ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia

Mar. 3-17, various locations throughout Northern Virginia. Tickets and details here. The film “Defiant Lives” will be shown at UUCF on Wed., Mar. 13, 7 p.m., in the Sanctuary. Founded in 2007 in New York, ReelAbilities is the only film festival of its kind in the nation dedicated to representing the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. UUCF is proud to have been selected by ReelAbilities to represent one of 15 national host cities/regions for the film festival. This dynamic festival presents both domestic and international award-winning films, accompanied by interactive programming that collectively inspires the community to explore and celebrate our shared human experience.  

Virtual Dementia Tour

Wed., Feb. 27, 1:30-3 p.m., Linda and Lou Mazawey Education & Support Center, Insight Memory Care Center, 3955 Pender Dr., Suite 100, Fairfax. Space is limited to 16 attendees. Register here. Questions? Contact Lindsey Vajpeyi, 703-204-4664 This event is a special Virtual Dementia Tour for Faith Communities. All faith leaders and faith community members are welcome to attend to learn more about the experience of dementia, as well as see firsthand the programs and services that Insight provides. The tour is designed to help simulate the effects of dementia. A trained facilitator will guide participants outfitted with patented devices that alter their senses while they try to complete common everyday tasks and […]

RE teacher sign-ups now open!

The 2019-20 Religious Exploration volunteer teacher sign-ups are now open! Any person over the age of 21 who attends UUCF may sign up to teach. Required new teacher training will be held on Sat., Sep. 7, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The regular RE program year runs for 27 Sundays between Sep. 15, 2019 and May 17, 2020. Teachers serve on four-person teams, so volunteers work an average of 14 Sundays during the RE program year.

Grounds work day

Sat., Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., meet in front of the Program Building. Questions? Contact Bob Root. Please join us for this rescheduled grounds work day after the Jan. 21 work day was canceled due to bad weather. We have invasive plant species to remove, work to keep deer out of certain areas, mulching, and perhaps some early planting to do. Please bring gloves; UUCF has tools. We’ll break for lunch midday.

Buy Auction tickets and sign up to volunteer

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it … ” – Ferris Bueller. Don’t miss the 2019 UUCF Auction being held on Sat., Mar. 2! Tickets are on sale now! Registering early gets you a discount – registering early and volunteering gets you an even bigger discount! Find the links for registering, volunteering and donating at

A Time and a Place

Feb. 11, 2019. By Intern Minister Pippin Whitaker. “I want to just cry, but they’re waiting. There’ll be a time and a place for that,” I recall a bereaved spouse in the hospital telling me she couldn’t cry – she needed to put on a strong face for the grandchildren. Grief unfolds in so many different ways, and numbness is certainly one of them. Yet I wondered, with this expansive family and all the arrangements she would need to make, when would she find her space to cry, or yell or sit with sadness? When do any of us find the time and space to grieve our losses, our hurts? […]