Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
Want to plan ahead? Here's a list of major church events for the current Church year, June 2012 to June 2013.
In addition to the following listing, you may check the "What's Happening at UUCSS?" brochure for an overview of Coffeehouse events, workshops and classes.
Click on event for details.
|May 15||Poetry Writing Group|
|May 27||Women's Book Group|
|May 12||LBGTQA Coffee Corner|
|May 15||Mindfullness Meditation|
|May 11||Rummage Sale|
|May 18||Discussion on Race|
|May 19||Crossroads Coffee on Mercy|
|May 21||Community Supported Agriculture|
|May 31-June 2||Camping at Patapsco|
|Events Around the Beltway|
Dates: 1st and 3 rd Wednesdays
Time : 10 a.m. to Noon
Meeting location : Dolan Lounge
Call Craig Flaherty, Group Leader. Seating limited to 8 participants.
Details in this week’s All-Church Email
Date: 4th Monday evening of the month
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm.
Location: Member's house
Title : under discussion
Please call Deb Weiner for directions. All interested readers are welcome; no long-term obligation is expected.
Date: 2nd Sunday of each month
Time: immediately after first service
Location: "Triangle Room" of the Community Hall (where the sofas are)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Allies meet for informal discussion.
Date: May 15
Time: 7:30-8:45 pm
The Adult Religious Education Committee is excited to offer “An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation”, a six-part course to be led by UUCSS's own Jane Jackson. Meditation classes will be held on Wednesday evenings between 7:30 and 8:45pm. The series will begin on April 10th and end on May 15th. For more information or to register, please contact Rev. Leon at email@example.com
Date: May 11
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Community Hall
Contact: Laura Ellis
We need your HELP to make this year’s rummage sale a success! How can you help? First, we need volunteers, particularly for the day of the Rummage Sale itself. We have 2-hour shifts beginning every hour from 8 to 2. The 2 p.m. shift is the clean-up shift (which usually lasts less than 2 hours) and we are looking for strong people to haul boxes to Value Village (via car or truck). We also need stuff! This is your opportunity to clean out the clutter in your closet, spare room, garage or attic and find those items you no longer want that someone else will want or need. (Except: no computers, no clothes and no textbooks). The Rummage Sale, in addition to being a fund-raiser, is our expression of the Seventh Principle to the larger world. Come and be a part of it!
Date: May 18
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Has race always been with us? Join other UUCSS'ers to watch and engage in a facilitated discussion of Episode 2 of “Race: The Power of an Illusion”. This episode explores the development of the notion of sorting people according to physical differences. Whether you were able to join us for the first episode or not, this is an excellent opportunity to engage with issues surrounding diversity in our congregation and our society. This film is not captioned. Child care will be arranged if requested by Monday, May 14. Please register at http://tinyurl.com/UUCSSMay18Reg or contact John Henderson to register.
Date: May 19
Time: 10:45 am
Location: Triangle Room
Rev. Leon will lead a Crossroads Coffee discussion on the liturgical topic of the month, “Mercy”. Please join us in what should be a very interesting discussion.
Time: 2:00 - 7:00 pm
Community Supported Agriculture starts Tuesday, May 21st. UUCSS participates in the Sandy Spring CSA program: fresh, organic vegetables and fruits (and more) from farms in Lancaster County, PA, delivered conveniently to UUCSS each Tuesday (pickup hours 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm). Full shares or 60% shares available, or split a share with someone else. Sign up at http://sandyspringcsa.com. For information contact Olivia Pickett.
Date: May 31-June 2
Contact: Alexa Fraser
Come camping at the beautiful site at Patapsco. At this camping site we have swimming in the Patapsco river and we are sure to have smores and other campfire activities.
Just a reminder that slots are filling up fast for our upcoming camping trip to Patapsco. Please see the email below for details. Alison hopes to be registering people on paper at coffee hour too.
Come camping with LUUV!
This year we are trying out an on-line approach to registration for our wonderful spring camping trip. The advantages of this are that a) all planners can easily track registration information and b) the payments can be deposited directly into the church's bank account, rather than being handled by church members. Directions for accessing the on-line site at Eventbrite follow and we plan to have devices available at coffee hour if you wish to register then. There is a small fee for this service, but we think it is worth the convenience and security it offers. http://fluuvcamp2013spring.eventbrite.com<http://fluuvcamp2013spring.eventbrite.com/>
Additional UUCSS Events may be found on our web calendar at:http://uucss.org/calendars/uucss/month.php?year=2013&month=05
Spring Has Sprung - Camp Leap Is Coming!
Here at Beacon House we are feeling the coming of Spring and Summer in the form of the school year winding down, and the start of summer camp planning. In the coming weeks and months we will be seeing our children through the end of our daily homework help and tutoring sessions, our mentoring and college prep programs. We will be administering assessment tests to gauge how much our children improved in reading and math over the past school year. We will be joyously attending graduation ceremonies and collecting college admission letters from our high school seniors.
The start of Camp Leap, our annual low-cost summer camp, is right around the corner. Camp will start on July 1 and run through August 9 th. Registration forms are coming in, camp counselors are being hired and activities are being planned . Like the past couple of years, the city will not grant anywhere near enough funds to cover our expenses, so we need your help if we are to make camp as fun and enriching for our children and youth as possible. Your contribution will allow us to hire enough staff to insure the safety and well-being of our campers, enable us to get the children outdoors to travel to museums, parks and pools, buy books, curricula and supplies, and more.
Please help us close the funding gap and enable us to run a safe, fun and enriching summer camp program for our children. You can contribute online through our website: beaconhousedc.org, or by mailing a check to Beacon House at P.O. Box 29629, Washington, D.C. 20017.Updated 5-10-13