things Retreat starting the evening of May 15 through Saturday, May 16, till 4 P.M., for Sugarloaf youth and your friends.  It will be...

We have a special RE United lesson planned for this Sunday, March 22.  Recent topics in the Mavericks class have covered...
We have a special RE United lesson planned for this Sunday, March 22.  Recent topics in the Mavericks class have covered Generosity and Random Acts of Kindness.  Along these themes we have organized a field trip for all RE...
Presenter:  Tiana Meek Durations:  Sun, 01/25/2015 - Wed, 01/28/2015 Join RE's new spiritual growth group for Sugarloaf...

Presenter:  Tiana Meek

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  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016


    Hi All

    A few people mentioned to me last Sunday that they would really like to have access to the Story for All Ages that I read during Service.

    excerpt ... "From Shannon, age 5, with a picture she drew of squiggly lines: The squiggly lines are the words God told me to say when I closed my eyes to think about her. She also told me to draw a cross. God has lots of words to say."

    Here's the link http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/riddle/session4/157118.shtml

    Thanks!
     Best,
    Erin
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016
    Advocate Peace!! Pray for Sanity!! The BIG question...at this Sunday's service!! & Thanks Laura for publishing the eflyer the pen used as a baton has been passed...




    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 02/04/2016. 


    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 Laura and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Friday, January 29, 2016
    Advocate Peace!! Pray for Sanity!! Special Reunion Event - This Sunday! See inside for details!! & Thanks Laura for publishing the eflyer the pen used as a baton has been passed...




    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 01/29/2016. 


    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 Laura and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, January 21, 2016
    Advocate Peace!! Pray for Sanity!! No Church This Sunday! Stay home and be safe!!! & Thanks Laura for publishing the eflyer the pen used as a baton has been passed...




    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 01/21/2016. 


    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 Laura and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
    Advocate Peace!! Pray for Sanity!! Spread the word! Reunion Sunday is January 31st...see inside for details.!!! Happy 1st day of year you stop typing xx/xx/15!!! & Thanks Laura for publishing the eflyer the pen used as a baton has been passed...




    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 01/14/2016. 


    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 Laura and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, January 7, 2016
    Advocate Peace!! Pray for Sanity!! Ring in the New Year with this Sunday's aptly titled service "Endings & Beginnings"!!! & Thanks Laura for publishing the eflyer the pen used as a baton has been passed...




    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 01/07/2016. 


    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 Laura and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Friday, January 1, 2016
    Advocate Peace!! Pray for Sanity!! Happy New You!! Or Happy New Year!!! & Thanks Laura for publishing the eflyer the pen used as a baton has been passed...




    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 01/01/2016. 


    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 Laura and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, December 24, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Pray for Sanity!! Meditation Service this Sunday - No RE!!! & Thanks Laura for publishing the eflyer the pen used as a baton has been passed...




    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 12/24/2015. 


    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 Laura and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Friday, December 18, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Pray for Sanity!! Join us on Christmas Eve for cookies and carols!!! & Thanks Laura for publishing the eflyer the pen used as a baton has been passed...




    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 12/18/2015. 


    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 Laura and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, December 10, 2015

    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 ...
    The Volunteer System allows us to make helpful connections.
    How To Be A Sugarloaf Requester:
    Look at those who are long term volunteers being committee members.  I see these folks as committed to our ministry for the duration of their terms.  Now, look at those whose ministry is to be there to support committee members throughout the Volunteer System’s trial period (the Go ‘Rounders.)  That period ends with the congregational vote at our May annual meeting on whether or not to have a volunteer system.
    Any committee member qualifies as a Requester.Step 1 is when a committee member finds a need to have a one-time task done.  Julie B. from the E-Task Force needed a volunteer substitute for Laura to do the Weekly Digest.Step 2 is when Julie asked Helen who is available for that temporary job.  Rosie was the one.Step 3 is when Julie gave a personal invitation with a full job description to Rosie.Step 4 is when the two women buddied-up with mentoring and technical help to accomplish the task.  (The arrangement was so satisfying that Rosie went ahead and was editor for seven issues!  Obviously, this is not the usual example of the “One task- One time’ stipulation of the Volunteer System.)Step 5 is when gratitude is shown to the volunteer for completion of the task.Step 6 is when the Manager was notified (Helen, with Jeff substituting from Jan. 10 till March 10, by the Requester, Julie, that Rosie  had completed the job.  Note:  An additional adjustment to the System was when Rosie decided to bank her credits for later use and stay active as a volunteer (on the Go ‘Round list of five folks, at this point.)
    The Go ‘Rounders are each committed to doing one task per month during the Volunteer System trial period.   So far, these wonderful folks have found new knowledge and awareness of Sugarloaf’s inner workings when giving their monthly boosts toward achieving committee goals for our sustainability on our land.

    Helen Pop