Greetings! Welcome to New2UU, a class both for those of you who are new to our congregation and are interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism broadly speaking and about its particular expression here in Rockville, and also for those who have been around a little while and have decided to deepen your commitment to UUCR by joining as members.
Generally, it is our hope that New2UU will provide you with:
An opportunity to share your story with others.
An opportunity to hear the stories of others in the congregation.
A broad introduction to Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist history, theology, and practice.
Information on how Unitarian Universalism is expressed specifically at UUCR.
The bonds of friendship, and companions for the journey…
Schedule (Spring 2024):
We will meet on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) March 15, March 22, and April 5; there is an optional fourth Path to Membership session on Friday, April 19 for those interested in joining the congregation.
90-minute sessions on 3 Fridays.
Session 1 - Our Spiritual Journeys: We will share who we’ve been, who we are, and who we aspire to be.
Session 2 - Unitarianism and Universalism: What do these mean? We will explore their histories and theologies, as we explore the foundations of how we came to be. As time allows, we will begin to discuss current expressions of Unitarian Universalism and what it means to be UU today.
Session 3 - Wrap-up and Q&A. We will continue where we left off with Session 2, providing space for discussing today’s UUism, and for exploring any topics of interest further.
Path to Membership (optional):
Unitarian Universalism and UUCR: With Guests (staff and/or lay leaders). This session is for those interested in joining UUCR as members, and anyone who wants to explore how they can be engaged in the life of the congregation. We will share about the governance, structure, and various programs and ministries at UUCR. Any congregants who have completed the New2UU series may participate in the Path to Membership and be invited to join the congregation as members.
We will meet in person at UUCR in the Sanctuary. A Zoom link will be available to all registrants for those preferring to participate virtually.
Children & Youth:
We can provide nursery and childcare for children ages 0-11 if there is interest by March 7. Please register any children in your household who will be attending so that we can plan ahead. (If no one registers for nursery childcare by March 7, it will not be offered.)
Youth ages 12-15 may participate in the class, as they wish, with a responsible registered adult, but are not eligible for membership at this time.
Youth ages 16 and up who wish to participate may participate as adults.
Adrian Graham | email@example.com | 240-454-0147
If you are unable to participate this time, the next New2UU Class will be held on Sundays at noon starting in July 2024. Registration will be available here later this spring.