Thursday, April 26th 2018

10:00 AM

Memoirs - Boardroom

10:30 AM

Qigong - Chapel

Qigong is an ancient approach for achieving balance and vitality. The movements are gentle and can be done sitting, standing, or lying down. Qigong will meet in the Center from 10:30-Noon on Thursdays. Wear comfortable clothing. $10 suggested donation. Instructor: Carol Baker, Registered Nurse. No registration required, but appreciated. For more information, contact Carol at Bakerstrac@aol.com.

5:00 PM

Private Guitar Lessons with Eric Waters - Welcome Room

http://www.watersguitar.com/

6:15 PM

String of Pearls Rehearsal - Fellowship Hall

7:00 PM

Pasta-Making Class with Kate Gallup - Room 6, Room 8

7:00 PM

Music Rehearsal (Bea Ann Phillips) - Parlor (Room 13/15)

7:00 PM

Allyship Workshop - Center Gallery

7:15 PM

Seeking the Heart of Compassion Covenant Group with Melissa Nuwaysir - Room 16

Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

These groups are made up of 8 to 12 people who meet on a regular basis to help one another build community, grow spiritually, and carry out a service project to benefit the church or wider community. Group members get together at church or in homes to talk about spiritual topics such as joy, community, identity, mindfulness, etc. using varied materials such as videos, readings, poems, and insights. These are not intellectual discussions but a chance to share what touches your heart and soul with others.

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.

7:15 PM

Sanctuary Singers Rehearsal - Sanctuary

The Sanctuary Singers rehearse regularly on Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. For more information, contact UUCA Director of Music Mimi Bornstein at mimib@uucava.org.

7:30 PM

Beginning Connections with Frank Corsoro - Room 14

7:30 PM

English Improvement Class - Room 12

The UUCA ESOL program provides free classes and conversation sessions geared to adult foreigners who are fairly proficient in English speaking and writing but seek language enrichment, grammar improvement, accent reduction, plus increased knowledge of American culture and idioms. Teacher-led classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Conversation-only sessions are offered on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

 ESOL includes an email-based English Writing Improvement Program assigns English writing coaches to those wishing to have their writing reviewed and improved. This is an evolving program that might include face-to-face meetings in person or via the Internet.

 ESOL also serves to introduce students to Unitarian Universalism and its place among other religions. ESOL students sometimes attend UUCAVA events and have even become members or friends.

 ESOL volunteer teachers and facilitators find their participation a joy rather than a burden, but occasionally we experience the need for new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please contact Ric Blacksten (ESOL Chair), 703.980.5899, hricblacksten@gmail.com.

7:30 PM

Circle Dance - Chapel

We offer a meditative, movement-oriented spiritual experience. Most dances come from folk traditions from around the world. Newcomers welcome any time. All dances are taught.

9:15 PM

String of Pearls Rehearsal - Fellowship Hall

Friday, April 27th 2018

11:30 AM

Moroccan American Community Organization Call to Prayer - Center Gallery

12:30 PM

Moroccan American Community Organization Call to Prayer - Center Gallery

1:30 PM

Moroccan American Community Organization Call to Prayer - Center Gallery

7:00 PM

Bangla School - Activity Room, Room 5, Room 7

http://dcbanglaschool.org/

The Bangla school offers classes to Bengali and non-Bengali families and individuals interested in learning about Bangla culture and heritage. 

Saturday, April 28th 2018

9:00 AM

Cello Group Classes with Kathryn Hufnagle - Nursery

9:30 AM

Intern Committee Meeting - Volunteer Room

10:00 AM

DIG (Doing It Green) Work Day

DIG, our “Doing It Green” volunteer church grounds-keeping team, schedules work days every second Thursday and every last Saturday of each month. Everyone welcome! Bring work gloves.

10:00 AM

Kol Ami Shabbat - Chapel, Youth Room

10:00 AM

Allyship Workshop - Activity Room

10:30 AM

English Improvement Class - Room 12

The UUCA ESOL program provides free classes and conversation sessions geared to adult foreigners who are fairly proficient in English speaking and writing but seek language enrichment, grammar improvement, accent reduction, plus increased knowledge of American culture and idioms. Teacher-led classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Conversation-only sessions are offered on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

 ESOL includes an email-based English Writing Improvement Program assigns English writing coaches to those wishing to have their writing reviewed and improved. This is an evolving program that might include face-to-face meetings in person or via the Internet.

