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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Tuesday Morning Meditation

Tuesday, July 14, 11am

We will meet virtually via  phone/video conference. 

Contact Carlotta for

details (Carlotta355@gmail.com)

Wednesdays at 7 pm
Continues July 15th 

A 4-part study, "WHITE Privilege: Let's Talk"  
1)  The Spiritual Autobiography Told Through the Lens of Race
2)  Whiteness as the Norm: Five Loci of Insights on the Binary of Light/Dark and Black/White
3)  The Cash Value of Whiteness or Whiteness as
a Tax-Exempt Status
4)  On Becoming an Ally

The program was designed by the UCC and consists of video elements followed by conversation.  Please let Pastor Scott know if you intend to attend, so that he can organize the appropriate number of small groups in ZOOM for the conversation elements.

Grace Notes

Sunday, July 19, 3pm

Grace Notes meets twice monthly at 3pm, and meets next on Sunday, July 19. We will continue our discussion of a new book, John O’ Donohue’s To Bless the Space Between Us

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

Future Dates: August 2 & 16

Mind, Body, Spirit

Meditation Group

Cancelled Until Further Notice Due to the Coronavirus

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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.

We love for visitors to join our worship.  Unfortunately on July 5, 2020 our service suffered some hateful people coming in with hate messages and distasteful images.  We now must password our service.

Please email the Pastor to get the password.

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

Please Remember Your Pledges!

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

Enjoy our Palm Sunday Processional

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

Fresh Produce at RUC!

Hines Market is delivering fresh organic produce each week to RUC parking lot throughout the 2020 growing season. Log in to thehinesgarden.com to shop and pay.  Available produce posted Monday through Tuesday, and you can order and pay online through Wednesday.  Pick up is Thursdays Between 4-6pm, at RUC. 

Help Your Neighbor

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

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RUC 2019-2020 

Annual Report

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

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.

Find us: 

355 Linthicum Street, Rockville, MD 20851

Call us:

(301) 424-6733

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