Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun - UUCL

Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun - UUCL

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The adult discussion group meets tonight! No homework required. UUCL Adult Discussion Group Jan 25, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83537200478?pwd=djBnZkZZd0JWMjh6OG9CMS85R3VYUT09 Meeting ID: 835 3720 0478 Passcode: 385738 Glenda Parsons
Join us tonight for our monthly adult discussion group. We usually watch a Ted talk and then have a discussion afterward. No homework required. Dec 28, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83537200478?pwd=djBnZkZZd0JWMjh6OG9CMS85R3VYUT09 Meeting ID: 835 3720 0478 Passcode: 385738 Glenda Parsons
We brought by some cranberry/popcorn garland today đź’š This was a fun family project- we will be back with more ornaments!
Join us tonight for our monthly UUCL Adult Discussion Group. Time: Nov 23, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83537200478?pwd=djBnZkZZd0JWMjh6OG9CMS85R3VYUT09 Meeting ID: 835 3720 0478 Passcode: 385738 We usually watch a Ted Talk and have a discussion about it afterward. No homework required! GlendaParsons [email protected]
Join us for the UUCL Adult Discussion Group tonight. We will watch a Ted Talk and have a discussion afterward. No preparation and no homework. Monday Oct 26, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83537200478?pwd=djBnZkZZd0JWMjh6OG9CMS85R3VYUT09 Meeting ID: 835 3720 0478 Passcode: 385738
Mon., Sept. 28 at 7 pm - Adult Discussion Group - TED Talk - Our adult worship discussion group is held every fourth Monday. No homework is required. We end around 8:30pm. All adults are welcome. For more information contact Glenda Parsons ([email protected]) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83537200478?pwd=djBnZkZZd0JWMjh6OG9CMS85R3VYUT09 Meeting ID: 835 3720 0478 Passcode: 385738
Adult Discussion Group - No homework is required. We end around 8:30 pm. All adults are welcome. For more information contact Glenda Parsons ([email protected]) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83537200478?pwd=djBnZkZZd0JWMjh6OG9CMS85R3VYUT09 Meeting ID: 835 3720 0478 Password: 385738
Mon., July 27 at 7 pm - Adult Discussion Group - No homework is required. We end around 8:30 pm. All adults are welcome. For more information contact Glenda Parsons ([email protected]) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83537200478?pwd=djBnZkZZd0JWMjh6OG9CMS85R3VYUT09 Meeting ID: 835 3720 0478 Password: 385738
Thank you friends, it was beautiful to be in community with you this morning, and a humbling honor to serve, as always. #gratitude
Greetings good folks - I am writing you from Charlottesville's UU congregation as one of the minor organizers of the local effort to support legislation to authorize local control over monuments and memorials. There is a rally next Wednesday that you might find of interest. Please feel free to share this message as widely as you wish. There is a statewide coalition called "Monumental Justice" that is organizing this rally and gathering support for the local control legislation. There will be a statewide call next Monday at 8 to discuss the effort. People can message me if they are interested in being involved statewide. The rally information is below. MONUMENTAL JUSTICE RALLY Wednesday, January 8th @ 2:30 pm The Plaza on the State Capitol Grounds Richmond, Virginia This is a rally in support of the "Local Control over Confederate Statues" legislation being introduced by Delegates Sally Hudson and Jay Jones that would give localities the authority to remove Confederate statues from public spaces. This rally will include people from throughout Virginia - see https://www.facebook.com/monumentaljusticeva
Is there an event or listing with details on Chris King's memorial service? I am thinking it's next Sat. 5/4 at UUCL at 11am, but would love to get details straight. TIA :)
Looking for a ride to the later service tomorrow (11:15) for my mom (Jean-Marie Donnelly). She lives at Morningside House. Even a ride home would be helpful. Thanks!

Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun is a liberal religious community located in Leesburg, VA. Members and friends of our community come together for worship services online each Sunday at 10:00 am.

We offer Religious Education programming for children. Opportunities for Adult Religious Education and Enrichment occur on a regular basis as well. Add in the special events and functions throughout the year and there's something for everyone! Visit on a Sunday morning, everyone is always welcome!

Mission: Embracing Diversity, Nurturing Spirituality, and Promoting Justice in the World

Operating as usual

Sunday, January 17 at 10 am Online.