 ESOL also serves to introduce students to Unitarian Universalism and its place among other religions. ESOL students sometimes attend UUCAVA events and have even become members or friends.

 ESOL volunteer teachers and facilitators find their participation a joy rather than a burden, but occasionally we experience the need for new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please contact Ric Blacksten (ESOL Chair), 703.980.5899, hricblacksten@gmail.com.

10:30 AM

Arlington Chorale Rehearsal - Sanctuary

3:00 PM

Voices United Community Chorus Rehearsal - Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary

5:30 PM

Tree Walk Potluck - Activity Room

7:30 PM

Young Adult Podcast Discussion Group - Chapel

8:00 PM

AA - Youth Room

Sunday, April 29th 2018

9:15 AM

Worship Service & Religious Education - Sanctuary

9:15 AM

Sunday Connections Circle - Welcome Room

Quiet, informal alternative to Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall.  Volunteers can answer questions about Unitarian Universalism, UUCA, and activities.  Great for newcomers and those who want a chance to visit in a calmer environment.

10:30 AM

Chalice Choir - Chapel

10:30 AM

Bellissimo Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Music Studio

Bellissimo is a multi-generational group open to everyone Grade 3 through adult, and no previous handbell experience is required. 

10:30 AM

Photo Team Meeting - Volunteer Room

11:15 AM

Sunday Worship & Religious Education - Sanctuary

http://www.uucava.org/

11:15 AM

Youth Group - Youth Room

http://www.uucava.org/

12:30 PM

TrUUbadours - Chapel

12:30 PM

Meeting of Committee Supporting UUCA Ministerial Intern Christin Green - Parlor (Room 13/15)

1:00 PM

Youth Choir - Sanctuary

3:00 PM

ASPAN Bagged Lunch Program - Kitchen

4:00 PM

Arlington Chorale Concert, Summer Daze - Sanctuary

http://www.arlingtonchorale.org

5:00 PM

Kol Ami Jewish Children's Education Program - Room 10, Room 12, Room 9

6:00 PM

Sunday Sanity Meeting - Youth Room

7:30 PM

AA - Room 12

Monday, April 30th 2018

 

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9:45 AM

AUCP Music Class - Chapel

10:00 AM

PACE #971 - Welcome Room

6:30 PM

Mindfulness and Movement (Yoga) - Center Gallery

This class offers a form of movement that is particularly well-suited for meditation.  You'll explore practices that will energize and strengthen you, help you release deep-seated tension and cultivate a sense of presence and well-being. The class is designed to be inclusive for all levels of yoga, from new to experienced. 

Class begins as 6:30 and ends at 7:20, giving you time to gently transition to the guided meditation with Jonathan at 7:30.

This class is offered freely so that no one is denied access to the practices. Your donation helps cover the cost of the room and supports the teacher.

Contact Rita Moran at 301-452-8924 or info@ritanaomi.com

6:30 PM

S.M.A.R.T. - Room 10

7:00 PM

Debtors Anonymous (DA) - Parlor (Room 13/15)

7:00 PM

Silent Meditation - Chapel

7:30 PM

Buddhist Meditation Class - Sanctuary

meditation mindfulnessClasses focus on sitting and walking meditation, different aspects of the Buddha’s teachings, and how to bring the practice into everyday life. Classes generally include a guided meditation, a dharma talk and/or experiential exercise. While the classes complement one another, they are also structured as independent from each other – i.e., whatever class you are able to attend should be informative and useful in and of itself. No fee, but donations accepted. Instructor is Jonathan Foust of the Insight Meditation Community of  Washington. See Jonathan's website for more information and class schedule here.

8:45 PM

Buddhist After-Class Discussion and Mindful Dialog Group - Boardroom

Ray Manyoky and Tara Cassidy host a discussion group right after class.  This is a wonderful way to reflect and share on your personal practice and connect with like-minded people.  The group starts about 8:50 and ends by 9:30. 

Tuesday, May 1st 2018

10:00 AM

PACE Second Time Around #68 - Chapel

6:00 PM

Crescendo Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Music Studio

Crescendo is an intermediate ensemble open to everyone with handbell experience. Anyone interested should contact the Director of Handbells, Ken Bissell at 703 622-2849 or by email at kenbhandbells@aol.com

 

 

7:00 PM

Covenant Group Facilitators' Covenant Group - Fellowship Hall

7:00 PM

Polymnia Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Music Studio

The Polymnia Handbell Choir is a more advanced group of handbell ringers who ring for our services and concerts, as well as for other churches and organizations. They also regularly attend festivals sponsored by the Handbell Musicians of America and other organizations. 

