Veterans Day art installation

Healing Wall Exhibit in partnership with UUCF’s Young Arts program. Runs through Jan. 1, 2019, Music & Arts Room. UUCF ARTspeaks proudly presents artwork by 24 soldiers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and are on the mend at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. UUCF’s Shari MacFarlane and artists from the Vienna Arts Society worked with the soldiers, helping them translate their feelings into a visual expression on 12-inch puzzle pieces. The artists provided paints and brushes and showed the soldiers different techniques. This powerful art installation helps explore UUCF’s November worship theme, Memory. Youngsters in UUCF’s Young Arts Program completed similar puzzle pieces as they explored themes around justice and […]

“Exciting” Auction items sought

The UUCF Auction team is seeking donations of trips/vacations, vacation homes, experiences, exclusive club membership entries, hotel stays or any other “big” or “exciting” items for the live auction of the 2019 UUCF Auction planned for Mar. 2. These items are often valued at $500+ and ensure that we have a fantastic offering for the final, live portion of the auction! If you have something to donate that fits this description, contact us now: auction@uucf.org.

The Heart of Our Promise

Making Sanctuary for Future Generations. Oct. 29, 2018. By Assistant Minister Rev. Sarah Caine. The lens through which we interact with one another is the essence of UUCF. It is the Heart of Our Promise. Some of you may remember this phrase from Ingathering or the banners around campus. As October draws to a close and we end our theme of Sanctuary, it seems the perfect time to revisit this nebulous thing – this program that’s not quite a program but more of a way of thinking and being that we talked about at Ingathering. Hopefully, it will be useful as we reflect on the kind of legacy and blessing […]

Thanksgiving Service

Date: Sun., Nov. 18, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m., Sanctuary. Worship Leader: Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller and Assistant Minister Rev. Sarah Caine. Music: Polymnia (Arlington UU handbells), UUCF Revolution Ringers handbells, UUCF Community Chorale; Katherine Riddle, flute; Kristen Jones, cello. Religious Exploration: RE classes in session for age 2-Grade 12. Preschool, Middle School and High School begin and end in class. At 9:15, Kindergarten-Grade 3 begin in the Chapel and end in class. At 11:15, Kindergarten-Grade 3 begin in the Library and end in class. At both services, Grades 4-6 begin in the Sanctuary and end in class. Child care to age 3 available in the Sanctuary Nursery.

Banding Together 5

Sat., Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Sanctuary. Organizers: Liz Carlson and Karen Wolf. Tickets : $10 per person; $25 family max. Buy tickets here. Every year, four multigenerational bands rock the house to raise funds for UUCF’s Youth and Music programs and other community nonprofits. Last year, Banding Together 4 raised $3,000.

What Are We Building? And How Are We Building It?

Oct. 22, 2018. By Tyler Coles. Like many who grew up in the rolling hills of the Appalachian Mountains, I always found autumn a welcome relief following the tedious days of summer. The cool temperatures and falling leaves form a picturesque memory in my mind as my friends and I would take part in one of our favorites activities – building forts. As we would wander through the woods just beyond our neighborhood, we would assemble crude structures with whatever materials we would come across. Sometimes the work of creation would be easy. Yet, more often, our work required copious amounts of time and energy as we gathered materials that […]

Mother-Daughter Group

For mothers of teen daughters who are sensitive. Fourth Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Sun., Nov. 25, 7-9 p.m., location TBD (please contact Jennifer). Who: Cisgender, trans or gender-expansive mothers/guardians and their sensitive teen daughters (cis, trans or gender-expansive). Size: 3-8 mothers. Questions? Contact Jennifer. Join a small group of women to explore how we can help each other nurture our sensitive daughters through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. The group’s intention is to support each other as mothers, nurture our relationships with our daughters, help them thrive as girls and young women and welcome them into a community of women. Our goal is for each of us […]