ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia

Mar. 3-17, various locations throughout Northern Virginia. Tickets and details here. The film “Defiant Lives” will be shown at UUCF on Wed., Mar. 13, 7 p.m., in the Sanctuary. Founded in 2007 in New York, ReelAbilities is the only film festival of its kind in the nation dedicated to representing the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. UUCF is proud to have been selected by ReelAbilities to represent one of 15 national host cities/regions for the film festival. This dynamic festival presents both domestic and international award-winning films, accompanied by interactive programming that collectively inspires the community to explore and celebrate our shared human experience.  

Buy Auction tickets and sign up to volunteer

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it … ” – Ferris Bueller. Don’t miss the 2019 UUCF Auction being held on Sat., Mar. 2! Tickets are on sale now! Registering early gets you a discount – registering early and volunteering gets you an even bigger discount! Find the links for registering, volunteering and donating at

“What Lies Upstream” documentary

Fri., Mar. 15, 6:30 p.m. (sign in), 7-9 p.m. (screening), Chapel. A scandalous political thriller about a mysterious chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water for months. The filmmaker takes his investigatory grit to West Virginia where he discovers scientific cover-ups and political malfeasance across all levels of government, poisoning the entire system meant to protect drinking water. Following the screening, waste water environmental experts will speak to how water contamination affects Virginia. Sponsored by the UUCF Climate Action Group and the Sierra Club-Great Falls Group. Free and open to the public. RSVP here. Watch the trailer here. Questions? Contact Susan Bonney.

Winter blood drive

Sun., Mar. 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bloodmobile. Registration will be held in the Music & Arts Room. Did you know that each donation can help save up to three lives and that donating is easy and safe? Did you know that our area has a chronic shortage of blood and that most healthy people are eligible to donate? Did you know that donating can actually be fun in a loving a caring community setting such as UUCF? Thank you in advance for helping us to save lives! Three ways to sign up: Go to the INOVA website where you can lock in your favorite time slot. You can see open slots […]

Young Adult brunch

Sun., Mar. 3, 12:30-2 p.m., look for Pippin Whitaker in the Sanctuary Building lobby after the second service. Open to all young adults (ages 18-35) from inside and outside UUCF and their children. Brunches held the first Sunday, unless otherwise noted. Questions? Contact Pippin Whitaker. Join the YAF Facebook page for more updates and connection. Join the Young Adult Fellowship group for brunch and conversation at Cafe Amouri (107 Church St. NE, Vienna).  

Rebuilding Together 2019

Sat., Apr. 27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Volunteer sign-up coming soon. We’re readying the paint brushes, hammers, saws and rakes for another great UUCF Rebuilding Together team. We need volunteers to help a nonprofit group home or disadvantaged local homeowner with repairs allowing them to live safely and accessibly in their homes. All skill levels welcome.

Newcomers orientation

Sun., Feb. 24, 1-4 p.m., Social Hall. Contact Mary Foster to register or with questions. RSVP for child care by emailing Tasha Jackson by Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. Orientation is the first step in becoming a UUCF member. 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.