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Sunday, Dec 21Service: The Real Gift of the Fire
Rev. Megan Foley

This time of year we tell stories of miracles and love, and especially the sort of love that creates everyday miracles.  Join us to hear a folktale from our great SCUU storyteller, Roy M., and have a chance to reflect on what the real gifts of the fire might be for you and yours in this season.

Wednesday, Dec 24Christmas Eve Cookie Reception 4-5 pm
You!

Bring your favorite homemade cookie to share or grab some from the store on the way in, but be sure to join in our traditional pre-worship service cookie reception in the Sugarloaf Great Room!

Wednesday, Dec 24Christmas Eve Service 5 pm
Rev. Megan Foley

Join us for our traditional Christmas Eve service with caroling, reflections, and candlelighting!  All ages welcome.  Want more celebrating? Come at 4 pm for our cookie reception- bring some of your favorites!

Sunday, Dec 28Service: Finding Peace
Carol Plummer

The holidays can be stressful and tiring. You are invited to this all meditation service to find some peace and ease.

Tuesday, Jan 6Soul Circle Conversation: What Does It Mean to Be a People of Wonder? 7-9 pm
Rev. Megan Foley

Soul Circle is an open spiritual development group that uses the monthly Soul Circle packet (see link to left of screen on website) to grow personally and as Unitarian Universalist people of faith.  We meet the first Tuesday of each month (with some exceptions) to talk about how the theme of the month affected our lives.  To participate, check the link at left at the beginning of each month, 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 22Sunday Meditation Service

The Sunday meditation group 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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Put together needed packages of school supplies for children in foreign countries.   The ‘Summer Sunday’ program is a series of fun...
Walk through nature and get a little wet! Walking Seneca Creek from the Germantown road parking lot to the pool about a mile up steam. We...
Clay modeling and creating interesting objects!   The ‘Summer Sunday’ program is a series of fun and adventurous activities...
Eat your way through nature!   The ‘Summer Sunday’ program is a series of fun and adventurous activities intended to build...
Paint pre-constructed birdhouses (2 different styles to choose from) to help shelter Montgomery County’s homeless birds. A donation of $5....
Examine the guts of unusual objects and have fun being destructive!   The ‘Summer Sunday’ program is a series of fun and adventurous...
Create music and sounds with different musical instruments!   The ‘Summer Sunday’ program is a series of fun and adventurous...
Tap into your creative spirit and create upscale art objects and collages! The ‘Summer Sunday’ program is a series of fun and adventurous...
  ‘Summer Sunday’ Program 2014 The ‘Summer Sunday’ program is a series of fun and adventurous activities intended to build community...
Watch clips from throughout the year of middle school SCUU broadcasting
  Date Children’s Summer Activity
The Seekers spent time talking about their future. Here are some of their ideas.         See all the Seeker's video...
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  • Sunday, December 14, 2014


    Dear SCUU Members and Friends, please spend a few minutes taking this survey:

    SCUU 2015 Priorities Survey  adapted from last Sunday's "next steps" discussion!

    21 members of SCUU came together to continue the congregation-wide conversation about where our community is heading. We compiled a list of things we want to see at Sugarloaf going forward. Whether you were there or not, this is your chance to weigh in!
  • Thursday, December 11, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Next Steps Survey, Circle Dinners, Racial Justice, and Cookies?? Read on!! & 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 12/11/2014. 

    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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Friday, December 5, 2014
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    Karen writes: I am liking this sign. The blank hanging sign can be whatever we want, as needed. Obviously we wouldn’t have one up there without a message.
  • Thursday, December 4, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Rev. Megan service this Sunday, followed by Next Steps Discussion Series! & 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 12/04/2014. 

    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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Come decorate the Yurt on Saturday! Potluck lunch after service this Sunday!! & 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 11/26/2014. 

    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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Mindfulness Meditation Leader, Jerry Hartman - Service this Sunday! Class Tonight! And workshop for the holidays! & 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 11/20/2014. 

    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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Sunday, November 16, 2014
    For you To do :  Talk to your regular church friends and contacts and tell them we want to hear from them about what they want to invest in as a church.  Discussion meeting DEC. 7 12-2, come if you can or send your ideas to the Board of Trustees.  Megan


    What 3-4 things do we want to focus on this year at SCUU?
    1. Successful pledge drive 2015-2016 (11) *
      1. Congregational budget discussion (Making Church Awesome)
    2. Increase Rentals and external investments (9) *
      1. 5 year plan
    3. Property maintenance (6)
    4. Outreach and publicity – more visitors (7) *
      1. Visitor Web Site
      2. Social Outreach
    5. Member connection with active member contact (12) *
      1. Following up with member care
      2. Mentoring one on one/circle dinners
      3. Volunteerism
      4. Minister of Fun
    6. Mission and Vision (6) (CREW)
    Attendees:  Julie, Kathy, Jim, George H., Adam, Helen, Michael y., Jeff, Faith, Barbara, Tom and Kathleen, Donny, Anneke, Rev Megan

    Votes appear in parentheses.
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Next Steps SCUU (Brainstorming Session with Rev. Megan) This Sunday! & 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 11/13/2014. 

    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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Saturday, November 8, 2014


    Unitarian Universalist

     When she spoke of the need for all religions, I thought of
     UU as a faceted jewel. We are allowed access to all the
     knowledge of the different paths we cross. Each path shines
     light on a different facet, making the whole jewel sparkle.

     Maybe the inside is left empty intentionally, so that the
     heart of our religion is mystery. So that there is room for
     each of us to find our own path. The outside is the
     community, and this is the meaning of the church. Community,
     support and acceptance. The faith that binds us is the
     belief in the capacity of each individual to forge an honest
     and personal quest for truth and meaning.

     Wanda P. -- Glad to be getting the right idea.

    Wow -- Speak to inform and not to manipulate.
  • Saturday, November 8, 2014


    Here is a draft. I'll need to swap in a vector version of our logo. Trying to keep the message clear and maintain negative space.

    Donny said "vector version" ...  Thanks Donny ...