For questions about the Social Justice Calendar, email sjmt@rruuc.org

Please note,

With both the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland declaring a state of emergency, and with new guidance from the Unitarian Universalist Association advising congregations in impacted areas to limit large gatherings – we are suspending in-person meetings and programs including the our social justice activities until April 1stWe will participate in Shelter Week with some program modifications. Email shelterweek@rruuc.org with any questions.

March 2020

Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, Black Lives Matters Vigils, 6:30-7:30pm, the 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.

Sunday, March 1, Vegan Chili Fundraising Dinner, 5-8pm, RRUUC. Join the RRUUC Animal Ministry & the nonprofit animal welfare organization Montgomery County Community Cat Coalition (MC C³) for a fun & educational evening to benefit the community cats in Montgomery County. Evening activities include: Bingo, raffle, and demonstrations of cat house construction and trapping. Suggested donation: $20. Let us know you plan to attend here.

Thursday, March 5, AIMS’s Accountability Action, 7-9 pm, The People’s Community Baptist Church, 31 Norwood Road, Silver Spring. County Executive Marc Elrich and members of the County Council will be there and AIM will be holding them accountable to the promises that they made to AIM last year. Our own Rev. Nancy Ladd will be giving the call to action address.  If you support affordable housing, quality after school programs and legal support to immigrants at risk of deportation, you can demonstrate this by showing up on March 5!

Sunday, March 8, Extend the Offering: Shepherd’s Table.  All offerings will support the work of Shepherd’s table – where RRUUCC has served for over 30 years!  Contact: Peter Benjamin.

Tuesday, March 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

Sunday, March 15, Let’s inspire Voters! GOVOTE2020 Letter writing/postcard campaigns, RRUUC:

  • 10:15-11:15  Room 25
  • 12:15-2 pm – Rm 25

Help bring more voters to the polls through letter writing and canvassing.  We’ll use an effective form letter we received from our partner Vote Forward, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Contact: Christine Ladd or Lisa Rubenstein.

Sunday, March 22, Shelter Week. Each year during Shelter Week, RRUUC provides a week’s worth of meals to the Interfaith Works Women’s Center. The Center gives homeless women regain their economic stability. Contact: Mary Beth Bowen

Looking Ahead:

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

Sunday, April 26, Rise Against Hunger, after the single service. We will set up and pack thousands of meals for Rise Against Hunger. Our multi generational activity will take about 3 hours and there will be child care for children 4 and under. Please register and/or donate here.  Contact: Rev. Karen Rasmussen.

May 1-3 and July 2, White, and Feeling Fragile? Training Sessions Suggested by Educating for Change (E4C) Pathway to Racial Justice.  Join us for these anti-racists trainings in Washington, conducted by Robin D’Angelo, author of the best selling White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.  May 1-3: Seeing the Racial Water: An Anti-Racist 3-Day Intensive for White People” and July 20: “Seeing the Racial Water: A half-day Anti-Racists Workshop:  Contact: David Ward.

May 17-June 7, Canvassing in Northern Virginia for a special election.

October 11- November 1,  Canvassing to get out the vote in Northern Virginia for Presidential/Congressional elections.