Join the Racial Justice Steering Committee

Through education, service, advocacy and witness, the Racial Justice Steering Committee (RJSC) – a subgroup of the UUCF Social Justice Council – is dedicated to identifying and alleviating the root causes and effects of racial injustice and racial discrimination. Find out about the group’s Second Principle Project and other ways the RJSC is working toward these goals at uucf.org/racial-justice. For more information contact RJSC Co-chair Kaye Cook.

Letter writing campaign to help save health care

Help save health care for millions on the margins. Current congressional efforts to overhaul health care legislation will shred the social safety net for millions of people and endanger their economic well-being and health care. Write letters to your senators this week and bring them to the advocacy table in the Commons this Sunday after services. They will be delivered to the senators as part of the upcoming UUs for a Just Economic Community Reversing Inequality conference on Apr. 3-5. Click here for an event flier and here for a sample letter.

UUs for Jewish Awareness

Coming soon to UUCF: Unitarian Univeralists for Jewish Awareness. Contact Albert Nekimken. New group committed to supporting UU-Jewish multi-religiosity, including those who have come to Unitarian Universalism from Judaism, interfaith/multi-religious individuals and families, religious professionals or anyone with a personal or spiritual interest in Jewish UU theology, stories, heritage and resources. Potential tasks: Prep for the UUCF Seder on Apr. 9 and Holocaust memorial event later.

Reversing Inequality Conference

Apr. 3-5, 2017. Saint Marks Episcopal Church, 301 A Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003. Co-hosted by Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community (UUJEC) and Unitarian Universalist for Social Justice in the National Capital Region (UUSJ). Contact uujec@uujec.com. Register here. This conference will focus on advocating for healthcare through workshops, speakers and training. During the 3-day Summit you will: Join Chuck Collins and Sister Simone along with other UUs fighting for economic/healthcare justice. Learn how our faith compels us to act for economic justice, and more specifically, advocate for healthcare. Build a powerful network of like-minded people for a fair and compassionate society. Learn how to persuade elected officials and staff. Visit Capital Hill […]

Annual Giving Campaign update

Questions? Contact Rich Sider. We received 120 financial pledges for the Jul.1, 2017-Jun. 30, 2018 year at the services last Sunday and about another 80 in the mail or electronically through today. That means there are still about 300 UUCF households that have not yet made your pledge. Please do so as soon as possible or by Apr. 2 at the latest. You can complete and mail the pledge form you received or make your pledge online here. Pledge cards will also be available at a table in the Commons after each service on Sunday.

Used Book Sale fundraiser

Sat., Apr. 29, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Accotink UU Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. Questions? Contact coom@accotinkuu.org. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone among our huge selection of books, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles. The last hour of the fundraiser (1-2 p.m.), fill a paper grocery bag for only $5.

“Pattern of Love” Washington premiere

Fri., Mar. 24, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church-Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Free and open to the public. After a screening of the award-winning indie film “Kushuthara: Pattern of Love,” UUCA will host an interview with director Karma Deki, the first female director in Bhutan, who will share the challenges and rewards of making her film. The film stars English actor Emrhys Cooper and Bhutanese actress Kezang Wangmo, now politician and member of parliament in Bhutan. The movie gives a glimpse of life and love in one of the most secluded cultures in the world. It’s a story of love and its mysteries when the present and past collide – exploring […]

Seder service and potluck

Sun., Apr. 9, 5:30 p.m., Sanctuary. Sign up here to help with this event and indicate the side dish or dessert you will bring. (Note: Nothing with leavening agents typically found in baked goods should be used.) Questions? Contact Steve Gold. Our UUCF Seder team will lead a Seder service based on UU Haggadahs. Potluck dinner to follow. Chicken entree provided along with table settings, ceremonial plates and other necessities for the expected 60 participants.