HS cookie baking & decorating

Sun., Dec. 16, 2-6 p.m., Sanctuary Kitchen & Commons. UUCF high schoolers will cut out and bake cookies early and then decorate them once they have cooled, so come for as much time as you have available. Please sign up to participate and bring either cookie dough, frosting or decorations. (Adult assistants also needed.) Snacks are welcome (especially vegetables)! The categories this year are: most UU cookie, cookie with the best backstory, holiday-themed cookie, musical/Disney-themed cookie and cookie with the best disguise. Start planning your decorating now as prizes will be given.

Return Guest at Your Table boxes

You may drop off Guest at Your Table boxes at the UUCF office any weekday through Fri., Dec. 14. Thank you for participating in this year’s program, which supports the important social justice work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.        

UUCF People of Color Caucus holiday potluck dinner

Fri., Dec. 14, 6:30-9 p.m., Social Hall. Please RSVP here. For more information about the UUCF POCC, email pocc@googlegroups.com or look for the group in the Realm database and ask to join. For all in the UUCF community who identify as people of color. We will enjoy each other’s company while sharing thoughts and experiences on Unitarian Universalism and UUCF. Families welcome.

Beacon House Christmas request

Contact Kerry Fraser, 703-255-5844. Beacon House is asking the region’s UU congregations to give its neediest kids special attention at Christmas. Beacon House has asked UUCF members to help with 10 of these kids. Eight of the neediest kids have been spoken for. You would be expected to spend $50-$100 on the child. If you would like to help with one of these children, contact Kerry Fraser. If you would like to help but prefer a smaller commitment, please check the Angel Trees in the Sanctuary Commons or the Program Building.

BRUU hosts bluegrass performance

Fri., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6), Bull Run Unitarian Universalists, 9350 Main St., Manassas, VA. Tickets are $20, general admission, all ages. Buy tickets here. Facebook event page here. For more information or with questions, contact bluegrass@bruu.org, 703-732-1000. Award-winning bluegrass group Nothin’ Fancy was formed in 1994 to compete in a bluegrass competition. After discovering the undeniable camaraderie among its members, the group has continued working together and gained a large fan base of loyal followers. The band has released 11 full-length albums and continues to perform at festivals across the United States and Canada, and even in Norway.    

Vivaldi’s “Magnificat”

Date: Sun., Dec. 16, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m., Sanctuary. Worship Leader: Director of Music & Arts/Worship Coordinator Laura Weiss. Music: Combined choirs and orchestras from UUCF and the UU Congregation of Rockville. 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 for infants from 6 months to children 3 years old will be available in the Program Building. The Sanctuary […]

High School OWL sexuality education

Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 6 p.m.-Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 12:30 p.m., including overnights Friday and Saturday. Cost: $75, includes five meals. UUCF youth receive a 25% discount. Scholarships available. Register. Questions? Contact Diana Tycer. The Our Whole Lives (OWL) comprehensive sexuality education course will be offered as a weekend intensive. Targeted at high school juniors and seniors, the course is open to high school youth from any UU congregation and explores more deeply topics introduced in 8th Grade OWL. The course focuses on sexual health, building healthy sexual relationships, and exploring sexuality and social issues. Strong emphasis is placed on educating the youth about power and responsibility in relationships, sexual harassment, […]

Buy a Christmas tree, feed the hungry!

Starting on Nov. 24, buy a fresh-cut Christmas tree from Vale United Methodist Church in Oakton (the little white church on the Corner of Vale and Fox Mill roads), and your purchase will provide, on average,100 lifesaving meals for hungry children and families around the world. For the eighth straight year, proceeds from Vale Church’s tree sale will be donated to the global relief organization Rise Against Hunger, as well as being used for local anti-hunger efforts here in Fairfax County. The high-quality trees come in a range of sizes and varieties, including fraser firs, douglas firs and canaan firs. Wreaths and pine garlands are also available. Enjoy free hot […]

Children’s bookstore events

Community events for new children’s bookstore, Stories Like Me. We are partnering with Britepaths to allow our customers to purchase a book for a child this holiday season. To learn more, contact co-founder Helen Hendricks, 703-679-7940. First pop-up: Sat., Nov. 24 (Small Business Saturday), 2-4 p.m., Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates, 9639 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Sat., Dec.1 and Sun., Dec. 2, 3-6 p.m., Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Stories Like Us will be represented at local author Heather Gray’s Love and Devotion book tour. Fri., Dec. 14-Sun., Dec. 16, Fairfax City Holiday Market, Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA. Dec. 14, 5-8 p.m.; Dec. 15, 12-6 p.m.; Dec. 16, 12-4 […]