Announcements

Tuesday, Oct 17October Soul Circle 7-9pm
Julie Burge

Soul Circle is a spiritual development group that uses the monthly theme packet to grow personally and as Unitarian Universalist people of faith.

 

The conversation for October's theme "What Does It Mean to Be a People of Courage?" will be held on Tuesday, October 17th from 7-9pm. To read the packet - with exercises and food for thought to help the theme make a difference in YOUR life - click the link above, on the lefthand side of the website, or pick up a packet in the Sugarloaf House. Take a look, and do the exercises or ask yourself 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 lay led by Julie Burge.

Sunday, Oct 22Communal Drumming 12-2pm
Roy Mueller

Communal drumming will be held at SCUU on Sunday, October 22nd from 12pm to 2pm in the yurt. All are welcome, no experience is required, and you need not bring a drum. Basic instruction will be offered throughout the experience. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult and children under 7 may not find the activity engaging.

 

Drumming together raises our energy while settling and calming us. We find a deep unity within which we can express our individuality. Many of us find it really FUN! While we will open and close with simple ritual, participants are free to come and go as they please.

Sunday, Nov 12Communal Drumming 12-2pm
Roy Mueller

Communal drumming will be held at SCUU on Sunday, November 12th from 12pm to 2pm in the yurt. All are welcome, no experience is required, and you need not bring a drum. Basic instruction will be offered throughout the experience. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult and children under 7 may not find the activity engaging.

 

Drumming together raises our energy while settling and calming us. We find a deep unity within which we can express our individuality. Many of us find it really FUN! While we will open and close with simple ritual, participants are free to come and go as they please.

Sunday, Mar 4Sunday Meditation Circle

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

Rev Henry

Ralph Emerson's Desiderata

To laugh often and much;

to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children;

to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

to appreciate beauty,

to find the best in others;

to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch

 or a redeemed social condition;

to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.


Religion has almost always been of great value for me, even though it has taken different forms: from Roman Catholicism to Anglicanism and finally to Unitarian Universalism. I was brought up in a somewhat stern form of Roman Catholicism. I remember being in seventh grade and reading most of the Bible in order to get a "plenary indulgence" which would insure my soul's entrance into heaven! However, the religion in which I was raised also contained positive elements. Like most things in life, it was a mixture of good and bad. As I share in ministry with others, I try to draw inspiration from all religions, each one having its strengths and weaknesses.


I went to college at the UMASS, Amherst. Fortunately, the reputation of the school as "Zoo-Mass" reflected upon only a small portion of the student body and not at all upon the excellent faculty! Religious studies was my major. Visiting Israel and Rome gave first-hand knowledge of the geography of the Bible. It was quite a thrill to step on the very stones of Herod's Temple upon which Jesus walked and to swim in the Sea of Galilee!


I planned to go to seminary and become an Episcopalian. Harvard Divinity School seemed to be the most interesting place to pursue these goals. There, I found a more inclusive and liberal approach to theology. Since I was no longer convinced that Jesus was the "Son of God."


I entered Boston University to start a Ph.D. in religious studies. I graduated with my Ph.D. and have continued to teach college courses one or two nights per week in the ensuing years. While the academic environment has a lot in common with rational UU faith, I find life in the congregation is deeper and more long lasting than teaching in an environment when so many want to know, “is that going to be on the final exam!”


I became a Unitarian Universalist where my liberal spirituality could find a home at last. I have followed Sugarloaf congregation ever since the ministry of Rev. Amy Russell, who met with the Small Group Cluster of UU Ministers. I realize that you are a small congregation and that this is 1/2 time. As I teach religion and humanities at local colleges, so part-time works for me. My wife works as a pharmacy professor in Baltimore, therefore it's good to have one partner with more flexibility for children's sick days, dentist visits, etc. I have a son and a daughter.


I served for 11 years at Cedarhurst in Carroll County.


My preaching runs the range from theistic to humanist to Buddhist to philosophical ideas. I like to add some literary allusions, and try to convey, in the beauty of language, just how beautiful and meaningful life can be. --Sometimes we all struggle to find the meaning we know could be there.

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The Summer Sunday Activities Program complements the Religious Exploration Program and offers a series of fun and adventurous activities...

The Summer Sunday Activities Program complements the Religious Exploration Program and offers a series of fun and adventurous activities intended to build community among our children and youth. Each activity is planned for ages four and up....

The Seekers class continues in their reporting on the big questions.

The Seekers class continues in their reporting on the big questions.

Some funny bloopers from the class's latest production.  

Some funny bloopers from the class's latest production.

 

The Seekers class continue in their hard hitting news program. This show discusses what UUers believe.

The Seekers class continue in their hard hitting news program. This show discusses what UUers believe.

Watch the first video from this year's talented Seekers Class where they ask the question, "Where did we come from?"  

Watch the first video from this year's talented Seekers Class where they ask the question, "Where did we come from?"

 

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Watch the first video from this year's Seeker's class!    

Watch the first video from this year's Seeker's class!

 

 

Religious education classes start at SCUU this Sunday for grades pre-school through 7th grade. Onsite registration will be available. Come meet the new RE coordinator. Parents, bring your checkbook!

 

Just a reminder that our Sugarloafs OWL Program begins on September 20 in conjunction with the Frederick UU church.  The starting time...

Just a reminder that our Sugarloafs OWL Program begins on September 20 in conjunction with the Frederick UU church.  The starting time is 6 PM and will take place at the Frederick UU facility.  Please fill in and bring any necessary...

OWL is coming!  OWL is coming! Unitarian Universalism has made a commitment to provide comprehensive sexuality education for our...

OWL is coming!  OWL is coming!

Unitarian Universalism has made a commitment to provide comprehensive sexuality education for our children and youth, and we are happy to announce that we will be joining with the Frederick congregation...

Dear Parents and Youth (age 12 and over), A youth retreat, with the emphasis on fun, will happen at Sugarloaf, May 15/16!  D....
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...
Attention All Those Ages 12 to 15 and Your Parents!  Join us for our Fun-Doing-Things Retreat starting the evening of May 15...

Attention All Those Ages 12 to 15 and Your Parents!  Join us for our Fun-Doing-Things Retreat starting the evening of May 15 through Saturday, May 16, till 4 P.M., for Sugarloaf youth and your friends.  It will be...

We have a special RE United lesson planned for this Sunday, March 22.  Recent topics in the Mavericks class have covered...
We have a special RE United lesson planned for this Sunday, March 22.  Recent topics in the Mavericks class have covered Generosity and Random Acts of Kindness.  Along these themes we have organized a field trip for all RE...
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