Fuller memorial service

A memorial service for Hal Fuller will be held on Sat., Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in the UUCF Sanctuary. Condolences may be sent to his daughter, Amanda Richards, at 526 Brittany Dr., State College, PA 16803. Hal was a fixture here at UUCF for 40 years. He has had a substantial impact on this congregation and the surrounding community through his work with UUs for Social Justice, through his many years of service on the board and other committees and his steadfast presence in the choir. He is deeply loved and will be missed by so many.

October Share the Plate

The October Share the Plate recipient is Fairfax County Court-Appointed Special Advocates, which advocates for the best interests of each abused and neglected child referred by the Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court through the promotion and support of quality volunteer representation. Fairfax CASA seeks to ensure that each child’s needs are identified and addressed with the goal of living in a safe and permanent home.

Puriang Unitarian church celebrates Founder’s Day

Posted Sep. 26, 2017. Sep.18, was “Founder’s Day,” a state holiday in the Indian state of Meghalaya commemorating the founding of the first Unitarian church in the Khasi Hills 130 years ago. (Every religion registered in Meghalaya has an official state holiday.) In Puriang, they celebrated Founder’s Day with special services at the Unitarian Church and a torch light parade after dark. Ditol sent photos and a video of the youth choir singing. Several years ago, the UUCF Partner Church Circle contributed to the purchase of the keyboard shown in the video and music lessons for the young man who is the choir director. There is now an adult choir, youth […]

Special, well-attended Thanksgiving service

Posted Sep. 26, 2017. Rev. Barni Varro and members of the Szentgerice Unitarian Church have been busy bringing in the harvest after a hot dry summer. (Last Friday was the first rain since July.) Appropriately, Sep. 24 was Thanksgiving Sunday for ethnic Hungarians in Transylvania. A special, well-attended Thanksgiving service was held in Szentgerice. Rev. Barni’s older daughter, Dorottya, is now in full-day kindergarten and loving it. His wife, Ilona, is combining pre-school teaching and office administration at a Unitarian church in the nearby city of Marosvasarhely (Tirgu Mures). Some days their younger daughter, Nora, goes with Ilona; some days she stays home to “help” Barni.

Justice & Inclusion Conference

Sat., Nov. 11, 12-6 p.m., United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Dr., Reston, VA. Free. Register here. Contact James Dean, 571-830-8730. This conference is an opportunity for people to come together, find common ground and work to advance justice, inclusion and peace. Will include food, and social and networking opportunities. Conference workshops/topics will include: Justice of Anti-Racism Immigrant Sanctuary Cause and the Law LGBTQ Students, Employees and Families in Public Schools Troubling the Waters: Intimate Violence and the Church Movement for Health and Human Rights Think Global Warming: Act Local Social Justice and Islam Social Witness and Justice Advocacy Transgender Advocacy And more Participating organizations include: Muslim Institute for Interfaith Studies […]

SCOV fundraiser – Capitol Steps

Sun., Oct. 22, 3 p.m., Oakton High School. Performance by the Capitol Steps, a singing, dancing, satirical show that’s been making DC laugh for more than 35 years! They put the “mock” in democracy. Benefit for the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna. Tickets: $35/person, available here, at the SCOV office or at the door.  

SCOV Caregivers Support Group

Thu., Oct. 19, 10-11:30 a.m., Prog. Bldg. For caregivers to adult family members with dementia. Meets the first and third Thursday of the month. Free. Hosted by Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna. Click here for flier. Contact facilitator Jack Tarr, 703-821-6838.

Jason Shelton workshop

Sat., Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., UUCF Sanctuary. Cost: $25; bagels and coffee provided. Register to attend here. The tradition of congregational singing helps UUCF’s music program express UU values. Join other musicians for a morning with composer Jason Shelton to discuss the purpose and value of congregational singing. Participants will also do some “hymnal digging.” Jason will be in residence with the River Road UU congregation for four days in October.

UU-UNO Fall Reception

Sat., Oct. 21, 4-6:30 p.m., Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814. To purchase tickets, become an event sponsor or make a contribution to the UU-UNO, click here or call 617-948-4392. UU-UNO Director Bruce Knotts and the Host Committee invite you to join them in celebrating the UU-UNO’s work supporting global human rights, including LGBTQ equality, gender equality, climate justice and racial justice for all, at the UU-UNO Fall Reception Maryland State Senator Rich Madaleno, a member of Cedar Lane, will deliver keynote remarks, including presentation of the UU-UNO human rights award honoring this year’s recipients, Ambassador Susan Rice and Senator Chris Van Hollen.