Announcements

Tuesday, May 5Soul Circle Conversation: What Does It Mean to Be a People of Revelation? 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 April's theme is "What Does It Mean to Be a People of Revelation?" will be held on Tuesday, May 5th 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, May 10Service: More To Be Revealed!!
Rev. Paul Foss, Associate Pastor of the Damascus Road Community Church
Hallmark loves mothers.... But they aren't alone. Mothers are loved and honored in a unique way in our society. Have you ever wondered why? Have you ever wondered what moms might be telling us about God? Come on May 10th and more will be revealed.
Please join us and guest speaker Paul Foss, Associate Pastor of the Damascus Road Community Church, for this Mother's Day worship service. 
This is an RE United Sunday, with all the kids in one group. Nursery will be provided.
Friday, May 15Overnight Youth Retreat May 15/16!
D.Ohlandt, retreat facilitator, and the RE Committee

Attention All Those Ages 12 to 15 and Your Parents!  

Join us for our Fun-

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 administration and by the Arlington RE Director, has been hired by our RE Committee.  The retreat is just for our youth (ages 12-15) and their friends.
 
D. tells us: “This overnight retreat will provide opportunities for bonding, reflection, indoor and outdoor adventures, group and individual challenges, and, most importantly, fun!  The retreat will be tailored specifically to our youth, and all activities during the retreat will build on and connect to one another. For the fullest experience, youths should plan to attend the entire retreat,” including the overnight stay. 
 
Informal registration, ASAP, (DEADLINE – April 14) is necessary for us to begin planning.  Therefore, please, let Helen Pop know your possible number of youth participants by phone (301/ 229-0549, 9 AM to 9 PM) or email hpop@verizon.net .  Secondly, with the deadline of April 8th, it would help with the planning if you give us your top two priorities (from the list below) that you feel would be most desirable for D. to focus on:
 
1.   working together/ self-discovery of cooperative strengths
2.   self identity "who am i?" 
3.   communication skills/open-heartedness
4.   personal goal setting
5.   resilience/persistence
6.   creativity/ thinking out of the box
7.   group building, cohesion
8.   parents, teachers, mentors to be included
9.   UU identity along with an attitude that generates gratitude
10.  values, priorities, including exercising more Earth-friendly awareness
       while living on our peaceful, bountiful land
 
All who plan to participate in Sugarloaf’s First Ever Retreat will receive, by April 17, the final information and form to be returned to Tiana by the April 24 deadline.  For logistical purposes, at this point, please RSVP to Helen Pop by April 8 indicating your interest and priorities for this retreat.
 
With Great Anticipation,
Tiana, David, Colleen, Liz, Judy W. and Helen

 

Sunday, May 17Service: The Vote as Sacrament
Rev. Megan Foley

Voting isn’t just something that we at SCUU happen to do – as we will today in our annual congregational meeting – it’s the most traditional thing that Unitarian Universalists do. What does voting mean to UUs, and how is it one of our most holy acts?  Stay after church to do the business of our congregation at our Annual Congregational Meeting, 12-2 pm.

Sunday, May 17Annual Congregational Meeting, 12-2 pm
SCUU Board of Trustees

The Annual Congregational Meeting of Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists is scheduled for May 17, 2015 at Noon.  The agenda will be available on our website, in packets located in the Yurt and House, and by emailing the Treasurer, karen@alegianderson.com.  Your attendance is requested so that there is a sufficient number of members present to vote.  No proxies are permitted by SCUU by-laws. All are welcome to attend the meeting; only members may vote.

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.

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!

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.

Welcome!

You’ve found your way to a remarkable congregation practicing a remarkable religion. Unitarian Universalism is a liberal, creedless faith, born out of the Judeo-Christian tradition, that takes two tasks to heart: freely exploring spiritual truth, using a broad range of religious sources and our own inspiration and reason as guides; and loving our neighbors without qualification, as best as we are able. At Sugarloaf in particular, you’ll find a range of people from a variety of backgrounds who come together regularly to celebrate what’s most important to them, support each other in life’s hard moments, and to be a part of a community that matters and cares.

Sugarloaf is located in an idyllic setting and is filled with friendly people. We invite you to come and experience our religious community at Sunday worship. You are welcome here whoever you are: however old or young, wherever you are from, whoever your ancestors were, and in whatever religion you were raised. You are welcome here whatever your gender and whomever you love. You are welcome with whatever abilities and limitations you have. We invite you to bring your whole self.* We know that your presence will enrich the Sugarloaf community – and that Sugarloaf will become a special place for you, too.

If you have any questions about the Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists, Unitarian Universalism in general, or just want further information, please don’t hesitate to call or email me. Better yet, just come down on Sunday morning and see what we have to offer. You’ll be glad you did.

See you at Sugarloaf,
Megan

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