Saturday, August 19th 2017

10:30 AM

OneVirginia2021 Advanced Speaking and Outreach Training - Fellowship Hall

https://www.onevirginia2021.org/
All are invited to attend this speaking and outreach training for those working on redistricting reform in Virginia. Attendees may pack lunch or purchase lunch at check in. For more information contact Kate Beysselance at lsukate@verizon.net or JoAnn Flanagan at fairfaxteam@onevirginia2021.org.

4:00 PM

Celebration of Life of Ian A. G. Malleck - Sanctuary

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=ian-malleck&pid=186407756

4:00 PM

Youth Pizza Party and Sundae Bar - Activity Room

9th grade youth are invited to catch up with and/or meet new friends over pizza and ice cream!

7:00 PM

Young Adult Bill Nye Saves the World Watch Party - Activity Room

8:30 PM

AA - Room 13/15

Sunday, August 20th 2017

10:15 AM

Summer Sunday Worship & Fellowship - Sanctuary

11:00 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.

11:00 AM

LGBTQ+Allies Meet and Greet - Boardroom

Come join Equality UUCA for an LGBTQ+Allies Meet and Greet after Sunday Services! This is a time for interested individuals to share concerns and ideas for programming. Contact Elizabeth Forgarty for more information. 

11:30 AM

Knit for Shelter Animals + Pizza! - Center

http://www.threecatsanddog.org
Knitters and would-be knitters are invited to stay after Sunday Services to knit for shelter animals. UUCA has partnered with Three Cats and a Dog to help highlight shelter animals' inner cuteness with handmade sweaters, scarves, blankets, bows, or anything else. Please bring yarn (100% natural fibers, super wash only) and needles. Knitting lessons are provided for new knitters. Those wishing to learn are encouraged to bring a ball of DK or Worsted weight yarn and size 7, 8, or 9 needles. Attendees are invited to stay for pizza afterward.

12:45 PM

Crescendo Handbells Rehearsal - Activity Room

1:30 PM

MoonFire - Chapel, Room 13/15

MoonFire is an active group of UU pagans that strive to build a safe and nurturing community that is inclusive and provides for spiritual growth and service to the Earth and Her children. Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 1:15 pm and to check the signs posted at the main stairwell to confirm room assignments. The ritual begins at 1:30 pm, followed by a potluck and fellowship. All are welcome. For more information contact Ed McGrady, mcgradye@gmail.com.

6:00 PM

Sunday Sanity Meeting - Youth Room

6:00 PM

Kol Ami - Chapel

7:30 PM

AA - Room 9

Monday, August 21st 2017

6:30 PM

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

6:30 PM

Yoga Class - Center

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

7:00 PM

Debtors Anonymous (DA) - 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, August 22nd 2017

7:15 PM

VOICE Strategy Team Meeting - Volunteer Room

This Arlington Strategy Team meeting is for representatives of the VOICE Arlington institutions. Representatives will consider developments in Affordable Housing in Arlington, APS and immigrants and Muslims, the ACTION on October 15 and Get Out The Vote Campaign for the November election. 

7:30 PM

English Improvement Class - Room 12

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a free practice and improvement program for intermediate level adult English-language students, led by UUCA volunteers. Drop-in classes are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Contact: Ric Blacsten at hricblacksten@yahoo.com

7:30 PM

Transmissions - Center

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) 

8:00 PM

AA - Activity Room

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017

1:00 PM

Staff Meeting - Boardroom

3:00 PM

Worship Team - Boardroom

7:30 PM

English Improvement Class - Room 12

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a free practice and improvement program for intermediate level adult English-language students, led by UUCA volunteers. Drop-in classes are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Contact: Ric Blacsten at hricblacksten@yahoo.com

Thursday, August 24th 2017

11:00 AM

Meals on Wheels - OFF SITE

Are you looking for a satisfying way to live our church's ideal of Connect, Grow, Serve?  Do you have a friend you would like to see regularly?  Are you seeking a way to participate in some meaningful community action? Meals on Wheels is for you!

