Dec. 24 worship services

Sun., Dec. 24, one morning service at 10 a.m., Hymns & Carols, Sanctuary. No RE. Child care available to age 5 in the Sanctuary Nursery. Sun., Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve worship service – 4 p.m., Sanctuary. Nativity pageant for families with young children. Children invited to dress as animals, shepherds or angels. Costumes available. Merry Makers will sing. Sun., Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve worship service – 6 p.m., Sanctuary. Service of Light & Wonder for all ages that will appeal to older elementary, middle school and high school youth. Youth leaders, harp and English bells will perform. Sun., Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve worship service – 8 p.m., Sanctuary. Service […]

December Hot Meals

Fri., Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sanctuary Kitchen. Questions? Contact Viki Mutarelli, 703-581-7574. Sign up here. This month, UUCF is only responsible for securing donations of food and warm hats and socks because a local Girl Scout troop will be preparing the actual meal. Food donations should be delivered to the Sanctuary Kitchen on Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hats and socks can either be delivered to the Sanctuary Kitchen or contact Viki Mutarelli to arrange to get them to her directly. Fairfax-based FACETS provides over 23,600 meals to homeless in need each year by collaborating with 32 faith partners. UUCF is one of these faith partners and commits to […]

December Share the Plate

The December Share the Plate recipient is the Virginia Center for Public Safety, a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to the reduction of gun violence in Virginia through awareness, education and advocacy.

Multicultural Welcome: A Workshop for Greeters

Sat., Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cedar Lane UU Church, Bethesda, MD. Cost: $20 (includes lunch). Child care available at no charge. Deadline for child care requests is Jan. 26. Register here. Do you welcome? Want to know how to better welcome people of various identities to our UU communities? Through experiential learning, this workshop aims to help greeters and membership professionals better anticipate the needs and wishes of guests by staying open to hearing them. We’ll learn how to move away from our assumptions and become better accustomed to putting those preconceived notions on hold in favor of authentic listening and acceptance. Open to anyone who welcomes, especially greeter teams […]

Care and feeding of volunteers training

Sat., Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., UU Congregation of Columbia, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD. Sponsor: Central East Region (CER) of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the UU Congregation of Columbia. Training led by Rev. David Pyle, CER Congregational Life staff person. Cost: $10 for optional lunch; training is free. Register here by Jan. 23. Almost all congregations face the challenge of how to “recruit” volunteers. The congregations that have been successful have been those who have built a culture of gratitude within a congregation. This workshop will explore how to “pay” volunteers in the kinds of gratitude that they can receive, through a series of “Good Ideas” to inspire such […]