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, April 14, 11am

We will meet virtually via  phone/video conference. 

Contact Carlotta for

details (Carlotta355@gmail.com)

Concert with Heather Mae for RUC and Friends

Tuesday, April 14, 7pm

JOIN US FOR A SPECTACULAR evening with musician, singer and our friend, Heather Mae.

She will be going live via a PRIVATE Youtube Stream, just for us RUC folks and our friends!

Click HERE for the full info!

Grace Notes

Sunday, April 26, 3pm

We will meet every two weeks virtually via phone

/video conference.  Continuing with the theme: Music Lyrics as Poetry.  Bring lyrics to share.


For more information or to sign up, contact Cathy Crouch (cathy.crouch@comcast.net) 

May dates will be the 10th and 24th at new time, 3pm


Future Dates:  May 10, 24

Mind, Body, Spirit

Meditation Group

Cancelled Until Further Notice Due to the Coronavirus

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

Please Remember Your Pledges!

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


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.

April 9

Maundy Thursday, 7:00pm

April 12


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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

Enjoy our Palm Sunday Processional

Lenten Devotions

Thursday, April 9, 12—1:30pm
A Lenten pause: Time of Meditation and Communion. Join us for music, silent meditation, devotions and conversation. 


Click the camera on Thursday at noon to join.

Maundy Thursday Worship

Thursday April 9 at 7:00PM.

To prepare for worship gather:

  • a small dish with a small amount of oil (olive oil or any other oil)

  • a bowl of warm water and a hand towel

  • a piece of bread or cracker (any kind) and a cup of juice (or other drink or water)

  • a candle and matches or lighter


Click the camera Thursday at 7pm to join.

Sunday's Worship Prayer

Based on Psalm 23


Gentle Shepherd,

You protect us, comfort us, walk with us. 

We want for nothing more.

But, sometimes we are consumed with wanting more.

Forgive us, and lead us back to your fold. 


You show us the goodness you create.  Green pastures, still water, majestic mountains, open space.

But God, sometimes other pastures seem greener.  

The waters aren’t always calm. 

Our souls still thirst.
Help us to return to your fold. 


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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