Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
of Greater Cumberland
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We hope you will visit us Sunday August 25th morning!
We are a theologically diverse congregation. Our shared worship is framed around our belief that how we live together - how we take care of each other and the earth - is critically important, and we strive to live our lives guided by compassion and a commitment to social justice. We also commit to each other that we will respect and support each person's sincere, responsible search for truth and meaning, and we recognize that this is an ever-evolving journey. We are an ethical and liberal religious community dedicated to promoting the ongoing search for truth and to affirming the inherent worth and dignity of every individual.
We welcome all who would like to be part of a caring, open-minded, spiritual community.
Please join us on Sunday mornings for services from 10:45 a.m. to noon. Children have religious education classes at the same time. Everyone is invited to stay after the service for light refreshments and conversation.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Greater Cumberland is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association of North America (UUA). Please visit the related sites listed in the left hand menu for more information.
We have been recognized by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation - a congregation which has engaged in education and self-study to be welcoming to those of all sexual orientations.
Nov 3 - Mike Franch - "Practicing My Religion on Facebook: Conversations Across
Somehow, I've acquired a few very conservative Facebook friends. I find some of their comments, and the comments of their other friends, to be mean-spirited, ill-informed, and sometimes vicious. The Tavon Martin-George Zimmerman tragedy has inspired several particularly harsh postings. To my surprise, I find that I'm glad we're Facebook friends. In a society where many of us don't speak to those with whom we disagree, it's good to talk to those who think differently. There are few venues where we can talk about deeply divisive issues with quiet voices and modulated tone. Or, at least, I can talk with a quiet voice and modulated tone. Maybe it's a religious witness. On this morning, I'll reflect on communicating across these prickly barriers.
Nov 10 - Rev. Terry Ellen: "Blessings"
Yes, we receive them constantly from the very gifts of our lives. Yet, at the same time, there is all around us and in us a hunger to feel them from each other and far too little explicit giving of them. Ironically, perhaps tragically, this giving is the simplest thing in the world to do, and also the most healing, joyous, and heart-expanding.
Nov 17 - Rev John Manwell: "When Does the Day Begin? "
We revisit this morning an ancient story in which a teacher asks his students how they'll know when the new day begins. In the story, the teacher tells his student that it's not about when it's light enough to see, in any literal sense; it's about when it is light enough, in the metaphorical sense of "enlightenment," for us to see in each other's faces the face of a brother or sister. Phyllis Hubbell will also participate in the service. John Manwell and Phyllis Hubbell are part-time co-ministers at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun.
Nov 24 - Rev Cynthia Snavely: "Hunger"
How we eat affects our own health, the health of the environment and the health of others. Ethical eating is a phrase I have only learned in the last few years. What it means is vast. Cynthia is currently minister at the Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church.
Rev. Terry Ellen is our Consulting Minister. He is also the Executive Director of Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice of the Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia Region, where he works on social justice issues including global warming, affordable housing, health care for all, marriage equality for same-sex couples, multicultural and anti-racist initiatives, and opposition to the use of torture.
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