7:00 PM

Allyship Workshop - Center Gallery

7:00 PM

Interim Senior Minister Search Task Group - Volunteer Room

7:15 PM

Dream Study Group - Room 14

7:30 PM

KM - Room 16

7:30 PM

Beginning Connections Covenant Group with Hank Dahlstrom - Youth Room

7:30 PM

English Improvement Class - Room 12

The UUCA ESOL program provides free classes and conversation sessions geared to adult foreigners who are fairly proficient in English speaking and writing but seek language enrichment, grammar improvement, accent reduction, plus increased knowledge of American culture and idioms. Teacher-led classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Conversation-only sessions are offered on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

 ESOL includes an email-based English Writing Improvement Program assigns English writing coaches to those wishing to have their writing reviewed and improved. This is an evolving program that might include face-to-face meetings in person or via the Internet.

 ESOL also serves to introduce students to Unitarian Universalism and its place among other religions. ESOL students sometimes attend UUCAVA events and have even become members or friends.

 ESOL volunteer teachers and facilitators find their participation a joy rather than a burden, but occasionally we experience the need for new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please contact Ric Blacksten (ESOL Chair), 703.980.5899, hricblacksten@gmail.com.

7:30 PM

Nominating Committee Meeting - Room 10

7:30 PM

Soul Matters + Time to Write with D Olhandt and Betsy Rosso - Welcome Room

Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

These groups are made up of 8 to 12 people who meet on a regular basis to help one another build community, grow spiritually, and carry out a service project to benefit the church or wider community. Group members get together at church or in homes to talk about spiritual topics such as joy, community, identity, mindfulness, etc. using varied materials such as videos, readings, poems, and insights. These are not intellectual discussions but a chance to share what touches your heart and soul with others.

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.

8:00 PM

AA - Activity Room

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

10:30 AM

PACE #964 - Chapel

1:00 PM

Staff Meeting - Boardroom

2:00 PM

Issues of Aging Covenant Group with Rev. Bob Blinn and Sally Recinos - Youth Room

Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

These groups are made up of 8 to 12 people who meet on a regular basis to help one another build community, grow spiritually, and carry out a service project to benefit the church or wider community. Group members get together at church or in homes to talk about spiritual topics such as joy, community, identity, mindfulness, etc. using varied materials such as videos, readings, poems, and insights. These are not intellectual discussions but a chance to share what touches your heart and soul with others.

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.

3:00 PM

Worship Team - Boardroom

6:30 PM

Wellspring Wednesday Community Gathering - Fellowship Hall

7:00 PM

Music Rehearsal (Bea Ann Phillips) - Center Gallery

7:00 PM

Pastoral Care Ministry Team Meeting - Parlor (Room 13/15)

7:00 PM

Wellspring Wednesday Childcare - Room 5

7:00 PM

Wellspring Wednesday: Crafting a Rule of Life - Boardroom

Crafting a Rule of Life: An Invitation to a Well Ordered Way

LeeAnn Williams

All of us have an unwritten personal rule of life. We wake at certain times, get ready for our days in particular ways, use our free time for assorted purposes and practice rhythms of work, hobbies, and worship. But what about the spiritual life? How do we develop spiritual practice?What relationships and work are life giving?This workshop will guide participants in shaping the rhythms of life to allow for and foster spiritual growth. 4 Sessions: 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9.

7:00 PM

Wellspring Wednesday: NAMI Peer-to-Peer Class - Activity Room

Peer to Peer Training Session

NAMI

Peer-to-Peer is a 10-week class designed to provide an opportunity to support recovery skills for adults living with a mental health condition. The class is taught by two NAMI trained individuals who are living with a mental health condition and successfully managing their recovery. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Northern Virginia provides education, support, and advocacy programs to individuals living with a mental health condition as well as their families and the community. Please note this class falls outside the usual Wellspring Wednesday format and runs for 10 weeks (Wednesdays) 4/11-6/13, 6 – 9 pm.

7:00 PM

Wellspring Wednesday: Soundtrack of Faith, UU Music Workshop - Sanctuary

Soundtracks of Faith:UU Music Workshop

Christin Green and Mimi Bornstein

Join intern minister Christin Green and Mimi Bornstein for a music filled workshop that explores how various faith traditions use music as a tool in both social justice and spiritual practice. How can drums, singing, or even listening to music impact our activism and our engagement with our faith? Topics will include UU music and social justice, Native American music and drumming, and African American Spirituals connected to slave narratives. What is the next music that will rise out of our call to activism and faith?3 Sessions:5/2, 5/9, 5/16.


