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Thursday - April 18, 2019
Week 16

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04/13/2019 - 04/20/2019 Youth West Virginia Service Trip - Off Site Church Event
04/13/2019 7:00 AM - 04/20/2019 10:00 PM Youth Service Trip
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6:00 AM-10:30 AM Abune Aregawi Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church - Sanctuary
10:30 AM-12:00 PM 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-2:30 PM UUCA Book Group - Welcome Room
5:00 PM-9:00 PM Private Guitar Lessons with Eric Waters - Welcome Room
Soul Matters with Hank Dahlstrom and Trude Myers - Off Site Church Event

Soul Matters groups are Covenant Groups that use a curriculum developed for Unitarian Universalist congregations.  They involves monthly themes which are explored in a packet sent to each participant every month.  The packet contains readings, poems, suggested spiritual exercises, on-line resources including music and videos.  Soul Matters groups meet monthly to explore the theme in deeply respectful conversations where participants speak about how the theme has meaning for them and how it touches their heart.  Some of the themes for this year are journey, mystery, trust, wholeness and possibility.  Prior Registration required.

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Divine Reading Group - Youth Room

Snackies will be there!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Holistic Moms - Fellowship Hall
7:15 PM-9:00 PM Sanctuary Singers Rehearsal - Center Gallery

Sanctuary Singers welcomes any and all high school and adult singers who love choral singing and the unique musical community of a choir. The choir’s eclectic repertoire includes choral classics, jazz, gospel, folk songs and world music. There are no auditions for this group. The ability to read music is not required, though it is helpful. Sanctuary Singers rehearses weekly on Thursdays from 7:15 - 9:15 in the Center. Contact: Mimi Bornstein (MimiB@uucava.org)
7:15 PM-9:15 PM Seeking the Heart of Compassion Covenant Group with Melissa Nuwaysir - Room 16

Mindfulness, Presence, Compassion—what do these terms mean in practice? How can we cultivate and integrate them into our everyday lives more deeply and intentionally? We will read from several texts, all with a Buddhist theme, to guide our exploration and sharing each month. Meetings will include time for brief meditation. We will read portions of The Miracle of Mindfulness, by Thich Nhat Hanh; The Wise Heart, by Jack Kornfield; and Wherever You Go There You Are, by John Kabat-Zinn.
7:30 PM-9:00 PM Early Christianities - Volunteer Room
7:30 PM-9:00 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-9:30 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-9:30 PM Virginia CURE - Room 10

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