Little River UCC Photo Directory

New Dates Added!

February 12 (at Little River UCC) and February 13 (at Greenspring Retirement Village).

Little River is doing a new pictorial member directory! We want everyone to get a picture made so that our new directory will be complete. IT WON’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT YOU! You can schedule a photo appointment on the sign-up sheets in the narthex, on-line here, or by calling the church office.

Photo appointment dates are available on:
Tuesday, February 12 from 2:30 to 7:30 pm at Little River UCC
Wednesday, February 13 from 1:30 to 5:30 pm at Greenspring Retirement Village

Please allow approximately 1 hour for your appointment. You will have a professional photography session, see your proofs immediately on the computer, and have the opportunity to purchase extra portraits for family and friends. Every family photographed for the directory will receive a copy of the directory and an 8x10 portrait at no cost.

Sign-up ends on Sunday, January 10 at Noon, so please sign-up today! Please call the church office if you need help signing up!

If you had signed up to have your photo taken at Greenspring in December, then we have pre-scheduled you for the same time in February. We will be in touch to confirm that time or reschedule you for another in February.

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Roberta Croll
Potomac Association UCC Community Organizing Training

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Potomac Association (UCC) Justice & Witness Committee invites you to a two-day, introductory Community Organizing training to prepare you and fellow parishioners to make an impact. The training is provided at no cost on February 8 (8:30 am to 4 pm) and February 9 (8:30 am to 3 pm) at First Congregational UCC, 945 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Participants should plan to attend both days of the training, which will be conducted by Faith In Action, a nationally recognized leader in organizing training. Light meals will be provided, and donations of $25 are welcome but not expected.

Following on Pastor Alexis’ recent sermon on organizing, this training is an excellent way to equip yourself to advocate for justice – Building Power: Organizing for the Win. To check on carpool and Metro possibilities, call Jan Curtis at (703) 850-6403.

Please register at

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Roberta Croll
First Friday: Music and Movement

Friday, February 1

Is the weather keeping your family inside? Does winter time mean screen time? If your little one has energy to burn, have them "boogie down" to Little River UCC for First Friday on Friday, February 1 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm for a swinging good time! February means music and movement at Little River! We'll "cut a rug" with old favorites like "The Chicken Dance," "The Hokey Pokey," and "The Twist," and new favorites like "The Cha Cha Slide" and "Cupid Shuffle." We'll even learn some classic folk dances like "7 Jumps" and the "Kinder-polka!" Sign your music lover up at church or online by Wednesday, January 30 at  Adult and teen volunteers sign up too.

The cost is $20 per child, with a family maximum of $50. If you’ve already completed a registration form for the 2018/2019 program year, please email by Wednesday, January 30 to let us know your child(ren) will be attending.

First Friday is a kids' night out program designed to give parents an evening to themselves. Volunteers provide creative and exciting entertainment for the children in a safe and fun atmosphere at the church. First Friday is for children aged six months through 12 years.

All children in our community are welcome, whether or not their families attend Little River UCC, so spread the word and make your plans!

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Roberta Croll
Birthday Pillowcases

Parents: Does Your Child Have a Birthday in January?  

If so, then please come by the church office anytime during the week that is convenient for you so your child can pick up a “Happy Birthday” pillowcase from Pastor David or another member of the office staff. This is a special gift from Little River UCC so each child can feel special on their special day.

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The Return of "Dinners for 8!"

Many of you have shared how much the "Dinners for 8" have meant to you over the years as a way to get to know more folks in the congregation and build friendships. In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.'s idea of "beloved community" we are starting the program back up again! If you interested in hosting a potluck dinner at your home, please contact Pastors David or Alexis. Sign-up sheets will be on the bulletin board in the hallway.

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Roberta Croll