Sunday, December 3, 10:45 a.m.
1st Sunday of Advent
Rev. Jennifer Knutsen, preaching
Our worship is hybrid in-person and Zoom.
Rev. Jennifer Knutsen named Senior Pastor
At our congregational meeting on Nov 19, RUC voted to call the Rev. Jennifer Knutsen as its Senior Pastor. Grateful thanks go to the Clergy Nominating Committee - Chair Tom Newpher, and members Carl Atwood, Stacey Hagy, Frances Hockensmith, Bill Kirby, Shaunda Legg, and Kathy Weigle. Pastor Jennifer has served RUC since 2017, most recently
as Associate Pastor. Her election by the congregation followed a four-month search for a lead pastor following the departure of Pastor Scott to new pastoral duties in Western Maryland.
“I am delighted to serve RUC in this new role,” Pastor Jennifer says, "and for the opportunity to be in ministry with such an engaged, compassionate, justice-seeking congregation. I look forward to our continued shared ministry together.” An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC) for thirty years, Rev. Knutsen has served ecumenically including at Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Collins, Colo., and Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. She has also worked with children and families at Washington National Cathedral and as the director of a homeless outreach program at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. She enjoys collaborating with people of all ages across many aspects of ministry, especially pastoral care, worship, teaching, and outreach. Rev. Knutsen holds degrees from Carleton College and Yale Divinity School.
2023 Christmas and New Year’s Alternative Giving Program
By donating to RUC’s Alternative Giving Program, you can provide clean water, medical care, schooling, and emergency food to children and families in Southeast Asia and Africa as you give a gift to a friend, relative or coworker.
This Year’s Recipient: CHURCH WORLD SERVICE (CWS)
building a world where there is enough for all
The vision of Church World Service is a world where everyone has food, voice and a safe place to call home. Since its birth in the wake of WWII, CWS has provided disaster relief and refugee resettlement, along with food security, water, sanitation, hygiene, health and livelihood programs. CWS works with diverse organizations to accomplish more than it could alone. It’s work is for everyone. Become a part of the movement.
Click HERE for additional information.
Community Reach of Montgomery County
We have partnered with this non-profit,
Good for Good, providing clothes to the migrants being bussed to DC.