Congregants from UUCA deliver meals on the fourth Thursday and Friday of each month. Many of us arrange to do a route with a friend, giving us a guaranteed time to be together to chat as we make our rounds.  Parents sometimes find this activity a good one to do with children, especially during summer break. When we do the same route for several months, we also get to know the clients, who nearly always seem grateful to converse with a visitor. We serve a diverse population of clients in South Arlington who live in single family homes as well as in high rise and garden apartments. They represent the ethnic and racial diversity of South Arlington, where people from over 100 nations live. Being a Meals on Wheels volunteer is a perfect example of an outreach activity that enables participants to Connect—with fellow congregants as well as the clients, Grow—in knowledge of and sensitivity to others, and Serve—in a very tangible and important way.
   
The time commitment is from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.  The meals are delivered to the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church at 601 N. Vermont St., with the driveway off Carlin Springs Road, a block from Ballston Common.  We go in teams of two, one driver, and one to run the meals in to the clients.  When you sign up, we ask you indicate which of these  you prefer, or say 'either' if it does not matter.

Tina Hinh and Sara Anderson
are the coordinators of the UUCA MoW volunteers.  Please contact us:  Sara: rayandsara@aol.com or 703-532-3830; Tina: tinahinh@gmail.com.  Email Sara and Tina to add your name to the volunteer list serve.  

Sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094cabaf22a02-meals

5:00 PM

Private Guitar Lessons with Eric Waters - Room 2, Room 4

http://www.watersguitar.com/

6:00 PM

Happy Hour - Activity Room

Join us for a midweek break and meet new friends. Bring a beverage or snack to share (beer, wine or nonalcoholic only). Free childcare provided.

6:30 PM

Clerestory Choir Alto Section Rehearsal - Chapel

The Clerestory Choir Alto Section rehearses regularly on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. before the entire choir convenes. For more information, contact UUCA Director of Music Mimi Bornstein at mimib@uucava.org.

7:15 PM

Clerestory Choir Rehearsal - Center

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

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a free practice and improvement program for intermediate level adult English-language students, led by UUCA volunteers. Drop-in classes are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Contact: Ric Blacsten at hricblacksten@yahoo.com

Friday, August 25th 2017

11:00 AM

Meals on Wheels - OFF SITE

Are you looking for a satisfying way to live our church's ideal of Connect, Grow, Serve?  Do you have a friend you would like to see regularly?  Are you seeking a way to participate in some meaningful community action? Meals on Wheels is for you!

Congregants from UUCA deliver meals on the fourth Thursday and Friday of each month. Many of us arrange to do a route with a friend, giving us a guaranteed time to be together to chat as we make our rounds.  Parents sometimes find this activity a good one to do with children, especially during summer break. When we do the same route for several months, we also get to know the clients, who nearly always seem grateful to converse with a visitor. We serve a diverse population of clients in South Arlington who live in single family homes as well as in high rise and garden apartments. They represent the ethnic and racial diversity of South Arlington, where people from over 100 nations live. Being a Meals on Wheels volunteer is a perfect example of an outreach activity that enables participants to Connect—with fellow congregants as well as the clients, Grow—in knowledge of and sensitivity to others, and Serve—in a very tangible and important way.
   
The time commitment is from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.  The meals are delivered to the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church at 601 N. Vermont St., with the driveway off Carlin Springs Road, a block from Ballston Common.  We go in teams of two, one driver, and one to run the meals in to the clients.  When you sign up, we ask you indicate which of these  you prefer, or say 'either' if it does not matter.

Tina Hinh and Sara Anderson
are the coordinators of the UUCA MoW volunteers.  Please contact us:  Sara: rayandsara@aol.com or 703-532-3830; Tina: tinahinh@gmail.com.  Email Sara and Tina to add your name to the volunteer list serve.  

Sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094cabaf22a02-meals

12:30 PM

Moroccan American Community Organization - Center

Saturday, August 26th 2017

9:00 AM

Polymnia Handbell Reading Workshop - Activity Room

This Reading Workshop kicks off the 2017-2018 season for UUCA's Polymnia Handbell Choir. The Polymnia Choir features the community's most advanced ringers. For more information about the Polymnia choir and the handbell program at UUCA, contact Handbell Director Ken Bissell at 703 622-2849.

10:00 AM

Kol Ami Shabbat - Chapel, Room 13/15

4:00 PM

Private Party, Fernandez - Fellowship Hall, Narthex

7:00 PM

Young Adult Bill Nye Saves the World Watch Party - Activity Room

8:30 PM

AA - Youth Room