7:00 PM

Wellspring Wednesday: The U in UUism - Room 16

The U in UUism

Rev. Bob Blinn

Rev. Bob will lead participants through an overview of UU history with a focus of how to integrate your UU faith into daily life. Session topics include DracUUla, The UU-S of A, UUse Me, and UU, Not Me Me.

4 Sessions: 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/16.Please note this workshop skips a week on 5/9.

7:30 PM

Beginning Connections with Kathy Dunne and Mike Hynak - Welcome Room

7:30 PM

English Improvement Class - Room 12

The UUCA ESOL program provides free classes and conversation sessions geared to adult foreigners who are fairly proficient in English speaking and writing but seek language enrichment, grammar improvement, accent reduction, plus increased knowledge of American culture and idioms. Teacher-led classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Conversation-only sessions are offered on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

 ESOL includes an email-based English Writing Improvement Program assigns English writing coaches to those wishing to have their writing reviewed and improved. This is an evolving program that might include face-to-face meetings in person or via the Internet.

 ESOL also serves to introduce students to Unitarian Universalism and its place among other religions. ESOL students sometimes attend UUCAVA events and have even become members or friends.

 ESOL volunteer teachers and facilitators find their participation a joy rather than a burden, but occasionally we experience the need for new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please contact Ric Blacksten (ESOL Chair), 703.980.5899, hricblacksten@gmail.com.

7:30 PM

Northern Virginia UUs for Peace and Justice in the Middle East (NOVAUUJME) - Volunteer Room

The mission of the Northern Virginia Unitarian Universalits for Justice in the Middle East (NOVAUUJME)is to foster knowledge and awareness of the current situation among Unitarian Universalists and others in our local community; to provide a forum to address the moral issues raised; and to foster and support solutions acceptable to the parties arrived at by non-violent means.  

7:30 PM

Silent Meditation - Walden Room

Thursday, May 3rd 2018

10:30 AM

Qigong - Chapel

Qigong is an ancient approach for achieving balance and vitality. The movements are gentle and can be done sitting, standing, or lying down. Qigong will meet in the Center from 10:30-Noon on Thursdays. Wear comfortable clothing. $10 suggested donation. Instructor: Carol Baker, Registered Nurse. No registration required, but appreciated. For more information, contact Carol at Bakerstrac@aol.com.

5:00 PM

Private Guitar Lessons with Eric Waters - Welcome Room

http://www.watersguitar.com/

7:00 PM

Pasta-Making Class with Kate Gallup - Room 6, Room 8

7:00 PM

Treating Secular Texts as Sacred - Youth Room

Our reading group where we read The Sellout by Paul Beatty as a sacred text. Snackies will be there!

7:15 PM

Sanctuary Singers Rehearsal - Center Gallery

The Sanctuary Singers rehearse regularly on Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. For more information, contact UUCA Director of Music Mimi Bornstein at mimib@uucava.org.

7:30 PM

English Improvement Class - Room 12

The UUCA ESOL program provides free classes and conversation sessions geared to adult foreigners who are fairly proficient in English speaking and writing but seek language enrichment, grammar improvement, accent reduction, plus increased knowledge of American culture and idioms. Teacher-led classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Conversation-only sessions are offered on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

 ESOL includes an email-based English Writing Improvement Program assigns English writing coaches to those wishing to have their writing reviewed and improved. This is an evolving program that might include face-to-face meetings in person or via the Internet.

 ESOL also serves to introduce students to Unitarian Universalism and its place among other religions. ESOL students sometimes attend UUCAVA events and have even become members or friends.

 ESOL volunteer teachers and facilitators find their participation a joy rather than a burden, but occasionally we experience the need for new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please contact Ric Blacksten (ESOL Chair), 703.980.5899, hricblacksten@gmail.com.

7:30 PM

Soul Matters with Linda Battaglini and Pam Huffman - Room 14

Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

These groups are made up of 8 to 12 people who meet on a regular basis to help one another build community, grow spiritually, and carry out a service project to benefit the church or wider community. Group members get together at church or in homes to talk about spiritual topics such as joy, community, identity, mindfulness, etc. using varied materials such as videos, readings, poems, and insights. These are not intellectual discussions but a chance to share what touches your heart and soul with others.

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.

7:30 PM

Nominating Committee Meeting - Volunteer Room