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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.

Sunday, October 6 —

Folk Factory Pete Seeger Tribute Singalong Concert
Sunday, October 6, 7pm, held at USG!

Folk Factory presents a Pete Seeger Tribute singalong concert, featuring Magpie (Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner) and Annie Patterson (co-creator, with Peter Blood, of the “folk singalong bibles” Rise Up Singing (the blue one) and Rise Again (the red one)). The audience will be encouraged to sing along throughout, and will be lent a copy of Annie and Peter’s new songbook of Seeger songs called If I Had a Hammer. The concert will be held at the Unitarian Society of Germantown (6511 Lincoln Drive, but the parking lot is off of Johnson Street, between Greene and Wayne), since we are expecting more people than would fit at UUCR. It will start at 7:00pm; doors will open at 6:30pm. Suggested donation is $15-75, 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.

Thursdays, September 26 & October 24 —

Regular Open Stage/Open Circles Sept. 26 & Oct. 24 (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. 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).

Friday, November 1 —

Charlie King and Martin Swinger Concert Friday, Nov. 1, 8pm!

Folk Factory presents a concert, featuring Charlie King and Martin Swinger. Charlie has done music for UUCR services in the past, and is known for songs like Two Good Arms about Sacco & Vanzetti and popularized by Holly Near and other powerful and funny songs of social and racial justice. Charlie co-founded the People’s Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle with Pete Seeger. Martin is also a member of PMN, and is known as an activist for LGBTQIA+ rights. The concert will start at 8:00pm; doors will open at 7:30pm. Suggested donation is $14-50, 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 , or call 215-848-6246. If you are interested in volunteering, call Bruce P. at the same email/number.

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