[01/07/21]   We, the people of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun in Leesburg, VA unequivocally condemn the terrorist attack on our US Capitol on January 6, 2021. We condemn any and all attempts to delay the certification of or to overturn the results of a democratic election. We witness and condemn the hypocrisy of our militarized and white supremacist policing system, which reacts with extreme violence to people of color peacefully protesting, while allowing white supremacists to commit literal domestic terrorism against our government.

As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm and promote the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.

As our UUA President Susan Frederick Grey has said, "As Unitarian Universalists, it is important to remember that our commitment to democracy is not just political or moral, it is fundamentally theological. It grows from our affirmation of the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the Universalist understanding that we are all part of one creation, interconnected. These theological values of human dignity and interdependence are why we know everyone needs a voice in the matters that affect their lives."

We are prepared to join in collective, moral, faithful action to defend our democracy. We call on all of our country's leaders and institutions to do the same.

In faith, love and purpose,
Rev. Alice King, Minister

Happy New Year!

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King March and Celebration- Leesburg, VA

**Important Update**

Due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s Executive Order on gatherings the March and Celebration will be held 100 % virtually for 2021. Get more info and register now here: https://cvent.me/0l7eex

We are very excited to welcome Reverend Al Sharpton- who will give the 2021 keynote address. Additionally, Speakers for the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration include United State Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and many other local leaders, community organizations and artists.

Thanks to our title sponsor Cvent!

Purchase your holiday greens here to support the Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/teams/253614-uucl-holiday-greens-fundraiser-2020

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The Doctrine of Discovery

The Doctrine of Discovery...a little US history...it's probably not what you think...

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Thank you for serving our country.

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In case you do not know this...

“For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet,” by Joy Harjo

Put down that bag of potato chips, that white bread, that bottle of pop.

Turn off that cellphone, computer, and remote control.

Open the door, then close it behind you.

Take a breath offered by friendly winds. They travel the earth gathering essences of plants to clean.

Give it back with gratitude.

If you sing it will give your spirit lift to fly to the stars’ ears and back.

Acknowledge this earth who has cared for you since you were a dream planting itself precisely within your parents’ desire.

Let your moccasin feet take you to the encampment of the guardians who have known you before time, who will be there after time. They sit before the fire that has been there without time.

Let the earth stabilize your postcolonial insecure jitters.

Be respectful of the small insects, birds and animal people who accompany you.
Ask their forgiveness for the harm we humans have brought down upon them.

Don’t worry.
The heart knows the way though there may be high-rises, interstates, checkpoints, armed soldiers, massacres, wars, and those who will despise you because they despise themselves.

The journey might take you a few hours, a day, a year, a few years, a hundred, a thousand or even more.

Watch your mind. Without training it might run away and leave your heart for the immense human feast set by the thieves of time.

Do not hold regrets.

When you find your way to the circle, to the fire kept burning by the keepers of your soul, you will be welcomed.

You must clean yourself with cedar, sage, or other healing plant.

Cut the ties you have to failure and shame.

Let go the pain you are holding in your mind, your shoulders, your heart, all the way to your feet. Let go the pain of your ancestors to make way for those who are heading in our direction.

Ask for forgiveness.

Call upon the help of those who love you. These helpers take many forms: animal, element, bird, angel, saint, stone, or ancestor.

Call your spirit back. It may be caught in corners and creases of shame, judgment, and human abuse.

You must call in a way that your spirit will want to return.

Speak to it as you would to a beloved child.

Welcome your spirit back from its wandering. It may return in pieces, in tatters. Gather them together. They will be happy to be found after being lost for so long.

Your spirit will need to sleep awhile after it is bathed and given clean clothes.

Now you can have a party. Invite everyone you know who loves and supports you. Keep room for those who have no place else to go.

Make a giveaway, and remember, keep the speeches short.

Then, you must do this: help the next person find their way through the dark.

Sharing these good words from Rev. Gretchen Haley. Know that you are loved, that your life is precious and you are a gift.
Rev. Alice King

“While I get and appreciate the desire for a world where there's no need to "come out," I actually instead wish for the opposite. To be queer is to dream of a world where we all get to be the sort of queer we are, or are becoming. A world where we are curious enough about ourselves and each other that we keep having new truth we are ready to share.

I don't mean I wish for a world where closets are the norm. I understand why people stay in the closet, and I don't condone non-consensual outing - but I also I get the impulse that's been embraced off and on, over the years. The closet is a place of exponentially increasing shame, and not just for the individual, but for all of us. It's one of the reasons I so appreciate the confluence of #Mentalhealthawarenessday and #NationalComingOutDay - there is no way to mental health that doesn't require first a sprint in the exact opposite direction of any closet.

