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The Seven Eight Principles
  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

  8. And Restoration's Eighth Principle... We affirm and promote the following 8th Principle:

    Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by building a diverse, multicultural Beloved Community that by our actions accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.

UUCR's Folk Factory Coffeehouse

The Folk Factory, based at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Mount Airy, is a forum for people interested in music of all kinds and progressive social change. Facilitated announcements of progressive events (marches, boycotts, etc.) can be made before the start of each event. The Folk Factory is an organizational affiliate of the People's Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle, co-founded by Charlie King and Pete Seeger. Regular concerts are normally on the first or second Friday or Sunday of most months during the academic year, and an Open Stage/Open Circle is held on the fourth Thursday of most months. To volunteer or for more information, call (215) 848-6246.

People’s Choice Open Stage/Open Circles Jan. 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 26, Apr. 23 (4th Thursdays, 7:30):
A low-pressure, supportive chance to perform in public or just enjoy good live music. The first hour and a half or so is the Open Stage, where performers sign up for slots and perform on stage with a sound system. From January through April, on the 4th Thursdays, the audience votes on the Open Stage performers. Top vote-getters get invited to be part of our People’s Choice Concert in the Sanctuary in early June. If you or anyone you know is an aspiring performer, this is your chance to dip your toe in the water! After a break, there is then about an hour of Open Circle, which is much more informal and participatory, where we go around the circle, and everyone gets to request a song (which someone else can lead), sing a song, read a poem, tell a story, take a rain check, or pass. Admission: $2-5, sliding scale (half for low or no wage); $1 off for UUCR members and friends (tell the door volunteer).

Music for the New Revolution Showcase Concert Saturday, March 14, 8pm!
Folk Factory will presents a Music for the New Revolution Showcase concert on Saturday, March 14. Music for the New Revolution is a podcast by David Heitler-Klevans and Rodney Whittenberg about music and progressive politics. The concert will be a showcase of artists in this nexus. The concert will start at 8:00pm; doors will open at 7:30pm. Suggested donation is $11-40, sliding scale; half at the door for no or low wage folks; $2 off at the door for UUCR members and friends (mention it to the volunteer at the door). Advance tickets can be purchased online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=folk. To arrange childcare, please call 215-848-6246.

Tret Fure Concert, Friday, April 3, 8pm!
Folk Factory presents a concert, featuring Tret Fure. Tret has been a mainstay of the Women’s Music scene since the 80’s, and performed and recorded with Cris Williamson in the 90’s. Now after 8 acoustic releases on her own label, Tomboy girl Records, she has re-established herself in the folk world, winning countless competitions and awards. Tret has a stunning collection of songs on her latest release “Roses in November” (2018). Wanda A. Fischer from WMAC Northeast Public Radio has this to say, “Roses in November” is yet another masterpiece from Tret. Exceptionally crafted songs delivered with passion, conviction and, yes, soul. Tret weaves magic both in the lyrics and between the lines. This will certainly be on my “Best of 2018” list.

The concert will start at 8:00pm; doors will open at 7:30pm. Suggested donation is $14-40, sliding scale; half at the door for no or low wage folks; $2 off at the door for UUCR members and friends (mention it to the volunteer at the door). Advance tickets can be purchased online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=folk. To arrange childcare, please call 215-848-6246.

Upcoming Musical Events & Concerts:

If there are scheduled events or concerts at UUCR, select this LINK for specific information.

You may also visit The Folk Factory Facebook page, email Bruce P. or call 215-848-6246. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Bruce P. at the same email/number.

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