Upcoming Sunday Services

Services for October, 2021

Monthly Theme: Cultivating Relationships

Pandemic time is teaching us so many things about relationships…

We’ve learned and are learning… because COVID brought so much to a halt. It put on the brakes and made us pause. We’ve had time to look around. To notice.

And maybe that’s the most important thing we’ve learned about cultivating relationships, the central thing we need to remember when we are finally able to move on: To go slow.

How long has it been, friends, since we carefully considered our relationship to speed? A slower pace. A quieter way of moving. A more careful way of dancing with each other. It’s the secret so rarely mentioned, and so often overlooked. Simply put, relationships are really hard to build and care for when we are running.

May this month help us hold on to that. May it be one of the lessons we remember most. May we all be blessed by the sacredness of moving at a snail’s pace.

~ from Soul Matters 

 

October 3

Circle of Life, Part 1
Michele Nierle
Worship Associate: Kristen Tuxbury
Zoom: Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 632 068 0813
Teleconference: 1-301-715-8592

This morning we’ll connect with Earth-centered traditions, focusing on West and North, in part one of two consecutive Circle of Life worship services. We will share in a time of lamentation, reflection, nurturance, wisdom, and rest. Following the Zoom service, there will be an outdoor event to gather in nature at the fellowship (45 minutes after end of service, weather permitting).

 

October 10

Circle of Life, Part 2
Michele Nierle
Worship Associate: Carmela Southers
Zoom: Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 632 068 0813
Teleconference: 1-301-715-8592

This morning we’ll connect with Earth-centered traditions, focusing on South and East, in part two of our Circle of Life worship services. We will share in a time of transformation, abundance, learning, inspiration, and hope. Following the Zoom service, there will be an outdoor event to gather in nature at the fellowship (45 minutes after end of service, weather permitting).

 

October 17

We Are the Stewards of God’s Diversity
Rebecca Adamson
Worship Associate: Laura Joy
Zoom: Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 632 068 0813
Teleconference: 1-301-715-8592

The underpinning of Indigenous Peoples spirituality embraces and celebrates diversity yet our society pressures homogeneity at the expense of the rich natural world and even at the expense of humanity. What can we hold in common and how can God’s gift of diversity become sacred?

Rebecca Adamson is an indigenous economist who has spent the last 45 years harnessing traditional knowledge for contemporary application in solving the challenges our society faces today.

 

October 24

The Magic of the Matrix–UUFF Committees You’ve Never Heard Of
The UUFF Council of Committees
Worship Associate: Carmela Southers
Zoom: Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 632 068 0813
Teleconference: 1-301-715-8592

Our various committees make up a kind of matrix of UUFF.  Come to this Sunday’s service to learn about the magic these committees create and how they help to make our Fellowship a truly special community.

 

October 31

Why Not Everyone
Roddy Biggs
Worship Associate: Ed Rodriguez
Zoom: Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 632 068 0813
Teleconference: 1-301-715-8592

Worship Inspired by the Traditional Spiritual Song, Why Not Every Man? (Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel), join us as reflect on the many ways in which some of our Unitarian Universalist practices and past can be harmful to the creation and full realization of the beloved community. What can we do as Unitarian Universalists in the 21st century do differently to ensure that everyone, those who are Queer, BIPOC, living with mental and emotional health challenges, of social and economic divides, not only feel but know that they are seen, are heard, are valid and are welcome/ celebrated in our Unitarian Universalist faith and society at large?