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UUCR Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28, at 2:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
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Mitten Tree Sunday

Bring warm articles of winter clothing to decorate our Mitten Tree on Sunday, December 8!


Getting Ready for the Holidays

Kick off the Winter Holiday Season in style with festive celebrations on Sunday, December 8!


2019 Holiday Open House

Join the UUCR Pastoral Care Team and Staff for an open house holiday party on Friday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m.! There will be plenty of delicious foods, with live music! Perhaps the singing of a few carols and festive tunes???

 

Regular announcements and much more are available in UUCR E-Weekly.
Please consider staying fully informed by subscribing to our weekly email newsletter at www.uucr.org/uucr-e-weekly, or you may contact Adrian Graham at agraham@uucr.org.

 

 

Regularly Scheduled Activities

All newcomers and visitors are warmly invited to drop in for a Newcomer Chat, which will generally take place every Second Sunday September-May in Building 2, Room 23 during Middle Hour (10:15 a.m.) for informal conversation. A Newcomer Chat is an opportunity to ask the questions you're most curious about, whether they be about UUCR in particular or Unitarian Universalism more broadly. Information will be made available for upcoming classes or other opportunities to learn more about our faith community. Do join us! Questions? Email Adrian Graham.

In December 2019, we will meet on the THIRD Sunday (December 15) during Middle Hour.

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Emerson's Sunrise Cafe logo

Emerson's Sunrise Coffee Circle meets on Sunday mornings from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Building 2, Room 26 (8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in the summer months). Join us for our open conversations. Discussions are focused on explorations of heart and sharing from the spirit around a different spiritual and/or theological concept. Topics are chosen each week in advance, keeping vibrant and warm our connections with our growing community.

Come journey with fellow seekers and travelers! Members and lay leaders alternate faciliating these conversations, with occasional drop-ins by one of our ministers. No sign-up necessary.
 
Contact Rev. Savage to learn more. 

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The Spirit of Life Sangha is a meditation group in the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh. It meets each Sunday during Middle Hour in Building 2, Room 22, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the summer months). New members are encouraged to arrive a little early for a brief introduction. Contact Liliane Floge to learn more.

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The Crafts Group meets on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Share artistic knowledge, ideas, and conversation over crafts!

 

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Communal drumming returns to UUCR!
In the drum circle we discover how deeply connected we really are. Grooving together, our individuality finds expression within the whole - free of conflict or compromise. And it’s really FUN!!!
If you’ve ever tapped your foot to a song on the radio you have all the rhythm you need to share in the healing power of communal drumming. No experience is required and you need not bring a drum (though by all means bring one or any other percussion instrument if you choose).

Children under age 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Children under age 7 may not find communal drumming engaging, but are welcome to try it out.

Come groove with us! 

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month (exception: January 8, 2020) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Room 52 & 53.

Contact Roy Mueller for questions or more info.  

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Women's Open Spiritual Connection Group Gathering.

WOSCG is a group of women interested in exploring spirituality together, while gaining creative insights and connecting with each other. A typical meeting consists of introductions/check-in, guided meditation, creative self-exploration, sharing of insights, and closing. We gather on the second Saturday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Building 4 Room 44. New members welcome! For questions, please contact Sahar Dawisha, Diane Baillie, or Julie Robinson. You may email them at woscg@uucr.org.

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The Young Adults Group is a spiritual and social group open to all young adults (18-35). We are a welcoming community planning spiritual workshops and social events for each other. The YAG goes to brunch following service every 2nd Sunday of the month. Meet us in the courtyard by 11:15 a.m. to head out for brunch! Contact Liz Hedges for more information. 

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Socrates Café Rockville meets in Building 1 on the fourth Saturday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
 
Open to the public and in a coffeehouse-style atmosphere, Socrates Café Rockville facilitates a number of philosophic discussions in small to mid-sized groups (6 to 10 people) for each question, conducted loosely in the style of Plato's Socratic dialogues. Participants themselves generate the questions to be discussed each time and can expect to leave with a clearer understanding of others' positions, as well as their own, on questions of significant moral or ethical import.
 
There is no cost to attend and no sign up required. Come when you can. Bring a friend. Contact Jon Landenburger to learn more.  
 

More to come...

 

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