Dear Website Visitor:
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the congregation, I would like to welcome you to the website of Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church (DMUUC), where you will learn much about us. We come from many backgrounds and religious traditions but we have found a common purpose in our personal search for religious truth and meaning here at Davies.
Davies is currently in an exciting transition. On May 6, 2012, we unanimously called our new minister, Rev. Natalie Fenimore to our congregation. She started her work with us in August 2012.
Davies has been recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) for its focus on diversity. We are proud that our congregation is ethnically diverse and are committed to continuing this focus. We are also proud of our certification as a Welcoming Congregation. This certification comes from the UUA after a congregation has voted to be open and affirming to all those in our community who are Gay, Bi-sexual, Lesbian, or Transgendered (GBLT). As it is stated on our website, “We come together in the spirit of mutual caring and respect to celebrate life, offer service, and work for a better world.”
Davies has an active Religious Education (RE) program for our children and youth. The Director of the RE program, Mrs. Denise Brenner, works tirelessly with a staff of volunteer teachers to provide curricula year-round that teaches our children about our history and the principles of our liberal religion. It is an exciting program that encourages our children to question, seek their own truths, and find meaning that is applicable to their lives. We have also expanded our adult education program to offer thoughtful workshops to help us explore spiritual matters.
Davies aspires to be a Green Sanctuary. By becoming ‘green’ we are ‘affirming the principle of respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part’.
Davies also supports a number of community programs, (e.g. Christmas in April, Oxon Hill Food Pantry) and monthly holds a Split-the-Plate collection, which supports specific local charities that work in our community.
We welcome you into our religious home and hope that you will find meaning and your own truth here. We encourage you to visit frequently, to become involved in our programs and activities, and to ask questions! You are important to us and your presence in our church life will enrich us all.
Sandy Greenberg, Congregation President
2012 - 2013 Board of Trustees
President: Sandy Greenberg
Vice President: Liz Echols
Treasurer: Jessica Milstead
Financial Secretary: Maryemma Bohl
Secretary: Mike Jones
Trustee: Chris Bell
Trustee: Lynda Bustilloz
Trustee: Susan Goekler
Trustee: Ed Jones
Trustee: Preston Mears
Trustee: Valerie Shelton
Trustee: Adrienne York-Minor