Update on Assistant Minister Search

by Board of Directors President Karen Wolf and Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. We wanted to give you an update on the next steps in the assistant minister search process. As we noted in an earlier communication, we have entered the search process fairly late, so we are trying to spread the word through the Unitarian Universalist Association as quickly as possible. We have received some interest in the last few days, less than a week after the announcement, and continue to spread the word. Based on the process in the UUCF Governance Manual, the Board of Directors and the senior minister consulted and have invited the following folks […]

HS Senior Bridging Service

Date: Sun., Jun. 11, 10 a.m., Sanctuary. Leader: Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. Music: Liz Carlson, vocals, and John Graham, guitar. Religious Exploration: Summer RE classes in session for age 2-Grade 12. Ages 2-3 begin and end in Preschool Pod. Age 4-rising Kindergarten begin and end in the Social Hall. Rising Grades 1-8 begin in the Sanctuary. Rising Grades 9-12 begin in the Sanctuary and return to the Program Building. High School seniors stay for the full service. Child care for birth to age 3 available in the Sanctuary Nursery.      

Recognizing Our Center in Times of Transition

Date: Sun., Jun. 4, 10 a.m., Sanctuary. Leader: Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. Music: Jazz Band. Religious Exploration: Special RE for age 2-Grade 12, double session starting at 10 a.m. and continuing through the Annual Meeting. Preschool begins in Preschool Pod. Kindergarten-Grade 7 begin in the Sanctuary for Together Time. HIgh School begins and ends in classroom (Grade 8 welcomed into HS RE). Child care for birth to age 3 available in the Sanctuary Nursery.    

Pride Vespers

Date: Fri., Jun. 2, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary. Leader: Jenna Kelly-Jones and Equality UUCF. Featuring a small panel of speakers talking about the work of their organizations and personal experiences within the LGBTQ community, in an effort to help UUCF understand the current issues and how to be better allies. Simple refreshments after the service, and rainbow and trans pride flags available for sale.

UUCR services

Sun., May 28, 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston, VA 20190. Brunch featuring juevos rancheros will immediatly follow the service. UUCR will present “Unaccompanied: Youth Seeking Refuge,” a service featuring 10 adolescent immigrants who fled violence and poverty in Central America and traveled to the U.S. The students share what they’ve accomplished since arriving in the U.S. and how it measures up to their dreams. Rachel Gittinger of Central American Resource Center, a Latino resource and justice center in Washington, DC, will emcee. Oliver Contreras, one of the students, received his master’s degree in photojournalism from George Washington University and has taken portraits of the “Unaccompanied” youth. […]

Young Adult retreat

Sat., Jun. 3, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Dunn Loring Park, 2540 Gallows Rd., Dunn Loring, VA 22027. RSVP to McKinley Sims. Join the Young Adult Fellowship group to say good-bye to McKinley, join in a short worship service and help plan future Young Adult events. Grilled meat and veggies will be available.

Middle School kickoff/COA/OWL info session

Fri., Jun. 2, 6-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Contact Courtney Firth. Current Grade 6-Grade 8 youth and parents are invited to a kickoff and game night potluck at this Middle School kickoff/Coming of Age (COA)/Our Whole Lives (OWL) info session. Youth and parents will share dinner and discussion and then all youth and Grade 8 parent volunteers will host a game night in the teen pod.