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Sunday, Aug 31Service: Meditation Service
Sugarloaf Meditation Group

Sugarloaf Congregation is a spiritual community that welcomes questions, explores answers, and shares the lessons of life. This is also precisely what goes on in Sugarloaf's weekly Meditation Group. The practice of meditation helps us feel calm, centered, and open as we bring our unique experiences and perspectives together to learn and grow in a positive, supportive environment. Join us this Sunday to experience spiritual growth through meditation, exploration and connection.

 

Arrive at 10:00 for meditation tips from Meditation Group Members.

Sunday, Sep 7Service: Water Communion Sunday
Rev. Megan Foley

Join us this Sunday for our annual Water Communion, where we bring the actual or proxy water - that represents all we did over the summer - and join it together to start our new church year together. Rev. Megan will be back with her sabbatical water as well.  This service is for all ages.

Sunday, Sep 14Blessing of the Animals
Colin Doyle

Join your church for our annual blessing of the animals service.  Bring your well-behaved pets or proxy pets (in pictures or toys) to be blessed by your community.  This worship service is a Community Service for all ages.

Sunday, Sep 21Service: The Two Faces of Promise
Rev. Megan Foley

The word "promise" has two meanings, at least: you can promise to do things, for yourself or for someone else.  And, you can have promise, meaning potential, aptitude, capacity.  What if these two different definitions are actually more similar than you think?  What if the act of promising something increases your capacity?  And if that were true, what would it mean for a covenantal faith like Unitarian Universalism? 

Tuesday, Oct 7Soul Circle Conversation: Promise 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 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!

Tuesday, Nov 11Soul Circle Conversation: Renewal 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 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!

Tuesday, Dec 2Soul Circle Conversation: Grace 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 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 Group

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

The Small Group Ministry program at SCUU - called Chalice Groups - has hit the ground running!

We invite you to learn more about Chalice Groups and even experience a mini-Chalice Group during the service.
Click here for more information. 

Latest Update from SCUU Religious Education.
Visit Religious Education directory to learn more.

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  • Monday, August 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
  • Thursday, August 7, 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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Sunday, August 3, 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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, July 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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, July 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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, July 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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, July 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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, July 3, 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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Wednesday, July 2, 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?
  • Wednesday, July 2, 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.