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

Folk Factory News

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.

Upcoming Concerts:

Friday, March 1: Joe Jencks
Saturday, April 13: Lui Collins

People’s Choice Open Stage/Open Circles
Thursdays, 7:30 on Feb. 28, Mar. 28, & Apr. 25

In the first half, performers sign up for slots to perform (music, spoken word, or whatever) on the stage, and the audience votes on the acts they like best. The second half is a more informal sharing in a circle, usually involving a lot of singalongs and songs people are trying out for the first time. Admission is $2-5 per person, on a sliding scale, half for low-wage or no-wage folks, with a $1 discount if you mention you are a UUCR member or friend. Soft drinks and snacks are available for a free-will donation. If you or someone you know are an aspiring performer, the Open Stage is a way to earn a slot in our June People's Choice Concert. If you just like to listen to good music, and maybe sing along occasionally, you are also welcome! Our motto is "Music and progressive social change".

For further information, 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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