What I mean is, I want us to stop taking for granted static concepts of how love works, or moves.. How gender works, or moves. Which also doesn't mean I don't believe in the power of claiming an identity - I just mean that we have to be careful about what we call settled - in ourselves, and in each other. Being queer, to me, is the opposite of settling, it's about being part of a movement, a holy disruption that shakes us out of our assumptions and challenges us - and everyone, always to a larger imagination.

Run as fast as you can from all the closets. #NationalComingOutDay”
Rev. Gretchen Haley

AART is the Share the Plate recipient for this month.

As we embark on the 2020-2021 school year, we are doing things a little differently! Explore our new COVID-friendly, outdoor classes which have begun!

We are still enrolling in for our free, preschool classes. Learn more at http://bit.ly/aart2021

#AARTChangesLives #COVIDCantStopGood #WonderfulWednesday

One thing you are grateful for today? Here is what was created in the service this morning when this question was asked.

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Sermon Recordings - Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun

Have you missed any recent services? Well you're in luck, audio from sermons delivered July 19 through August 23 are now available on the website! http://uuloudoun.org/worship/past-worship-services/sermon-recordings/

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[08/27/20]   For every soul in the path of the storm:
by birth or geographic choosing where the winds and rains now slam into land and beloveds huddle together;

For every soul in the path of the storm:
battered by systemic racism
with heart racing at each flash of lights,
every time the teenager walks out the door;

For every soul in the path of the storm:
who finds the virus has lingered or claimed more than could be thought to be taken,
who grieves without the touch of a beloved;

For every soul in the path of the storm,
fighting a lifetime to be heard and known, to be free,
to rest head upon pillow in shelter of home;

For every soul in the path of the storm we pray and pray,
and fight,
and lament,
and organize,
and dream
and build
and transform
and restore
and love.

For every soul, we petition not magic,
but the power
Born of our collective rising.
Rise my people.
Higher than waters
Under one sun
May dawn discover us
once more.

For every soul, in the path of the storm
we pray.

From Rev. Robin Tanner, Beacon UU Church, Summit, NJ

[08/23/20]   If you are school teacher/staff/employee, will you please take a picture of yourself at work. I'd like to use these for a back-to-school blessing for this coming Sunday, August 30. Send to ministerATuuloudounDOTorg.

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun 2020-2021 Religious Exploration Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 Religious Exploration Children and Youth is OPEN! Please register online as soon as possible!

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docs.google.com Please complete this form for children who are pre-K to 12th grade age. Registration information is used to create a safe and welcoming environment, plan projects and lessons, order supplies, and communicate with families. The information will be shared with your child's teaching team. If the form d...

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Here is the zoom link for the Soul Matters Virtual Retreat happening soon. One thing said noon and another said 12:30 pm. Some of us are here and we are chatting and catching up and will start at 12:30 pm. Join us if you like even if you haven't registered! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8476520152…
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Join us for service this morning!

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Soul Matters

General Assembly 2020 Sunday Service: "Tomorrow"

From UUA General Assembly Sunday worship.

"Tomorrow" composed by Kate and Justin Miner and performed by the UUA General Assembly 2020 virtual choir. Produced and Directed by Benjie Messer Video Editi...

General Assembly 2020 Sunday Service: "We Are"

"We Are" by Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell, performed by Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell and the UUA General Assembly 2020 virtual choir. Produced and Directed by Benjie…

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There was a problem with the zoom link previously posted on this page for Sunday worship. Please use this one…

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Reminder that tomorrows service will be a little different! We will gather at 9:45am at our zoom link for welcome and announcements, then at 10am we will begin streaming the Sunday Worship Service from UUA General Assembly. It will be amazing experience to worship with thousands of other UU's around the world and you surely won't want to miss it! So remember to log on at 9:45am tomorrow! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81002771098

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun is a liberal religious community located in Leesburg, VA. Members and friends of our community come together for worship services each Sunday at 9:30am and 11:15am. We offer Religious Education programming for children during each service. Opportunities for Adult Religious Education and Enrichment occur on a regular basis as well. Add in the special events and functions throughout the year and there's something for everyone! Come see us on a Sunday morning, everyone is always welcome!

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20460 Gleedsville Rd
Leesburg, VA
20175

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Sunday 10:00 - 11:30
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