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Rockville Maryland Discussion Group

  • Oct 4, 2013 · 8:00 PM
  • Robert Ahrens' home

Our discussion groups are now on the first Friday of the month.

Robert Ahrens as usual will be hosting this meeting. The meeting will start at 8 pm. People may arrive as early as 7:30 so that we can actually start at 8 pm. Please bring a small contribution of food and/or drink to be shared with the group. The home is in Rockville near Viers Mill and Aspen Hill Road. Transport to and from the Twinbrook Metro stop can be arranged if needed.

Mr Ahrens address and phone numbers are not posted here to preserve the privacy of his home. Those details will be emailed the week of the meeting to those who are coming (see note below). Affirmative RSVPs should be posted before 8 pm the prior Thursday to allow time to notify all attendees.


Note: an occasional problem with Meetup emails is that some spam filters will preclude delivery of Meetup email. If you RSVP Yes and want the email informing you of a meeting held in a private home this can be a problem. To prevent this a member can add [masked] to their personal email addresses. If a member does not receive the directions to a Friday meeting by late Tuesday evening he/she needs to directly contact to the organizer. Use the Meetup option for this. A phone call to[masked] leaving your email address is another option. Posting a comment saying that you did not receive the directions (without including your personal email address) is not helpful since if your spam filter stopped the first email it will also stop subsequent email. We want people to be comfortable in opening up their homes to other meetup members and this technical difficulty is a small price to pay to preserve the privacy of those who host events in their homes.

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  • Brian L

    I'm happy to learn that I didn't miss a topic that includes the UUA. I'd love to hear your ideas at the next meet up. Save those notes! I'm also curious about your debate with the Unitarian. UU's have a "free pulpit". The Minister represents only his view, and not that of the congregation. There is no official Dogma or Creed. Through a democratic process, articles like The UU Principles are in constant change. Have you visited

    October 6, 2013

  • Don W.

    Given that a significant direction for me personally is to expand our interaction with regional religious groups I deeply appreciate your more informed perspective on how best to do that. I had a lot of notes on my thinking about this that we did not get to with this last meeting. If you made it to the meeting I think I would have made more of an effort to give this topic top priority.

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Thomas M.

    It was an interesting, wide ranging discussion,only bogged down by one person who filibustered his views on the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • Brian L

    Sorry to miss the meet up (Fri 10/4). My book club also met this evening and I went with the chance to go outside my comfort zone and learn something new (less familiar). But, as the token, UU 'religious' Humanist, I have a special interest in one of tonight's scheduled topics about progressive, non-Dogmatic, religion. Feel free to email me what's up in that ongoing discussion.

    October 4, 2013

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