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Sunday, Oct 5Service: Do I Have to Forgive? (And How Would I Even Start?)
Rev. Megan Foley

At Yom Kippur, we ask each other for forgiveness for the wrongs that we’ve done. But sometimes, we’ve been hurt really, really badly.  We may have been asked for forgiveness but find it impossible to consider.  What do we do when forgiveness seems inconceivable?  Why would we even bother to try?

Tuesday, Oct 7Soul Circle Conversation: What Does it Mean to be a People of Promise? 7-9 pm
Rev. Megan Foley

Soul Circle is an open spiritual development group that uses the monthly Soul Circle packet (see link to left of screen on website) to grow personally and as Unitarian Universalist people of faith.  We meet the first Tuesday of each month to talk about how the theme of the month affected our lives.  To participate, check the link at left at the beginning of each month, 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, Oct 12Service: The Arc of the Moral Universe: Birmingham 1967
Joan Tornow

Joan was a civil rights newspaper reporter in the 1960s. She describes a tragedy she reported on at that time, and puts this in the context of civil rights progress made in Birmingham since then.

Sunday, Nov 2Service: Day of the Dead Service: At The End of Your Rope?
Rev. Megan Foley

There are plenty of ways that religions try to make meaning of death and loss, and sometimes those are helpful.  But other times, we’ve suffered so much from our losses that we are really overwhelmed with grief and despair.  What do we do when we’re in this place?  What can church offer us when we’re at the end of our rope? Bring pictures and mementos of your loved ones to place on our Day of the Dead altar.  This worship service is for all ages.

 

Tuesday, Nov 11Soul Circle Conversation: What Does it Mean to be a People of Risk? 7-9 pm
Rev. Megan Foley

Soul Circle is an open spiritual development group that uses the monthly Soul Circle packet (see link to left of screen on website) to grow personally and as Unitarian Universalist people of faith.  We meet the first Tuesday of each month to talk about how the theme of the month affected our lives.  To participate, check the link at left at the beginning of each month, 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, Dec 2Soul Circle Conversation: What Does It Mean to Be a People of Grace? 7-9 pm
Rev. Megan Foley

Soul Circle is an open spiritual development group that uses the monthly Soul Circle packet (see link to left of screen on website) to grow personally and as Unitarian Universalist people of faith.  We meet the first Tuesday of each month to talk about how the theme of the month affected our lives.  To participate, check the link at left at the beginning of each month, 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 22Sunday Meditation Service

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, September 22, 2014


    Note written by Kathleen Bell [board member] after count of The Vote which followed a lengthy smartphone timer timed app talking-stickless (by collective affirmation) exuberant debate:

    SELL         6
    STAY        32
  • Friday, September 19, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! To Sell or to Stay - Special Congregational Meeting This Sunday!! Info and Updates!! It's all about the votes about the votes!! & 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 09/19/2014. 

    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!!!

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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!!!

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  • 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!!!

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  • 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!!!

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  • 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!!!

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  • 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!!!

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  • 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!!!

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  • 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