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Thursday February 1, 2018
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Contact  Caroline Rogus
crogus@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room


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 - 9:00 PM

http://www.watersguitar.com/
Contact  Eric Waters
info@watersmusicdesign.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Contact  Elisabeth Geschiere
egeschiere@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room


Meet & Greet with Elisabeth

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Tom O'Reilly
toreiljr@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contact  Kate Gallup
gallupk@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 6
Room 8

7:15 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact  Mimi Bornstein
mimib@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter 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 - 9:00 PM

Contact  Ric Blacksten
hricblacksten@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 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.


 

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 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.


Friday February 2, 2018
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Contact  Rachel Schroeder
schroeder.rachel@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 6
Room 8

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Contact  Lisa Harper Chang
lchang@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

Saturday February 3, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Herb Cooper-Levy
herbcl1@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel
Youth Room

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

http://dcbanglaschool.org/
Contact  Shamim Chowdhury
bccdi@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10
Room 2
Room 4
Room 5
Room 6
Room 7
Room 8


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

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Ric Blacksten
hricblacksten@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 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.


12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

http://dcbanglaschool.org/
Contact  Shamim Chowdhury
bccdi@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


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

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Contact  Rob Albro
robert.d.albro@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Rev. Julian Adams
JulianA@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

Sunday February 4, 2018
 
 


70th Anniversary flyerCELEBRATION SUNDAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FEBRUARY 4, 2018

12:30pm-2:30pm - Chili Cook Off sponsored by UUCA Youth to benefit youth programs (offerings gratefully received for youth programming)
∙    Enjoy and vote for the best chili
∙    Chips, veggies, guacamole, Ice Cream
∙    DOORPRIZE (submit a pledge card for a door prize entry)

4pm-5pm - Best of UUCA Music Recital sponsored and performed by UUCA’s music ministry

5pm-6:30pm - Church Supper sponsored by the Board of Trustees (bring a dessert item and or soft drinks to share)
∙    Good food and fellowship
∙    Beer and wine cash bar (staffed by Time to Write Covenant Group)
∙    50/50 raffle
∙    DOORPRIZE (submit a pledge card during the recital or supper for a chance to win!)

6:30pm-10pm - DJ PARTY FOR ALL AGES in the Center (bring a snack and/or soft drinks to share)
∙    Music and fun as an alternate to that darn football game that some people watch.
∙    Snacks
∙    Beer and wine cash bar
∙    DOORPRIZE (submit a pledge card after 6:30pm for a door prize entry)

6:30pm-10pm - THAT DARN FOOTBALL GAME THAT SOME PEOPLE WATCH (bring a snack and/or soft drinks to share)
∙    Large screen viewing in Fellowship Hall
∙    Snacks
∙    Beer and wine cash bar
∙    DOORPRIZE (submit a pledge card after 6:30pm for a door prize entry)

8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesKitchen


Chili cookoff flyerCALLING ALL COOKS!
Time to stir the pot! Let's see who goes home a winner in this year's CHILI COOK-OFF! To enter the cook-off, please sign up here . All attendees get to judge the winners -- Mark your calendar for February 4.

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITION -- YOUR CHILI MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED.

All proceeds benefit the Youth Group and this year's mission trip.

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Contact  Bill Fogarty
wafogarty@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


Join UUCA's HUUmanistsin the Chapel for an hour of sharing -- readings, short presentations, discussions, and even some live music!


 
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

9:15 AM - 1:00 PM

Contact  Sarah Masters
dircl@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome 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 - 11:00 AM

Contact  Bea Ann Phillips
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Contact  Ken Bissell
ken.bissell@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesMusic Studio


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


11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

http://www.uucava.org/
Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Contact  Bea Ann Phillips
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Contact  Alex Ziehm
alexandraziehm92@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesLibrary- Adult

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Contact  Bea Ann Phillips
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Contact  Rob Albro
robert.d.albro@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 6
Room 8

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Contact  Herb Cooper-Levy
herbcl1@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10
Room 12
Room 9

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact  Donnice Benford
703 568 9122
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact  Gerda Keiswetter
gkeiswetter@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome 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.


