Reverend Cynthia Snavely
Open Mic - Share Your Talents
The local talent is lining up at Goodloe's monthly coffee house night on the third Saturday of the month, from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. Everyone from age 12 and up is welcome to attend and participate.
Suggested donation: audience - $5, performers $1.
For more information, contact Betsy Delaney at 301-922-1865 or email@example.com.
Visit Coffee House Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/317938388256041/.
The next Coffee House will be on 20 December
Special Events and Services
Free Christmas Eve Concert With Opera Star Alessandra Marc
Join International Opera Star Alessandra Marc and The UNMC Choir under the direction of Maestro Darryl Winston in a program of joyful and inspirational holiday music with lessons and carols. Ms. Marc, hailed by the Washington Post as "the most beautiful voice in the world," has performed in every major opera house in the world. She has been the featured artist in more than 40 recordings.
Winter Escape 2015 Retreat (WE'15) for Young Adults
16 - 19 January 2015
Registration for the Winter Escape 2015 Retreat (WE'15) is now open! Main website is https://sites.google.com/site/winterescapeuu/, which contains the registration link at the top. WE'15 is in January from Fri 1/16/14 to Mon 1/19/14 over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend. It offers social and spiritual activities, workshops, hiking, games, music, cooking, baking, etc. Join the Unitarian Universalist Young Adults (ages 18-35+) in the DC area for a 4-day / 3-night fun-filled getaway!
This year's event (the 6th one!!) will take place at the beautiful Westmoreland State Park in Virginia (http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/westmoreland.shtml), about a 2-hour car ride south from Washington, DC. This is the same location as the Young Souls' awesome fall 2012 retreat! There are 6 miles of hiking trails in the park, and there are about 1.5 miles of Potomac waterfront land, including a beach area. Some hiking trails start near the cabins and go near the beach area. The park is also located near the town of Colonial Beach, VA, which contains many tourist attractions of historical interest.
Contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments. Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/190601480974287. And check out the related meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/UU-Young-Adults-in-the-DC-Area.
Guest at Your Table Program for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s members and friends of Goodloe and many other Unitarian Universalists donate money to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). Some place an envelope or bank on their home dining table and put a small amount in at their meals. This year the Service Committee is suggesting that some may wish to host Guest at Your Table Fundraising Dinner. New this year: host a Guest at Your Table meal to learn more about social justice, have fun, and raise money for human rights projects throughout the world! - See more here.
With a focus on food sustainability this year, UUSC’s program materials highlight people making change in Haiti, Kenya, and Honduras. Booklets with stories of some of the people with whom the Service Committee works will be available or the stories may be read at Guest at Your Table.
$20 supports advocacy tools for the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United’s Food Movement campaign against the National Restaurant Association.
$40 will contribute to a day of training on group dynamics and negotiation skills for the Urban Alliance leaders of the Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders. The leaders will be encouraged to reach out to new members at the grassroots level and organize seminars for people with disabilities.
$60 supports the purchase of school supplies for two student beneficiaries through Rock Women’s project with orphaned youth.
$75 enables one youth at risk for labor exploitation and trafficking near the Uganda-Kenya border to take part in a project of Muungano that trains them in healthy and profitable employment. Youth plant traditional organic crops and use their harvest to establish food kiosks and catering services.- See more here.
UUs of Color in the DC Area: Building Community Together
Cedar Lane UU Church
Group Sessions begin October 5th
First Sundays- Leaders of Color
Lay leaders of color who serve as Board members, RE teachers, Social Justice Committee members
Second Sundays- Youth of Color
Youth ages 13 -18 years old, who identify as a person of color.
At least one person identifies as UU and at least one person in the family identifies as a person of color.
Please register now at UUPOC