Justice and Inclusion Conference

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, […]

A Binding Thread on Your Spiritual Journey

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 […]