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 12

Monday February 5, 2018
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Contact  Karin Hudson
hudsons1@me.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact  Rita Naomi Moran
info@ritanaomi.com
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter 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 - 8:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contact  Barbara Gilligan
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

 

Contact  Jim Strube
emacs.1@juno.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Betts Abel
bettsabel@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Bob Gayer
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary


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 - 9:30 PM

Contact  Bob Gayer
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


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 February 6, 2018
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

Contact  Ken Bissell
ken.bissell@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary


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

 

 


6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact  Tom O'Reilly
toreiljr@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact  Ken Bissell
ken.bissell@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary


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 - 9:00 PM

Contact  Jason Berger
jeber2@email.wm.edu
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10


Board game night for those who are in their 30s in body or spirit. Kids welcome thought child care is available. Please bring snacks/drinks to share and your favorite game.

 

Contact  Alex Ziehm
alexandraziehm92@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14


We are excited to be opening up registration for our three Allyship in Action (AIA) covenant groups which will start in January. These groups are only available to people who have taken the Allyship Workshop, and there are a limited number of spaces available since each of the groups will be capped at ten people.

Service Never Sleeps (SNS) developed this AIA group model to facilitate a broader and deeper dive into Allyship. Joining an AIA group will provide you with the opportunity to proactively exercise Allyship in a structured group setting of accountability and support. UUCA will be offering three AIA groups which will be focused on using Allyship to dismantle white supremacy. The AIA groups will be led by UUCA members who have been trained by SNS to lead AIA groups. The AIA groups will last for six months, and are expected to engage at least monthly. Together, you and your AIA group will grow in your ongoing Allyship journeys, and drive effective action towards anti-racism. In addition to the monthly AIA group meetings, there will be an AIA kickoff meeting on Sunday, January 14th from 1-5pm at UUCA which will provide a deeper dive into white surpremacy, and will allow AIA groups to start discussing what you want to accomplish on your Allyship journey over the next six months. 


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

 
 

Contact  Mimi Bornstein
MimiB@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


I believe we are all life drummers, meaning I believe we were intended to raise the vibrations in our world in many different ways. Participating in a drum circle allows you to raise the vibration with a collective of seekers. If you have your own drum or instrument, you are welcome to bring it with you. Instruments will also be available for use. This is a safe space with no skill requirements. Simply come with your heartbeat and a sense of adventure to explore sound together. 


7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome 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 - 9:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

Wednesday February 7, 2018
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact  Judy Itkin
pace.registrar@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Contact  Tamara Srader
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Contact  Rev. Bob Blinn
robertcblinn@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth 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 - 4:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Karin Hudson
hudsons1@me.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Karin Hudson
hudsons1@me.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact  Julian Adams
juliana@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


Youth Advisor Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Diane Ullius
Diance.ullius@comcast.net
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact  David McTaggart
dmctagg@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room


"The Soul of Aging"

The Soul of Aging is a 10-session small-group reflection group for people who wish to explore, understand and be transformed by the aging process. The Soul of Aging is an offering of UUCA's small-group ministry. It comprises of 10-12 meeting in covenant doing reflective inner work around the challenges, joys, and possibilities of aging. Twenty-three UUCAers have completed the program thus far, and virtually all of them have found it to be richly rewarding. The sessions are on Wednesdays beginning February 7. For details on the program and dates, click here. Register with David McTaggart at 703-835-6944 or dmctagg@gmail.com.


7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  MJ Schmelzer
mjschm44@icloud.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Kathy Dunne
kdunne@mac.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 19 - OWL Room

 
 

Contact  Bill Turner
dc_billturner@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16

 

Contact  Allan Kellum
a.kellum@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer 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.  


 

Contact  Jim Strube
emacs.1@juno.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWalden Room

Thursday February 8, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Robert Blinn
robertcblinn@gmail.com

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.

