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Women's Retreat 

Mar 20-22, 2020

Time to register for our annual Women's Retreat at Rising Phoenix.

NOTE:  We are almost full so check with Ann Seltz before registering.


Rideshares are available. For more information or and to register, click here.  For more information contact or

Mind, Body, Spirit

Meditation Group

Monday, February 24, 1pm

Please note the time and that dates are subject to change due to weather! We will meet on Monday afternoons from 1:00 to

2:30pm (new time!) in the Sanctuary. This group promotes better health and spiritual deepening and explores the latest science and writings concerning the benefits of meditation. All are invited to attend and casual, comfortable clothing is recommended. A sleeping bag or yoga mat is used by some but not necessary.   

Next Tuesday Morning Meditation, March 3

The next Tuesday Morning Silent Meditation will be March 3rd at 11am in the NOISY room downstairs. There is an accessible entrance to the NOISY room from the back parking lot.  Please bring your lunch for after meditation.  For more information, contact Carlotta Watkins at


Sundays, 10:45 am


Sunday, February 23rd


Worship/Sunday School

A Kinship Appeal”

The first sermon in a series tied to Marjorie Thompson’s book, Forgiveness:
A Lenten Study.


Rev. Scott Winnette

Luke 15: 11-32

Music by

Music Director
Jim Levy and the
Sanctuary Choir


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A Lenten Invitation

We invite you to join an RUC small group during Lent 2020. From Ash Wednesday to Easter join the adventure, challenge yourself, meet RUC friends in fellowship and contemplation.

Be bold! Contemplate! Share!

Have you ever wanted to challenge Scott on a sermon? Come to Sermon Talk Backs after worship. Try “Lenten Pause” Thursdays at noon for communion and music.

Come Wednesday to seek courage together facing our world’s struggles.

God IS where we REALLY Live
(and other surprising places)

Are you worried?  What keeps you up at night?

Nationalism, looming elections, racial injustice, climate change, the list goes on. This group will gather with the UCC 2020 Lenten Devotion “Deliver Us” and add 

speakers, videos and lively conversation to adventure together through Lent. Childcare available.


Join us in the Conference Room for an hour of conversation and mutual support. Wednesdays of Lent from 6—7:30pm (March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1)

A Lenten pause - Time of Meditation and Communion

Join us for an hour of music, silent meditation, simple communion and conversation. Thursdays of Lent from 12–1pm (March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2)
Bring a brown bag lunch and stay after for fellowship.


Worship, Sermon Talk-back Schedule

You are invited to join small group study, reflection and worship exploring the book Forgiveness: A Lenten Study by Marjorie J. Thompson.  Pastor Scott will preach on a chapter most Sundays in Lent and then following worship there will be a Sermon Talk-Back opportunity. 


Worship Ash Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30pm
We will join the Faith Lutheran Church.  Our combined choirs will lead us in worship. Communion will be served.


Worship Lent 1, 3/1:  Self-Examination: Prelude to Forgiveness – Psalms 51 & 139

Worship Lent 2, 3/8:  Guest preacher, the Rev. Dr. Brooks Brendt, UCC’s Environmental Justice Minister

Worship Lent 3, 3/15:  Honesty: Engaging in Inner Struggle – Matthew 5: 43-48  & Matthew 7: 1-6
Worship Lent 4, 3/22:  Repentance: Getting a New Mind – Luke 23: 32-43

Worship Lent 5, 3/29:  Forgiving: Embracing Freedom – Matthew 18: 23-35

Worship Palm/Passion, 4/5:  Beginning Again: Reconciliation and Restoration – Luke 7: 36-47



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What We Believe About the Language We Use

In May, our Council passed RUC’s first “Policy and Covenant on Expansive and Inclusive Language.”

Read it HERE; to learn more, please contact Phyllis Windle at or 301-345-8516.


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355 Linthicum Street, Rockville, MD 20851

Call us:

(301) 424-6733