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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.

March 3, 2019 at 10:45 AM - After Atheism

Rev. Kenton Stone: Too often atheism is seen as a destination, not a point of departure for developing a humanist spirituality.

March 10, 2019 at 10:45 AM - What We Stand For

Rev. Terry Ellen The beginning of our fund drive is a good time to consider both the import of our Unitarian Universalist history in the evolution of religion in this country and also the unique importance of our congregation here in Cumberland, now.... With all this and more, it's worth celebrating who we are and toward what we might aspire.

The Social Action Sunday Collection will go to Laura's Anchor, a transitional housing facility which provides shelter to single women and families with children who have no fixed address.

March 17, 2019 at 10:45 AM - Why Interfaith Matters

Rabbi Mark Perman:

March 24, 2019 at 10:45 AM - Whatever Happened to Love

Bob Clegg:
"Recently , a UUC friend who frequently visits my home UU congregation, told me, 'UU's talk lots about justice, but almost never about love.' To be fair, there are two ides to that: whenever we speak of justice, love must be in there as well. But how often do we call it out by name? This service will do just that."

March 31, 2019 at 10:45 AM - What Do We Mean by the Word Religion.

Tom Hawk
What is a religion? What are the differences between a religion, a philosophy, and a spiritual practice? I will draw on A. C. Grayling's book, The God Argument, to offer some insights into these questions.

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