 

Contact  Bill Scouton
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


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 - 3:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Alex Ziehm
alexandraziehm92@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14


We are excited to be opening up registration for our three Allyship in Action (AIA) covenant groups which will start in January. These groups are only available to people who have taken the Allyship Workshop, and there are a limited number of spaces available since each of the groups will be capped at ten people.

Service Never Sleeps (SNS) developed this AIA group model to facilitate a broader and deeper dive into Allyship. Joining an AIA group will provide you with the opportunity to proactively exercise Allyship in a structured group setting of accountability and support. UUCA will be offering three AIA groups which will be focused on using Allyship to dismantle white supremacy. The AIA groups will be led by UUCA members who have been trained by SNS to lead AIA groups. The AIA groups will last for six months, and are expected to engage at least monthly. Together, you and your AIA group will grow in your ongoing Allyship journeys, and drive effective action towards anti-racism. In addition to the monthly AIA group meetings, there will be an AIA kickoff meeting on Sunday, January 14th from 1-5pm at UUCA which will provide a deeper dive into white surpremacy, and will allow AIA groups to start discussing what you want to accomplish on your Allyship journey over the next six months. 


 

Contact  Julian Adams
juliana@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room


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

7:15 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 

Contact  Allen Keiswetter
keiswetter@me.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

 

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 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.


7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Ann Ulmschneider
aulmsch@msn.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


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.

Friday February 9, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact  Carson Herrington
ecarsonh@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Contact  Elisabeth Geschiere
egeschiere@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact  Herb Cooper-Levy
herbcl1@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

Saturday February 10, 2018
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Robert Gayer
robertgayer@me.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWalden Room


Those interested in joining this intermediate meditation group should contact Bob Gayer at robertgayer@me.com.

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

http://dcbanglaschool.org/
Contact  Shamim Chowdhury
bccdi@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel
Room 10
Room 2
Room 4
Room 5
Room 6
Room 7
Room 8


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

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Contact  Rob Albro
robert.d.albro@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact  Ellen Beard
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery


Recital flyer

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

http://www.nationalchamberensemble.org
Contact  Leo Sushansky, Artistic Director
leosushansky@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary



VALENTINE'S DAY CONCERT
"THE ROMANTIC VIOLIN FOR TWO"

The National Chamber Ensemble continues its eleventh season with Romantic Violin For Two – a repertoire of romantic works for Valentine's Day – on Saturday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington.

One violin virtuoso is great, but two are even better! Enjoy some of the most romantic music for a unique duo of two violins and piano. Artistic director/violinist Leo Sushansky and internationally acclaimed violinist and University of Maryland violin professor James Stern are joined by dynamic pianist Kathryn Brake for a program of works by Mozart, Moszkowski, Paganini, Massenet and Kreisler.

Mozart's “Concertante for Two Violins” opens the performance. It is Ferdinand David's arrangement of “Sonata for Two Pianos K.448,” which Mozart authority Alfred Einstein (cousin of Albert) called one of the most profound of all Mozart's compositions. It is also one of the works that has been behind the "Mozart Effect". Does listening to Mozart make you smarter? According to a landmark neuroscience research study out of the University of California the answer is yes! This music has been known to raise the IQ level of the listener by up to 9 points, although only temporarily. It is followed by the short, lush works of Massenet, Paganini, and Kreisler to conclude the first half of the program.

The second half includes Moritz Moszkowski’s “Suite in G Minor.” Moszkowski enjoyed a considerable international reputation and was feted as the natural successor to Chopin. The virtuoso interaction of two violins and piano makes his Suite in G Minor highly romantic, appealing and dramatic. The Suite—almost unknown to the general concert-going public today—will bring the tangible pleasure of a new exciting discovery for those who attend this concert.


Reception with the artist to follow performance.

The remainder of the 2017-18 NCE season includes Strings Fever – Brahms and Mendelssohn on March 24 (at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington) and Today’s Classical and Jazz Masters on May 19 (at the Gunston Arts Center).
 

