Fed support group at All Souls

Contact Justis Tuia with your name and personal email or call him at 808-753-1876. Calling all UU federal employees who identify as social justice people. We have started a support group at All Souls Church Unitarian, and are interested in forming a regional group of UU feds consisting of the Capital and NoVa clusters.

Fairfax County budget meetings

Tue., Apr. 4, 4 p.m.; Wed., Apr. 5, 1 p.m.; Thu., Apr. 6, 1 p.m., Fairfax County Government Center auditorium, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings on its fiscal year 2018 budget. Come support Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions and make your voices heard about energy conservation and alternative energy, environment, schools and green spaces. If you can’t attend a meeting, consider writing to your county supervisor and Chairman Sharon Bulova.

People’s Climate March

Sat., Apr. 29, downtown Washington, DC. Learn more at https://peoplesclimate.org/. Contact Eric Goplerud or Jean Wright. Join the UUCF Climate Action Group to connect, inspire and show your faith in action. Many UUs will be coming to DC for the march and related activities throughout the weekend. All Souls Church Unitarian is the UU hub for the weekend events.

Climate Action Group

Wed., Apr. 5, 7:30-9 p.m., via conference call only, 712-432-0460, passcode 426443. Contact Eric Goplerud. Everyone welcome. We’ll discuss preparations for the People’s Climate March on Apr. 29, the Carbon Footprint Game’s April focus on recycling and reuse, the Paris Pledge and more.

Federal employees gathering

Mon., Mar. 27, 7:30-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Contact Rama Kotra. This is a continuation of the first gathering in January to explore how we wish to continue to share news, hopes, questions, etc. at this time of change. All federal employees are welcome.

NoVA Sanctuary DMV* interfaith orientation

Wed., Apr. 5, 7-9 p.m., Sanctuary. Co-sponsored by UUCF’s Racial Justice Steering Committee, Social Justice Council and the Global Affairs Discussion Group. RSVP at uucf.org/sanctuaryDMV. What does it mean to be a Sanctuary Congregation? Learn how UUCF and other NoVA faith communities might help support the humanity and safety of our vulnerable immigrant brothers and sisters. Training provided by Sanctuary DMV*, a solidarity group committed to resisting policies that target and deport undocumented immigrants and discriminate against marginalized communities. All Northern Virginia faith communities welcome. *DC, MD, VA

Sunday Summer Camp

Contact Summer RE Coordinator Lisa Riddle. Sign up to teach in our summer program! We will have a wonderful water curriculum for preschool. For Kindergarten-Grade 7 (rising Grades 1-8) the RE Committee has created an engaging, fun, friendship-building Summer Sunday Camp based on games, nature walks, music and arts and crafts – along with a quiet activities room. We need people to lead these pre-planned days. Looking for more family time this summer? Join the summer teaching teams! Sign up for one or several teaching slots.  

Opportunities abound in RE

Contact Linnea Nelson, Courtney Firth (youth) or an RE Committee member. Join a teaching team and meet an amazing class of children or youth next fall by signing up here to teach RE. More information online or in the Commons after services. Teaching teams are four people so you don’t teach every week and can still attend the worship service once or twice a month. Parent/guardian requirement is each adult teaching once every three years. Other adults also encouraged to teach!