Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
Want to plan ahead? Here's a list of major church events for the current Church year, June 2013 to June 2014.
In addition to the following listing, you may check the "What's Happening at UUCSS?" brochure for an overview of Coffeehouse events, workshops and classes.
Click on event for details.
|Novemer 14||Poetry Writing Group|
|November 25||Women's Book Group|
|November 10||LBGTQA Coffee Corner|
|November 16||Church Auction|
|November 20th||Screening and discussion of film, Pt 6, "Long Strange Trip"|
|December 8||Congregational meeting & Vote to Call Rev. Leon|
|Events Around the Beltway|
Dates: 1st & 3rd Thursdays
Time : 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Meeting location : Dolan Lounge
Contact: Craig Flaherty, Group Leader.
Let me invite you to come to the UUCSS Poetry Group. During the Spring meetings, we entertained 71 poems which took us to a city park with a child, a chicken farm, a funeral, an island off the coast, the Smokey Mountains and a freshly remembered encounter at school --among other places.
The Poetry Group will meet on Thursday evenings this year: November 14 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm in the Dolan Lounge in the Administration Building. All your topics are welcome, and if you want a "starter" assignment, go to the the UUCSS grounds, find one of the small memorial plantings or mediation spaces, stay there for ten minutes, record your thoughts and after reflection put them in poetic form! Please bring ten copies of your poem to share.
Seating limited to 8 participants.
Date: November 25, 2013
Time: 7:30-9:30 pm
Meets on the fourth Monday of the month at a member's home at 7:30 pm. Please call Deb for directions.
We are an informal group that meets to discuss a book that has been previously selected for that month (see below). All voices and thoughts are encouraged. Discussions can move in unexpected directions. We break for dessert and coffee/tea and conversation and then disperse by 9:30. No long-term obligation is required.
Date: November 25, 2013, title: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (available everywhere)
Date: 2nd Sunday of each month
Time: immediately after service
Location: "Triangle Room" of the Community Hall (where the sofas are)
The UUSCC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning & Allies (LGBTQA) Task Force holds an informal & welcoming Coffee Corner on the Second Sundays after the Service, in the triangle room of the Community Hall. All members, friends, & visitors are welcome. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: November 16
Time: 5:30 pm
The Shaken, Not Stirred Auction catalog is complete and an electronic version is attached. Check your calendars and plan your bidding. The YRUU will once again be providing dinner (vegetarian options will be available). Shaken, Not Stirred is how 007, James Bond preferred his martinis. This year's theme is spies. Come dressed as your favorite debonair spy, femme fatale or villain. The pulpit will be dressed as a martini complete with olive.
We will be offering introductory tours at 5:00, 5:15 and 5:30 for those attending the Auction for the first time. Please sign up at Coffee Hour or send email to email@example.com.Look forward to seeing everyone there.
Film Screening and Discussion of "Long Strange Trip," part VI, a film on UU history with Ron Cordes, November 20th, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary.
Ron will discuss the final film in the series, “Unitarian Universalism,” which follows the century-long courtship between the Unitarians and the Universalists that led to their merger in 1961. This film discusses the effects humanism and liberal religious education had on both movements and talks about the steps that directly led to their merger. It follows the new movement through the so-called Black Empowerment Controversy, the gay and women’s rights movements, and our involvement in international Unitarianism and Universalism. It closes with some comments from Ron on where we might go from here. Sign up by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregational Meeting & Vote to 'Call' Rev. Leon
Date: December 8
Time: After the second service, in the Sanctuary
The Board hired Rev. Leon with the intention to call him when the time was right, and at our June 2013 annual meeting, we announced our intention, and planned within the budget, to do so this year. The time has come to voice our love and support for Rev. Leon and his ministry by calling him to be our settled associate minister.
By “calling” him, he grows from being a hired staff member to a vested leadership partner, creating the same relationship we have already established with Rev. Liz. In essence, Rev. Leon’s presence here will become a decision made by the entire congregation, not just the church leadership.
To make this commitment to Rev. Leon, we need every UUCSS member’s affirmative vote. This will send a clear message to the UUA that we, as a congregation, are dedicated to giving Rev. Leon and his ministry a lasting home here. And it makes clear to Leon himself that we fully embrace him.
Please plan to attend a special congregational meeting on Sunday, Dec. 8, in the sanctuary to join your fellow congregants in making this important vote. More details are coming in The Uniter and the all-church emails. If you have questions, please contact the Board of Trustees at email@example.com.
We've assembled resources and FAQs to explain this process and its implications for Rev. Leon and our church community. Learn More...
KMC MD's Temple, 6th Annual Fundraising Dinner Party
Please join us to elebrate beginning the process of transforming our new temple and to raise funds. Enjoy a festive evening of delicious vegetarian cuisine and delicious desserts made by chefs in our community, live entertainment for adults and children, a silent auction, raffle prizes and most importantly an unveiling of the final details and plans for the new temple! Everyone is welcome. Bring your family.
When: Saturday, November 23rd, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: KMC Maryland’s Temple, 900 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212
Ticket Prices: See website for details – www.meditationmd.org
UULM-MD's Annual Legislative Meeting
When : Saturday, January 25, 201 8:30a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where : UU Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD
Maryland UUs discuss the issues and best practices for advocacy and education at the 2013 UULM-MD Annual Legislative Meeting
Come join other UU activists, elected officials and advocates from across the state as we discuss and plan for UULM-MD Priority Issues that will be coming before the Maryland General Assembly in 2014.
You can register for the 2014 Annual Legislative Meeting and pay your membership dues for 2014 by going to our website, https://www.uulmmd.org/home-page-2.
Inspired Faith, Effective Action: A Hands-On Training in Doing Religiously Grounded Social Justice Work
Saturday, November 23, 10:00am-1:00pm
UU Church of Arlington, Arlington, VA
Ninth Annual Joseph Priestley District Anti-Racism Conference
Friday, November 1-Sunday, November 3
Unitarian Society of Germantown, Philadelphia, PA