Tickets:  $36 Adult / $18 Student   

http://www.nationalchamberensemble.org/tickets.htm




8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

Sunday February 11, 2018
 
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact  Tom O'Reilly
toreiljr@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
9:15 AM - 1:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Contact  Sarah Masters
dircl@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Alex Ziehm
alexandraziehm92@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesLibrary- Adult

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
 

http://www.uucava.org/
Contact  LeeAnn Williams
lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Contact  Sarah Masters
dircl@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact  Andrea Albamonte
aalbamonte@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Contact  Rob Albro
robert.d.albro@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Contact  Herb Cooper-Levy
herbcl1@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/eren-guendelsberger-o...
Contact  Annie Parker
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery
Sanctuary


Eren Sean Guendelsberger passed away on December 26, 2017, at his home in Mountain View, California. Eren was born on October 12, 1995, in Washington, D.C. He grew up in Arlington, Virginia, and attended Kenmore Middle School and H-B Woodlawn High School. He graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio where he majored in Computer Science. After graduation he worked for Google in Mountain View as a software engineer.

Eren had a passion for music. He studied piano and voice with James Selway and Sondra Harnes. He participated in a number of stage productions under their direction, including The Mikado, as KoKo, and Iolanthe, as Strephon. As a member of the Opera Ensemble of the World Children's Choir (WCC), he sang in Carmen with Denyce Graves and the National Symphony Orchestra, and in a Disney Gala with Julie Andrews. He also sang at the White House for President Bush and for First Lady Michelle Obama and Kim Yoon-ok, First Lady of Korea. Through music Eren celebrated cultural diversity and promoted a peaceful, healthful world for everyone. At H-B Woodlawn, Eren sang with the Chamber Singers and the Men's Choir and played piano in the jazz band and violin in the orchestra. Along with music, Eren was fascinated by artificial intelligence and computer science. He worked as a Tech Cadre volunteer with the school's IT department for four years and helped design and implement the H-B Woodlawn website.

Eren loved Oberlin. He excelled at his classes, and helped other students by tutoring, mentoring, and organizing computer science interview workshops. He sang with the Collegium Musicum and the Oberlin Musical Union. Eren completed summer software engineering internships at the Federal Communications Commission, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and Google. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Oberlin College Chapter. In May 2017, Eren was honored with the R.J. Thomas Award for Outstanding Computer Science Graduate. 

Eren had incredible perseverance and strong core values. When he set a goal, he sought perfection. Eren was always kind and helpful to those around him. He had a sensitive soul and had deep empathy and concern for those who were suffering or in need. He will be lovingly remembered for his extraordinary gifts, and as a very special person. Eren is survived by his parents, John and Nese Boztepe Guendelsberger, his grandparents, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Scholarship Fund: In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that gifts be made to the Eren Guendelsberger '17 Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science at Oberlin College. Checks, designated for the Eren Guendelsberger Scholarship Fund, can be sent to: Oberlin College, Attn. Development Resources, 50 W. Lorain St., Oberlin OH 44074. To give online, go to oberlin.edu/giving/ and click on the "DONATE" button. Fields are available on the form for designating your gift to the Eren Guendelsberger Scholarship Fund in Eren's memory.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Contact  Herb Cooper-Levy
herbcl1@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome 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.


 

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesOff 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.


7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 

Contact  Ken Marshall
kenmar42@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

Monday February 12, 2018
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesOff 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.

This group meets at Goodwin House, Alexandria. Registration is required.


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Contact  Sarah Masters
dircl@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 12

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact  Rita Naomi Moran
info@ritanaomi.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room


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 - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 

Contact  .Sue Ellen Swatt
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 12

8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday February 13, 2018
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact  Henriette Kellum
hkellum@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room
Fellowship Hall


February 13: “Part II, A Brief History of Arlington”
If you missed last week's Day Alliance guest speaker, you have another chance to hear Karl VanNewkirk. Karl returns on February 13 to continue his fascinating talk on the history of Arlington and surrounding area. Karl has served two terms as president of the Arlington Historical Society in the 1990s, and two more from 2015-17. He edited the Society's annual magazine from 1992 until 2015. He was a member of the board of directors of the Arlington Black Heritage Museum from its inception until 2009, works (as a volunteer) for the archaeology department at Guns ton Hall, and is currently working on the genealogy of his family. Starting in the fall of 2003, he has taught a class in Arlington history for the Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute. He is a member of a variety of local historical, archaeological, and genealogical organizations. Watch this space for details on how to RSVP for the luncheon.

