Sewer connection project update

As many congregants may recall, one of the major projects of the Reach Campaign was to abandon our 50-year-old septic system and connect to the public sewer. We have always planned on completing this project over the summer so that it would interrupt our daily operations and those of our renters as minimally as possible. In the summer of 2015, delays in the permitting process with Fairfax County did not allow us to complete the project as planned. Last summer, the project was put on hold to allow as much cash on hand as possible to be put toward mortgage reduction during our December 2016 refinancing. This summer, due to […]

UUCF closed Jul. 16-23

As part of the budget reductions needed to match expenses to income for the congregational year beginning Jul​. 1​, UUCF will be closed Sun., Jul. 16-Sun., Jul. 23. Worship services are canceled for those two Sundays and the staff will be on unpaid furlough that week. Pastoral care will be handled by volunteers who can be reached at caring@uucf.org and by Rev. Julie Price, who will be covering pastoral care emergencies Jul​. 1-23. All other services will be unavailable during that week. Questions? Contact Rich Sider. For ​​non-pastoral care ​emergencies during the furlough week, contact Rich Sider at 540-560-8845.

No Climate Action Group Jul. 5

UUCF’s Climate Action Group will not meet Wed., Jul. 5, either in person or via conference call. Enjoy Independence Day! Please take a few minutes to take this survey to help us decide how often to meet this summer, what goals and actions we should undertake in the new congregational year and what lessons we should take away from the past year’s climate change work at UUCF. A few updates: Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions has hired a new executive director, Meg Mall, who starts Jul. 1. The UUCF Climate Action Group will offer an Energy Masters training for the congregation in the fall. Consider signing up to be trained to […]

Share the Plate

The July-August Share the Plate recipient is Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice, whose mission is to mobilize and amplify the voice of UUs in the National Capital Region as they seek to change the world through acts of love and justice.

Seeking facilitator for 2017-18 World Religions class

Contact Mike and Renée Goff or Linda Rothbart. Have you participated in UUCF’s World Religion class or have similar experience/background? Would you like to give back by helping your neighbor explore various world religions while developing a greater appreciation, respect and understanding for the impact of world religions on our lives? This is a 9-month commitment (Sep. 2017-May 2018).

Bringing Home a Transformative General Assembly

by Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. This past week, Unitarian Universalists from all over the world came to a Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly (GA) that seemed different. The anticipation of this GA, my 10th, was different from any I have ever experienced. What would it be like with three recently named co-presidents who were appointed to the office after the resignation of the elected president? What level of sadness would fill us based on the very recent death of Jim Key, the association’s beloved moderator – our chief lay leader and the one who presides over the governance of GA? How would the recent controversy over systems […]

Jubilee Anti-Racism Training

Fri., Jul. 14, 6-10 p.m.; Sat., Jul. 15, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., Jul. 16, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20012. Co-sponsored by the Washington Ethical Society and All Souls Church Unitarian. Register here. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants, so sign up today! Cost: $160/participant (includes cost for trainers, meals and materials). Contributions in support of this work are welcome. Do you wish to nurture your congregation’s multicultural future in the face of opposing cultural currents? Do you wish to deepen your understanding of how race and ethnicity play out in our institutions and our daily lives? Jubilee Anti-Racism Training helps participants understand what […]