​#MeToo worship services

Sun., Apr. 29, 9:15 &11:15 a.m., Sanctuary. Questions? Contact Rev. Sarah Caine. #MeToo is a movement that calls for women who are ready to break the silence around sexual harassment, assault and intimidation to speak up.​ ​The movement also call​s on allies to become “​upstanders​”​ and undo the culture that perpetuates sexual violence. UUCF #MeToo survivors will share their stories and together we will join in a ritual for everyone who has experienced a #MeToo moment to retrieve the pieces of themselves that may have been lost to sexual violence. Pastoral Care Associates will be available throughout the service and afterward to provide support to anyone who would like it. […]

Holocaust commemoration event

Fri., Apr. 27, 7 p.m., Music & Arts Room. Address Unknown: Honoring Muslim Albanians Who Saved Jews in World War II. Sun., Apr. 15-Mon., May 7, Music & Arts Room. Featuring the nationally acclaimed exhibit Besa. Sponsored by UUCF ARTspeaks and the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia.

St. Paul and the First Christians

Mon., Apr. 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Jack Dalby. Class started Apr. 2. Register here. The origins of Christianity remain largely mysterious. To this day, historians debate exactly what happened at that “big bang” moment nearly 2,000 years ago. How, they ask, did a tiny group of apocalyptic Jews, located in the backwaters of 1st Century Palestine, disciples of a crucified, itinerant Jewish preacher, start a religious movement that would one day grow to include over 2 billion adherents? In these academically based lectures, we will attempt to answer this question. Some of the topics for discussion are: What are our sources for understanding Christian origins? What are their […]

Jewish Traditions, Rituals and Ethics

Thu., Apr. 26 and May 10, 3-4:30 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Gilah Goldsmith. Class started Apr. 12. Register here. The Jewish tradition has been evolving over the past 3,000 years and is richly diverse. This course covers the core concepts of the tradition and how they play out in the daily lives of individual Jews and Jewish communities today. Core concepts relating to covenant, halachah (law), minhag (custom) and peoplehood The basic texts of the tradition, including the Hebrew Bible, Mishnah, Midrash, Talmud and the prayer book, and the role of text study The cycle of the year Daily ritual and ethics

The Need for Reflection as a Centering Practice

Sat., Apr. 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Rev. David A. Miller. Register here. Religious life can ask and offer us many things. One common practice is to find a way for us to center ourselves in ever deepening understanding of ourselves, our relationships and our place in the world. Join Rev. David in exploring some important questions that can help you with this practice.

Gentle Yoga

Tue., Apr. 24, May 1, 8, 15 & 22, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Ravi Kaur (Christine Mason), cmason@edimprovement.org. Series started Apr. 3. Register here. Drop-ins welcome. This course is designed for UUCF and includes stretching, Kundalini yoga sets, relaxation and meditation. Ravi has taught yoga at UUCF since 2001. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat and water bottle.