April Share the Plate recipient

The Social Justice Council selects the recipients of our monthly Share the Plate donations annually. This month’s Share the Plate recipient, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, gives hands-on help to a network of more than 50 congregations to improve sustainability practices and advocate with one interfaith voice for real climate progress in Fairfax County.    

Human-Centered Design

Part 2 – Human-Centered Design Workshop, Sat., Apr. 22, 1-4:30 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Gina King Wells. Email ap@uucf.org to register. Part 2: Are you interested in exploring human-centered design more deeply? Do you want to build your creative confidence and build a culture of innovation? Join us for a fun half-day session where we’ll provide an overview of human-centered design, practice the skills and methods and discuss how we might use human-centered design to address issues of importance to Unitarian Universalists. No need to have attended the first introductory session. All are welcome.

SR&R – Apr. 2

The First Commandment and the Sufi Path to Your Quantum Destiny. Sun., Apr. 2, 12:30-2 p.m., Sanctuary. Contact Albert Nekimken. Speaker: Hanif Guliwala. Description: We’ll explore the role of the heart in its purpose of loving the creator and how it affects your destiny at the quantum level and moves you toward success in this life and the hereafter. The fluttering wings of a butterfly can cause a tsunami in the ocean while the destiny of man blooms with the love of god in the fluttering heart. Speaker’s background: Hanif Guliwala is a realtor and currency market trader who has served as an imam for Friday mass and Eid prayers […]

Reimagining the Possible

by Pete Krone, Annual Giving Campaign Co-chair. Reimagining the possible. When seismic shifts occur in our lives, our community and our country, we are called on to look to our values and what matters most and then to re-imagine what can and must be done. Reimagine the hopes of a visitor walking through our doors – realizing that at one time we have all been a visitor. This year’s Annual Giving Campaign’s theme is just that – Reimagining the Possible – looking at what matters most and providing financial support for what must be done to ensure that UUCF is a vibrant, engaged and financially sound congregation. The annual campaign […]

Loving Our Home

by Director of Religious Exploration Linnea Nelson. Last summer as I looked through our RE cupboards of toys for young children, I wondered if we might be able to create a model of our beautiful Sanctuary for our 4- and 5-year-olds. Their curriculum introduces them to our community members, ministers, grounds and buildings that make up our UU home. Having a child-sized Sanctuary seemed like a stretch, but maybe I could find someone to make a simple model. I mentioned the idea to Ron Giusti,* who I knew crafted beautiful birdhouses, and he said he’d think about it. Two months later, he presented the class with an amazing 3-foot by […]

Being Seen, Being Loved

by Associate Minister Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig. The myth of Cupid and Psyche has been much on my mind as we approach Valentine’s Day this year. Do you know it? The story goes like this: Psyche, daughter of a king, is so beautiful and kind that Cupid, the god of love himself, has fallen in love with her from afar. Because of the jealous intervention of other gods, Cupid is only able to court her with a very strange condition. He can only approach her in the full darkness of night, or a curse will strike and bring disaster. Cupid and Psyche meet and fall in love, all by night, and […]

Reversing Inequality Conference

Health Care Justice is a UU Value. Mon., Apr. 3-Wed., Apr. 5, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 301 A St SE, Washington, DC. Co-sponsored by UUs for a Just Economic Community and UUs for Social Justice in the National Capital Region. Details & registration: uujec.com/ReversingInequality. Fee: $150 for all three days; $55 for a single day (Monday or Tuesday). Limited scholarships available. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Stevens, 202-600-9132. Conference flier here. We can’t alleviate the rising tide of economic inequality if the Affordable Care Act is dismantled. UUs will converge on DC to challenge the new administration’s plan to weaken access to affordable health care and worsen economic inequality. Learn about health care policy […]