Special new member ritual Dec. 3

Sun., Dec. 3, 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., Sanctuary Commons. No RSVP necessary; just show up. Questions? Contact Assistant Minister Sarah Caine. In conjunction with the annual Joy Services and the monthly visitors/newcomers reception, UUCF will offer an informal new member ritual intended for folks who have already taken the Newcomers Orientation or for longtime UUs who understand the workings of the congregation.

Bonus session added – Articulating Your UU Faith

***Bonus session just added!*** Overview of UU History. Wed., Nov. 29, 7-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. All are welcome even if you didn’t attend other Articulating Your UU Faith sessions but please RSVP so enough handouts can be prepared. Intern Minister Pippin Whitaker will lead a brief overview of UU history. Those assembled will read short articles and view video selections before discussing the following questions: Which renowned UU are you drawn to? What part of our UU history are you most proud of (or is most important to you)? What does participating in a UU community mean to you? How does our history of being in community support how you […]

Collecting gifts and cold-weather gear

Dec. 1-10. Questions? Contact Diana Tycer. Check the Christmas trees in the Sanctuary Commons and the Program Building lobby for gift needs for Beacon House, Britepaths and FACETS children. Donations of adult-size hats and gloves may be placed on the trees or on the bulletin board in the Program Building lobby. They will be given to organizations working with people who are homeless. Also, Beacon House has 10 kids who need special attention. If you can help, contact Kerry Fraser.

National Interfaith Clergy Witness at the NRA

Thu., Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., National Rifle Association headquarters, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax. UUCF is organizing this first-ever, national, interfaith worship service outside the NRA on the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre. Join with hundreds of faith leaders from across the religious spectrum to bring faithful witness to the moral scourge of pervasive gun violence and demand that the NRA embrace and Congress pass safe and sane gun laws. More information at https://uucfweb.wixsite.com/nra-clergy-witness.

Young Adult brunch

Sun., Dec. 3, meet near the UUCF lobby entrance after the second service. 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 Oakton Chesapeake Cafe, 2952 Chain Bridge Rd. #D, Oakton, VA 22124.

Young Adult Reflection & Renewal

Mon., Dec. 11, 6:30-8 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Open to all young adults (ages 18-35) from inside and outside UUCF. Light refreshments provided. Contact Pippin Whitaker if you plan to attend. Young Adult Fellowship gathers to reflect, listen deeply, restore our energy with meditative or spiritual practices and recommit to our goals and values. This month, group will reflect on the concept of hope.