Rebuilding Together 2017

Contact Bill Haight. Sign up online. Sign up to volunteer for Rebuilding Together 2017, taking place Sat., Apr. 29. Please sign up by Mar. 4 so we can plan our event. We’re firing up the paint brushes, hammers, saws and rakes for another great UUCF Rebuilding Together team. We need 35-45 volunteers to help a non-profit group home or disadvantaged local homeowner with repairs allowing them to live safely and accessibly in their homes. All skill levels welcome.

Linda Rothbart

Congregational Treasure. Jan. 30, 2017. Linda Rothbart and her husband, Dan, have been members of UUCF for more than 20 years. Linda served on the congregation’s Board of Directors from 2011-15 and as a member of the Growth Think Tank in 2012. She has taught Religious Exploration classes for 6 years. More recently, she has been involved in continuing adult education, leading the popular World Religions class, which has run for 4 consecutive years and introduced dozens of people to Eastern and Western religious traditions through texts, group discussion, guest speakers and field trips to various houses of worship. She has also been instrumental in developing an online version of […]

What Is Each of Our Roles in This Extraordinary Time?

by Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. As we all try to navigate the road ahead, we will continue to have different opinions and feelings about the best course of action. As we process our feelings and thoughts, as I have said before, it is totally understandable that we will need different things at different times and be faced with decisions about our level of involvement. Involvement can challenge our comfort and lead us each to existential questions of deep meaning. For me in this past week, those questions are about risk and sacrifice. What am I willing to lay down for my fellow humans? What level of discomfort can […]

Open mic night

Fri., Feb. 24, 7-9 p.m., Chapel. Free. Light snacks provided. Sign up here. Intergenerational, family-friendly event, children encouraged to attend. Calling all musicians, visual artists, writers, poets, etc. All are invited to share your best creations with the audience. You’ll have six minutes to play, sing, read, and show and tell us about your works.

Favorite vegan and vegetarian recipes needed for e-cookbook

Deadline: Mar. 1. UUCF’s Climate Action Group is collecting favorite vegan and vegetarian recipes for an e-cookbook. Animal agriculture contributes significantly to greenhouse gases. Including more plant-based foods and fewer animal products in our diets can help preserve our planet and improve our health. Have a favorite veggie or vegan recipe? Submit a PDF to Sophie Zager and include your full name and the source of your recipe.

Striving for Excellence and Breaking Down Barriers

by Intern Minister McKinley Sims. I’ve been doing some genealogical research this month. It wasn’t my first choice of how to spend my free time, but my mother, the inimitable Frankie B., put me onto it because she’s been having scary dreams about the future of our country. She claims that her great-grandmother, my great-great-grandmother, is encouraging her to “stay away from that place” and “return home.” We wondered if this is some kind of prophecy. We didn’t know exactly what her name was, but we were pretty sure about relationship: She came across the Atlantic from Pontypool, Wales, in 1870, before settling in the Texas Panhandle. Her fourth son […]

Spruce up the Sanctuary chairs

Sat., Mar. 11, 1:30 p.m., Sanctuary. Contact Judy Gallimore, 703-532-4005. We need many people (age 16+) with clothes irons to help remove wax from Sanctuary chairs. The more volunteers, the sooner we will be done with this two-step (scrape and melt) process. We’ll show you what to do and provide other supplies.

Drum Set Class

Mon., Feb. 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Music & Arts Room. Fourth Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Leader: Jeff Gilliam, who has more than 30 years of professional experience playing drums. Have you ever wanted to learn to play a drum set? Did you play many years ago and think it would be fun to pick it up again? Or maybe you play now and would like to learn some new licks? If any of these describe you, come join UUCF’s Drum Set Class. Drum set supplied; bring drum sticks and a desire to learn. Open to middle school and older.