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Worship & Youth Activities:
Sunday Service: 10:45am
Youth RE and Child care 10:45am 

We offer many spiritual, social and community activities throughout the week. To find out more about our faith and our religious activities, check out our Calendar of Events.

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Micah's Backpack Updates


UUCH is packing backpacks for 14 kids at Paramount Elementary now. Click here to find out how you can help! Next packing dates: 3/6/14 and 4/3/14 at 5:30 p.m


Create a New UUCH Mission Statement

Sunday, April 6, after the service and a potluck lunch.

Rev. Richard Speck, district executive of the Joseph Priestley District, will guide us in crafting a UUCH mission statement that will help us focus our attention and resources, make more consistent choices, and provide a clearer understanding of who we are to potential members and the larger community. All members and active friends are encouraged to participate in this mission statement workshop.

The mission of a congregation has to be fully understood and lived out for a congregation to be successful.  We will be working to create a solid mission for the congregation in this workshop through exercises and small groups.  We will explore the essential core of Hagerstown UU that a mission will express.  We will have the beginning of a mission statement if not something almost ready for adoption. 

            To prepare for the workshop, people at the small group canvass meetings will review the characteristics of good mission statements and brainstorm words and phrases that might be part of our UUCH mission statement. (Members and pledging friends have been invited to these canvass meetings. If you have not been invited and want to participate, contact Finance Chair Michael Roehm  immediately.)   Information about the mission statement process is also available here.


Tuxedos & T-Shirts Formal/Casual Auction Party

Saturday, May 3, in the sanctuary. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Admission: $10 if paid by April 20.  $15 after April 20 and at the door.

Free childcare with advance registration by April 20.

 

Don those packed away formal clothes or dress down with jeans and a T-shirt from your past.  

The admission price includes a generous array of upscale hors d’oeuvres, coffee, tea and dessert for everyone, casual or formal. A cash bar featuring beer, wine and soda will also be available.

The social hour, hors d-oeuvres, and silent auction start the evening off followed by a live auction with auctioneer Ron Rose (who may wear his trademark cowboy hat with both a tux and T-shirt!)

Past live auction items have included parties and dinners; guided tours and nature hikes; handyperson services; musical performances; lessons in watercolor painting, flower-arranging and knitting; and original artwork and handcrafted items. The silent auction typically has an array of smaller items, from jewelry and baked goods to gift baskets and trinkets, with something for every interest and budget.

 

How you can help:

•Come to the auction and bid often. Personal checks and cash are both accepted (but not credit cards). The auction is our largest fundraising event and helps fund the current year’s operating expenses.

 

• Buy your admission ticket early.  You’ll save money and help us plan food quantities more accurately to reduce waste. Buy your tickets at church from Bill Pfoutz or mail your check  (payable to UUCH with auction in memo line) to the UU Church of Hagerstown, att: Bill Pfoutz, 13245 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown, MD. 21740

 

•Donate to the auction. Donation forms are available in the back of the sanctuary, and here. The auction committee needs donation forms by April 13 (and sooner if possible!)  to compile the auction catalog and set up the auction software.

•Help with the auction. Volunteers are needed for auction set-up, food preparation, food serving and clean up after the auction.

 For more information, contact auction coordinators Bill and Yvonne Pfoutz email: auction@uuhagerstownmd.org.


UUCH Yahoo Groups Are you a member or regularly attending friend of UUCH? If so sign-up to receive regular church announcements via email, helping you keep up to date on what's happening at our church! The UUCH-Udates group is only used for official church communications (announcements, cancellations, etc.) to members and friends, so your mailbox won’t be deluged with excess emails.

There is also a UUCH-Discussion Yahoo group, for the general community, interested in the Unitarian Universalist faith and relavant topics. To join, click on the Yahoo link on the home page of this website.

If you are a church member, and not receiving weekly announcemnt emails please click this link UUCH-Updates, click "Join This Group" and follow the instructions thereafter.

The third UUCH Yahoo group, ADMIN-UUCH, is limited to board members and staff. 


For details on these events and more, see our CALENDAR page. 

If you would like to start a new activity or group at church, fill out the Activities Request Form and have your request approved by the board, which meets monthly! 



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Buy gift cards through the church. Click here for more info! 




Inclement Weather Cancellation Information


Cancellations at UUCH:  How to know what's happening

 

Weather Cancellation Information
For Sunday services, the board will make a decision about canceling as early as possible and inform people through
• website: uuhagerstownmd.org
• Facebook.com/UUHagerstownMD.com
• email to Yahoo UUCH UPDATES list*
• message on church phone: 301-797-5533
• area radio stations: MIX95.1, BigDawg95.9, WAYZ104.7

For other church activities, the group’s leader will decide and contact regular attendees directly and when possible, also use the methods above. 


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