Seder service and potluck

Sun., Apr. 9, 5:30 p.m., Sanctuary. Sign up here to help with this event and indicate the side dish or dessert you will bring. (Note: Nothing with leavening agents typically found in baked goods should be used.) Questions? Contact Steve Gold. Our UUCF Seder team will lead a Seder service based on UU Haggadahs. Potluck dinner to follow. Chicken entree provided along with table settings, ceremonial plates and other necessities for the expected 60 participants.

Fairfax County budget meetings

Tue., Apr. 4, 4 p.m.; Wed., Apr. 5, 1 p.m.; Thu., Apr. 6, 1 p.m., Fairfax County Government Center auditorium, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings on its fiscal year 2018 budget. Come support Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions and make your voices heard about energy conservation and alternative energy, environment, schools and green spaces. If you can’t attend a meeting, consider writing to your county supervisor and Chairman Sharon Bulova.

People’s Climate March

Sat., Apr. 29, downtown Washington, DC. Learn more at Contact Eric Goplerud or Jean Wright. Join the UUCF Climate Action Group to connect, inspire and show your faith in action. Many UUs will be coming to DC for the march and related activities throughout the weekend. All Souls Church Unitarian is the UU hub for the weekend events.

NoVA Sanctuary DMV* interfaith orientation

Wed., Apr. 5, 7-9 p.m., Sanctuary. Co-sponsored by UUCF’s Racial Justice Steering Committee, Social Justice Council and the Global Affairs Discussion Group. RSVP at What does it mean to be a Sanctuary Congregation? Learn how UUCF and other NoVA faith communities might help support the humanity and safety of our vulnerable immigrant brothers and sisters. Training provided by Sanctuary DMV*, a solidarity group committed to resisting policies that target and deport undocumented immigrants and discriminate against marginalized communities. All Northern Virginia faith communities welcome. *DC, MD, VA

“Tickling Giants” screening

Sat., Apr. 1, 7 p.m., Sanctuary. Questions? Contact Laura Weiss. Cost: $10/person. Tickets available here or in the Commons after services. Join us for a screening of “Tickling Giants,” a movie about how creativity can be used to confront power and oppression. The film profiles the hugely popular satire show “Al Bernameg” and its host Bassem Youssef, the “Egyptian John Stewart.” This is a screening of a not-yet-released film by a producer of “The Daily Show.”

“Blood on the Mountain” screening

Sat., Apr. 8, 7 p.m., Chapel. Free. All are invited. Sponsored by the UUCF Climate Action Group and the Great Falls Sierra Club group. Have you wondered about the intersections between justice issues and climate change? Come see “Blood On The Mountain” and meet award-winning PBS documentarian and producer/director Mari-Lynn Evans. The movie is about the economic and environmental injustices that have resulted from coal company control in West Virginia.  

Better Together

Central East Region Leadership Day and Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Presidential Candidate Forum. Sat., Apr. 1, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Cedar Lane UU, Bethesda. Cost: $20/person attending who stays for lunch or lunch and workshops. Free to just attend the candidates’ forum in the morning. Register here. Schedule: 9-10 a.m. – Gathering and Welcome 10-11:30 a.m. – UUA Presidential Candidates Forum (See below for more information about the forum.) 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch 12:30-3:30 p.m. – Workshops (Please select one from below) 3:30 p.m. – Closing, ending by 4 p.m. Workshop Selections: Mission Possible: Becoming Agents of Hope and Change in Congregations and Beyond presented by Carey McDonald. We all […]

Newcomers orientation

Sat., Apr. 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Sanctuary Commons. If you’re able to stay, we’ll have lunch from 12-1 p.m. Register with Carol Jensen. To register for child care, email Candice Johnson by Apr. 5. Orientation for those interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism and UUCF. Session intended for people who are new to our community and wish to explore whether this is the right place for them and for those interested in learning more about the work of our congregation and how to get involved.

Building Authentic Diversity

Intercultural Communication as a Tool for Congregational Change. A UU Capital Cluster/Central East Region Leadership Conference. Sat., Apr. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sanctuary. Cost: $50/person (includes lunch and materials). Register here. Scholarships available when registering. Open to all. Questions? Contact Linnea Nelson. Learn with other UU congregations diving into racial justice or multicultural work and be more authentically open to new cultures and backgrounds. Workshop will provide both an analytic framework and concrete skills for effectively developing relationships across differences. About the leaders: Rev. Rob Keithan is a faith organizing and training consultant specializing in reproductive health, rights and justice issues as well as congregational social justice programs. He is a certified […]