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October 2018

Mother Earth

October 7 @ 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, Rabiah Nur explores the Divine Feminine. With her guidance we’ll consider how “Mother is made of Magic from whom the Creations flow, her womb the place of dark matter from which life is formed, nurtured and wonderful new beings are brought forth.” Rabiah will teach us that “On this small speck of land through the hosting of a Mother called Earth we are able to experience the Divine Magic of the feminine spark of energy that calls us…

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To Offer Sanctuary

October 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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The idea of sanctuary harkens back to the Hebrew Bible when certain cities were set aside as havens for those being hounded for alleged or accidental crimes. It blossomed in medieval Europe when churches and cathedrals provided safe harbor for those fleeing oppression and the dangers of regime change. Join Pastor Norman Allen as he explores how that loving religious tradition plays out today, and how we at Davies might join the Sanctuary Movement which strives to meet the needs…

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Blessing of the Animals

October 21 @ 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 Pastor Norman Allen as we celebrate the ancient ritual of Blessing the Animals inspired by Francis of Assisi. You’re welcome to bring your pets – or their images – to the service and to find the sections designated for dogs, cats, and others. We look forward to a morning both deeply spiritual – in keeping with Francis’s profound teachings – and appropriately raucous – in keeping with his reputation as the “Clown of God!”  

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Finding Meaning and Spirit in Aging

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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Each of us is getting older. Year by year, day by day, hour by hour. With aging, comes change. How do we approach the changes that aging brings? In this service, Rev. Bruce Marshall draws upon his recently published book In Later Years, which considers how people in their later years address questions of meaning and spirit. Copies will be available following the service.  

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November 2018

What Came Before

November 4 @ 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 begin our month-long exploration of “Memory,” we’ll take a careful look at our collective history. Together, we’ll consider which historic figures we might lift up as role models – and which might be ready for retirement! Join Pastor Norm and guest musician David Meredith for a service of remembrance that follows close on the heels of All Souls Day.

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Honor & Memory

November 11 @ 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 day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, which officially concluded on the 11th  hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. In honoring our veterans, we will look back at this complicated and devastating conflict, lifting up the music and poetry that it generated and exploring its legacy in our lives today. Join Pastor Norm and guest musician David Meredith for this service of honor and memory.

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#WeWontBeErased

November 18 @ 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 recognition of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which falls on November 20, Pastor Norm will share the lessons he’s learned over the course of his years working in the LGBTQ+ community. While lifting up the memory of those who died in hate crimes this year, we will also celebrate the burgeoning #WeWontBeErased movement and the nationwide response to policy revisions that would deny transgender people their very identity.

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On The Edge

November 25 @ 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 move out of Thanksgiving with its gathering of families and friends and into the hectic, consumer-centric holidays, we’ll explore how we might hold onto those Thanksgiving values of gratitude and camaraderie. Join Pastor Norm as we dig deep, to strengthen our spirits, and to prepare for a season that can be both profoundly joyous and profoundly challenging.

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December 2018

The Season of Light

December 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748 United States
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On the cusp of Advent, Hanukkah, and the Winter Solstice, we travel across time and space, from the Temple in Jerusalem to the Scottish shores of the mystical Isle of Iona, uncovering just how miraculous the miracle of light can be. Join Pastor Norman Allen and Musical Director Rick Peralta as we kick off the holiday season. (Then return to Davies at 4:30 for a performance by the pan-Celtic band IONA, part of the Davies Concert Series.)

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Let There Be Light!

December 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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In the holiday season of darkness and light, this Sunday’s service explores the Hindu concept of Atman, the inner light. Guest minister Rev. Abhi Janamanchi comes to our pulpit – live and in person! – for the first time. He’ll be joined by a worship team of Davies members who participated in his recent course on “Engaging in Hinduism,” part of our continuing relationship with Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church.  

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