Planning life celebrations

Sun., May 7, 2 p.m., Prog. Bldg. All are welcome. Questions? Contact Ron Brandt, 703-765-4779. Mary Albrethsen, licensed funeral director and embalmer, will discuss current trends in the funeral industry at this semi-annual meeting of the Memorial Society of Northern Virginia.

Union Service, UU Unity Weekend

Sun., May 7, 4 p.m., First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, 10 W Franklin St., Baltimore, MD. Free admission. Free on-street parking and reduced rate parking ($5) at 15 W Franklin Street Garage. Doors open at 3:30 with a concert program by orchestra & combined choirs. Reception follows the service. Greater Baltimore Unitarian Universalist congregations gather each May to remember the 1819 visit of Rev. William Ellery Channing to Baltimore to preach the sermon Unitarian Christianity. This year, Rev. Alma Faith Crawford will deliver her sermon, Sanity While Black: Enduring Racial Trauma Without Losing Our Damn Minds. Rev. Crawford is a former professor of Worship Arts at Starr King School for the Ministry […]

First Unitarian of Baltimore seeks RE coordinator

The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (Unitarian and Universalist) seeks a quarter-time religious education coordinator. Start date: On or about Aug. 1, 2017. Time commitment: Quarter-time (10 hours or 3 units, per week, including most Sunday mornings). Salary: $7,450-$8,775, dependent on skills and experience. No benefits. Statement of interest: Send by May 1, 2017 to rechair@firstunitarian.net. About our church: First Unitarian of Baltimore is a historic urban church with about 200 members. We are cultivating diversity and working to build a better Baltimore. Join us as we create a loving and joyful community that encourages children, youth and adults to grow together. We are an inclusive congregation and encourage people with […]

Singing for racial justice

Sat., May 6, 3:30 p.m., All Souls Church Unitarian, Washington, DC. Admission is free. A goodwill offering will be taken in support of #blacklivesdmv. Join us for an inspiring afternoon of music when more than 250 singers from 14 UU congregations in the greater Washington, DC/Baltimore area as they join with composer/conductor Rollo Dilworth to present “America, the Dream: Singing for Racial Justice.” The service will include the world premiere of “America, the Dream,” commissioned from Mr. Dilworth by our UU church choirs, a performance by West African drumming ensemble Akoma from All Souls Church, social justice sing-along hymns, remarks from Revs. Abhi Janamanchi and Nancy McDonald Ladd and a reflection from Mr. […]

Men Who Cook fundraiser

Sun., Apr. 30, 5 p.m., UUCF Sanctuary. Tickets: $70/person, available from Joanna Walker during select coffee hours or contact Victoria Robinson, 703-237-6826. The Men Who Cook event includes great food, drink and entertainment and is sponsored by the NOVA Catholic Community and its social justice project Safe Kids. The NOVA Catholic Community is building a three-floor Safe Kids Center in one of the poorest, roughest barrios in Mexico City to provide meals, schooling, health care, life skills training and therapy for kids, teens and parents.  

Used Book Sale fundraiser

Sat., Apr. 29, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Accotink UU Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. Questions? Contact coom@accotinkuu.org. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone among our huge selection of books, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles. The last hour of the fundraiser (1-2 p.m.), fill a paper grocery bag for only $5.

“The Lesbian Wannabe”

Fri., Apr. 28, 7:30 p.m., UUCF Sanctuary. Tickets here. Rated R for adult situations and sexual content. Proceeds benefit The DC LGBT Center, a non-profit that educates, empowers, celebrates and connects LGBTQ communities. A new original work by UUCF member Carol Campbell, “The Lesbian Wannabe” is a satirical romp through an absurd set of circumstances. Join Jacqui Kabumba as she navigates her way through the journey of a corrupt political asylum process. For more information about the artist, click here.  

Shepherd’s Center Caregivers Support Group

Thu., May 4, 10-11:30 a.m., Prog. Bldg. First and third Thursdays of each month, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact facilitator Jack Tarr, 703-821-6838. Designed for caregivers of adult family members. Some are cared for at home, some in local assisted living facilities and some are out of state.

Yoga

Saturdays through May 20, 9:30-11 a.m., Prog. Bldg. Contact Ravi Kaur (Chris Mason), 571-213-3192, to register or for more information. Senior discounts, drop-in rates or package of four or 11 sessions available. Increase your flexibility, reduce your stress and improve your breathing and your health.    

Western Fairfax PFLAG and FLY

Tue., May 2, 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.