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November

The vote is still the most powerful nonviolent instrument or tool we have in a democratic society and we must use it.  ~ John Lewis

Let our voices be heard in the most important election in our lifetime-the General Election, Nov. 3, 2020! GOVOTE2020 Team. Please VOTE!

Fridays, November 6,13, 20, 27, Black Lives Matter Vigil, 6:30pm, Corner of Whittier & River Road. Join us rain or shine, in witness to justice for Black Lives Matter, masked and socially distanced. Come be a part of the vigil, bring a chair if you need one.  Enjoy the company of others. Contact:  Jana Kirkman or Jon Kerner.

Saturdays, Nov 7, 14, 21, Engage with our neighbors in the community of color at Clifton Park Baptist Church, 8818 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20903. Distribute food every Wednesday, 9:30am to 1pm, and on the first Saturday of the month from 7:30 to 11am, as well as the Friday before the first Saturday from 10am to 3pm. We’ll also be delivering to folks’ houses soon. Let us know if you’d like to get involved here.

Tues., Nov. 10, Serving at Shepherds Table. For over 30 Years, RRUUC has served at Sheppard’s Table the Second Tuesday of the Month –8106 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Contact: Peter Benjamin

Sun., Nov. 15, Extend the Offering, Shepherd’s Table. All of the offering from our Sunday worship service will go to Shepherd’s Table – an organization that RRUUC has supported for over 30 years.  Contact: peter Benjamin.

Nov. 13, 14, & 15, Immigration Film Fest. Virtual this year.  The theme is contributions of immigrants and refugees. Contact: Charlotte Jones- Carroll.

Fall Vegetable Garden Outing: Schedule a Masked/Distanced Visit with the Gardener Bring your family for an outing to the RRUUC vegetable garden! The garden is outside behind the Fellowship Hall, and in most years the Religious Education (RE) programs sow seeds and harvest. Now we have carrots, green beans, and cherry tomatoes to pick. We also have garlic and winter greens to plant. One family at a time will come to the garden and be assisted by a Gardener. Everyone will mask and social distance. Schedule a 30-60 minute outing for any day or time in the week. And you don’t have to have kids to sign up! This program is approved by the RRUUC Covid 19 committee, and sponsored by the Earth Ministry and the RE program. To learn more or schedule a visit, contact Walter Weiss.

December

Fridays, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Black Lives Matter Vigil, 6:30, Corner of Whittier & River Road, Join us rain or shine, in witness to justice for Black Lives Matter. Come be a part of the vigil, bring a chair if you need one.  Enjoy the company of others.  Contact:  Jana Kirkman or Jon Kerner.

Tues., Dec. 8, Serving at Shepherds Table. For over 30 Years, RRUUC has served at Sheppard’s Table the Second Tuesday of the Month –8106 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.   Contact: Peter Benjamin

Sun., Dec. 13 – Extend the Offering: Beacon House. All donations offered during the Sunday Service will go to Beacon House Community Ministry in northeast Washington D.C.  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.  Contact: Chris Hager.