SCOV names new executive director

The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) Board of Directors has named Susan D. Garvey as its new executive director. Ms. Garvey has an extensive nonprofit background with over 30 years as an executive, fundraiser and volunteer. Some of the organizations she has represented include; INOVA Health System Foundation, INOVA Kellar Center, Best Buddies Virginia, the Alzheimer’s Association and Cornerstones. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated the ability to foster meaningful connections and partnerships with leaders in our community. In addition to being the public face of SCOV, Susan’s duties include managing the annual budget, overseeing a three-person staff and dedicated volunteers, who last year devoted 9,900 hours of service in […]

WES seeks interim director of lifelong learning

For questions or to apply, please contact Senior Leader Amanda Poppei. The Washington Ethical Society (WES), a humanist congregation in Washington, DC, is seeking an interim director of lifelong learning (DLL) or similar to begin immediately. We are open to someone working anywhere from 20-40 hours a week; if the position is closer to 20 hours we would expect primarily general administration of the Sunday School program; if closer to 40 hours we would ask for change management/interim work as well. Our hope would be that the person filling the interim position would be able to stay with us through June 2019. We have a great program at WES, with […]

UU Annapolis seeks business administrator

UU Church of Annapolis is actively soliciting resumes for a full-time business administrator. Click here for details. Salary range is between$55,000-$65,000 commensurate with experience. Send a cover letter and resume to Interim Senior Minister Rev. Kathleen C. Rolenz by Dec. 13.

Christmas Eve Services

Mon., Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), 4, 6 & 8 p.m., Sanctuary. 4 p.m,. Nativity Pageant – Features Young Arts program participants in lead acting roles and the Merry Makers children’s choir. 6 p.m., Revolution Ringers handbell ensemble will once again stir us with their gorgeous sound. 8 p.m., Catalyst choral chamber ensemble will warm our hearts with the musical stylings of John Rutter and Alice Parker.

Loretta and Michael Rowe

Congregational Treasures. Dec. 3, 2018. This December we honor Loretta and Michael Rowe as UUCF Congregational Treasures. You’ve definitely seen the Rowes around – they’re involved in so many aspects of our congregational life. Loretta and Michael have assisted with pastoral care and memorial services. They participated in a Covenant Group and are active participants in the Climate Action Group, where they facilitated audience discussion following a viewing of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” In addition, Loretta led this year’s Earth Day Fair on the UUCF campus. These days you will see Michael singing tenor in the UUCF Community Chorale and Loretta beautifying the campus with flowers. […]

Advent: Finding a Stillness

Dec. 3, 2018. By Assistant Minister Rev. Sarah Caine. Yesterday marked the first day of Hanukkah as well as the first day of Advent this year. One, the celebration of a miracle and a way to visually say “still here, still worshipping.” The other, anticipating a miracle amid the feeling that the world is ending. I have celebrated both of these holidays at different points in my life. Recently, Advent has been important to me – even as someone who doesn’t identify with Jesus as the sole source of salvation. Advent was introduced to me in seminary, by a Catholic woman priest. Now, I make a point of having candles […]

Program evaluation of RE

Each year the Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) evaluates one UUCF program area and submits a report and recommendations to the Coordinating Team. This year’s evaluation of the Religious Exploration program is available here. Thanks to team members Mary Butler, Torie Gorges, Mark Magee and Kathy Smerke Hochberg.

PCC scholarship deadline – Dec. 14

Questions? Contact Leslie Beard. Thanks to your generosity, the Partner Church Circle (PCC) is halfway to its goal of providing scholarships to students at our partner church in Transylvania and class sponsorships at the Puriang Unitarian School in India. There’s still time to meet our goal and their needs. Please mail a check by Dec. 14 to Leslie Beard, 1911 Hyannis Ct., Apt. 202, McLean, VA 22102-1979 or stop by our table in the Commons. No donation is too small.