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News from the Board of Trustees

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The UUCC Board of Trustees meets on Wednesday evening, April 26 at 7:00pm at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center.

At its March 21 meeting, the Board:

  • Approved the consent agenda (including the February meeting minutes, which may be reviewed here).
  • Revised Endowment Board disbursement policy to clarify how the target percentage may be changed.
  • Made a commitment to fully fund the full-time Assistant Minister position so that the Executive Team may proceed with the hiring process as established by the Board at its February meeting.
  • Chose to pay its own unemployment benefits, as there is no mechanism for a church to do so through the State of Maryland.

Please click here to review the tentative agenda for the April 25 meeting.

Pat Fort Animal Fair - Coming in May!

Written by Laurie Coltri on .

Creature Connection LogoSave the date! UUCC's Animal Ministry, 'Creature Connection', will again host its annual spring fair - the 5th Annual Pat Fort Memorial Animal Fair - on Saturday, May 20th, 10am-1pm, on the OBIC grounds. All are welcome and we invite you to bring along your friends and neighbors to this always fun, family-friendly event!

A few of the details remain to be worked out but expect to meet service dogs, rescued rabbits, farm animals and wildlife, as well as people from a variety of animal welfare and rescue organizations. We'll have face painting and games for all ages, delicious snacks and entertainment - maybe even a few surprises! Definitely a lot of fun packed into 3 hours.

Watch for more details, and do plan to come and enjoy yourself!

NOTE: This will be a rain or shine event, AND, as in past years, we ask that you leave your family pet at home out of respect for our guest organizations with animals. Thank you!

Immigration Attorney at UUCC this Sunday

Written by Jim Caldiero on .

Washington, D.C. immigration attorney, Anna Marie Gallagher will speak at UUCC Sunday, April 23, between services in room 150 as part our continuing conversation as we prepare to vote to declare UUCC a sanctuary congregation, joining the more than 700 churches. mosques, temples and synagogues and 44 UU congregations that have already done so. Ms. Gallagher represents Mr. Guillermo Daniel Recinos Morales, who was pulled over in his car by ICE agents and is currently being detained in a Frederick County Adult Detention Center. Mr. Recinos, who has no criminal record, crossed the border to escape gangs that firebombed his El Salvador home and is seeking asylum here. Mr. Recinos is the sole breadwinner of his family, now struggling with his detention. Mr. Recinos’ story is being repeated across the country and hearing it will help us as we decide on June 4 to become a sanctuary. After listening to a wonderful musical performance that lifts our spirits, join us as we learn how to lift the spirits of our vulnerable neighbors.

OWL for Older Adults (50+) starts this week!

Written by Robin Slaw on .

Last chance to register for OWL for Older Adults!

We are an approved field test site for an innovative series of workshops tailored to the needs and interests of adults aged 50+

Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Older Adults explores sexuality through values, wisdom and experiences gained over a lifetime. You will enhance your understanding of healthy relationships, age-related changes, sexual health, sexual identity, communication, and other interesting topics. This is sexuality education like you’ve never had it before! Facilitated by Paige Getty, Senior Minister, and Robin Slaw, Director of Religious Education. For more information, email dre@uucolumbia.net.

Workshops will run on Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 pm, starting April 20 and through June 15.

Register: http://www.uucolumbia.net/component/rsform/form/66-registration-for-adult-religious-education-classes.html

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April 30 at 9:00am and 11:00am
Intern Minister Anthony Jenkins will preach
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General Information:

  • Academic Year: Two identical services at 9am and 11am.  
  • Summer (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend): One service at 10am.
Location: Owen Brown Interfaith Center (Directions), Sanctuary C, 2nd floor, East end of the building.  Read more about worship.

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