Winter blood drive update

Sun., Feb. 26, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Library. Questions? Contact Ken Foley. Online sign-ups are almost full. Check availability here. INOVA Blood Donor Services can usually accommodate a few walk-ins (best time is during the two services). If you’d like to try to donate without an appointment, please go to the sign-in table in the Administration Building.

Spring Adult classes starting soon

Questions? Contact Craig Clark. Stop by the table in the Commons after Sunday services to learn about and register for spring Adult Program offerings, some of which are starting soon. You’ll also be able to pick up a copy of the latest Adult Programs Guide.  

2017 Sojourner Truth Lecture

Redefining Black Womanhood: A Evening with Janet Mock. Tue., Feb. 28, 7-10 p.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University, Fairfax. Co-sponsored by Women & Gender Studies and African and African American Studies. Tickets are $15 for community members and available here. The annual Sojourner Truth Lecture is offered by a Black or heritage woman who exemplifies a commitment to the principles embodied by Sojourner Truth (d. 1883) through scholarship, the arts, politics or activism. This year’s speaker will be Janet Mock, author of “Redefining Realness,” a TV host and a trans advocate who will speak on black womanhood and her experiences. She considers herself a Beyoncé scholar, […]

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 […]

March Vespers

Fri., Mar. 10, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary. Questions? Contact Jeff Gilliam. A collection of SpiriTED Talks by four UUCF congregants – Pete Rafle, Bob Kaminski, Lara Hammock and Kim Scudera. Come listen to their stories of how creativity manifests itself in their lives and perhaps light a spark of your own.    

Two major UUA initiatives

The UUCF Denominational Connections Committee brings to your attention two major new initiatives from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). One calls for endorsing a Declaration of Conscience on bringing our faith values to bear on emerging social justice issues. The other is about a growing Sanctuary Movement where specific congregations are directly aiding immigrants and others facing imminent deportation.