Rev. Lara Fuchs named new assistant minister

Apr. 17, 2019. The UUCF Assistant Minister Search Team and Board of Directors are thrilled to announce the selection of our new Assistant Minister for Congregational Life Rev. Lara Fuchs. Rev. Lara lives in Switzerland and is a European consulting minister serving numerous UU congregations throughout Europe. She completed her intern ministry at the Unitarian Church in Westport, CT. Rev. Lara is an ordained minister in preliminary fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), and has a masters of divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School. Before becoming a UU minister, she had a career in nursing. Rev. Lara grew up in Canada and her mother was also a UU minister. […]

Congregational death

UUCF member Katherine H. (Kat) Tynberg has died at age 70. She worked in public relations and communications, and was an avid swing dancer. Friends are planning an informal gathering tentatively scheduled for Sat., Apr. 27, at 12 p.m. To be kept in the loop about the gathering details, please email

UU Reston hosts energy efficiency workshop

Sun., May 5, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston (UUCR), 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston, VA. Learn more and RSVP by Mon., Apr. 29. The workshop, led by Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS), will focus on how to make our homes more comfortable while reducing climate pollution and saving money on energy bills. Open to age 13 and up, this free workshop will review where our energy comes from and why it matters. Participants of all skill levels will be taught how to perform simple upgrades to conserve energy and water. Hosted by UUCR’s Social Action & Justice Committee. Questions? Contact Jackie Grogan. FACS is a faith-based, interdenominational, […]

Blessed Beltane: A Ritual of Balance

Sat., Apr. 27, 4:30 p.m., Memorial Grove (Social Hall in bad weather). All genders welcome, ages 16 and up. We will honor and celebrate the divine balance of both the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine within us all. Bring your own sacred chalice for drinking (it will be blessed on the altar). This can be as simple as your favorite coffee mug or as elaborate as you wish. Please bring fresh flowers for the altar (these will be gifted to Mother Goddess and Father God after the ritual). Questions? Contact Misti McCloud or Janet Cushing.

Fairfax Interfaith Friendship Walk

Sun., Apr. 28, 2-5 p.m., starts at Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax. Register here to ensure you receive any updates regarding the route. More information here. Questions? Email or call 202-429-1690. Join the Rumi Forum and others for the Fairfax Interfaith Friendship Walk, which aims to bring faith communities together to appreciate each other and feel part of the same whole despite our differences. The walk will start at Fairfax United Methodist Church and visit the Christian Science Church, Daniels Run Peace Church, Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia, Truro Anglican Church, Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Fairfax Baptist Church and end at Christ Lutheran Church. At each stop, […]

UU Common Read discussion

Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Join us to discuss the 2018-19 UU Common Read, “Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class and Environment,” edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom (Skinner House Books, 2018). Facilitated by Jean Wright and Susan Bennett. Book is available to order from the UUA Bookstore, InSpirit. Feel free to join us even if you haven’t read the book! No pre-registration required.