UUCR Peace Camp

Mon., Aug. 13-Fri., Aug. 17, UU Church in Reston. Click here for detailed information and registration. Questions? Email Nichole Hodges-Abbasi. The Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston and Beloved Yoga are excited to partner for the first time for a unique Peace Camp and Yoga experience for children ages 6-12. This full-day camp will offer yoga, storytelling, music, theater, arts and crafts, nature walks, service projects and fun!

UUWomenspirit Spring Retreat

May 16-20, The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center in Highlands, NC. UUWomenspirit is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that has hosted all-women retreats since 1987. Our retreats emphasize and celebrate the Divine Feminine in her many forms. The theme for our spring event is Inviting the Sacred Into Our Lives, during which we will explore the many wondrous yet simple ways we can bring the sacred into our lives every day. Daily offerings include workshops, activities and worship services with a group of amazing women. The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center is nestled deep in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In this beautiful setting, the surrounding views of nature will […]

Social Justice Leaders Roundtable

Sat., Mar. 17, 1-4:30 p.m., UU Church of Arlington. Register here. Join Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) and other social justice leaders for a discussion of organizational challenges facing all UU social justice programs in the region. We will learn about UUSJ’s advocacy work on Capitol Hill and share congregational successes. Please bring talking points for a 2-minute one-on-one sharing of one successful program at your congregation. We will also break into small groups to learn what others are doing on specific topics such as How to Get Ministerial and Congregational Support. We expect one to three Social Justice leaders from each congregation to attend.

Turkish cooking class and dinner

Sat., Mar. 3, 5:30-8 p.m., UU Church in Reston. Cost: $10/person at the door. Space is limited! RSVP today by emailing Leni Nazare. (The UUCR calendar indicates that this event is full but Leni Nazare is holding two spots for UUCFers.) Learn to cook Turkish food and enjoy a fabulous sit-down dinner! Red lentil soup Dolmas: Stuffed grape leave; stuffed mini peppers; stuffed eggplant Green salad with Turkish dressing Cookies (or gluten-free rice pudding, if desired) Tea, Turkish style Demonstration cooking class followed by sit-down dinner. Recipes are easy, healthy and delicious. Menu is gluten-free vegetarian, with meat optional. Instructor Esra, who came to the US from Turkey about 10 […]

“Remembering Selma” choral event

Sun., Feb. 25, 4 p.m., People’s Community Baptist Church, 31 Norwood Rd., Silver Spring, MD. Free. Suggested donation: $5/person. Learn more about the Bloom by Strathmore series here. This stunning musical tribute features vocalist and Strathmore artist-in-residence alumna Cassandra Allen and choirs from the People’s Community Baptist Church and Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring in a performance that explores and celebrates the legacy of the Selma marches through spirituals and gospel music.        

Afro Blue concert

Sun., Feb. 25, 4 p.m., All Souls Church Unitarian, 1500 Harvard St. NW, Washington, DC. Concert is free; a good will collection will be taken. A concert by Howard University’s premier vocal jazz ensemble and others from Howard’s Vocal Jazz Program celebrating the role of music in the civil rights era.      

Secular Social Justice 2018

Tue., Apr. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., All Souls Church Unitarian, 1500 Harvard St. NW, Washington, DC. Hosted by the American Humanist Association. Cost: $10-25. Register here. More information here. Contact Sincere Kirabo, AHA social justice coordinator, 202-238-9088, ext. 111. This all-day event is dedicated to developing awareness and providing training opportunities about sociopolitical issues impacting communities of color through workshops, discussion, networking and coalition-building.

Yoga with Yogi Bhajan

Saturdays, Jan. 13-Mar. 31, 9:30-11 a.m., Prog. Bldg. (Note: No class Feb. 17.) Contact Ravi Kaur (Chris Mason), 571-213-3192, to register or for more information. Twelve sessions: $121. Four or more sessions: $11/session. Drop-in rate: $15/session. Senior discounts available. Sessions include yoga sets, breathing, stretching and meditation. Increase your flexibility, relax and be energized.    

Western Fairfax PFLAG and FLY

Tue., Mar. 6, 7:30-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. PFLAG is a support group for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, and FLY is a support/social group for LGBTQ youth and allies ages 12 (with parental permission) to 19. FLY also holds teen lounges on the third Friday of each month. Email PFLAG or visit FLY’s Facebook page for time and place.