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January 2019

Crossing the Line

January 20 @ 10:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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This Sunday’s service finds its inspiration in the work of author and orator Frederick Douglass.* Continuing our month long focus on “Possibility,” we’ll consider how to break free of the barriers we create for ourselves – and others. (Return to the Sanctuary at 4:00 for the Davies Concert Series presentation of “Figaro Meets Fredrick Douglass: A Benefit Fundraising Concert for the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts.”) *To take a deeper dive into Douglass’s work, join the pre-service…

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Embodying Liberation

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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World events may challenge our optimism. Our communities and workplaces may undermine our values. Privilege and cultural biases may cloud our perspectives. Yet, we can act in ways that help bring about justice. With creativity and collaboration, our lives can embody an alternative to oppression. Join this worship service in the spirit of defiantly and joyously living our values amid trouble and ease. Dr. Pippin Whitaker comes to us from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax where she serves as ministerial…

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February 2019

Anti-Racism: A Spiritual Call

February 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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Using the ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King as our inspiration, we’ll consider how the work of anti-racism and anti-oppression can be experienced as a spiritual call that all can answer. Along the way, we’ll ask some tough questions about who we are, how far we’ve come, and how far we’ve yet to go.

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Making History: Elizabeth Keckley

February 10 @ 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 turn to Elizabeth Keckley for a unique look at life in the Lincoln White House. Born into slavery, Keckley purchased her freedom and became dressmaker and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln. Through her eyes – and her celebrated memoir – we get a glimpse of life with the Lincolns, and the inspiring tale of a woman’s journey to independence. With Pastor Norm Allen  

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Fly Me to the Moon!

February 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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In keeping with this year’s stewardship theme of “Lift Off!” we’ll take the 1969 moon landing as inspiration for a look at Davies’ increasingly bright future. Far from being eclipsed, our community is growing, thriving, and evolving. Join us after the service for a campaign kick-off and special presentation! With Pastor Norm Allen.  

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Muslim Strategies for Social Justice

February 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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Guest speaker Dawud Abdur-Rahman joins us as part of our year-long focus on the five largest world religions. With his guidance, we’ll explore the strategies and tactics Muslims have undertaken to advocate for social justice, focusing on the Muslim response to the American Civil Rights struggle and Apartheid South Africa. Approaches sanctioned in the Qur'an and authentic traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) will be highlighted. The author of The Dhikr of Authenticity, Dawud holds a Bachelor of Business Administration…

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March 2019

The Reluctant Reverend

March 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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Join with the Davies community as Pastor Norm offers his final sermon before becoming Reverend Norm, a threshold he will cross at his ordination that evening. We’ll celebrate this important moment in Pastor Norm’s ministry and consider just what it means to be a “Reverend” in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. With Pastor Norm Allen, Musical Director Rick Peralta and featuring Musical Guest Alana Thomas.  

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A Pilgrim’s Path

March 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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Inspired by our monthly theme of Journey, we’ll explore the many forms that a pilgrimage might take. Whether making the journey to sites like Mecca and Jerusalem, visiting the homes of famous artists, or seeking places of scenic wonder,we’ll consider what it means to walk on sacred ground. -With Reverend Norm Allen and Music Director Rick Peralta.  

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On Timelessness

March 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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Our St. Paddy’s day sermon was first conceived by lay leader Daniel Whalen in 2011 after taking a Building Your Own Theology class with Reverend Bruce Marshall. Ever thought about the nature of time and how it’s characterized by Judeo Christian tradition and Popular Science? If you’re ready to become timeless this is a Sunday you will not want to miss. (The Eye Am Whole Dance Troupe, including Davies’ own Siloam and Azriel, will perform.)  

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A Year Made Better By Our Care

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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What if hope and attention fuel our power for real change?  How do we deepen the wells that provide sources of hope for ourselves and others?  What do you hope will change for the better this year? Join us to light a spark in the way you think about hope in the days to come. Featuring Paula Cole Jones and Music Director Rick Peralta

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