UU Common Read discussion

Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Join us to discuss the 2018-19 UU Common Read, “Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class and Environment,” edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom (Skinner House Books, 2018). Facilitated by Jean Wright and Susan Bennett. Book is available to order from the UUA Bookstore, InSpirit. Feel free to join us even if you haven’t read the book! No pre-registration required.    

Central East Region Summer Institute

Sun, Jul. 7-Sat., Jul. 13, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH. Learn more and register now at cersiuu.org. Initial 50% deposit is due by May 15 (scholarship applicants don’t pay a deposit). Remaining fee is due when you arrive in July. Join us for this week of intergenerational and intentional spiritual community! Don’t miss Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell and all the fabulous Summer Institute workshops.

Food, beverage, logistics volunteers needed for Pippin Whitaker’s ordination

Sun., Apr. 28, 5 p.m., Sanctuary. Reception to follow in the Chapel. Apr. 20 is the deadline for all the sign-ups. Sign up here to bring food or here to volunteer at the event. All are invited to attend Pippin Whitaker’s ordination. Pippin is honored to be ordained at UUCF and excited to celebrate this momentous occasion with you! Would you like to help make this ordination possible? Contribute to the GoFundMe (or write a check to UUCF with “Ordination” in the memo line). Be sure to RSVP for child care (especially) and to attend.        

Concert benefiting victims of gun violence

Sat., May 4, 7-8:30 p.m., UU Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Tickets: $10/person. Buy tickets here. Proceeds benefit victims of gun violence. The UUCF Community Chorale will perform Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem” with the All Souls UU and Arlington UU choirs. Temple Rodef Shalom’s children’s choir will open the concert. The event, with full orchestra, welcomes soloists Jim Shaffran and Sara Woodward.

Advance tickets for “Voices” benefit concert

Sat., Apr. 27, 7 p.m., Sanctuary. Advance tickets will be available for sale in the Commons after Sunday services on Apr. 21. Tickets: $10/person, $25/families of three or more. Buy tickets here. Reception follows the concert. Sponsored by UUCF’s Racial Justice Steering Committee and UUCF Music & Arts. This collaborative concert features: UUCF Community Chorale, Mosaic Harmony, Temple Rodef Shalom choir and Congregation Olam Tikvah choir. Join us for a reception after the concert. Proceeds benefit The Promise and the Practice Campaign for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism. Can’t attend? Please make a donation here.

Save gently used items for the UUCF Social Justice Yard Sale

Sat., May 4, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., various campus locations. Find information about acceptable donations in the Commons after services and online. Please note: In the furniture category, we are only accepting small pieces. Drop-off days are Wed.-Thu., May 1-2, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Fri., May 3, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sign up to volunteer May 1-4. Questions? Email uucfyardsale@gmail.com.  

“Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” documentary

Final segment in a three-part series of film screenings that elaborate on some of the solutions presented in the Drawdown workshop. Fri., May 31, snacks at 6:30 p.m., followed by film screening and discussion beginning at 7 p.m., Chapel. Email Loretta Rowe to RSVP. The UUCF Climate Action Group will screen “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” an independent documentary that chronicles Angela Sun’s personal journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way she encounters scientists, celebrities, legislators and activists who shed light on what our society’s […]

Spring blood drive

Sun., May 5, 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 […]