UUWomenspirit Spring Retreat

May 16-20, The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center in Highlands, NC. UUWomenspirit is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that has hosted all-women retreats since 1987. Our retreats emphasize and celebrate the Divine Feminine in her many forms. The theme for our spring event is Inviting the Sacred Into Our Lives, during which we will explore the many wondrous yet simple ways we can bring the sacred into our lives every day. Daily offerings include workshops, activities and worship services with a group of amazing women. The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center is nestled deep in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In this beautiful setting, the surrounding views of nature will […]

Social Justice Leaders Roundtable

Sat., Mar. 17, 1-4:30 p.m., UU Church of Arlington. Register here. Join Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) and other social justice leaders for a discussion of organizational challenges facing all UU social justice programs in the region. We will learn about UUSJ’s advocacy work on Capitol Hill and share congregational successes. Please bring talking points for a 2-minute one-on-one sharing of one successful program at your congregation. We will also break into small groups to learn what others are doing on specific topics such as How to Get Ministerial and Congregational Support. We expect one to three Social Justice leaders from each congregation to attend.

Turkish cooking class and dinner

Sat., Mar. 3, 5:30-8 p.m., UU Church in Reston. Cost: $10/person at the door. Space is limited! RSVP today by emailing Leni Nazare. (The UUCR calendar indicates that this event is full but Leni Nazare is holding two spots for UUCFers.) Learn to cook Turkish food and enjoy a fabulous sit-down dinner! Red lentil soup Dolmas: Stuffed grape leave; stuffed mini peppers; stuffed eggplant Green salad with Turkish dressing Cookies (or gluten-free rice pudding, if desired) Tea, Turkish style Demonstration cooking class followed by sit-down dinner. Recipes are easy, healthy and delicious. Menu is gluten-free vegetarian, with meat optional. Instructor Esra, who came to the US from Turkey about 10 […]

“Remembering Selma” choral event

Sun., Feb. 25, 4 p.m., People’s Community Baptist Church, 31 Norwood Rd., Silver Spring, MD. Free. Suggested donation: $5/person. Learn more about the Bloom by Strathmore series here. This stunning musical tribute features vocalist and Strathmore artist-in-residence alumna Cassandra Allen and choirs from the People’s Community Baptist Church and Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring in a performance that explores and celebrates the legacy of the Selma marches through spirituals and gospel music.        

Middle School Youth Group

Fri., Mar. 2, 7-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Contact Pippin Whitaker. Sign up here. Chaperones needed too. Join your UUCF friends for a game night. Bring a game to share and teach, money for pizza and a drink or snack to share. Games that require more people are best!

March 4

Date: Sun., Mar. 4, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m., Sanctuary. Worship Leader: Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. Music: Katherine Riddle, flute, and Jennifer Riddle, trumpet. Religious Exploration: RE classes in session for age 2-Grade 12. Preschool, Middle School and High School begin and end in classrooms. Kindergarten-Grade 6 begin in the Sanctuary for Together Time. Child care to age 3 available in the Sanctuary Nursery.

To Care When It Hurts

Date: Sun., Feb. 25, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m., Sanctuary. Worship Leader: Intern Minister Pippin Whitaker. Music: Peter Mawanga and Andrew Magill.  Religious Exploration: RE classes in session for age 2-Grade 12. Preschool, Middle School and High School begin and end in classrooms. Kindergarten-Grade 3 begin in the Chapel. Grades 4-6 begin in the Sanctuary. Child care to age 3 available in the Sanctuary Nursery.

Driving Innovation for UUCF and Outreach to Young Adults

Feb. 5, 2018. By UUCF Innovation Fund grant co-recipient Betsy Bicknell. In a generous bequest, the late Stan Richards provided seed financing for innovative projects that expand UUCF’s outreach to those not now engaged in our congregation and/or Unitarian Universalism. Wendy Astell and I responded to this challenge, and in March 2017, the UUCF Board of Directors approved our proposal for a UUCF-sponsored off-campus community targeted to young adults (20s and 30s). The mission of this project is to help Northern Virginia young adults explore and live UU values and principles. Our vision is to provide activities and services for young adults who are looking for a spiritual home outside […]