April Share the Plate

The April Share the Plate recipient is Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church, a nonprofit organization that serves low-income homeowners and nonprofits. Volunteers repair and upgrade homes at no charge to the owner, focusing on health, safety and accessibility.

Mystical Movie Night series

Fri., May 11, 7:30 p.m., Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton, VA 22124. Second Friday of the month. Open to the public. Admission: $10, online or at the door. Purchase tickets here. No one will be turned away. Free parking. Click here for schedule of movies. This month’s film, “Heal,” takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover from leading scientists and spiritual teachers that by changing one’s perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any disease. The film follows two people on actual high stakes healing journeys. Healing can be extremely complex and deeply personal, but it can also happen spontaneously in a moment. Through […]

All In

Mar. 26, 2018. By Leadership Development Team Chair Craig Bennett. This year we’ve heard a different congregant share their story each Sunday – a brief expression of their experience at UUCF, maybe what brought them here, what kept them here, what motivates or inspires them. These members are, as Ian Hochberg said, “all in” with their commitment to this community, and they’ve shared their stories as an expression of gratitude. Often these stories relate how a member became involved in some aspect of UUCF and ended up receiving something much greater than what they originally expected from investing their time and effort. I’ve stopped being surprised at how rewarding these […]

Blessings in a Backpack

Sun., May 20, before and after services and RE, Prog. Bldg. (Note: Date change for May.) Every fourth Sunday, unless otherwise noted. Questions? Contact Jenny Holliday. Every fourth Sunday an offering of food for children will be collected in the Program Building. (Donation boxes are in the Chapel, Teen Pod and Preschool Pod.) These donations will benefit children in need at Mosby Woods Elementary School who receive free lunches during the school week, but are at risk of going hungry on weekends and school breaks. Blessings in a Backpack is a social justice project started by RE families who will pack the donated food for the children. Requested items include: boxes of […]

Spring blood drive

Sun., May 20, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bloodmobile. Registration will be held in the Music & Arts Room. Did you know that each donation can help save up to three lives and that donating is easy and safe? Did you know that our area has a chronic shortage of blood and that most healthy people are eligible to donate? Did you know that donating can actually be fun in a loving a caring community setting such as UUCF? Thank you in advance for helping us to save lives! Three ways to sign up: Go to the INOVA website where you can lock in your favorite time slot. You can see open slots […]

Living Our Third Principle Through Worship

Mar. 19, 2018. By your UUCF worship leaders*. As we have traveled through the worship experience since last September, the Worship Team has considered the unprecedented and unique challenges facing our country, Unitarian Universalism and UUCF. We have experimented with modifications to worship with the hope of creating an experience that would be more inclusive, welcoming and spiritually nourishing to a wildly divergent group of members, friends and newcomers. This included differences in tone and music between the 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services. We solicited and received copious amounts of feedback about all aspects of worship including music, tone, interactive elements and Religious Exploration scheduling. Some of you were incredibly […]

Taking a Break From “Doing” to Focus on “Being”

Mar. 12, 2018. By Assistant Minister Rev. Sarah Caine. My first blog as Rev. Sarah Caine! It’s still sinking in that I have made it to this honorific. Thank you all for making it possible. The power to grant this title rests with the congregation, and you inspire and humble me with your votes of confidence. I hope I serve you and this calling well. Part of the training to become a UU minister is doing at least one unit of clinical pastoral education (CPE). This means 3 months usually working in a hospital (there are some programs in hospice or working with marginalized communities) as a chaplain. There is […]