6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

Contact  Ken Bissell
ken.bissell@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesMusic 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

 

 


6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  hmdahlstrom@gmail.com
Hank Dahlstrom
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact  Ken Bissell
ken.bissell@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesMusic 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 - 9:00 PM

Contact  Julian Adams
juliana@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

 

Contact  Dana Cook
danacook@mail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room


UUCA and AUCP parents will be discussing advocacy for kids with regard to use of iPads, standardized testing, etc. 

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact  Pat Findikoglu
patfindikoglu@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Elizbeth Fogarty
Eaforgarty@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

 
 

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 19 - OWL 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.


 

Contact  Bob Gayer
Available Rooms & SpacesWalden Room

 
 

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 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.


 

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesOff 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.


7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Jere Cummins
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


Righteous Mind book coverHUUmanists
Why do liberals and conservatives see things so differently?
Lynn Durel will review Jonathan Haidt’s book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (2013) where he offers an explanation of why liberals and conservatives view moral, religious, and political positions differently. Haidt explains how relevant values arose during ancient group living and the functions they serve. These have now become innate intuitions or feelings that continue to help humans live successfully within groups. So powerful are these very fast, mostly unconscious, moral views that they are actually now innate or intuitive feelings that underlie the reasoning process people use to justify their views.

Haidt has traveled the world and surveyed thousands of people to provide the data this theory is based on. He has compiled a catalog of six fundamental innate values that commonly under-gird moral and political systems.

What are these six fundamental feelings and how do they divide us? Come, hear, and discuss. All are welcome. For further information contact Jere Cummins

 

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesOff Site Church Event

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday February 14, 2018
 
 

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact  Judy Itkin
pace.registrar@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact  Tamara Srader
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Contact  Jacomina de Regt
jacominaderegt@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact  Julian Adams
juliana@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room


TBA

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Karin Hudson
hudsons1@me.com
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16


Please join us!  A new monthly group is forming that focuses on spiritual insights and practices from and based on “The Four Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary.” This book by Angeles Arrien explores the four archetypal principles that comprise the Native American medicine wheel, and how each principle can lead us on our path of spirituality and service. No need to read the book in advance to attend, although purchasing the book is encouraged for participants. RSVP to Beth Offenbacker at bethoffenbacker@gmail.com.


7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)


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.


 

Contact  Frank Corsoro
fcorsoro@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome 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.


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Sara Weber
703 642 5840
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

 
 
Thursday February 15, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesOff 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 - 11:30 AM

Contact  Tamara Srader
tsrader@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


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.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact  Tamara Srader
tsrader@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Contact  Betsy Bailey
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

3:00 PM

Contact  Sarah Masters
dircl@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel
Room 16

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Michelle Rief
michrief@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Mimi Bornstein
mimib@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary


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 - 9:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

http://vacure.org/
Contact  Ric Blacksten
hrickblacksten@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10


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

Friday February 16, 2018
 
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Pat Findikoglu
patfindikoglu@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room


8 Years in Power book coverAfrican American Book Sharing Circle
We will continue our discussions about We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates on Friday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m. We will concentrate on essays about the black family in the age of mass incarceration, the American girl (AKA Michelle Obama), Obama’s eighth year as President, and Coates’ epilogue. These essays were previously published in The Atlantic; we have the advantage of reading them in the context of time and change so we can ask: what do we think of them in the context of what has happened since. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, February 16. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Pat Findikoglu or Linda Lutes-Corsoro.

