Strategic Plan introduction

The UUCF Coordinating Team is happy to present the UUCF strategic plan for 2017-20, the result of an extensive process of congregational and lay leadership input over multiple years. Please take the time to read the plan. We will also introduce the plan at the congregation’s Annual Meeting on Jun. 4. In the meantime, email questions or comments to ct@uucf.org.

From the UUCF Board of Directors

Board decision on timely public statements on social justice issues. In the last several months, the UUCF Board of Directors and congregation have had thoughtful discussions concerning how to best communicate our liberal religious values. The board heard a variety of opinions in meetings, emails and conversations. The majority of voices called for UUCF to be a beacon of liberal religious values in accordance with our principles, and for us to stand up for all marginalized people. We also heard that in this process, it was important that the elected board leadership exercise sound judgment and oversight. After careful consideration of our governance, policy and congregational input, the board withdraws […]

Ministerial misconduct letter

Dear UUCF, As your ministers and Religious Exploration leaders, we are deeply saddened and concerned by the news that a Unitarian Universalist minister serving a non-profit organization in Oklahoma has been arrested on child pornography charges. We take very seriously the safety and well-being of the children of our congregation and all children who have been victimized. The email below from Rev. Sarah Lammert, Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Director of Ministries and Faith Development, provides information about the disciplinary actions the UUA and UU Ministers Association have already taken. If you have any concerns about safety in our community and our faith, we urge you to contact us. We would be happy […]

April Share the Plate recipient

This month’s Share the Plate recipient, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, gives hands-on help to a network of more than 50 congregations to improve sustainability practices and advocate with one interfaith voice for real climate progress in Fairfax County. The Social Justice Council selects the recipients of our monthly Share the Plate donations annually.    

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

For more information, contact Eric Goplerud. Synthesizing the 4-month Carbon Footprint Game with focus on energy efficiency (January), food (February), transportation (March) and, now, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. Primary actions for April are decluttering and participating in the People’s Climate March in DC on Apr. 29. Declutter your home and donate items to the UUCF Yard Sale, May 6. Visit the table in the Commons and place your commitments on the big Carbon Footprint cutout. Make a difference by practicing the three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.