Community gatherings in light of today’s SCOTUS decision

Community gatherings in light of today’s SCOTUS decision

Dear UUCC, 

This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States revoked a person’s right to make choices for themself regarding their body, their family, their health.  

You may be feeling grief, anger, uncertainty, horror, or you may not have words to describe what you’re feeling. This is a generations-defining, ineffable moment that we’re living together.  

We invite you to gather virtually tonight (Friday, June 24) at 7PM for a candlelight gathering as we hold collective space as a religious community. We’ll share music, readings, and a candlelighting ritual for the chance to be together during this time.  

WHAT: Virtual Candlelight Gathering 
WHEN: 7:00 PM on Friday, June 24, 2022 
WHERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89789642223 
EVENT INFO: https://uucolumbia.net/events/candlelight-gathering-2022/


On Sunday, June 26 at 10AM, we’ll gather as usual for worship online and at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center for a time of Honoring Our Grief.  

Much has been lost—and not only to death—in the past two+ years. We’ve endured the global Covid-19 pandemic, personal crises, violent and traumatic events … just this morning, devastating decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court that threaten our safety, liberty, and bodily autonomy. 

In this service, through music, poetry, and a time of open sharing, we will express and honor our grief, our sadness, and our rage. 

WHAT: Worship Service – Honoring Our Grief 
WHEN: 10:00 AM on Sunday, June 26, 2022 
WHERE: the Owen Brown Interfaith Center and https://uuma.zoom.us/j/349682603
EVENT INFO: https://uucolumbia.net/events/worship-service-honoring-our-grief/


Fellow UUs from the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland will be gathering with Planned Parenthood of Maryland at four community meetups this evening (Friday, June 24) from 5-7PM at the following locations. Contact UULM-MD’s coordinator Ashley Egan at info@uulmmd.org to get in touch with UUs at these Planned Parenthood meetups.  

Baltimore: US District Courthouse, 101 W Lombard St,  Baltimore, MD 21201 
Silver Spring: Marian Fryer Town Plaza, 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902
Annapolis: The People’s Park, 44 Calvert St,  Annapolis, MD 21401  
Frederick: Frederick County Courthouse, 100 W Patrick St,  Frederick, MD 21701 


Read a statement from UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray: https://www.uua.org/pressroom/press-releases/committed-reproductive-justice 

In the statement, Rev. Frederick-Gray writes,

The Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health decision does not alter Unitarian Universalists’ commitment to Reproductive Justice…. Guided by our moral values, we are prepared to be a part of that ongoing struggle and continue to show up for Reproductive Justice in all aspects of public life. 


Whether you can be with us or not this evening or on Sunday morning, we’re holding you all fiercely in our hearts, UUCC. 

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