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Sun., Dec. 1, See the film, Charm City, and Help Safe Streets Buy Holiday Toys, 6:30-9pm, Sanctuary.  Get acquainted with Baltimore’s West Side neighborhood where River Road helps prevent gun violence. First experience Charm City, made in three years following the Freddie Gray uprising. Then, talk with the violence-interrupters of Safe Streets, who work where the film takes place. You can help Safe Streets buy new toys for the kids at their Christmas Party in McElderry Park, by making a gift with a check made out to RRUUC and note “Safe Streets.”  Contact: David Ward.

Every Friday, Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27, Black Lives Matter Vigil, 6:30-7:30pm, Corner of Whittier Blvd. & River Road. Join us, rain or shine, in witnessing for justice at the roadside Black Lives Matter vigil. Come for all or part of the vigil, bring a chair if you need one, and enjoy the company of others. Contact:  Jana Kirkman or Jon Kerner.

Sun., Dec. 8 and 15, Holiday Gift Collection for the Children of Beacon House and La Clinica del Pueblo. We will be collecting our traditional unwrapped holiday gifts and gift cards for the children of Beacon House and LaClinica del Pueblo. Bring your unwrapped gifts to the decorated, marked boxes outside the sanctuary. Please take any gift cards to the office and put in an envelope for Charlotte Jones-Carroll (La Clinica) or Chris Hager (Beacon House). Sponsored by the Racial Justice Task Force and Latin America Task Force Network. 

Sun., Dec 8, Discuss Charm City, 12:30-1:30 pm, Fireside Room. Join others to discuss the film, Charm City, and the critical interplay among community leaders, police and local politicians to build resilience and interrupt the cycles of trauma and violence. (Viewing of the film at RRUUC is on Dec. 1.) Sponsored by Educating4Change Pathway to Racial Justice.

Tues., Dec., 10, Serving at Shepherd’s Table. For over 30 years, RRUUC has served at Shepherd’s Table the second Tuesday of the month.  Contact:  Peter Benjamin.

Sun., Dec. 15, Extend the Offering, Beacon House Community Ministry in northeast Washington D.C.  Each month we “extend the offering” or dedicate one entire Sunday morning’s offering. This month our Dec. 15 offering during both services will will go to Beacon House. For over 25 years, RRUUC has supported Beacon House in serving children and their families with after school tutoring, sports, parenting classes, mentoring, and computer training. Make your gift to Beacon House at the service or any time during December or throughout the year here. Contact: Chris Hager.

Looking Ahead to 2020

Earth Ministry is planning a project with the grounds committee to install a bird, bee, and butterfly garden at RRUUC in the Spring!