SCOV recruiting drivers

Contact the SCOV volunteer coordinator, 703-281-0538, The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) is recruiting medical appointment drivers and companion drivers (grocery store, pharmacy bank, etc.) for older adults who can no longer drive. Volunteer drivers pick up rides based on their own schedule and availability. Share your talents and time and reap the rewards of service.    

UU retirement community

Wed., Mar. 28, 4-9 p.m. Historic Powhatan Resort, Williamsburg, VA. Stay overnight or drop in Thu., Mar. 29, from 12-4 p.m. Details on the Facebook event here. To learn more, email, call founder Dr. Susan Fuhr, 865-256-9770, or visit the Common Ground Community website. Common Ground Community is excited to announce the first UU retirement community in the U.S. This senior co-housing neighborhood is closely modeled on the groundbreaking work of Dene Peterson at Elderspirit (Abingdon, VA) and with land under contract and a developer ready to go, we are traveling closer to the DC area to talk with interested UUs and allies. We are in the process of […]

March Share the Plate

The March Share the Plate recipient is Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia, which helps low-to-moderate income families achieve the dream of affordable homeownership. The organization has built or rehabilitated more than 95 homes and improved the lives of hundreds of people living in our local communities.

“We Provide Hope For Each Other”

Feb. 26, 2018. By Worship Coordinator and Director of Music & Arts Laura Weiss. When I was younger, I couldn’t imagine playing a concert alone on a stage. Like most classical pianists, I was urged to fall neatly in line for conservatory tracks and concert hall preparation. What bothered me wasn’t the pressure of performance, the practice regimen or hours of isolation with the piano, but the deafening roar in my heart that urged me to seek other ways of using my gifts in the world. I didn’t know what that meant, and I’m still discovering it, but my purpose becomes clearer when tragedy strikes again, as it did Feb. […]

UUCF Spiritual Docent program

If you’re interested, please contact Rev. Sarah Caine. We all serve the spiritual growth of UUCF through one-on-one interactions with each other. What if you could take this caring attention and meaningful conversation, and deepen your own experience while acting as a guide to others finding their way at UUCF? Starting this spring, it will be possible to cultivate these kinds of intentional connections through the UUCF Spiritual Docent program. The purpose of the program is to connect prospective, new and existing congregants with informal guidance and mentoring around their service, spiritual journey and sense of belonging. The role of a UUCF spiritual docent is to sit with members, friends […]

Better Angels workshops

Free skills workshop – How to Talk Across the Political Divide. Sat., Mar. 24, 6:30-9 p.m., Chapel. Learn how to have civil conversations with people you deeply disagree with on political issues. Open to the public but space limited. Register soon here. Red/Blue workshop. Sat., Mar. 31, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Chapel. By invitation only. If interested, contact Donna Murphy. Structured conversations between blues and reds to enhance understanding and build relationships. These workshops are offered through Better Angels, a national citizens’ movement to reduce political polarization in the United States by bringing liberals and conservatives together to understand each other beyond stereotypes, forming red/blue community alliances, teaching practical skills for communicating across […]

UUCR Peace Camp

Mon., Aug. 13-Fri., Aug. 17, UU Church in Reston. Click here for detailed information and registration. Questions? Email Nichole Hodges-Abbasi. The Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston and Beloved Yoga are excited to partner for the first time for a unique Peace Camp and Yoga experience for children ages 6-12. This full-day camp will offer yoga, storytelling, music, theater, arts and crafts, nature walks, service projects and fun!

Our Good Old Young Adult Group

Feb. 19, 2018. By Intern Minister Pippin Whitaker. Since beginning my internship in September, I have been inspired by our Young Adult Fellowship group. With a little organizing on my part, this group for 18- to 35-year-olds gathers regularly and in healthy numbers. Despite busy schedules from school, parenting young children and new careers, the young adults take part in monthly social time, show up for social justice activities, organize community service projects and delve into spiritual renewal. On top of all that, they also lead and serve on committees and task forces throughout the congregation. This group format is a new phenomenon at UUCF. In the early decades of […]

UU History Movie Night

Mon., Mar. 26, Apr. 2 & 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Pippin Whitaker. Movie nights started Feb. 26. Register here. Want to explore UU history in a fun and relaxed environment, but lack time to read? This series will involve an hour watching a documentary and 45 minutes of discussion emphasizing building your story of UU history. No advance preparation. Most of the viewing will be of the Long Strange Trip* documentary series, but some sessions will include other videos. Attend all sessions or drop in. *The Long Strange Trip is a six-part, closed-caption series by Ron Cordes that explores the history of Unitarian and Universalist thought and practice […]