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Sunday, Mar 1Service: Wobble, But Don’t Fall Down
Rev. Megan Foley

Lots of people think that being able to survive the hard times of life is miraculous and unusual.  But what if resilience isn’t unusual at all, but the very hallmark of being human? What if resilience is so good for us we should actually seek it out?  We’ll also hear a long time member's personal memories of the march on Selma, 50 years ago this month, as a part of our reflections on resilience and the long arc of the universe towards justice.

Sunday, Mar 1Fellowship Leftovers Lunch and Coffee 11:30-1
Budget Drive Team

Did you miss the Fellowship Dinner but still want to connect and enjoy? Come to this lunch of delicious leftovers, have fun, meet a Budget Drive Captain, and see what the rave reviews are all about.

Sunday, Mar 8Service: Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist
Michael Judd

Ever wondered how you can have your yard and eat it too? Join author and edible landscape designer Michael Judd in an exploration of combining form, function and production in your yard. Judd will lead a virtual tour through edible landscapes designed and created in the D.C. Metro area while unearthing the ABC’s of how to make your yard more fruitful. Focus will be on water harvesting for successful growing, outdoor mushroom cultivation, creating herb spirals, starting a food forest, choosing uncommon fruits, and much more.  Learn new elements to edible landscaping that move away from just annual garden beds and into approachable designs that graft together ease of care, aesthetics and ecological function.

Bio:Michael Judd has worked with agro-ecological and whole system designs throughout the Americas for the last 20 years focusing on applying permaculture and ecological design to increase local food security and community health in both tropical and temperate growing regions. The founder of both Ecologia, LLC, Edible & Ecological Landscape Design and Project Bona Fide, an international non-profit supporting agro-ecology research.  

Michael has returned to the Mid-Atlantic to put down his roots and apply his knowledge of whole-system design to suburbia. In addition to authoring Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist, teaching, and building a straw bale house, Michael and his wife Ashley recently welcomed Wyatt Wizard to the world. Their budding homestead is in Frederick, Maryland.

Michael Judd
www.ecologiadesign.com
www.projectbonafide.com

Sunday, Mar 15Service: Good News, Bad News - A Play
Rev. Megan Foley

Join us for this worship service for all ages, where we’ll put on a play based on the ancient Chinese folktale about a time when “good news” and “bad news” wasn’t so clear. This story reminds us that life is full of changes and surprises. How can we meet life’s twists and turns with hope? What does our UU tradition teach us about our power to create happy endings?

 This is a Community Worship service for all ages.

Tuesday, Apr 7Soul Circle Conversation: What Does It Mean to Be a People of Resilience? 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 March's theme is "What Does It Mean to Be a People of Resilience?" will be held on Tuesday, April 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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  • Thursday, February 26, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Fellowship Dinner this Saturday!!!! We Still Like Punxsutawney Phil!! & 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 2/26/2015. 

    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!!!

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  • Sunday, February 22, 2015
    Current Conditions in pictures ... Driveway  
    View from Upper Parking lot
    View of Upper Parking lot and Yurt
    John Plowed Area of Lower Field Too
    We Will Have Church Service!!  Rev Megan writes "Hope to see you if you can make it, totally understand if you can't."
    Tis 34 degrees the snow is melting in earnest.  The main roads are clear and in some places slushy.  There is no precipitation.  Provided you can shovel out of your own own driveways and neighborhood streets the road is clear.  I was able to drive up in a sedan and not skid at 7:20 am.  The snow is melting fast and the temperature is above freezing.
    John P writes at 12:00 am -- "I just finished plowing the church driveway and parking areas.  Rt. 118 is clear but some freezing rain was apparent. I expect all secondary roads will be fine by 10:00 am tomorrow (or today, technically) as it continues to warm."

    John P writes at 9:38 pm Saturday -- "If church is on, I will get there early and shovel the walkways and deck."

    Thank You John for plowing.  Thank you for shoveling.
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015


    The Fellowship Dinner scheduled for tonight has been postponed -- Karen A. wrote yesterday:

    Hello Members and Friends.  We have decided to postpone the Fellowship Dinner scheduled to take place tomorrow, February 21st at 6:30pm at Sugarloaf.    The weather forecast does not look good tomorrow, so we don’t want to risk the safety of our members or volunteers.  We will announce the new date as soon as we can. 
    Enjoy your weekend and stay warm! 
    The Plan for Sunday Service will be based on a review at 7 am on Sunday Morning -- The crazy weather forecast says it will warm up overnight and start to rain.  The optimist viewpoint is that all the snow will wash away by 7 am and the road will be passable.  If that is the case we will let you know.  In any event an update will be posted here by 7:30 am ish.
    So tonight you would have needed snowshoes and tomorrow you may need an umbrella or skates.
    Given that all this is under the heading of weather emergencies you may receive an SCUU email with additional information.
    Please put away the snowshoes, stay warm and stay safe.


  • Thursday, February 19, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Pathway to Membership Class after church this Sunday! Fellowship Dinner this Saturday night!!!!! & 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 2/19/2015. 

    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, February 15, 2015


    Packed powder on half of driveway to Sugarloaf and clear on other half.  Snow is dry due to cold.  Trees sway in the wind.  Able to drive up road with no problem.  Walk on dry crunchy snow.

    On route 118 the road is slick driving down near Black Rock Road need to drive slow. Otherwise the road is ok.   Montgomery County Maryland has wind advisory and snow emergency in effect.

    For today:  High Wind Warning until 2 pm.  Wind Chill Warning until 6 pm.
  • Thursday, February 12, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Special RE United Field Trip this Sunday! See details below!!!! & 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 2/12/2015. 

    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, February 5, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Meet and greet with District Executive David Pyle 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 2/05/2015. 

    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
  • Monday, February 2, 2015

    And never bet against Rev. Megan who truly must be blessed.  To lose twice because of a miracle catch would have been too much.

    Please don't misunderstand I would have been fine with it I root for the underdog.

    It is against our covenant to deflate a football team's mylar balloon in the Yurt.

    Tom Brady is Human but Tom Brady Cannot Be Stopped -- new york times link ...

    "Unbias" look at deflategate: Can you tell if ball deflated? -- boston globe link

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Newcomer's Q&A with Rev. Megan this Sunday if Interested in Membership!!!! & 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 1/29/2015. 

    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!!!

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  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015


    We're a volunteer organization and I think by definition we are therefore a loosely coupled organization. We try to get good mileage with all our options I think it's the hallmark of a loosely coupled organization.
    saw this article ...http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/opinion/sunday/why-some-teams-are-smarter-than-others.html

    then found this one ..http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/jobs/want-teamwork-encourage-free-speech.html
    So free flow of information for self directed and multi level communicating collaborative teams is a good thing.   especially when more than a few are wearing more than one hat ...
    A very good idea is to share the hats ...

    Blessed are the hat wearers because they get stuff done.

    yeehaa