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Virtual and Multi-platform Gatherings

Please stay connected with us via these recurring Gatherings.

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  1. Our online gatherings will have a "waiting room". This means when you join the meeting, there will be a virtual staging area where you will wait until one of our meeting hosts admits you.
     
  2. When joining, please use your real name so that we recognize and admit you promptly.
     
  3. COME EARLY. Please give us the time we need to properly vet participants, and to ensure that everyone gets into our virtual space before the meeting begins. For Worship Services, you may arrive as early as 15 minutes before start time. The Prelude and Announcements will begin 10 minutes before start time. 


Sunday Morning Worship (Virtual AND In-Person)

Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Eastern (our worship spaces open at 10:15 a.m.) Service details available here.
 
Register for In-person Worship and Activities here(Current congregants will register directly in Realm each week.)
 
 
Dial by your location (Meeting ID: 272 336 386)
        (301) 715-8592 US (LOCAL)
        (646) 558-8656 US (New York)
        (312) 626-6799 US (Chicago)
        (669) 900-9128 US (San Jose)
 

Worshipful Wednesdays 

Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
 
Have you ever realized mid-week that you needed a spiritual top off? Come and join us at 8pm each Wednesday night for 30 minutes of music, poetry, reflections and meditation. Each Vespers will feature a variety of worship leaders and guest musicians. 
 
This week, we begin with Reverend Rebekah leading and Justin Furnia sharing his abundant musical gifts. Come and enjoy a time of rest and replenishment. 
 
View this event on Realm Connect (account required).

Zoom link available on Realm.

 

Religious Education for Children and Youth

Religious Education at UUCR has returned to in-person only!

 

Children ages 5-11 are invited to join us in-person for Religious Education classes at 10:30 on Sunday mornings, during UUCR's worship service.

Children and youth are also always welcome and encouraged to join our worship services each Sunday at 10:30 am, either online via Zoom or in-person.

For more information on Children's programs and/or Youth Group events for age 12 and up, contact Carla Miller at cmiller@uucr.org or Sunny Hedgecock at sunny.hedgecock@uucr.org

To register your child or youth in our faith formation program, please complete our registration form here.

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Newcomer Chat

Second and Fourth Sunday of most months following the morning worship service (approximately 11:45 a.m. Eastern) Join us for this monthly opportunity to ask questions about the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition or about UUCR, and get to know other folks in the congregation!

Join scheduled chats using the link under Sunday Morning Worship above, or come to Room 41 if attending in person!

 

UU Christian Fellowship @ UUCR

Join UUCR members exploring Christian theologies and scriptures and their relationship to our Unitarian Universalist faith. Every first Sunday of the month at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. Co-led by members Laura Shay and Jay Karow.

UUCF@UUCR is on summer break and will reconvene on Sunday, October 2. Join us then!

 
 


Emerson's Evening Cafe: Sunset with Soul

Fridays at 7:00 p.m. Emerson’s Café provides adult members of UUCR an opportunity to explore spiritual, faith, and religious concepts through conversations. Topics are chosen each week in advance, and the conversations are meant to flow from the heart as well as the mind.
 
 
 
Dial by your location (Meeting ID: 483 533 088)
        (301) 715-8592 US (LOCAL)
        (646) 558-8656 US (New York)
        (312) 626-6799 US (Chicago)
        (669) 900-9128 US (San Jose)
     
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acP76vZHj
 
Our guide for a spiritual and spirited conversation:
 
1. Approach each other with a willingness to listen deeply and learn, acknowledge the limited perspectives of our own experiences and give value to all views by suspending judgement.
2. Be open to the possibilities of our own views changing and speak from the heart about our own experiences and beliefs.
3. Avoid one-on-one exchanges within this group setting.
4. Give other opportunities to speak.
5. Always hold personal, sensitive information as confidential to today’s conversation.
6. Work respectfully to resolve concerns directly with the parties involved. If an issue remains unresolved, to seek resolution through a minister, the Board of Trustees, or other appropriate UUCR channels.
7. Respect the personal boundaries of each person and be mindful of the importance that UUCR be a welcoming and safe place for all.

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Saturday Morning Coffee Hour

Every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to drop in and stay as long as you like for this time of lay-led conversation and fellowship. 
 
 
Dial by your location (Meeting ID:835 8568 8979; Passcode: 805288)
        (301) 715-8592 US (LOCAL)
        (646) 558-8656 US (New York)
        (312) 626-6799 US (Chicago)
        (669) 900-9128 US (San Jose)
     


What Is Zoom?

In addition to our congregational engagement platform Realm, our public Facebook page, our private Facebook group, our Twitter feed, our Instagram feed, and our YouTube channel, one of the additional tools that we continue to use to connect with one another, including for worship on Sunday mornings, is the videoconferencing software called Zoom

If you've used this tool before, you should be good to go for this Sunday. If you have not, and you'd like to prepare ahead of time, you can practice using Zoom meetings by clicking here . This practice will setup your device to use zoom and is a good opportunity to try out the built-in audio on that device.


Please visit the Zoom website for some basic intro videos. Here are two to get you started! (You can find additional helpful videos on Zoom's YouTube channel as well.)
 

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How Can I Give Online?

UUCR Giving Options

Realm: You may make one-time gifts, set up recurring gifts, set up a pledge, direct payments toward your pledge, contribute to our “share the plate” partners, and much more using Realm. Visit uucr.org/give

PayPal: You may make one-time gifts to UUCR using PayPal. Visit uucr.org/paypal

Check: You may mail a check to UUCR. Please make a note in the memo letting us know how to direct your gift.

Our mailing address is:
100 Welsh Park Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

 
THANK YOU!
 

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