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Newcomers - Welcome!

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.

November 5, 2017 at 10:45 AM - Love Beyond Belief

Rev. Kent Stone:
Rev. Stone will speak about his experiences growing up in Uruguay and how he later found & joined All Souls UU in Tulsa, OK. Learn why its motto is "Love Beyond Belief."

November 12, 2017 at 10:45 AM - History Upside Down

Rev Terry Ellen:
It's true - history is written by the "winners." So it's only fair and balanced to consider it from the perspective of the "losers." In so doing, self-congratulations and gloating are broadened into humility and hope. This applies to both religious and secular history and also to our own personal history.
The offering this morning will go to the Interfaith Food Pantry, a food pantry in our neighborhood of West Cumberland.

November 12, 2017 from 12:45 - 2:00 PM

After the service on November 12th, all are invited to view a 1/2 hour video of Ta Nehisi-Coates speaking at West Point on the realities of racism in America: "Between the World and Me."
He is a powerful, cogent, speaker. Tony Morrison called his book of that name "required reading." The will be a discussion after the video.

November 19, 2017 at 10:45 AM - Thinking about How Lives Matter.

Mke Franch
We claim universality in our faith community. We talk about the worth and dignity of every person. One of our responsive readings proclaims that it doesn't matter whether one is black or white, gay or straight. That's true, but it's also not true. If we ignore an identity that is important to a person, we ignore part of them. We know that "Black Lives Matter" and that "All Lives Matter," but if we can't say the former, we don't mean the latter. Wee need to recognize both specificity and universality that, "all" contains multitudes.

November 25, 2017 at 10:45 AM - Thanksgiving Harvest Commeration

The Thanksgiving season is a time of giving thanks for the harvest and all that sustains us. In our gratitude for our gifts we give from what we receive. The service presented by the Social Action Committee and the Program Committee will focus on the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's "Guest at Your Table" program benefiting the disadvantaged around the world and also rituals honoring the sustenance of grain.

Bring a favorite bread to share and tell your story about why it is important to you. We will share the bread with one another at coffee following the service.

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