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August 2019

Sunday, August 4: Extend the Offering for Worthy Dog Rescue, supported by RRUUC Animal Ministry. Do you believe that every dog is worthy of love?  That’s the philosophy at Worthy Dog Rescue, an organization that helps low income pet owners during times of emergency.  You can help by contributing during our service on Aug 4 or throughout the month of August. Contributions will go to Worthy Dog’s “Community Vet Care Funds,” which provides critical vet care when low-income families are faces with a dog’s medical emergency. In 2018, Worthy Vet Care provided over $5,000 in critical vet care for dogs from low-income homes. You may also purchase pumpkin-oat dog biscuits to benefit Worthy Dog Rescue during Animal Ministry’s “Compassionate Coffee Hour” following the August 4 Service.  Contact: Leigh Scott.

Friday, August 9: Black Lives Matters Vigil and Ferguson Commemoration Weekend, beginning 6:15-9:30pm, RRUUC. In August 2014, the fatal shooting of 18 year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO galvanized a local community previously unknown for activism and set off a chain reaction that led to the Black Lives Matter movement. We will start with music on the Plaza (or in the sanctuary if it’s raining) followed by the vigil from 6:30-7:30pm at the Corner of Whittier & River Road. Then we’ll gather for a pot luck supper from 7:35-9:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. 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, August 11, Ferguson Commemoration Service, 10am, Sanctuary.

Tuesday, August 13: Serving at Shepherd’s Table, 8106 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910. For over 30 Years, RRUUC has served at Sheppard’s Table the Second Tuesday of the Month. Contact: Peter Benjamin.


Fridays, September 6, 13, 20, and 27: Black Lives Matters Vigil, 6:30-7:30pm, 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 in rain or shine. Bring a chair if you need one.  Enjoy the company of others. Contact: Jana Kirkman or Jon Kerner.

September 13-14, Immigration Film Fest, Washington Ethical Society, 16th Street, NW Washington, D.C. The Immigration Film Fest is the largest annual film festival dedicated to the issue of immigration. This year, stories on the U.S. Southern Border will be screened. Main film showings September 13-14.

September 15-17, Unitarian Universalist Association Conference on the Climate Emergency, Washington D.C.
Website. Tickets. Contact.

Saturday, September 28, River Road Social Justice Retreat at RRUUC.
Help us be even more effective in pursuing Social Justice at River Road. More details to come. Contact Rev. Amanda Weatherspoon, Minister for Justice and Community Building or for details.