Announcements

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, Jul 12Service: Enjoy Your Freedom
Rev. Megan Foley

Last year on July Fourth I saw a sign that said, "Enjoy your Freedom."  But for many of us, freedom is a dubious thing.  Some of us don't feel free in the least.  Some of us don't know how to enjoy the freedoms we have.  Join us this week to talk about freedom and why we ought to be pursuing and enjoying it.  Children's activity: Art Sun Day (with Donny and Rosie)

Sunday, Jul 12Lunch with Rev. Megan!
Rev. Megan Foley

Bring a bag lunch and hang out with Rev. Megan after church in her final weeks at SCUU! 

Sunday, Jul 26Service: Ask the Minister
Rev. Megan Foley

For her last sermon at SCUU, Rev. Megan offers a long standing UU tradition: The Question Box sermon! That's right, you can submit a question to the question box, and Megan will do her best to answer it during the service. Questions can be religious, denominational, congregational, about world events, the meaning of life (gulp!) - you name it! (Rev. Megan reserves the right to bypass questions that don't work for the format, and suggests you keep it classy, people!) For the kids: Make a Mess Sunday; the goo factory (Liz Paulson)

Tuesday, Jul 28A Brush with Wine Fun Raising Night
Karen Alegi

On July 28th at 6pm, we will have Wine and Painting in the Yurt.  A local artist will help us make our own unique oil painting.  The cost to attend is $30 and covers all supplies, wine and snacks.  To reserve your seat, please contact Karen Alegi, karen@alegianderson.com, before space runs out.  All are welcome, but you must be 21 or over.

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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  • Thursday, July 2, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Pray for Sanity!! Pancake Breakfast after service this Sunday! Don't forget to collect your water this Summer!!! & 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 7/02/2015. 


    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
  • Friday, June 26, 2015



    They are everywhere!!
    Reaction came swiftly. James Obergefell, the Ohio man who was the lead plaintiff in the case, told a cheering crowd outside the Supreme Court, "Today's ruling from the Supreme Court affirms what millions across this country already know to be true in our hearts - our love is equal, that the four words etched onto the front of the Supreme Court - equal justice under law - apply to us, too."
    The 13th, 14th, 15th amendments paved the way.  Which is exactly the opposite of what the other flag down south at the center of controversy stands for.
    "We hold these truths ..." after a very long long time "to be self evident. That all men ..." white men 1776 & 1790 & 1856 and latin american men 1848 & 1965 and black men 1870 & 1965 and women 1920 & 1965 & 1973 and native americans 1924 & 1947 & 1965 and asians 1926 & 1952 & 1965 and everyone 1965 & 1968 and young adults 1971 and LGBT 2015 ... ish "...are created equal"

    How cool is that?


  • Thursday, June 25, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Pray for Sanity!! All church cookout after service this Sunday! Don't forget to collect your water this Summer!!! & 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 6/25/2015. 


    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, June 18, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Pray for Sanity!! Mark thy Calendar All church cookout June 28! Important Announcement from Rev. Megan 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 6/18/2015. 

    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 Julie and the eTaskForce!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, June 11, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Stay after church for the I.T. Summit this Sunday, and Traveling Bookstore during coffee hour!!! & 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 6/11/2015. 

    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
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015


    Wanted -- Toilet Paper: That’s right, SCUU goes through an average of 4 rolls of toilet paper a week. One roll of toilet paper per month from each family could really make a difference. One four pack every few months would be great too! Thank you.

    You can also order toilet paper via our Amazon Link ...

    How many words are there for Toilet Paper? Bumwad, TP, poop-on coupons ...
  • Thursday, June 4, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! See below for Summer Sunday Schedule. June Backpack Drive donations will be accepted this Sunday at service, and through June!!! & 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 6/04/2015. 

    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, May 28, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! OWL Orientation This Sunday at 12:15 pm. Mandatory for parents and students!!!! & 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 5/28/2015. 

    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, May 21, 2015
    Advocate Peace!! Annual Meeting Outcomes. OWL Orientation May 31, parents and students required!!! & 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 5/21/2015. 

    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, May 17, 2015
    Covenant of Good Relations [1]Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists
    PurposeTo provide principles and practices (guidance) of how we wish to treat one another.
    PrinciplesWe, the Sugarloaf Congregation, in the spirit of community, covenant to create a joyful community founded in love and caring, accepting of who we are while supporting each other’s growth, and in which each member feels as secure and as free as possible to be engaged, honest and vulnerable.
    To this end we each are responsible for:
    Respecting and appreciating each other’s            Inherent worth and dignity            Beliefs, opinions and viewpoints            Abilities, limits and needs            Time, privacy and feelings
    Acting in ways to promote            Joy, hope and healing            Integrity and trust; ensuring respectful resolutions to disputes or complaints            Honest and productive communications in a kind and sharing environment            Appreciation of all efforts – big or small            Opportunities for growthMoral character
    Honoring and valuing            The congregation and its children            UU principles and practicesThe SCUU Mission Statement            Differing opinions, ideas and their open examination            Our diversity and commitments            The serious and the humorous (fun and CHOCOLATE)

    Guidance – Through
    Practicing conscious gentleness in all physical and verbal interactions, speak to inform not to manipulate
    Honoring our time together by being present for the start of meetings, using careful listening techniques and the democratic process as we strive for consensus
    Honoring our time apart by ending meetings on time, and when giving and fulfilling requests for information or action
    Communicating our feelings with “I” statements
    Respecting others by challenging ideas and not people
    Respecting Each other’s confidentialities, emotional and physical boundaries, and freedom to choose steps in their personal or spiritual journey
    Settling differences directly with the person involved, while staying in relationship, assuming good intentions and keeping an open heart
    Working Together to keep our children safe
    Following this covenant in times of turmoil and tranquility
    Stretching our boundaries of forgiveness
    Celebrating and sharing our life experiences
    Supporting one another in times of need
    Welcoming all, especially visitors and guests


    [1] SCUU Covenant version of May 19, 2005, formally adopted May 31, 2009, by a motion of the Congregation, to wit:  “Resolved, that the Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists accepts the Covenant of Good Relations of May 19, 2005 as the source of principles and practices guiding interpersonal relations, to be reaffirmed or revised at next year’s annual Congregational Meeting.”  Covenant of Good Relations revised and affirmed at May 19, 2013 Congregational Meeting.  Covenant of Good Relations revised and affirmed at May 18, 2014 Congregational Meeting.