4th Sunday after Pentecost
July 3, 2022,
NEW WORSHIP TIME 10:00 a.m.
Our worship will be in-person AND online (use the
zoom link below for online). Gathering begins at
9:45 and live worship begins at 10:00 a.m.
Our 10am summer service time will continue through September 4th.
JULY 22 MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR RANDALL GIBSON
You are invited to celebrate the beautiful life of Randall Gibson and to support his family: three sons, our Nancy Morin, and beloved wife Bonnie, and grandchildren. The service will be held in the RUC Sanctuary on July 22nd at 11am. Please pray for comfort for the family and the fondest of memories.
Grow the Circle Wide
Grow the Circle Wide: Capital Campaign
Planning for the Capital Campaign is underway! The Campaign Executive Team (CET)—Susan Kirby and pastors Jennifer and Scott—are meeting and pulling together plans for the proposed projects. We will soon be recruiting additional members to join us on the CET. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
Second Saturdays ~ 8:30-10am
The next Women's Breakfast will be in person at the Silver Diner - 12276 Rockville Pike.
Men's Breakfast - new location!
We have moved for now to the Brooklyn Deli at 1089 Seven Locks Road in Potomac. We will meet there on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 8:15am.
Syrian Refugee Project Update
"Thanks to many generous donors we have surpassed our fundraising goal for the Syrian refugee family now happily settled in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. $3640 was raised which, along with donations from New Vision United Church of Canada, will support the family until the Canadian government support begins in August and as the family learns English."
Food, Rides, Visits, and $ – plus Cards!
Too sick to cook? Stuck at home? Running short or have another emergency? Your Congregational Care Committee can help. Volunteers cook, buy, or deliver meals. Others provide rides to medical appointments or church. With our pastors, we offer small grants when hardship hits. We call, visit -- and love to send cards! Please tell us what you need.
For details, see MORE
(This is #3 in the Congregational Care Committee’s series, “How We Care.” In two weeks: “Grieving Our Losses”)
Church In Society
Helping Immigrant Children Brought to the DMV by the Bus Loads from the Texas and Arizona Borders
Due to our participation in the Faith Advisory Committee of Community Reach of Montgomery County, we learned of families being sent here by the respective governors of Texas and Arizona, and let out in downtown DC with no resources. We were able to connect with MigrantCareDMV an organization which does disaster relief in partnership with organizations such as Catholic Charities, Project Hope and World Central Kitchen. CIS had decided to use the “profits” from our sales of Fair Trade coffee, chocolates, and nuts to help children in our community...
Click HERE for the full article.
Last, but not least...
RUC COVID QUILT to be Archived!
Your Help Needed
In August 2021 we began creating paper quilt squares, displaying panels in progress in Kaseman Hall, and in November 2021 we hung the first RUC COVID QUILT panels in the sanctuary. Now our family quilt, 120 squares strong, is a living memorial to the time of the COVID pandemic in the life of our congregation. It commemorates our losses, our challenges, our resilience and gives thanks to the Holy in the work of our hands. Now it is time to archive the quilt in scrapbooks that will be available for all to see squares up close and read their stories.
Click HERE for the video of the quilt!
Small Group Study Survey
We want your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete our survey, whether or not you have participated in a small group at RUC (yet). We want to know what you might be interested in! If you participated in the Lenten Study “At the Intersection of Compassion and Social Justice” there are some questions just for you about your experience.
Cathy Crouch, Laurie Kawa, and Joni Miller
COVID Task Force
Click HERE for an update from the Covid Task Force.
If you have any of the following symptoms of Covid, please stay home and join us on Zoom.
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Beloved RUC. Your Pastors recognize the need we all have for rest. Pastor Scott takes Mondays off and Pastor Jennifer takes Fridays off.
Kindly respect our days off by reaching to the pastor who is on duty. Scott is on duty Fridays/ Jennifer on Mondays. We of course are both on call for emergencies. FYI - Lynne Brady works on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Church office.