Young Adult Fellowship needs service project lead

Contact Pippin Whitaker. Last year, the Young Adult Fellowship Group gathered to prepare evening snacks for our guests during UUCF’s hypothermia shelter week. Will the group come together again to help during UUCF’s shelter week, Feb. 10-17? There are many ways to help: prepare snacks, serve dinner and more but we need a young adult to take the lead in coordinating Young Adult participation in this important project. Check out the volunteer sign-up under the “All Other Tasks” tab for ideas of ways to participate.

Young Adult 4th Friday Game Night

Fri., Jan. 25, 7 p.m., at Erik Branting’s home (855 Moffett Forge Rd., Herndon, VA). The last Young Adult game night was so much fun, we’re making it a regular thing. Optional: bring your favorite game (that is at least basically in line with UU values) and a snack to share. Please RSVP to Erik so he has a head count. For last-minute directions, call Erik, 703-376-7157.

Annual visit to Virginia state legislators

Mon., Jan. 21, bus will load in the UUCF parking lot at 9 a.m., leave at 9:30. Members of the three UU congregations sponsoring the bus will have exclusive registration access Jan. 3-10. After that, other groups will have access. Advance registration required. Sign up to reserve your spot on the bus. Cost: $10 to help cover the cost of the bus. Questions? Contact Bob Hatfield or Bob McCarthy. Give witness for UU values and advocate for important legislation to improve the lives of all Virginians by participating in this annual bus trip to visit Virginia state legislators. The day typically involves attendance at a vigil held at the Bell […]

Opening the Way to Connection

Dec. 31, 2018. By Lay Minister for Membership & Outreach Shannon Williams. “Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.” – Vera Nazarian A random bounce through UUCF’s website encounters no fewer than a dozen versions of the word “connection.” Interconnectedness. Building connections. Grow, Connect, Serve. This word in its many forms weaves itself around all the ways we work for love and justice in our congregation. Its meanings are even more varied outside of congregational life. From electrical engineering to neural networks to ecological systems, connection suggests relationship, coherence, continuity or a sequence of […]

Martin Luther King Day Service

Date: Sun., Jan. 20, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m., Sanctuary. Worship Leader: Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. Music: UUCF Community Chorale and Worship Band with Katherine Riddle, flute. Religious Exploration: Special social justice RE Workshop for Preschool-High School in the Program Building. No regular RE classes. Child care for infants 6 months old to children 3 years old will be held in the Program Building. The Sanctuary Nursery will be open for parents caring for newborn infants. As always, parents are welcome to keep their children with them during services.  

We Are Capable of More Than We Know

Date: Sun., Jan. 27, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m., Sanctuary. Worship Leader: Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. Music: Dave Anderson and Mike Wingo. Religious Exploration: RE classes in session for age 2-Grade 12. Preschool, Middle School and High School begin and end in class. Kindergarten-Grade 3 begin in the Chapel and end in class. Grades 4-6 begin in the Sanctuary and end in class. Child care for infants 6 months old to children 3 years old will be held in the Program Building. The Sanctuary Nursery will be open for parents caring for newborn infants. As always, parents are welcome to keep their children with them during services.

UUCA Racial Justice Allyship Workshop

Sun., Jan. 20, 1:30-7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA. More information and sign-ups. Questions? Contact Alex Ziehm. As part of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington’s (UUCA) Live the Pledge campaign to end racism, the congregation has partnered with Service Never Sleeps to offer a racial justice allyship training for the community. This workshop will teach you about the causes of racial injustice, how to be an effective ally for marginalized communities and how to actively influence and educate others. This is not just “another racial justice workshop.” Most people walk out of this workshop saying it was the most impactful racial justice workshop they’ve […]