A Pastoral Letter on Faith in a Time of Fragility, Grief and Loss

A Pastoral Letter on Faith in a Time of Fragility, Grief and Loss

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“Wednesdays at 7”
Wednesday, May 27th, 7pm

Game Night II : Scattergories
 

Use this link to join Wednesdays at 7 every week...

https://zoom.us/j/95044873707

With your ever-popular game show host
Pastor Scott, and prizes delivered to your doorstep! (within a 5-ish mile radius of RUC)

RUC gamers will love the return of this popular game.  All you need is a sheet of paper, pencil and a nimble mind (or sense of fun). Watch this YouTube video of the basic rules, which we will review before we start. Families and friends from near or far are welcome. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viOPav6XNsE

Community Reach Gala

Saturday, May 30th

Rockville United Church supports REACH.  Please consider support of this vital organization that continues to help our community through this health care and economic emergency.

Click HERE for more information!

Grace Notes

Sunday, June 7, 3pm

Grace Notes meets twice monthly at 3pm, and meets next on Sunday, June 7.  We are exploring song lyrics as poetry, exploring some of our favorites in a new way.  Bring yours to share.  For more information, contact Cathy Crouch at cathy.crouch@comcast.net.


Use this link below for the Grace Notes Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/92951668170

Meeting ID: 929 5166 8170

+1 301 715 8592

For more information contact Cathy Crouch at cathy.crouch@comcast.net.

Future Dates:  June 21 & July 5

Tuesday Morning Meditation

Tuesday, June 2, 11am

We will meet virtually via  phone/video conference. 

Contact Carlotta for

details (Carlotta355@gmail.com)

Mind, Body, Spirit

Meditation Group

Cancelled Until Further Notice Due to the Coronavirus

WORSHIP

Sundays, 10:45 am

Sunday Worship

We are hosting our Sunday Worship using Zoom.  Gathering begins at 10:30 and live worship begins at 10:45.  You can join in the service at anytime by clicking the camera icon.

You can also view the service and all past services by clicking HERE.

A Pastoral Letter 

Faith in a Time of Fragility,
Grief and Loss

We are living in a time that is challenging so much of what we instinctively feel called to do as people of faith.
 
We are living with feelings of loss and grief over large and small things.  We feel alone and fragile — physically, emotionally and spiritually.  We are used to gathering together and holding each other close, especially in times of loss.
 
We have begun experimenting with gathering and worshiping in new ways— sometimes without seeing each other, but trying to hold on to the “invisible string” of love that binds us together.
 
But, we grieve that we cannot be together to share special life moments — celebrations like baptisms, weddings and graduations.  Even more, we grieve that we cannot be together physically to care for one another as we face death and dying.  MORE

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355 Linthicum St, Rockville MD 20851.

 

To support RUC long term, set up automatic check pay with your bank.  Contact Bill Kirby (kirbyofcc@gmail.com) to arrange payment automatically thru the VANCO program. 

Enjoy our Palm Sunday Processional

Help Your Neighbor

Click the image below to find out several resources to help those in need!

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Please Remember Your Pledges!

You can mail your check to the church or give your offering electronically by clicking here.

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Virus Updates
Things to do and information sources. Click HERE for a couple of ideas.

Fresh Produce at RUC!

Buy fresh produce weekly from Hines Garden Market (thehinesgarden.com), by Wednesday 3:00pm, for pickup in RUC parking lot Thursdays, 4-6PM.

RUC 2019-2020 

Annual Report

Click HERE to view our annual report and see what RUC has been up to!

Mini Survey from Church in Society
RUC's Church in Society Committee (CIS) has been asked to suggest the next big idea for mission & outreach for the congregation and we need your help. Learning the passions of our congregation will help guide us. 

Please respond to our online survey by clicking the link.  Thank you!

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 pwindle5@verizon.net or 301-345-8516.

Need a prayer or some help ?

Let us know how we can help--with a prayer, some help or someone to listen.

Playback...

Concert with Heather Mae for RUC and Friends

In case you missed it, you can view the concert from April 15th by clicking HERE.

Find us: 

355 Linthicum Street, Rockville, MD 20851

Call us:

(301) 424-6733

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