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Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring

Upcoming Events

Want to plan ahead? Here's a list of major church events planned for June 2014 to June 2015.

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.

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June 22 Women's Book Group
July 12 LBGTQA Coffee Corner
June 19 Unmasking Ok0kon Udo
  Events Around the Beltway


Date: Fourth Monday of the month
Time: 7:30-9:30 pm
Location: please call 301-754-1239 for directions

The Women's Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of the month at a member's home. All interested readers are welcome with no long-term obligation. We meet informally, discuss the book, take a break for delicious drink and refreshment, discuss the future titles, and adjourn  by 9:30. 

June 22, 2015:  Behind the Beautiful Forevers  by Katherine Boo July 27, 2015:  The Good Lord Bird  by James McBride
September 28:  The Goldfinch  by Donna Tartt

Questions: Call 301-754-1239


Date: 2nd Sunday of each month
Time: after the service
Location: Sanctuary

The UUCSS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning & Allies (LGBTQA) Task Force holds an informal & welcoming Coffee Corner on the Second Sundays ( after the service & in the Sanctuary during the Summer Schedule.)  All members, friends, & visitors are welcome. For more information, email lgbtqchair@uucss.org

UnMasking Okokon Udo

Date: June 19
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: UUCSS Sanctuary

The UUCSS Diversity Team hosts this special event, “UnMasking Okokon Udo,” a powerful one-man performance that takes the audience along on a personal journey of transformation. It mirrors the story of everyone who has ever lived with masks, lost their voice, been spoken for, or been marginalized by another person or group. A post-performance dialogue will provide an opportunity for audience members to share their reactions to the show and deepen their learning about UnMasking. Okokon has extended a discounted ticket price for UUCSS members, and an additional early-bird discount is available through May 20. Tickets are available at   http://uucss.org/unmasking and at coffee hour. ASL interpretation will be available if requested by June 4. For more information about the show or to learn about the two-day UnMasking Discovery Workshop (June 20-21), contact unmasking@uucss.org .

Our Summer Worship Schedule begins on Father's Day (June 21st) and continues through Labor Day.

One Service is held at 10:30 a.m. during the summer months. Services are interpreted in American Sign Language. Nursery Care and Religious Education for children through grade 12 are offered during the summer worship services. An informal coffee hour follows the service.


Colesville Meals on Wheels

is again seeking volunteers to help drive or deliver meals. Our hours are approximately 11 to 1 on weekdays. You can choose a day, or be on our sub list to be called when needed. Contact info: www.colesville-meals-on-wheels.org

Coming Out with Pride

Commentary from Elizabeth Fogarty, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

This Pride story begins one evening in 2008 around the dinner table. Our older daughter, Claire, then a high school senior, said she had something important to tell us. And then she came out as a lesbian.

To say I was surprised is an understatement. I asked her if she was sure. Her sister, Margaret, said “Look at her, Mom. She has tears in her eyes. Of course she’s sure.”

 Read all of Elizabeth's commentary here

The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland

FRACKING VICTORY! Thanks to all of your calls and emails, Governor Hogan decided to allow SB409/HB449, Environment- Hydraulic Fracturing-Regulations, to become law without his signature.  This means that no wells--even exploratory ones--can be drilled in Maryland before October 1, 2017.

Please take a moment to thank your representatives who voted in favor of SB409/HB449. You can find a list of the votes here by clicking on "Vote-Senate Floor" and "Vote-House Floor."

Support Beacon House's summer camp

by contributing to…our… DO MORE 24 campaign. R call 240-583-0728. Thank you! Support Beacon House's summer camp by contributing to…our… DO MORE 24 campaign. Here's how you can help:

1. Forward this email to a friend. Tell them why you support Beacon House, and encourage them to contribute to our DO MORE 24 campaign.

2. Share on social media. Help us generate interest. Share the Beacon House story, why you give, and our DO MORE link far and wide. And while you're at it, "Like" Beacon House's Facebook page

You could say,
"I give local! Join me in supporting Beacon House today for the United Way's DO MORE 24 giving movement. I contributed to help a child have a fun and enriching summer camp experience. Donate here: https://www.domore24.org/#npo/beacon-house-community-ministry "

3. Give to our campaign. Starting at midnight June 4th for 24 hours, contribute to Beacon House to DO MORE locally.

  • $39 will actively engage a child in athletics and kinetic learning for a summer
  • $85 will give a child access to academic enrichment activities for the summer
  • $134 will provide one child a week of engaging summer programming
  • $800 will support the cost of one child for a summer of programming

Give online Thursday, June 4 from 12:00am to 11:59pm


Thank you for your continued support!

Updated 6/16/15

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