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Worship & Youth Activities:
Sunday Service: 10:45am
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.

Click here to view Upcoming Sunday Service Topics & Speakers. 

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News & Upcoming Events

 

Hagerstown Hopes 4th Annual LGBTQ Pride Festival

Saturday, May 16 in Doubs Woods Park, Hagerstown

11 a.m. interfaith service followed by festival until 5 p.m.

       Hagerstown Hopes was established in 2012 to bridge the gap between the straight and LGBTQ community.  Activities include speakers, musicians, story-teller, magician, food and other vendors, and displays by area organizations and agencies. For more information, visit www.hagerstownhopesmd.org.  Our church will staff a UU table and participate in the interfaith service. To volunteer at our UUCH table or for more information, contact Michael Roehm.


Annual Meeting Sunday, May 17

Begins at 12 noon.  Potluck lunch after the meeting

Everyone welcome although only eligible* members may vote.

According to our church by-laws, the annual meeting is to “review the past year and plan for the coming year.”  Reports from committee chairs and officers on this year’s activities will be available at the meeting, but the main business is the approval of the budget and the election of the board of trustees for Fiscal Year 2016 (which begins July 1, 2015).

Proposed FY16 budget, which has already been mailed to members.

Slate for FY16 prepared by the nominating committee:

         • president: Jerry Harness

         • secretary: Camille Smith

         • treasurer: Bill Pfoutz

         • building & grounds: Rita Parker

         • faith-in-action: Donna Catling

         • finance: Marcus Jaiclin

         • membership: Yvonne Pfoutz

         • program: Michael Roehm

         • religious education: Rhianna Goolsby

         • trustee-at-large  (2-year term):  Mike Seering

         • 2016 Nominating Committee:   Jerry Harness, Sylvia Kremp & Jane Peatling,

The other trustee-at-large, Will Willis, is not on the ballot because he was elected to a 2-year term last year.

            Additional nominations for board positions may be made from the floor at the annual meeting with the permission of the nominee.

         Any member who can not attend the annual meeting may  vote with the absentee ballot, which will be mailed to eligible members* before the May 17 meeting. However, absentee ballots are only allowed for elections. Members must be present on May 17 to vote on the budget and any other official business.

*Members may vote at the annual meeting if they have signed the membership book at least 60 days before May 17.


Stories in the Round - see the Groups page


Summer Solstice Celebration

Friday, June 19, 7 p.m. -11 p.m. at the fire circle near the outdoor labyrinth

All ages welcome. Bring snacks, drums, chairs/blankets & flashlights.

            A joint celebration with members of the Queen of Heaven Circle (QOHC, the earth-centered religious group which used to meet at UUCH.)  The Tri-State Drum Circle is also invited.   

            Activities will include:

• 7 p.m. -  a short reunion ritual at 7,  led by QOHC but open to everyone,

• 8:30 p.m. - a solstice-focused opening ritual,

• 8:30 - 11 p.m. - drumming and dancing around the bonfire, and

• 11 p.m. - closing ritual led by QOHC.

 

            Items to bring:

• snacks and desserts to share that can be eaten easily with no utensils,

• drums and other percussion instruments (or a pot and spoon!),

• flashlights, lawn chairs and blankets, and

• insect repellent.


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! 


Want to support our church at no extra cost to you? 
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*
• 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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