Sat., May 12, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., UCP Reston. Free conference. Advance registration encouraged. More information and registration here. Event will include food and social and networking opportunities. Questions? Contact James Dean, 571-830-8730. Featured speaker will be Rev. Elder Darlene Garner. Her presentation is titled, “And Now What? Crossing the Intersection of Just Us and Justice.” Rev. Elder Darlene Garner is a lesbian woman of African, Cherokee and Irish descent with a National Baptist and Episcopal spiritual heritage. She came out as a lesbian in 1973 and joined Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) in 1976. She is the mother of four adult children, has seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In March 2010, […]
Address Unknown: Honoring Muslim Albanians Who Saved Jews in World War II. Through May 7, Music & Arts Room. Featuring the nationally acclaimed exhibit Besa. Holocaust Commemoration Event, Fri., Apr. 27, 7 p.m. Sponsored by UUCF ARTspeaks and the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia.
Apr. 2, 2018. By UUCF member Stacey Casey. While sitting in the bright UUCF Sanctuary on recent Sunday mornings, I have loved hearing the personal faith stories from UUCF members. This experience has made me re-examine my own reasons for attending UUCF, and led me to start defining my own spiritual journey. Many of these member stories share a common theme: the connection between Covenant Groups and building a stronger connection to UUCF. To date, Covenant Groups have been long-term small groups that get together in a shared experience of listening, reflecting and exploring issues together. In each story I’ve heard, the UUCF members describe their Covenant Groups as giving […]