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July 2018

Transcending Mysteries

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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This Sunday launches a six-part sermon series on the Sources of our Unitarian Universalist faith.  Join Pastor Norman Allen as we explore the “Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures." Along the way, we’ll remember the spiritual  foundations of our movement and dare to ask the unanswerable questions. Rob Coleman and Alana Thomas bring the beauty of song to this spiritual journey.  

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Prophetic Women of our Faith

July 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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This Sunday, Pastor Norman Allen will explore the Second Source of our faith movement which lifts up the “words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.” This Sunday we focus on the women, exploring the lives of Margaret Fuller, who served as an arts editor and war correspondent in the early 1800s, and Frances Harper, an African American abolitionist and poet…

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Wisdom & Religion

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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As Unitarian Universalists we celebrate the third Source of our faith every time we partake in the “wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.” This Sunday, Pastor Norman Allen will lead us as we travel across the breadth and depth of those religions, from Shinto temples to Tibetan monasteries to Muslim mosques. Along the way we’ll find that each religion – no matter how different from the others – centers on one familiar…

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August 2018

Conflicting Wisdom

August 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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As we delve into the fourth Source of Our Living Tradition, we examine the rich contradictions to be found in “Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love.” How can the same text that inspires us to love our neighbor define whole groups of people as an “abomination”? Join Pastor Norm and musical guests Rick Peralta and Alana Thomas as we discover how the Bible impacts our lives today, for better and for worse.

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A Humanist Heritage

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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This Sunday we celebrate the myriad forms that our faith can take as we look at the fifth Source of Our Living Tradition and experience the evolution of Unitarian Universalist thought in the last hundred years. Join Pastor Norm and musical guests Rick Peralta and Alana Thomas as we explore “Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.”

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The Rhythms of the Earth

August 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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Drawing on the wisdom and experience of the people native to this land, we arrive at the final Source of Our Living Tradition, concluding our summer sermon series. Join Pastor Norm and musical guest Lea Morris as we experience the blessing of “Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.”

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The Good News

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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Unitarian Universalism is a very long name. If you wondered if it was coined by a committee, you guessed correctly. Our faith can seem difficult to describe, even for long-time members. What powers our activism and deepens our caring? What is the Unitarian Universalist “Good News?" Join us for a Spirit Experience to celebrate the good news of Unitarian Universalism! Rev. Abhi Janamanchi's sermon will be streamed from our partner church, Cedar Lane.

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September 2018

Be Thou My Vision?

September 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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The beloved Unitarian Universalist hymn “Be Thou My Vision” is addressed to a higher power, even a higher power named “God”! How does a faith movement of such wide ranging theological perspectives approach such a song? To whom are we singing, and what are we hoping for in response? Pastor Norm is joined by Music Director Rick Peralta to navigate these heady waters.

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Where Rivers Meet

September 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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As we celebrate our annual Ingathering Service and welcome our church family back from their summer travels, we’ll lift up the many and varied gifts that come together to make this community one of love, compassion, action, and forward-thinking vision. Bring a sample of water from your summer adventures – whether from distant lands or your kitchen sink – to take part in the annual Water Communion.

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Selfies: Ego or Altruism?

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But how many words is a selfie worth? In keeping with this month’s Vision theme, guest preacher Mariama Onwuchekwa takes a humorous and thought-provoking look at the art of the selfie. There are times when they can uplift, encourage, and offer benevolence to others. And there are times when they do just the opposite. By exploring the evolution of the selfie, we’ll approach a perspective that says: “A church that selfies together, stays together!”

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