Announcements

Sunday, Aug 24RE Summer Sunday Activity: Community Service Project
Liz Paulson

Put together needed packages of school supplies for children in foreign countries.

 

The ‘Summer Sunday’ program is a series of fun and adventurous activities intended to build community among our children and youth. Activities are from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Click Here for a full list of this year's activities.

Monday, Aug 25Nursery and School Drive Announcements
SCUU Nursery Survey for 2014-2015
If you are a member of SCUU and expect to have a child in the nursery for the academic year, please email David Klein.  dlk27a@yahoo.com
The RE committee has begun its annual classroom planning (which includes a nursery space) for the coming year. Thank you for your help with this matter.
School Supply Drive for RE Summer "Service" Sunday

The RE Summer Sunday schedule includes one service day. During the month of August, there will be collection bins in the Great Room for crayons, erasers, pencils, pens, rulers and composition books. The collection will be split between Linkages, Montgomery County Public Schools and Chantal Mission Schools, Chantal, Haiti. On the service day, the students will organize and pack the supplies as well as make back-to-school cards for the children in Haiti. Thank you in advance for assisting the SCUU RE students! If you have specific questions, please email Colleen Kemp, RE Committee Member at cmkbliss@gmail.com

Sunday, Sep 7Service: Water Communion Sunday
Rev. Megan Foley

Join us this Sunday for our annual Water Communion, where we bring the actual or proxy water - that represents all we did over the summer - and join it together to start our new church year together. Rev. Megan will be back with her sabbatical water as well.  This service is for all ages.

Sunday, Mar 22Sunday Meditation Group

The Sunday meditation group 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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  • Monday, August 11, 2014


    NOTICE OF CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

    September 21, 201412:00pmIn the Yurt

    NOTICE:  The Board voted to reschedule the Congregational Meeting currently scheduled for August 24thuntil after summer vacation season.  The Informational Meeting currently scheduled for August 13th will also be rescheduled to September 7th at noon

    AGENDA: To discuss and vote on whether to sell our real property now (current course) or to not sell at this time. 

    Your attendance is requested so that there is a sufficient number of members present to vote.
    No proxies are permitted by SCUU By-Laws. 


    August 10, 2014SCUU Board of Trustees
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Remember Love Canal!! Happy Billie Burke Birthday!! Happy Birthday Garrison Keillor even if you say you are not UU -- we adopt you!! Remember Thor Heyerdahl's wild ride!! Happy Louis Leakey Birthday!! Happy Pinch Me I'm not Dreaming at Sugarloaf day!! & 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 08/07/2014. 

    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, August 3, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Remember Christopher Columbus sets sail in 1492!! Happy John T Scopes Birthday!! Happy Hayden Carruth Birthday!! Happy Birthday P.D. James!! & 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 Special Edition News from SCUU 08/03/2014. 

    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, July 31, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Happy Birthday J.K. Rowlings's!! Happy Birthday Kim Addonizio!! Happy Daniel Dafoe Pillored by flowers Day!! Remember Jews Expelled from Spain in 1492!! Remember Nazi begin to Plan Holocaust in 1941!! & 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 07/31/2014. 

    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, July 24, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Happy Amelia Earhart's Birthday!! Happy Comet Hale-Bopp Discovery Day!! Happy Raymond Chandler's Birthday!! Happy The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling Day!! Happpy Jean Shepherd's Birthday!! Happy Carl Jung's Birthday!! & 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 07/23/2014. 

    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, July 17, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Happy Nelson Mandela Birthday!! Happy Diahann Carroll Birthday!! Happy Birthday Disneyland!! Happy Georges Lemaître Birthday!! Remember the Seneca Falls Convention!! & 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 07/17/2014. 

    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, July 10, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Happy City of Dublin Birthday!!! Happy Marcel Proust Birthday!! Happy John Quincy Adams Birthday!! Happy Birthday Wyoming!!! & 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 07/10/2014. 

    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, July 3, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Happy 4th of July!! Remember Gettysburg!!! Happy Franz Kafka Birthday!! Happy Tom Stoppard Birthday!! Happy Robert A. Heinlein Birthday!! & 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 07/03/2014. 

    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, July 2, 2014

    "On a wintry day in 1970, Georgetown University professor Veronica Maz took two of her sociology students to Washington’s skid row to see poverty close up. They talked to a few of the homeless people who were roasting chicken claws over fire barrels.'And then I was going back to my car and my real nice comfortable home,' Dr. Maz later wrote in The Washington Post. 'And a man fell down right in front of me, right on the sidewalk. And I just walked around him and got in my car.And when I got in my car, I started talking to myself,' she continued. 'I said, ‘Why didn’t you help him?’ Well, I just assumed he was drunk. Well, what if he were drunk? He could’ve had a heart attack. . . . All that night I didn’t sleep. It bothered me personally. Whatever these sensitivities that you grow up with that you’re not even conscious of. That’s faith."and another story ..."When Dr. Maz first opened So Others Might Eat, she said the concept intimidated her. 'I knew nothing about soup kitchens,' she recalled. But she knew one thing — she would need soup spoons. She approached a woman in the apartment building across the street.'I asked her for a spoon and if she would ask her neighbor for one,' she told The Post.That afternoon, the woman brought over 75 soup spoons, and a movement was born."

    Veronica Maz Obituary

    Veronica Maz was involved in the creation of the organizations So Other Might Eat, House of Ruth and Martha’s Table in the District.

    Very inspiring who knows what we will and can do?
  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014


    We are moving to the Cloud and with that move we will need to make extra effort to see each other as we do the work of our church.

    Usually the board requests that the committee chairs attend the board meeting when they are requested to provide a committee report. Sometimes a written report is submitted by the committee.

    The SCUU Board of Trustees is now requesting that the committees meet with the board in person when a committee report is requested. The SMA Hiring Committee, Rental Property Search Committee, and Property Sale Committee are scheduled to report in July and it is less than a month away.

    Our next board meeting is Wednesday, July 16th at 7 pm at Sugarloaf House.

    We hope a majority of members can attend the Board meeting.

    Note on the town hall picture: It's on my list to see the Norman Rockwell house up in Vermont.