“Visual Sanctuary” art exhibit

Through Nov. 1, Sanctuary and Music & Arts Room. Open to the public. ARTspeaks has partnered with Art Connection in the Capital Region to organize an art exhibition and placement project titled “Visual Sanctuary.” Artists were invited to donate work that, at the close of the exhibit, will be donated to area nonprofits that focus on improving underserved communities through their missions.    

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 […]

Pastoral care workshop

Sat., Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA. Presenter: Eileen Long-Farias, M.S., LPC  of the Women’s Center, Vienna, VA. Cost: $30, includes lunch. Register now here. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church invites you to a pastoral care workshop about mental health wellness for adults and teens. For lay pastoral care team members, ministers, seminarians and others in helping roles. Mental health problems can cover a broad range of disorders affecting the way a person thinks, feels and interacts with others. This workshop will provide tools, tips and resources for the care of others and self-care for pastoral care team members when dealing with members’ […]

Help make our Transylvanian guests feel welcome

Questions? Contact Martha Ades or Betsy Bicknell. Fourteen members of UUCF’s partner congregation in Szentgerice, Romania, will be visiting us Oct. 24-Nov. 4. We still need volunteers to help provide meals during their stay, accompanying them on tours, serve as drivers, host home dinners and help create a peace garden around the Memorial Cairn. Check out the SignUpGenius and lend a hand to make them welcome. It will be a fun way to explore the common and different threads of our faith and cultures, and to make new friends through shared experiences.

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 […]

2018 Mississippi Living Legacy Pilgrimage

Sun., Oct. 28-Thu., Nov. 1, Jackson, MS. Plan to arrive by 4 p.m. Oct. 28 and depart on Nov. 1. (This trip begins and ends in Jackson, Mississippi. We will stay in Jackson all four nights and take day trips east and north.) Registration now open here! $985 (double occupancy rate, per person) $1,175 (single occupancy rate, per person). For more information, visit 2018 Mississippi Living Legacy Pilgrimage. Did you know that the Mississippi murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago, roused the resistance into a movement, that is, the American Civil Rights movement? Understanding what is happening in our world today means taking the time to learn our […]

Spiritual Hiking

Sun., Nov. 11, 12:30-2 p.m., meet in front of the Program Building. Led by Edna Trimm. No registration required; just show up. Meets the second Sunday of each month after the second service. Inspirational readings like this will begin each hike: “We have analyzed the [Jackson] Pollock patterns with computers and compared them with forests, and they are exactly the same. This dimension does more than lull us; it can engage us, awe us and make us reflect.” – Richard Taylor, physicist

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 […]