Thursday, May 26, 2022
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"Traces We Leave Behind"

Rev. Sue Browning
Nancy Holland, service leader
Philip Dutton & Rebekah Hock, musicians

In-person & Zoom Worship Service

Sunday, May 29, 2022 | 10 am

When you move on to a new job, or retire, or move from a community, what traces do you leave behind? How do you benefit from the trails left by others? At this Memorial Day weekend service with Rev. Sue Browning, we’ll reflect on the power of legacy in our lives and communities. (For this 5th Sunday service. UUCR will be in person and UUFE members are invited to join online or in person.)
So we can begin the worship service promptly at 10 am, please sign into Zoom (click here) by no later than 9:50 am.

If you have an "Announcement," "Joy," or "Concern" that you'd like read at the service, please submit them in advance by emailing the UUCR office (click here) by 9 pm Saturday.
Summer Discussions
Sunday, June 5 — In-person ONLY

To be determined

Sunday, June 12 — Zoom & In-person at UUFE, Joint with UUFE at UUFE

"Music Sunday"
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  • This Week's Worship Service Information
  • Upcoming Summer Discussions Information
  • Newsletter Index
  • Helpful Links, Office Hours, Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Minister's Column
  • Garden Party for Memorial Day
  • ATTENTION: National Music Festival Rehearsals, Concerts
  • Summer Session Discussion Leaders Needed
  • Can You Help? — Grocery Cards
  • Social Concerns/Social Justice Committee — Ukraine Special Collection, Kent County Food Pantry
  • Pastoral Care and Connection Committee
  • Birthdays
  • UUCR Contact Information
  • End of Reflections Notice at the VERY END
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Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
This Week's
Worship Service

Previous Worship Service Recordings

are available on the UUCR YouTube channel


UUCR Office Hours:
W, Sa, Su — 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
M, Tu, Th, F — CLOSED
May 29 | Last Worship
Service before Summer
Session Discussions

MAY 29 | Worship Service
joint w/UUFE at UUCR
In-person & Zoom
Rev. Sue Browning
Nancy Holland, service leader
Philip Dutton & Rebekah Hock, musicians

JUN 5 | Summer Discussion
In-person ONLY
leader to be determined

JUN 12 | Music Sunday
joint w/UUFE at UUFE
In-person at UUFE & Zoom

JUN 19 | Summer
In-person ONLY
Mark Handschuh, leader
If you know of another link or event that should be added, please contact
the UUCR office by email or phone 410-778-3440. Thanks!
Garden Party for Memorial Day
You are invited to picnic in our Memorial Garden after the Memorial Day weekend worship service on May 29th. Please bring your own picnic lunch and chairs to sit in, as we gather around the brick amphitheater to enjoy each other’s company and remember those who have gone before. Coffee will be provided in the garden, as well as a couple of tables to keep the food off the ground. There will not be a rain date if we are rained out.
This service is a joint service with UUFE, where some members of that congregation will hopefully be joining us here. It is also the last service of the year before the summer sessions start. These are two very good reasons to attend.

We would like to ask for help in a general clean up of the Garden and Woodlands on Friday, May 27 at 2:00 pm. We also need to set up tables in the garden prior to the service on Sunday so please arrive early if you can help. If there is rain on Friday, we will have to make do on Sunday.
The National Music Festival will be using UUCR for piano and voice rehearsals and two concerts during this year's event from June 5 - 18. During this time period, the UUCR building will be unavailable for meetings not previously scheduled. We have blocked out time for the meditation group that meets on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings (in the sanctuary) and the Women's Group on Wednesday, June 15 (moved to lounge) so they can continue their meetings.
Discussion Leaders Needed
Please consider leading a Summer Discussion and sign up on the sheet provided on the whiteboard. There are still many open dates that need to be filled. These are informal get-togethers and a great time to share and explore your interest in a topic with others.

The Summer Session Discussions will not be available through Zoom.

Contact Nancy Holland (
for questions or more details.
Can You Help?
We still have $200 (4 - $50) remaining in grocery cards that we need to sell before the start of the new fiscal year on July 1. The cards can be used at any Acme, Albertsons', or Safeway. Please help put these funds back into our checking account by purchasing the remaining cards.
Social Concerns/
Social Justice Committee
UUCR Outreach Collection for May
Our May collection for Ukraine ends next Tuesday, May 31. If you haven't donated yet, please consider doing so now.

We’re pleased to ask for your generosity for Faithify (a philanthropic arm of UU on behalf of many causes) in cooperation with the International Women’s Convocation for a specific drive on behalf of the Providence Charity Organization of the Hungarian Unitarian Church.

Contribute by sending a check to the church office, made out to UUCR specifying "Faithify/Ukraine" in the memo line; or donate online at the church website using the "Donate" button (click here) and "Custom Amount," specifying "Faithify/Ukraine Outreach Collection" in the comment section. Any questions, please contact Marilee Taussig or Bob Bjorke. 
Food Pantry Supplies Needed
The SCSJ Committee is launching a collection of personal supplies and limited food items for the Kent County Food Pantry. Most in need are personal care and cleaning items, as well as a few special requests for food items. Items can be deposited in the bin in the lobby. Some of the items requested include soaps, toothbrushes, shampoos, toilet paper, disinfectants, and deodorant. Food items include coffee, olive oil, and vinegar. Please check the lobby bulletin board for a complete list of needed items. Thanks so much for your consideration! 
Pastoral Care and Connection
You are encouraged to share your joys and sorrows with the UUCR Pastoral Associates (see below). This team is a mixed group — but all have had previous life experiences and a variety of professional training in counseling and philosophy. Please contact one, or several of us, if you “want to talk.”

Pastoral Care Associates: Kevin Brien,
Gayle Folger, Nancy Holland, and Vida Morley


-7 - Sabine Harvey
-9 - Lynn Dolinger
10 - Tom Lippincott
14 - Rachel Perry
18 - Nancy Holland
25 - Ray Gomez
27 - Harry Hart
28 - Betty Kerr
29 - Sydney Brookes
30 - John Ford

-6 - Rob Warner
-8 - Linda Dutton
-9 - Lynn Geisert
11 - Meghan Ferster
11 - Jan Whitney
15 - Jane Hardy
We want to help celebrate your birthday! If we didn't include your birthday, please contact the UUCR office by email (click here).
Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River 914 Gateway Drive | Chestertown, MD | 21620
Phone: 410-778-3440
Office hours: W, Sa, Sun — 8:30-12:30 am
Closed — M, Tu, Th, F
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