Saturday February 17, 2018
 
- 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Contact  Kathryn Hufnagle
hufnaglecello@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesNursery

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

http://dcbanglaschool.org/
Contact  Shamim Chowdhury
bccdi@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall
Room 10
Room 5
Room 6
Room 7
Room 8


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

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Contact  Allan Kellum
a.kellum@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact  Claire Propsting
claire.propsting@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesNursery
Room 2
Room 4


Join the Parents of Infants and Preschoolers (PIP) group on Saturday, February 17 from 3-5pm for a playdate. Meet in the church nursery for snacks, lots of toys and a chance to meet other parents. 


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Rev. Julian Adams
JulianA@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday February 18, 2018
 
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
9:15 AM - 1:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Contact  Elizabeth Fogarty
eafogarty@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

 

Contact  Denise Kappler
denise_kappler@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 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.


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Contact  Ed McGrady
mcgradye@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel
Room 14


Join MoonFire on Sunday, February 18 at 1:30 PM for a ritual celebrating Imbolc, the time of the new beginning.  Seeds begin to stir in the ground, and the season has turned toward the still far-off spring.  It is also time we honor the Goddess Brigid in words and ritual.  Brigid is the Goddess of poetry and the forge, and, as Saint Brigid, represents one of the few triple goddesses who is still honored.  In this ritual we will draw on the poetic aspects of Brigid and seek words that describe our best selves, our strongest relationships, and the desire for our futures.  As always, a potluck and time for fellowship will follow the ritual, so bring a dish or drink to share, along with your own plates/utensils, if possible, so that we may minimize trash.  For further information on MoonFire, please visit our web site at www.moonfireuuca.org, or contact us at moonfirecoords@gmail.com.


3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Contact  Fred Persi
fpersi@att.net
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


Family Meditation Class for 5-11 year-olds

Classes will be held on the third Sunday of each month from 3:30 - 4:30PM in the Chapel.   

The Family Meditation class provides young children with a mindfulness framework to develop healthy responses to the ever-changing world around and inside of them.  

Children will learn how to express their innate qualities of being present with what is happening, respect for others and nature, loving kindness and compassion.  Planting these seeds at an early age can reduce stress as well as sustain and nourish the mind, body and spirit for a lifetime. 


Classes include lessons on basic Buddhist teachings, short meditations, movement exercises and hands on activities geared towards developing mindfulness. 

 

Parents attend the classes with their children.  


Questions?  Contact Fred Persi at fpersi@att.net.

 


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Donnice Benford
703 568 9122
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday February 19, 2018
 
 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday February 20, 2018
 
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Hannah Connolly
hannahnconnolly@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

 

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Contact  Richard Faircloth
rfaircloth@aacc.edu
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 

Contact  Elizabeth Fogarty
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16

 

Contact  Bob Gayer
Available Rooms & SpacesWalden Room

 

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 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.


 

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)


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 - 9:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

Wednesday February 21, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact  Judy Itkin
pace.registrar@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Contact  Tamara Srader
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Contact  Robert Blinn
robertcblinn@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room


DIG (Doing It Green) is our volunteer church grounds-keeping team. Participation is open to all persons!

4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Karin Hudson
hudsons1@me.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Gay Cima
cimag@georgetown.edu
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact  David McTaggart
dmctagg@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room


"The Soul of Aging"

The Soul of Aging is a 10-session small-group reflection group for people who wish to explore, understand and be transformed by the aging process. The Soul of Aging is an offering of UUCA's small-group ministry. It comprises of 10-12 meeting in covenant doing reflective inner work around the challenges, joys, and possibilities of aging. Twenty-three UUCAers have completed the program thus far, and virtually all of them have found it to be richly rewarding. The sessions are on Wednesdays beginning February 7. For details on the program and dates, click here. Register with David McTaggart at 703-835-6944 or dmctagg@gmail.com.


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Kathy Dunne
kdunne@mac.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

 
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

 
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Caroline Rogus
crogus@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

Thursday February 22, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Mimi Bornstein
mimib@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary


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.

 

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)


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 - 9:00 PM
 
9:15 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact  Mimi Bornstein
mimib@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

Friday February 23, 2018
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Rev. Beth Miller
bmiller@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3323720
Contact  Tom O'Reilly
toreljr@gmail.com

Chalice Theater presents Peter and the Starcatcher over three weekends, including both matinees and evening performances: February 23/24/25, and March 2/3/4 and 9/10/11. 

