The Reach of Our Light

Apr. 30, 2018. By Lay Minister for Membership & Outreach Shannon Williams. Like many neighbors doing their part to urge in spring, my son and I transplant seedlings. Our task is to thin the herd. We approach this work with an unspoken awareness of the terrible, lovely power we possess. We get to decide which of these fragile things have their chance to carry on in larger containers, and which will return to beginnings. My son with his still unbroken optimism rejects this as a false choice. He scrounges around the kitchen for used water bottles then saws off the tops and drill holes in the bottoms. Bringing them into […]

Capital Pride

Capital Pride Parade, Sat., Jun. 9, 4:30 p.m., Dupont Circle. Capital Pride Festival, Sun., Jun. 10, 12-7 p.m., on Pennsylvania Avenue/7th Street NW, between the National Gallery of Art and the U.S. Capitol. Contact Jenny McAtee, 240-595-2680. It’s time to organize our UU presence at Capital Pride! With a theme of “Elements of Us,” Capital Pride believes that every person’s life is composed of a kaleidoscope of extraordinary parts, including identity, race, sexuality, gender, spirituality, experience and beliefs. And doesn’t that fit in with our UU values and philosophies? And, in living our values Capital Pride gives us the opportunity to come together and be a positive and loving presence in […]

Reston Pride

Sat., Jun. 2, 2-6 p.m., UU Church in Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston. Co-sponsored by UUCF. Rain or shine. More details here. Please join us for the first-ever Reston Pride as we celebrate our vibrant and important LGBTQ community. Mark your calendars now for this exciting landmark event! Reston Pride will be a big, fun family-friendly event! There are a number of diverse entertainers, activities and exhibitors scheduled. Mama Celeste will serve as event emcee. According to the “San Francisco Chronicle,” Mama Celeste is one of the up-and-coming drag performance artists in the Bay Area. Cosponsors include: Cornerstones GLSEN Northern Virginia Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation Safe Space Nova St. Anne’s Episcopal […]

UUC of Annapolis seeks DRE

Please submit a cover letter, resume and two letters of reference from a UU religious professional to Rev. Kathleen Rolenz. Applications will be accepted through May 31. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis seeks an interim or permanent Director of Religious Exploration to lead our Children and Youth programs with creativity and collaboration and to serve the mission and vision of the congregation. This is a 40-hour week position requiring a bachelor’s degree, teaching experience, organizational skills, knowledge of child development and family systems, a love of children and youth, and a willingness to learn and grow. The DRE will supervise the RE Assistant and the Youth Coordinator. The Unitarian Universalist […]

Our Pledges As Nourishment

Apr. 23, 2018. By Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. When you think about UUCF, I’m hoping what comes to mind first are things like love, community, spiritual nourishment, compassion, growth, family, justice and service. I’m also hoping when we think of UUCF we have a growing understanding of what it takes to keep this place running, the incredible work of the staff, the voice of love, hope and justice that we have always valued so deeply, but especially in this last year. When considering all of this, although it can be hard, the hope is we avoid thinking of money equaling votes for or against particular aspects of congregational […]

Camp Spirit Quest

Mon.-Fri., Jul. 23-27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (early arrival and late pickup available for additional cost), on the beautiful acreage of Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church abutting Burke Lake Park, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke, VA. For campers ages 5-12. High school and college students are counselors and middle school students are counselors-in-training. Fees*: $150 for 1st child; $120 every additional child; $120/child for weeklong Camp Spirit Quest volunteers. Includes five days of safe and fun instruction and activities, a T-shirt, a journal, pencils and two healthy snacks each day. Our week will conclude with a Friday pizza party and performance for children and parents. For more information, visit or email […]