Thursday, October 19th 2017

9:00 AM

AUCP Parent-Teacher Conferences - Room 10, Room 12, Room 14

10:00 AM

Soul Matters with Hank Dahlstrom and Trude Myers - Off Site Church Event

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.

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.

1:00 PM

UUCA Book Group - Welcome Room

6:30 PM

AUCP Back to School Night - Activity Room

7:00 PM

Social Justice Partnership Team - Boardroom

7:00 PM

Holistic Moms - Fellowship Hall

Holistic Moms Meeting 10/19:

How Gender Messages Influence Our Parenting and Our Children

Awareness about the messages we and the larger society send about gender is key to raising confident and compassionate children. Join us for a conversation with Jessica Haney, founder and publisher of MindfulHealthyLife.com, about how gendered expectations influence our language, habits and beliefs and thus inform our children's ideas about who they can be and what they can do.Jessica is a former teacher at the high school and college levels who has worked on issues of equity in education and has been thinking, teaching and writing about gender and the way it intersects with other aspects of identity for more than 20 years.She holds M.A. degrees in Women’s Studies and English from the University of Cincinnati.

What: Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter Meeting

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: 4444 Arlington Blvd Arlington, VA 22204 (in Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington)

HMN meetings are open to members and first-time visitors. Come see what we're about! RSVPs are helpful but not required:

https://www.facebook.com/events/663542350517796/

Children are always welcome at our meetings. 

For more information:

HMN Chapter blog: http://holisticmomsarlalex.blogspot.com/

HMN Chapter Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HMNArlingtonVA

HMN Chapter website: http://arlalexva.holisticmoms.org/

National HMN organization: http://www.holisticmoms.org/

Upcoming Meetings

November 16:How to Talk to Kids about Death

December 21: Winter Solstice Healing and Meditation

7:00 PM

Treating Secular Texts as Sacred - Parlor (Room 13/15)

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

7:15 PM

Clerestory Choir Rehearsal - Center Gallery

Clerestory Choir Rehearses 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

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.

7:30 PM

Virginia CURE - Room 10

http://vacure.org/
Virginian Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants is an all volunteer advocacy organization for prisoners and families in Virginia. 

Friday, October 20th 2017

9:00 AM

AUCP Parent-Teacher Conferences - Room 10, Room 12, Room 14

12:30 PM

Moroccan American Community Organization - Center Gallery

6:00 PM

Youth Event - Activity Room

7:15 PM

Alex Escobar Prado, sponsored by NISGUA and Partners for Arlington & Guatemala - Center Gallery

PAG (Partners for Arlington and Guatemala)

Welcomes Guest Speaker

Alex Escobar Prado

Guatemalan Community Educator, Environmental & Youth Activist

with Youth Organized in Defense of Life (JODVID)

Mr. Escobar shares his experiences in the Center at UUCA

4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington 22204

Friday, October 20th, 7:15 p.m.

Refreshments offered by the Buckingham Cooks beginning at 6:30

JODVID (Youth Organized in Defense of Life) uses the arts and popular education to mobilize youth in local and regional movements to protect the environment and defend territory. They organized in 2015 following the murder of 16-year-old Topacio Reynoso, a local artist and vocal opponent of Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine in southeastern Guatemala. Members honor her memory by using her art and music to strengthen the resistance to Tahoe Resources and other environmental threats in the region.

This event is part of a national speaking tour sponsored by UUCA Partner NISGUA (Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala).

There will be a UUCA trip to Guatemala February 10-20, 2018.  Delegates will spend time in the mining area and meet members of JODVID during their visit.  More information available at the event.  Contact Anne McKnight: amcknight4646@gmail.com

7:30 PM

African American Authors Book Club - Welcome Room

The Living the Pledge monthly  book club grew out of the early workshops supporting 'The  Pledge to End Racism.' The group reads fiction and nonfiction works by African American authors.  The idea is to honor, listen carefully to and reflect on the words of African American writers.  All are welcome.  

Saturday, October 21st 2017

9:00 AM

Kol Ami Bar Mitzvah: Noah Pershing - Center Gallery, Fellowship Hall, Kitchen, Sanctuary

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.

11:00 AM

Chalice Theater Auditions - Parlor (Room 13/15)

Members and Friends of the UUCA community and others are invited to audition for Chalice Theater's spring musical. Performance dates are February 23, 24, & 25, and March 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, & 11. For more information, contact Rob Albro, robert.d.albro@gmail.com.

4:00 PM

Memorial Service in Celebration of the Life of Lena Ames - Boardroom, Sanctuary, Welcome Room

6:00 PM

OWL Event - Activity Room, Chapel, Walden Room

8:30 PM

AA - Youth Room

Sunday, October 22nd 2017

8:00 AM

Handbell Choir Greenroom - Volunteer Room

9:15 AM

Worship Service & Religious Education - Sanctuary

http://www.uucava.org/

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.