The show was nominated for nine Tony Awards in 2017, winning in the “best original score” category. It also won ”Favorite Play” in the Broadway.com “Audience Choice” awards. The family-friendly story provides a hilarious look at the century-old story of The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan), complete with bumbling pirates, hula-dancing mermaids, and a Neverland filled with surprises. 

Chalice Theatre is a program within the Creative Arts Ministry of UUCA. Peter and the Starcatcher is the 22nd major production; other shows include such musical favorites as Oklahoma!, Children of Eden, and Seussical, the Musical, to name just a few.

Tickets are available at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3323720


Saturday February 24, 2018
 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Contact  Annie Parker
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesKitchen

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Robert Blinn
robertcblinn@gmail.com

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.

 

Contact  Herb Cooper-Levy
herbcl1@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel
Youth Room

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

http://dcbanglaschool.org/
Contact  Shamim Chowdhury
bccdi@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10
Room 5
Room 6
Room 7
Room 8


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

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

http://dcbanglaschool.org/
Contact  Shamim Chowdhury
bccdi@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


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

4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday February 25, 2018
 
9:15 AM - 1:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact  Rev. Julian Adams
JulianA@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Contact  Bea Ann Phillips
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Contact  Ken Perkins-Gough
ken.perkins-gough@comcast.net
Available Rooms & SpacesKitchen

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3323720
Contact  Tom O'Reilly
toreljr@gmail.com

Chalice Theater presents Peter and the Starcatcher over three weekends, including both matinees and evening performances: February 23/24/25, and March 2/3/4 and 9/10/11. 

The show was nominated for nine Tony Awards in 2017, winning in the “best original score” category. It also won ”Favorite Play” in the Broadway.com “Audience Choice” awards. The family-friendly story provides a hilarious look at the century-old story of The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan), complete with bumbling pirates, hula-dancing mermaids, and a Neverland filled with surprises. 

Chalice Theatre is a program within the Creative Arts Ministry of UUCA. Peter and the Starcatcher is the 22nd major production; other shows include such musical favorites as Oklahoma!, Children of Eden, and Seussical, the Musical, to name just a few.

Tickets are available at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3323720


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Contact  Herb Cooper-Levy
herbcl1@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday February 26, 2018
 
 

Contact  Mary Ann Bolton
maryann@uucava.org

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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact  Rita Naomi Moran
info@ritanaomi.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall


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 - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 

Contact  .Sue Ellen Swatt
Available Rooms & SpacesWalden Room

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Alex Ziehm
alexandraziehm92@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday February 27, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)


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.


6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contact  Nancy Schroll
nschroll07@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Alex Ziehm
alexandraziehm92@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)


We are excited to be opening up registration for our three Allyship in Action (AIA) covenant groups which will start in January. These groups are only available to people who have taken the Allyship Workshop, and there are a limited number of spaces available since each of the groups will be capped at ten people.

Service Never Sleeps (SNS) developed this AIA group model to facilitate a broader and deeper dive into Allyship. Joining an AIA group will provide you with the opportunity to proactively exercise Allyship in a structured group setting of accountability and support. UUCA will be offering three AIA groups which will be focused on using Allyship to dismantle white supremacy. The AIA groups will be led by UUCA members who have been trained by SNS to lead AIA groups. The AIA groups will last for six months, and are expected to engage at least monthly. Together, you and your AIA group will grow in your ongoing Allyship journeys, and drive effective action towards anti-racism. In addition to the monthly AIA group meetings, there will be an AIA kickoff meeting on Sunday, January 14th from 1-5pm at UUCA which will provide a deeper dive into white surpremacy, and will allow AIA groups to start discussing what you want to accomplish on your Allyship journey over the next six months. 


 

Contact  Julian Adams
juliana@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 19 - OWL 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.


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
 

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary


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 - 9:00 PM
Wednesday February 28, 2018
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Phyllis Liner
pgl1226@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM