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 […]

Young Adult brunch

Sun., Jul. 1, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., meet in the Sanctuary Building lobby after the service. Open to all young adults (ages 18-35) from inside and outside UUCF. Brunches held the first Sunday, unless otherwise noted. Questions? Contact Pippin Whitaker. Join the YAF Facebook page for more updates and connection. Join the Young Adult Fellowship group for brunch and conversation at California Tortilla (2930 Chain Bridge Rd. #102, Oakton).  

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 […]