Youth Ministry Revival

“Answer the Call of Love.” Fri., Mar. 1, 2019-Sun., Mar. 3, 2019, Cedar Lane UU, Bethesda, MD. The Youth Ministry Revival is a national senior high youth event that started in 2016 in Portland. It moved to Chicago, in 2017 and this year the Central East Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association will host it in the DC area. This is bigger and different from a regular con. We encourage congregations to send teams of youth and adults (specifically adults that don’t normally go to youth events but are interested in multigenerational justice and worship teams). We’ll be bringing in local partners as well as UU religious professionals and youth […]

Covenant Groups Help Members “Make Sense of Our Larger Community”

Sep. 24, 2018. By Kim Condas. UUCF is a big congregation. It’s not megachurch-big, but with more than 1,000 congregants and two Sunday services, it’s large enough that members new and old may find it hard to connect within such a large organization. That was my challenge when I joined in 2006. What helped me feel more integrated into the life of UUCF was joining a Covenant Group. That small group of members welcomed me and helped me make sense of our larger community. Later, a friend and I started a new Covenant Group and got to know another wonderful group of new and longtime members. I’ve laughed and cried […]

Two Staff Searches Launching Soon

Sep. 17, 2018. By Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller and Board of Directors President Anthony Salvi. Early in 2019, UUCF will embark on two key staff searches: assistant minister and director of religious exploration (DRE). Interim DRE Diana Tycer and Assistant Minister Rev. Sarah Caine both end their terms of service next summer. We are immensely grateful to Diana and Sarah for the gifts they have brought to UUCF’s community, ministry and programming. We are also thankful we will continue to benefit from their ministries for many more months. To hire their successors, UUCF will conduct simultaneous searches led by two different search teams. Each search team will be […]

Back to the Future

Sep. 10, 2018. By Intern Minister Pippin Whitaker. As a child of the 80s, the movie “Back to the Future” was … formative. For those who haven’t seen it, in the movie Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, goes back in time by accident, gets to know his parents and finds he can change his future by changing small things in the past. Super. The twist is that by changing the past so he can be rich and powerful, he almost erases himself from existence (a minor drawback of time travel). He must learn to be careful if he wants to have a future. In the end, he develops […]