Raising Young UUs Into Adult UUs

by Diana Tycer, Interim Director of Religious Exploration. Many people conceptualize their lives as a linear continuum, a collection of their experiences along an established timeline. I have long conceptualized my life as a three-dimensional spiral, continually returning to the same place only on another plane, having gained greater wisdom through my experiences. When I was offered this opportunity to serve UUCF as the interim Director of Religious Exploration (DRE), I was conscious that I was coming back around to the mission most dear to my heart, but with a toolbox full of new skills to offer. I grew up Catholic, but had a branch of my family who were […]

Core Ideas in Judaism

Wed., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Sponsored by UUs for Jewish Awareness. Everyone is welcome. Sign up by emailing ap@uucf.org. Speaker: Cantor Allen Leider, director of lifelong learning, Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church. Contact Albert Nekimken. Explore the foundations of Jewish tradition from a contemporary perspective. This presentation covers the topics of God/spirituality, Torah/values and Israel/community using traditional and modern Jewish texts. How do ancient Jewish ideas address contemporary issues in our personal and professional lives? Cantor Allen Leider is celebrating his 30th year as a Jewish professional and joyfully serves in his 11th year as director of lifelong learning at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA. In […]

‘Something clicked between my heart and mind’

Oct. 9, 2017. by Assistant Minister Rev. Sarah Caine. When I was a child trying to make sense of the destruction in and of the world, I was afraid and deeply sorrowful. This informed how I interacted with the world around me, cautiously but lovingly. With the personal growth I have experienced in my life so far I have gradually felt less panic and fear, but no less emotionally connected to the earth and its beings. I was able to discover the mission of my ministry – building resilient, strong, beautiful, affirming community where I can. That hope and cultivation of the Beloved Community is the saving message I found […]