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Upcoming Events
NOV

19

MON
Trustees' Meeting
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Church Council Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
NOV

20

TUE
SDA Bible Study
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
NOV

21

WED
NOV

22

THU
NOV

24

SAT
SDA
9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
NOV

25

SUN
Havruta: Adult Bible Study
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Sunday Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Social Action Committee Meeting
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Music Director Teaching
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
PFLAG
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
ESOL Classes
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
SDA Evangelist Meeting
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
AA
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
NOV

26

MON
SDA Evangelist Meeting
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
NOV

27

TUE
SDA Evangelist Meeting
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
SDA Bible Study
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
NOV

28

WED
NOV

29

THU
Catherine J. Eaton, LCPC, NCC
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chancel Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
DEC

01

SAT
SDA
9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
DEC

02

SUN
Havruta: Adult Bible Study
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Sunday Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Music Director Teaching
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
ESOL Classes
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
AA
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
DEC

03

MON
Deacon's Meeting
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
SDA Monthly Admin. Meeting
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
DEC

04

TUE
SDA Bible Study
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Justice Issues

In addition to serving our wider community and providing hands on mission opportunities, our Social Action Committee also looks to engage the congregation in discussion and advocacy work around various social justice issues. For example:

 

Racial Justice and Incarceration - A two night discussion on racial justice and mass incarceration using the book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" resulted in a new awareness of an issue that deeply affects God's children. We hope to continue our advocacy in this area in the months to come.

Related links and information:

Resources from the UCC on Criminal Justice

Interfaith Action for Human Rights - a Mid-Altantic faith based coalition that believes in a multi-faith, multi-racial, and multi-ethnic society based on human rights and respect for human dignity.

 

Gun Violence and the March for Our Lives - Several members and friends of UCCSV, including several of our youth, participated in the Washington DC protest march in March 2018 to speak out against gun violence and to promote common sense gun laws.

Related links and information:

Resources from the UCC on Gun Violence

Interfaith Efforts to Stop Gun Violence in Maryland

 

Issues Around Gender and Sexuality - UCCSV members and friends were very active in the fight for Marriage Equality in Maryland, lobbying our local senators and representatives. We also hosted the Montgomary County Interfaith Transgender Day of Remembrance in November of 2017 and regularly support the work of the PFLAG support group that meets in our building once a month. In June of 2018 we watched Katie Couric's documentary entitled "Gender Revolution" sparking a lively discussion on gender norms, and issues around gender identity and expression.

Related links and information:

PFLAG Germantown

MoCo Pride Center

The Genderbread Person

 

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