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We are glad you are here! Be sure to visit with us during the social hour after every service! There is more information available in the front entry, and you can speak with anyone on our Membership Committee about the membership process.

Sunday Mornings at UUFGC

Our services are held from 10:45 to noon on Sundays from late August to mid June.

Typically the children remain in the service for about the first 20 minutes which usually includes opening words, some singing, an opportunity for expression of personal joys and sorrows, and often a "story for all ages". The children may then go to classrooms for religious education, and the adults will have an opportunity to hear a sermon, usually on a topic of spirituality and/or social justice. As time permits it is our practice to have a few minutes for discussion or shared thoughts in response to the sermon before we close with a song. Some Sundays may diverge from this format, especially our inter-generational services (about 6 a year) which are designed to include children for the full service. Children are often active participants in these services.

For parents of infants and toddlers who become restless, we offer a room adjoining the sanctuary which affords both visual and audio access to the service.

Dress at our church is always eclectic and informal.

January 7, 2018 at 10:45 AM - Science & Religion

Michael Siciliano:
It seems like we hear a lot about science & religion being at odds, but both address different needs in different ways, and they need not be at odds. In this sermon we'll discuss a way of looking at both which resolves any supposed tension between them.

January 14, 2018 at 10:45 AM - Dr. King, Mutuality & the World We Live In

Rev Terry Ellen:
Dr. King's ethic was based upon what he called an "inescapable network of mutuality." Everything we've learned since his death reinforces the wondrous reality of that network: in plants, in animals, and also of course in us humans.
The offering this morning will go to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's Guest at Your Table program.

January 14, 2018 from 12:45 - 2:00 PM

Everyone is welcome to join this months's discussion:

One of the UU Principles is: "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."
This month's short video will be an interview with Dr. Doug Tallemy that addresses a number of interesting aspects of the "interdependent web" and how we as individuals can make a difference in support of this web.
Dr Tallamy is the author of Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden.
Dr. Tallemy makes many public presentations where he shares important insights from his research in an accessible manner and in a way that allows each of us to take action.
There will be a discussion after the video.

January 21, 2018 at 10:45 AM - The Resettlement of refugees

Nayano Taylor-Neumann
The Social Action Committee has invited Nayano Taylor-Neumann to be part of this service on refugees. She will present a short talk about her experience of community transformation through refugee settlement.

January 28, 2018 at 10:45 AM - Values

Rabbi Mark Perman
We have strayed far from ethical and spiritual principles in our present day world especially in the realm of public life. Even when someone presumes to project "religious" values, it appears often, upon closer examination, to come from a self centered and hypocritical place.
Rabbi Perman will explore, "How do we discern, in both the public and private realm, between those who hold hypocritical and self-serving "religious" values and those who hold spiritual values that are far more authentic, universal and speak to our common search for God's presence? How do we move beyond the aspects of our respective faith traditions that have failed to touch people more deeply and experience the divine presence that can potentially unite us in the face of all that is wrong within our fragmented society?"

Directions to UUFGC

211 S. Lee St., Cumberland, Md.

From Greene St. in Cumberland, turn onto S. Lee Street (beside the Sheetz store) and go 1 1/2 blocks. The Fellowship is on the left, just before entering Interstate 68.

From points east, take Interstate 68 westbound to exit 43A, Beall St. Bear right, and UUFGC is the first building on the right.

From points west, take Interstate 68 eastbound to exit 43A, Johnson Street, bear left. At the traffic light turn left onto Greene St. Go two blocks to the next traffic light and turn left onto S. Lee St. In the second block, UUFGC will be on the left.

Parking is ample and nearby in our own lot behind the building. Additional parking is available on the paved lot next to the building.

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Cumberland, MD