Unitarians Examine Change through Growth

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On Sunday, May 20 at 10 a.m., Rev. Sue Browning will give a sermon entitled “The ‘Why’ of Going Deeper” to the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. Often Rev. Sue says, “My hope is by doing this (or that) we can go deeper.” What does she mean by this? How has UUCR’s first year with Rev. Sue helped the congregation ‘go deeper’? Join us at this service with Rev. Sue as we explore the ways we’re individually and collectively inspired to stretch, grow and change.

Religious Exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service.

All are welcome — call 410-778-3440 for more information.

Unitarians Look to Expand their Spiritual Practices

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On Sunday, May 13 at 10 a.m., Rev. Greg Chute will give a sermon entitled “Forty Days of What?” Rev. Chute explains, “Yes, I know it’s no longer Lent, but the idea of intentionally setting aside time for self-awareness and personal assessment is always a good idea. Jesus went into the desert for forty days in search of himself. Where would you go? Or, what would you choose to give up for forty days as a spiritual practice? More importantly, perhaps as Pope Francis asks: ‘What would you be willing to take up for forty days as a spiritual practice? And to risk changing your life?’”

Pianist Dick Durham will provide special music for this service. Religious Exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service.

All are welcome — call 410-778-3440 for more information.

Unitarians host Seminarian Joshua Long

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On Sunday, April 8 at 10 a.m., Mr. Joshua Long will give a sermon entitled “Can You See the Miracle” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. The Jewish Prophet Isaiah told the ancient Israelites to let go of the past so they could see the miracles taking place in front of them. With what feels like chaos in our current world, it may be difficult to see what is emerging in our own lives and the world around us. Let us pause for a moment and reflect on what is bursting forth in 2018. Join us for a service of music, song and reflection. Josh Long is Director of Contemporary Music at the UU Church of Annapolis. He will provide original music as well as accompany us on piano and guitar.

Religious Exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service.

All are welcome — call 410-778-3440 for more information.

Film will be screened on March 28, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

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Come join UUCR for a viewing of the film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. This film reminds us what can happen when regular citizens come together to take a stand for our Earth. The film showcases the work of Climate Reality Leadership Corps and the individuals who join them to organize and take action to protect our planet from climate change.
If you are ready to learn about the challenges that climate change present our communities and ready to make a difference for our planet, join us for this interesting and enlightening film, followed by discussion, on March 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm at The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown.  Questions, please call 410-778-3440.

Prevent Gun Violence Educational Program

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The Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River will be hosting an educational forum featuring guest speaker Liz Banach, Executive Director of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence.  We will also hear from its local affiliate, Kent County Citizens to Prevent Gun Violence.

The forum will be held on Sunday, March 11, 11:30 a.m. at the church, 914 Gateway Drive, Chestertown, MD.  All are welcomed who are interested in understanding more about the issues surrounding gun violence and what we can do in our community to support prevention efforts.

Local contact:  Lynn Dolinger, 410-778-0295, lynn.thirdwish@gmail.com

Unitarians Explore Building Bridges to Connect Us

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On Sunday, Mar 4, at 10 a.m., Rev. Sue Browning will give a sermon entitled “Finding Our Growing Edges” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. There is no error-free path to building bridges across differences. What helps us keep trying? At this service Rev. Sue Browning will consider experiences that help us shed light on our subconscious assumptions and ways we might address those biases most resistant to change.

Religious exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service.

For more information call 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook. All are welcome!

Unitarians to Sponsor Parenting Forums

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What is it like to be a parent in 2018? What is exciting? What is challenging? Join the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown, for food, fellowship, and conversation at a pair of parenting forums that are free of charge and open to the public – for families of all backgrounds and faith traditions:

Friday, February 23, 6 – 8 p.m. at UUCR, 914 Gateway Drive, Chestertown. “There’s Just Not Enough Time!” It’s challenging to fit in the many opportunities for children and families, but skipping these opportunities feels risky as well. How do we juggle family schedules in 2018?

Friday, March 9, 6 – 8 p.m., at UUCR, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. “Parenting in a Social Media Age.” Parents today are breaking new technological ground; their days can disappear as they are pulled to check social media, texts, and email. When should children get cell phones? Instagram or Snapchat accounts? We’ll consider the experience of parenting when deluged with information.

The facilitator for both forums will be Reverend Sue Browning, Minister at UUCR.

Participants are encouraged to bring their whole families, as a light supper and childcare will be provided free of charge.  Supper will be served at 6 and at 6:30 the program will begin. The evening’s activities should end between 7:45 and 8 p.m.

Pre-registration is requested: email morningmom2@gmail.com, or call 410-778-6348 to register or for questions and more information.

Unitarians Ponder “Decency in the American Presidency”

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On Sunday, Feb 11, at 10 a.m., Mr. Sherwin Markman give a sermon entitled “Decency in the American Presidency: Do We Have It? Have We Ever Had It? Will We Have It Again?” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. Sherwin Markman, an experienced observer of the American political scene, was an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson at a time when, with the active participation of both political parties, immense progress was achieved in such areas as voting rights, civil rights, Medicare, child care, and much, much more. He will share his views concerning where our current president fits within the wide canvass of American presidencies.

Clark Bjorke will provide special music for this service.

All are welcome! Religious exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service.

Photo: Sherman Markman, right, with President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, 2/29/68, U.S. Pentagon parking garage.

For more information cal 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook.

Join the Unitarians as They Discuss Isolation and Exile in Modern Society

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On Jan 28, at 10 a.m., Mr. Gary Jackoway will lead a service entitled “Babylon” for the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown. In 600 BCE, Jerusalem was sacked by the Babylonians and thousands of Jews were taken to Babylon as slaves. How they reacted to exile, and how each of us reacts to feeling like strangers in a strange land, will be discussed in this service. All are welcome!

Religious exploration for youngsters and childcare for infants and toddlers will be available during the service.

For more information cal 410-778-3440, or visit us on Facebook.