Sunday Worship

8th Sunday after Pentecost

July 31, 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.  

Please note:

Our 10am summer service time will continue through September 4th.

Click for: Zoom Link and the liturgy.


Worship Leadership

It take many hands to make our worship service meaningful, beautiful and ours.

Please consider signing up to help.

We need: 

  • Liturgists (reading scripture and some prayers),

  • Digital Host (from home & from Sanctuary),

  • Greeters (smiling and opening the doors),

  • Welcome Table (helping membership welcome),

  • Chanel Art (help decorate the altar).

We can provide training.



 Wednesdays at 7 is back! 

Wednesdays at 7, July 27TH

Opportunity to assist Migrants sent by the busload from the Texas and Arizona borders:

The governors and ICE on the Texas and Arizona borders are sending busloads of Migrants who have come across the border, to the Washington, DC and Maryland area.  1500 Migrants per month have been coming to this area.  Volunteers from SAMU First Response have been meeting the Texas buses at Union Station and Arizona busses will come into Maryland.  The people brought to the shelters are women, women and families with children, and those who need medical care.  Click HERE for the full info.


 Church In Society 

How Else Can You Help?

MigrantHelpDMV.com is welcoming migrants arriving on buses from the borders in Texas and Arizona. We can help them by preparing hygiene  kits for their arrival. We welcome your extra travel sizes of the following items: Soap or body wash, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Floss, Shampoo, Conditioner, Small comb, Razors, Deodorant, Hand and/or Body lotion. Please place your donation in the blue Service Saturday bin in the coat closet located in the Narthex.

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 Grow the Circle Wide 

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Grow the Circle Wide: Capital Campaign

We are pleased to announce that we have scheduled our round robin discussion/reviews for the four Campaign projects. The in-person round robins discussion/review will be held after church on Sunday, September 25. For those who can’t make it to church, you will have an opportunity to participate via Zoom meetings on Wednesday, September 28, time TBD.

These meetings will be a time for everyone to hear about the plans for the Capital Campaign designated projects and share constructive advice. We want to hear from you! We are excited about the projects as they come together, and we believe that they will offer new paths for our shared ministry and mission at RUC.

Our Grow the Circle Wide: Capital Campaign projects are:

1. Enhance our outdoor space through the creation of a playground and outdoor worship space.

2. Pay down the current building loan and establish a larger operating/capital reserve fund.

3. Undertake kitchen renovations.

4. Expand our mission to the LGBTQ community. 10% of the funds collected through the Capital Campaign will be designated for outreach and collaboration with other local organizations.

Questions? Comments? Please contact me at snkirby@gmail.com.



Susan Kirby (for the Capital Campaign Executive Team)

 Council News 

Council Echoes

Click HERE to see what our Council has been up to!

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Camp Pecometh
September 16-18

Join us for RUC's Intergenerational Retreat Weekend at Camp Pecometh in Centreville, MD Sept. 16-18! 

Individuals: $100 per person


Family Groups: 

  • Family of three: $300

  • Each additional family member is $40

Retreat Center Rooms: $370 double occupancy for the weekend. There are a very limited number of these rooms, so please contact Janine (wtpooh234@gmail.com) to request.


See the brochure for more information and click HERE to regsiter.  To help us plan the weekend and be a part of the Pecometh Committee, please contact Janine!

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Silent Meditation

We meet on ZOOM Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11AM.

Join us for a 20 minute meditation followed by conversation.  If you are new to RUC Silent Meditation, please contact Carlotta for more information.



Women's Breakfast: 

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. 

Zoom Link.


 Congregational Care 

Grieving our Losses

Losses leave holes in our lives (and in our hearts). They all hurt – sometimes so much that healing seems impossible. We have long relied on our religious organizations to offer immediate care and to help us heal over time. With our pastors, the Congregational Care Committee continues that tradition with special services; offers of prayer, food, and memorial gifts; and some new ways to stay in touch. For the specifics, see MORE

(This is #4 of the Congregational Care Committee’s series, “How We Care.”  Next week: “[Very] Special Projects”)

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You are Invited

On the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3 pm, Earthen Hands Ministry at Dayspring invites you to gather to listen to God through the sacred text of Holy Scripture and the Book of Creation. 


Early Christians lived closer to the Land.  In our time, we seldom slow down long enough to be fully present, to attend to the natural world around us.  We are Adamah, people of the Earth, Earthlings, made of dust, yet we have become disconnected.  God’s wider creation needs our attention more than ever. We are made of Earth and Earth is in our hands.  How will we respond to the call?   


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 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!

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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

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea


Upcoming Birthdays

7/28   Bruce Justh

7/28   Carl Atwood

7/28   Nicole Zhong

7/30   Dave Gill

7/30   Scott Clausen

7/30   Cathy Crouch

7/31   Macy Morin

8/1     Cindy Livingston

8/2     Brennis Dulany

8/3     Theo Ellestad

8/4     Avery Byrd
     John Junod