Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, Maryland

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Our Future

Our congregational life is organized around lay leadership and a democratic process with the guidance of ordained ministers and other professional staff.  Staying open to new ways of being a liberal religious organization is our challenge and our intent.  We are always learning and growing deeper as an institution, and our love for UUCR and our community is heartfelt.

Our future calls us to continue to be a prophetic congregation, one where all are welcomed and difference is celebrated.   Extending our ministry and our compassion beyond the walls of our sanctuary, we will build deeper interfaith relationships and engage fully in our diverse county and beyond.

Our Sunday morning Celebration of Life will reflect our changing membership with music and rituals that cross boundaries and bring variety for head and heart and body.   Living our faith more fully, we will remain a dynamic and engaged congregation.  Building on our legacy of reaching out into the community, we will engage in wider service responding to the needs of a changing world.

Remaining a vital congregation will change us both individually and collectively.  Our theological and ethical perspectives will deepen and we will offer rich conversation and study.  Our legacy of inclusion and our stance of questioning allow us to provide safe space not only for seekers, but for community forums across faith traditions.

Our campus, our gardens, our sanctuary will become a resource for the larger community.

Families will continue to seek us out as a place where all ages can grow in spirit.  The soul work of building the Beloved Community will bless UUCR and the world in which we live.

  • lifelong spiritual discovery
  • beloved community
  • a just world
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