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Sunday's Worship Service
Sun., Jun. 6, 10am: Sanctuary Live Format
9:30-10am: Early-bird; 10am: Service; 11am: Breakout Rooms
Watch for two links in the Saturday email: a YouTube link for the service itself and a Zoom link for the pre-chat and breakout rooms after the service. Recording will be posted on YouTube.
In sacred Hindu scriptures, did you know that all things are created through the playtime of the gods? Not the intention or the planning or the due diligence – but the sheer ebullient playtime of the holy. What lessons can we take from this story? From the ways in which play creates something new, just as much as planning ever could – and maybe more.
Notices & Online Ministry Offerings

Grounding: June!
♪♫ June is bustin' out all over ♪♫ in Grounding.
COVID-19 Advisory Committee Information about Vaccines and Vaccination
Find information curated by our COVID-19 Team here.

You can now make your own first dose appointments. If you need help making your first or second dose appointment, email c19vaccination@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-2982. Find info at MoCo's vaccine webpage https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/vaccine/.
Social Justice News
June's Designated Gift Organization is Safe Streets
Support Safe Streets to save black lives, act on the 8th Principle, and build Beloved Community. Whatever your stand on the 8th Principle, your support for Safe Streets has been building our Beloved Community with Baltimore’s McElderry Park for three years. Your presence in our Beloved Community in McElderry Park is important. So keep your eye out for opportunities to meet our sisters and brothers there.
In the meantime, you can support Safe Streets throughout June by making an online donation here, Text-to-Give (732-56, then RRUUC) or through check donations to RRUUC (designate "Prevent Gun Violence"). Thank you.
Distribute food this Sat., Jun. 5, 7:30am at Clifton Park Baptist Church (CPBC). Join us at 7:30am at CPBC, 8818 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, the first Saturday of the month, to distribute food alongside members of our Engaging Communities pathway, River Road middle-schoolers, and volunteers from CPBC. We also distribute food at 8:30am, Tues.-Thurs, every week. Join us! You may also want to consider helping CPBC buy baby food and baby wipes for these families with an online donation to "Outreach".
As part of our ongoing commitment to the activists who are interrupting gun violence on the streets of our cities, we are saddened yet honored to memorialize the names of those in our area lost to gun violence over the last week. These lives continue to matter: Baltimore: Erik Wilson, Clinton Gray, Cincere Johnson, Harry Prather, John Hall III, Robert Lee Jones, Dontee Nicholson, and Tayvon Kenan. District of Columbia: Kassius-Kohn Glay, Bret Desmarteau, Harold Biddiex, and Tyrone Curtis. Fort Washington: name not released. Every life lost to gun violence shatters the world for each of us, and every life saved by those who interrupt the violence helps knit us back together.
Shared Programming & Community Events
Unexpected Stage: A Celebration of Art, Voice, and Imagination, Sun., Jun. 6, 2pm.
Our festival celebrating extraordinary voices and ideas, and showcasing a number of multidisciplinary events, ends this Sunday. Unexpected Stage's final event in this series will be held outdoors and distanced in the RRUUC courtyard. To find out more, please visit our website.
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River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation | 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817 | 301-229-0400 | connections@rruuc.org | www.rruuc.org