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Sunday, Jul 27The Power of a Smile
Judy Weiskopf

Smile. Make someone happy. Make yourself happy. How much power is in your smile? What happens when you smile? What happens when you see someone else smile? 

Sunday, Jul 27RE Summer Sunday Activity: Paint a Birdhouse
David Klein

Paint pre-constructed birdhouses (2 different styles to choose from) to help shelter Montgomery County’s homeless birds. A donation of $5.00 would be appreciated to help defray the cost of each birdhouse!

 

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.

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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WOW! An exclamation of discovery and Joy!!
  • 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.
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Happy Christian holiday of Christmas declared a federal holiday in the United States Day!! Happy U.S. Supreme Court rules that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution Day!! Happy Big Bill Broonzy Birthday!!! Happy Walter Farley Birthday!! Happy Pearl S. Buck 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 06/26/2014. 

    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, June 22, 2014

    If we updated our banner and used it as a sail on the ship that we use to sail to our new destination it might look like this ...
  • Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Happy Juneteeth aka Freedom Day!! Remember 1964 Civil Rights Act Passed What are the Odds?!! Happy Vikram Seth Birthday!!! Happy Blaise Pascal Birthday!! Remember World Refugee 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 06/19/2014. 

    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!!!

    Please Subscribe to the Weekly SCUU Newsletter on MailChimp via this Link
  • Thursday, June 12, 2014
    Advocate Peace!! Happy Harriet Beecher Stowe Birthday!! Remember Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday!! Happy Birthday Joyce Carol Oates!! Happy Bloomsday!! & 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 06/12/2014. 

    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
  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014


    Kerri writes: "Interesting Article -- Linda H. sent me this article and I thought others might find it interesting and encouraging. Please feel free to forward ..."

    Sterling church sells property, chooses to remain in office building and focus on ministry Link

    Anneke writes:
    "Lessons for the rental property committee:
    1. Have a clear vision of what church our congregation wants to be: regarding both its spiritual direction and the most appropriate types of community involvement it would want to engage in.
    2. Inform ourselves thoroughly on the present demographics and the development plans of the region we’d consider for resettling, as well as their prognosis for the future
    3. Hope to see you next Sunday, Anneke"
    Interesting quote: "'The economics over the last 40 years of building [churches] have just radically changed,' he said. 'At one time, if you had 150 to 200 people, you could afford to build a building, [hire] a pastor and do ministry.” He said it now takes about 600 church members to do all those things, and that Riverside has about 300 to 350 active participants in a given week.'" Riverside’s co-pastor, the Rev. Brian Clark

    Full time ministry and staff, adequate parking and enough space for religious education and worship what a concept ...

    The cost and benefit of Chairitarianism and church in the cloud...

    Still ponder and reflect on the question posed by Rev. Megan: "What sort of church do we have the energy and resources for?"

    This appears to be "The Road Not Taken" which now we wish to take ...  Tis another day ...

    Please note: road and path are synonymous in some circles ...