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.

UU Battle of the Bands

Sat., Feb. 16, 7 p.m., UU Rockville. Come cheer for UUCF band Oakton Bat Rescue as it competes in the first-ever DC-area UU Battle of the Bands! Tickets available here. The band includes David Addis and Liz Carlson (vocals), youth Ben Eggleston (drums and keyboards), Mary Gaskins (vocals and keyboards), John Graham (guitar), Bob Carr (guitar and vocals) and Pete Rafle (bass). Put on your dancing shoes because Oakton Bat Rescue will rock the house!

UU Common Read

The 2018-19 UU Common Read, “Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class and Environment,” will be available for sale in the Commons after services Feb. 17 and 24. A discussion about the book will take place on Sat., May 11 at 10 a.m. Co-sponsored by the Climate Action Group, the Racial Justice Steering Committee and the Denominational Connections Committee. Questions? Contact Susan Bennett.

Small Things in Life Group

Tue., Feb. 19, 1-3 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Meets the first and third Tuesdays, February-June. Questions? Contact Mary Frances Kordick. Back by popular demand! Small Things in Life is a group that shares interest in health, food, gardening, downsizing (practical and emotional aspects), natural cleaning supplies, environmental friendliness, living simply – to name a few! Come once, twice or to all our meetings. We exchange information and experience, investigate questions and have lots of fun!

Annual Healing Service

Fri., Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Sanctuary. Please join the Pastoral Care Committee and the Worship Team for a healing service. This annual service, led by Pippin Whitaker, is an opportunity to carve out time and space to reflect on things that are weighing heavily – from personal loss to national and international events. Join us as we seek healing, find light and unite in our quest for wholeness. Everyone is invited to bring a reading to share that brings them peace and healing. Refreshments will follow the service Drop-in child care to age 5 will be available in the Sanctuary Nursery.

Young Adult 4th Friday Game Night

Fri., Feb. 22, 7-9:30 p.m., at Erik Branting’s home (855 Moffett Forge Rd., Herndon, VA). Join the fun! Snacks and finger food provided, as well as La Croix sparkling water. Bring your own soda. Erik has Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, Scrabble and more, but if you have one you’d like to bring, please do. Please RSVP via text to 703-376-7157 so Erik knows how many snacks to assemble.

SR&R – Feb. 17

Science, Reason & Religion. Immigration in America: Human Rights, Government Power and National Identity. Sun., Feb. 17, 12:30-2 p.m., Sanctuary. Contact Don Yacoe. Speaker: Daniel Rothbart, Ph.D., George Mason University, MS Program Director/Professor, Philosophy, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. What is the immigration problem in the United States? The political rhetoric has come with a willful blindness to the plight of undocumented immigrants. This presentation focuses on international human rights, government power and national identity. In the end, questions about immigrants are inseparable from questions about who we are as Americans. Speaker’s background: Professor Rothbart specializes in identity-based conflicts, civilians in war, and emotions and conflict. His recent publications on […]

2019 Auction donations due by Feb. 17

The 2019 UUCF Auction is less than a month away! We need your donations submitted by Feb.17! Events, items, gift cards, vacation homes, baked goods, art – the only limit is your imagination. Get ideas for donations, information about the Auction and complete your donation form at uucf.org/auction.