10:15 AM

Peace Camp Filming - Room 16

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

Common Ground: Paintings by Richard Levine, Conversation with the Artist - Center Gallery

Richard Levine will be on hand immediately following both services (10:30am/12:30pm on October 15 and November 19 to discuss his work in the Center Gallery. Mr. Levine was recently awarded a grant by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation; many of the pieces on display allude to his admiration for the color field paintings of Kenneth Noland, Ellsworth Kelly et al. and his love ofvernacular architecture of New England and Nova Scotia. Another series on view are abstractions inspired by photographs from the Hubble telescope.

 


10:30 AM

Parents of Infants and Preschoolers Group - Nursery

Parents of Infants and Preschoolers are invited to meet in the Nursery between services. Kids welcome!

10:30 AM

UUUNO Climate Change Talk - Boardroom

11:15 AM

Sunday Worship & Religious Education - Sanctuary

http://www.uucava.org/

12:30 PM

TrUUbadours - Chapel

12:30 PM

Common Ground: Paintings by Richard Levine - Center Gallery

Richard Levine will be on hand immediately following both services (10:30am/12:30pm on October 15 and November 19 to discuss his work in the Center Gallery. Mr. Levine was recently awarded a grant by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation; many of the pieces on display allude to his admiration for the color field paintings of Kenneth Noland, Ellsworth Kelly et al. and his love ofvernacular architecture of New England and Nova Scotia. Another series on view are abstractions inspired by photographs from the Hubble telescope.

 


12:30 PM

Young Adults Brunch - Youth Room

12:45 PM

Intermediate Handbells - Room 2, Room 4

1:00 PM

Youth Choir - Sanctuary

2:00 PM

Chalice Theater Auditions - Parlor (Room 13/15)

Members and Friends of the UUCA community and others are invited to audition for Chalice Theater's spring musical. Performance dates are February 23, 24, & 25, and March 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, & 11. For more information, contact Rob Albro, robert.d.albro@gmail.com.

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, October 23rd 2017

6:30 PM

Yoga Class - 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.

Tuesday, October 24th 2017

10:30 AM

Soul Matters and Gentle Yoga with Dana Cook and Laura Mazzarella - Chapel

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.

1:30 PM

Soul of Aging - Youth Room


walking along the beach at sunrise/sunsetThe Soul of Aging series is based on the Circles of Trust work by Parker Palmer. The program invites vulnerability and deep sharing as we look at how we wish to age and at the challenges, joys, and possibilities involved in the aging process. 


Attendees are required to have participated in one of the introductory sessions earlier in the year. 

“Aging with soul means becoming who you are essentially. You keep going over your experiences in a spirit of wonder, telling your stories again and again. You get to know more about yourself and you act from that knowledge. None of this is superficial. Identity has nothing to do with ego; it emerges gradually from deep in the soul.”

-- Thomas Moore, Ageless Soul

The Soul of Aging series is a part of UUCA’s broadening work with Circles of Trust approaches in the congregation. For additional information, contact Mary Pike at marylpva@gmail.com; Diane Ullius at du4uuca@comcast.net; David McTaggart at dmctagg@gmail.com; or Jacomina de Regt at jacominaderegt@gmail.com.

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

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. 

7:15 PM

Humanists - Boardroom

7:30 PM

Auction Committee Meeting - Room 9

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

Transmissions - Center Gallery

A healing service and sound meditation for reflection and spiritual deepening. Come for an evening of contemplative meditation, with music, chanting, and silence. Attendees may bring a yoga mat, pillow, or blanket. Freewill donations accepted. ($20 suggested) 

7:30 PM

Nominating Committee Meeting - Room 10

8:00 PM

AA - Activity Room

Wednesday, October 25th 2017

10:00 AM

PACE #937 - Chapel

1:00 PM

Staff Meeting - Boardroom

1:00 PM

PACE #942 - Chapel

3:00 PM

Worship Team - Boardroom

6:00 PM

Wellspring Wednesday Dinner - Fellowship Hall

6:00 PM

Wellspring Wednesday Childcare - Room 5

6:30 PM

Wellspring Wednesday Worship - Sanctuary

7:00 PM

Wellspring Wednesday: The Four Fold Way with Beth Offenbacker - Room 16

7:00 PM

Wellspring Wednesday: Your Life Collage Before and After with Diane Ullius - Parlor (Room 13/15)

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

Silent Meditation - Walden Room

Thursday, October 26th 2017

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

Rev. Madelyn Campbell, Private Meeting - Room 16

5:00 PM

Private Guitar Lessons with Eric Waters - Welcome Room

http://www.watersguitar.com/

6:00 PM

Chalice Theater Audition Call Backs - Activity Room

Call backs for those invited for a second audition for parts in Chalice Theater's spring musical. Performance dates are February 23, 24, & 25, and March 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, & 11. For more information, contact Rob Albro, robert.d.albro@gmail.com.

7:15 PM

Seeking the Heart of Compassion Covenant Group with Melissa Nuwaywir - Chapel

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

Clerestory Choir Rehearsal - Center Gallery

Clerestory Choir Rehearses 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

Voices of the Holy Land Film Series Planning Meeting - Volunteer Room