A personal exploration of one Unitarian Universalist family's beliefs about right and wrong, good and evil; based on Paul Thorn's song "Ain't Nothing But the Devil". Included are not only the song itself, but little skits about some of the examples in the song.
Sunday, May 26
Goddess Gathering with Drumming, Chanting & Ritual
A Goddess gathering featuring drumming, chanting, and ritual in celebration and service of the Boundless Love that interconnects us will be held in the yurt on Sunday, May 26th. Informal drumming will commence at Noon.
Ritual will commence at 12:30 and we will drum and chant until the circle is closed at 2:00. All are welcome, no experience is required, and you need not have a drum.
Sunday, May 26
Don't Forget to Collect Your Summer Water for the Water Communion
Our annual Water Communion ceremony will be held on September 8th. Each year, Sugarloafers bring the water we've collected over the summer from our noteworthy experiences - some local, some far-away, some exciting, some everyday - and we join them together in the same way that we come back together in the fall for another year at Sugarloaf. So don't forget to collect your water this summer! (Don't worry - if you DO forget, we'll have virtual water for you to use.)
Sunday, Jun 2
Service: Religious Education Sunday
Rev. Megan Foley and Religious Education Leaders
What happens with the kids all year in our Religious Education classes, and who is with them as they do it? Join us this special Sunday to commemorate another great year in religious education, learn what our classes covered, and thank our teachers and other helpers. Don't miss it!
Sunday, Jun 2
Religious Education Summit
RE Committee, Rev. Megan
The RE Committee and Rev. Megan will be meeting after church on Sunday, June 2nd to plan the next steps for our Religious Education program, and we'd love your voice to be heard. Whether you're new or returning to RE, we hope to see you for this important meeting. 12- 1:30, bring a bag lunch.
Wednesday, Aug 14
Don't Forget to Collect Your Water This Summer
Collect your water from your exotic or everyday summer experiences for our annual Water Communion ceremony on September 8th.
Sunday, Mar 23
Sunday Meditation Service
The Sunday meditation service meets for silent meditation, reading and sharing of insight on Sunday mornings at 9:00am, prior to the main service. Newcomers are welcome, but not required, to arrive at 8:40am for a brief orientation.
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.
Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists is a spiritual community that welcomes questions, explores answers, and shares the lessons of life. We celebrate cultural and theological diversity and are united by caring for humanity and the earth.
As Unitarian Universalists (UUs), we practice a liberal, creedless religion with Judeo-Christian roots, and teach tolerance and respect for all people and differing religious viewpoints. Our members frequently come from other religious backgrounds, and UUs are known worldwide for service to their communities, nation and planet.
Sugarloaf is a small Unitarian Universalist church located on 5 beautiful acres bordering Seneca Creek State Park, with a charming "yurt" for worship services and a mountain-style frame house for fellowship, religious education, and office space. Our worship service is Sunday at 10:30. At our services you'll hear inspiring sermons and lively community music. There is a coffee hour after the service. All ages are welcome. We have religious education offerings for children between the ages of 3 and 15, and a nursery for babies and toddlers.
We serve the upper and western areas of Montgomery County, Maryland, specifically the areas of Germantown, Poolesville, Darnestown, Barnesville, Clarksburg, Damascus, Laytonsville, Montgomery Village, Redland, Derwood, North Potomac, and Gaithersburg.