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Worship & Pledging

Hybrid Worship 
First Sunday of Advent
November 28, 2021 ~ 10:30am

10:30 gathering, 10:45 worship begins.

Click for: Zoom Link 
To be a Liturgist, and the liturgy.
Wondering how to pledge?
Choose one of three options!
  1. Mail your pledge card to the church.
  2. Fill out the e-pledge card on the website.
  3. Email Finance Chair Chris Frentrup at frentrupc@gmail.com.

Events

Decorating Day
On the Eve of Advent
 Saturday, November 27th, 3-5pm  we invite the congregation to sign-up to help decorate the church. 
Please sign-up Here.

This SundayNovember 28
FAITH@CHURCH in-person

Sunday School for children 
(ages 3 years to 5th grade)  

At 10:45 AM children join their families in the sanctuary for worship, then dismiss following the Word for Children to Kaseman Hall.

Wednesdays at 7

December 1, 7pm A Conversation with Fr. James Martin

Rev. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, and bestselling author of Jesus: A PilgrimageThe Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, and Between Heaven and Mirth.   ZOOM LINK

The Covid Quilt squares are now hung in the Sanctuary, displaying images of Covid viruses and DDT deliveries made by our kids, individuals “keeping sane” activities during shut down, dedications to those we have lost, small group gatherings, social justice initiatives and more…what a beautiful creation from our special and so unique RUC family. Click above to take a look!
Silent Meditation
We meet on ZOOM Tuesdays at 11AM and Saturdays at 10AM. Join us for a 20 minute meditation followed by conversation. Contact Carlotta (Carlotta355@gmail.com) for more information and the link.
Grace Notes
Second Monday of the month at 1pm
Click HERE for the Zoom link
 
Join us as we read and listen to poetry and short readings, with a discussion to follow. Contact Susan Drilea or Cathy Crouch for more information.
Meeting ID: 754 825 3472
Passcode: 1954
RUC's Women's Breakfast 
2nd Saturdays at 8:30AM
Click for: Zoom Link

Men's Breakfast - new location!
We have moved for now to the Brooklyn Deli at 1089 Seven Locks Road in Potomac. We will meet there on the 
3rd Saturday of each month at 8:15am and also have the usual Zoom option.   
Zoom Link

Mission

196 Hygiene Kits Gifted to Church World Services!
The Church in Society-sponsored hygiene kit making project was a great success!  Twenty-two volunteers, eight of whom were youth, constructed 196 complete hygiene kits.  All have already been delivered to Brethren Service Center warehouse in New Windsor.
Click HERE for the full information.  

Shared the Harvest!
Since 2013, Rockville United congregation has been organic gardening in the backyard of the church.  The Garden is meant to be a place where our own families can grow produce for their own use and donate excess production to a local community food insecurities nonprofit...
Click HERE for the full information.  

Living Faith Food Pantry
Please continue to give generously to the Living Faith Food Pantry on the third Saturday of the month from 10-12pm at 1605 Viers Mill Road, Rockville, MD. Nonperishable items; especially canned meats, fruits and vegetables are greatly needed. Cash donations also welcome.

Ways to Support Refugees
Dear Faith Family--
As we enter the season for Thanksgiving, it’s usually a time when we reflect on our own many blessings and pause to think how fortunate we are when so many have so little.  Are you seeking ways to repay the gratitude
you feel?

Click HERE for the full information.  

The next Service Saturday will be December 11th. We will meet in the RUC kitchen from 3-5pm to prepare a meal for the residents of Rockland and Jefferson houses.  If you would like to participate and have questions, contact Donna Perry-Lalley at lalleyd@hotmail.com.

Earthen Hands Ministry
If you are looking for a source of beautiful and varied presents throughout the year, support EHM by shopping at  SERRV (Fair Trade Home Decor, Jewelry, Baskets, Gifts, Food | SERRV ).  Interested to learn more about Earthen Hands or to get more involved, contact RUC's EHM liaision, Sharon Kemmerer at sjkemmerer@yahoo.com.

Earthen Hands Quarterly Report
Click HERE to see what this wonderful ministry has been up to!

What REACH Does...
Please click HERE to watch this very informative video that explains the mission of REACH!
 

Other  

Celebrating RUC Birthdays
11/24    Michelle Engelmann (belated) :)
11/26    Kathy Weigle
11/30    Carol Bentson
12/3      Carol Abrahams
12/3      Sandro Spoor
 
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