Emerson's Sunrise Coffee Circle meets on Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Building 2, Room 24/25. Join us for early morning 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! Rev. Lynn Strauss, Rev. Rebekah Montgomery, and Lay Leaders will faciliate on alternate weeks. No sign-up necessary.
The Spirit of Life Sangha is a meditation group in the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh. It meets each Sunday in Building 2, Room 24/25, from 11:30 to 12:30 (to 12:45 on the first Sunday of the month). New members are encouraged to arrive at 11:20 for a brief introduction. Contact Liliane Floge to learn more.
Everyone is invited to join member Christin Green for the Shamanic Drumming Meditation Circle on the first Sunday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. A shamanic drum and sound circle is based on the ancient ways of the shaman, using a drum or other instrument (e.g. Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls, rattles) and a guided meditation to prompt profound "journeying" experiences.
Join Christin on the fourth Sunday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for our UUCR Fourth Sunday Drum Circle. We have lots of instruments, or you can bring your own! All are welcome, regarless of experience or skill. Just bring your heartbeat!
Women's Open Spiritual Connection Group Gathering. Come join us for our next gathering! Our goal is to connect by learning about ourselves and each other, while deepening our spirituality together. A typical meeting consists of introductions/check-in, guided meditation, creative self-exploration, sharing of insights with group discussion, and closing. Meetings are on the second Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Building 4 Room 44. For questions, please contact Sahar Dawisha, Diane Baillie, Julie Robinson, or Bonnie Bloomquist. Personal email addresses can be found in the UUCR Directory.
For our August gathering, we’ll be walking the outdoor labyrinth at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 6030 Grosvenor Ln, Bethesda MD (near Old Georgetown Rd and Democracy Blvd), followed by lunch at the nearby Wildwood Shopping Center. Please dress accordingly and bring water. For those who want to carpool together, meet at the UUCR parking lot at 12:15 p.m. and we’ll go from there. For those who drive directly, gather at the St. Luke’s parking lot at 1:00 p.m. If raining, we’ll just proceed with lunch together, but please do still meet at the St. Luke’s parking lot at 1:00 p.m. to receive this notification. This event is open to all women interested in exploring spirituality and connection with each other. Please contact Diane Baillie, Bonnie Bloomquist, Sahar Dawisha, or Julie Robinson with questions. Hope to see you!
The Young Adults Group is a spiritual and social group open to all young adults (18-35). We are a wecloming 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 Lisa Fredin for more information. Personal email addresses can be found in the UUCR Directory.
The Peace Studies Group of the UUCR Social Justice Committee presents Pivot Homeward, a series of congregational conversations on global peace and justice issues meeting on the last Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m..
We advocate a culture of peace through a transformation of public policies, religious consciousness, and individual lifestyles. – from the UUA General Assembly Statement of Conscience, Creating Peace (2010)
Led by members of the Peace Studies Group. Childcare will be available on request. We suggest readings of two or three articles per session. For further details, click here.
Open to the public and in a coffeehouse-style atmosphere, Socrates Café Rockville is a philosophic discussion in a small to mid-sized group (6 to 10 people), 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 Ken Sandin at to learn more.
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