Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, Maryland

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Annual Rituals & Celebrations

 
Water Communion
September
We pour sacred water, gathered throughout the summer, to symbolize joyful return to our religious community.
 
Stones of Forgiveness
October
In a ritual evoking the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, we reflect on the relationships in our lives which are in need of forgiveness.
 
Multigenerational Thanksgiving
November
We celebrate this family holiday with a sharing of bread baked by our young adults.
 
Christmas Pageant & Candlelight Services and Winter Solstice Celebration
December
We honor the Christian story of the birth of Jesus as a time to consider the hope that comes with every new birth. Through ritual, readings, and song, we mark the darkest time of the year and celebrate the return of the light.
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday
January
We celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and keep alive the dream of freedom and equality for all people.
 
Rainbow Youth Alliance GLBTQ Dance
February
Valentine month is a good time to celebrate marriage equality and acceptance for all gender and sexual identities.
 
Women’s History
March
Sermons this month often focus on issues of women’s equality nationally and internationally.
 
Easter Service and Earth Day
April
As spring arrives we celebrate the greening of the earth and explore liberal interpretations of the Easter story.
 
Coming of Age and Youth Bridging
May
In these rites of passage for our young people, we listen to the voices of future generations and learn what our faith means to them.
 
Flower Communion
June
To mark the joy of a year completed and the coming of summer, we honor the tradition of our Unitarian origins in Romania, with a communion of flowers.
 
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