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Wednesday August 1, 2018
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Contact  Tamara Srader
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Diane Ullius
diane.ullius@comcast.net
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

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  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 August 2, 2018
 
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.

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 
 

Contact  Allen Keiswetter
keiswetter@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

Friday August 3, 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

Saturday August 4, 2018
 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Ric Blacksten
hricblacksten@yahoo.com

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 - 9:00 PM

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

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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

Sunday August 5, 2018
 
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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


MLK & child photoToday's Humanist Hour will explore the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:  What would be his response to public shaming? Do his views on the inherent worth and dignity have any resonance today?  Bill Fogarty will share some of his learnings from a recent course at Wesley Theological Seminary on Martin Luther King.  The hour will also include readings, clips of speeches, and other sharing.  Theists and non-theists are all welcome. For more information about the Humanist Hour, contact Bill Fogarty.

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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

11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Contact  Emily Goodin
11:15 AM - 1:30 PM

Contact  Al Himes
albert.himes@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact  Donnice Benford
703 568 9122
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

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

Monday August 6, 2018
 
 

Contact  Mary Ann Bolton
maryann@uucava.org

How to submit an announcement to UUCA's Connections newsletter: 
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  • Questions about Connections? Contact MaryAnn@uucava.org.

See our newsletter archive here.


6:00 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 & 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

Contact  Elizabeth Fogarty
eafogarty@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

 
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

7:30 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 August 7, 2018
 
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Contact  Jane Buckman
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14

 

Contact  Pat Findikoglu
patfindikoglu@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact  Bob Gayer
robertgayer@mac.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

Wednesday August 8, 2018
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

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. Please bring snacks/drinks to share and your favorite game.

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
 

Contact  Betsy Rosso
betsyrosso@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

Thursday August 9, 2018
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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!

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday August 10, 2018
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday August 11, 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.

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

https://imcw.org/Calendar/EventId/2144/e/daylong-no-i-and-m...
Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room


“Who are YOU?” said the Caterpillar.

This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation.  Alice replied, rather shyly, “I-I hardly know, sir, just at present -- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”

~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The Buddha said, “Nothing whatsoever is be clung to as 'I or Mine'."

When you experience moments of "no self", you may notice both a glimpse of freedom as well as perhaps a sense of disorientation.

In this retreat you’ll explore the teachings of "anatta" not just through the classic teachings, but through practices and inquiries that can help you experience what it means to move beyond the mind and into presence.

The practices will include both times of silence and contemplation as well as times of structured inquiry and sharing.

No prior experience required, but do come with an open mind and heart.

This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Contact  Gerda Keiswetter
gkeiswetter@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday August 12, 2018
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Contact  Ann Ulmschneider
aulmsch@msn.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 

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


Sixth Extinction book imageMen's Book Group
The August read for the Men's Book Group is a non-fiction selection, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert. It won the Pulitzer Prize, and copies are available in local libraries, and it's available new and used in paperback. The September 9 selection is All the Light You Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. A possible book for our October 14 meeting is Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-year Friendship On and Off the Court, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, suggested by Dean Kauffman. It and the September book are available in paperback and in local libraries. If there are any questions about the group and its meetings, please email Ken Marshall, kenmar42@gmail.com or call him at 703-533-8004.

Monday August 13, 2018
 
 
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

 

Contact  Ann Ulmschneider
aulmsch@msn.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday August 14, 2018
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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


Beer, Pizza, and Questions About the Universe

If you are between the ages of 21 and 35 then please join the Young Adults for beer, pizza, and questions about the universe.  The event is BYOB, bring your own beer, but the pizza will be provided.  We discuss topics ranging from politics, to science, to philosophy.  Every time the topic is different but the discussion is always interesting.


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)

 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday August 15, 2018
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact  Shirley Wilson Gay
shirleywg@me.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 

Contact  Elisabeth Fuchs
elizabethmetzfuchs@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

 
Thursday August 16, 2018
 
9:00 AM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
Lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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


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.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Contact  Betsy Bailey
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Linda Battaglini
lbattaglini1@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

 

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

7:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

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 August 17, 2018
 
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Saturday August 18, 2018
 
 
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/978271525684870
Contact  Elisabeth Geschiere
egeschiere@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/centerstage-live-presents-shen...
Contact  Mimi Bornstein
MimiB@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery


UUCA’s CenterStage Live! features established local, national, and international talent, as well as larger existing dance groups and events. CenterStage programs honor UUCA’s rich history of using music and performing arts as pathways to deepening our faith, strengthening our communities, and exploring new horizons together. 

On August 18th, CenterStage Live! welcomes the nine member traditional and contemporary folk group Shenandoah Run. Tickets are $25 and will be available online and at the door. 


8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday August 19, 2018
 
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Gay Gibson Cima
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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


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 - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday August 20, 2018
 
- 5:00 PM
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Contact  Mary Pike
marylpva@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Contact  Ric Blacksten
hricblacksten@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room


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.


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14

8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday August 21, 2018
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://www.wellspouse.org
Contact  Richard Faircloth
rfaircloth@aacc.edu
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday August 22, 2018
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

Thursday August 23, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Peter Vitaliano
pvitaliano@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

 
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

Friday August 24, 2018
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday August 25, 2018
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

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

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

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday August 26, 2018
 
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

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

11:15 AM - 2:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
Lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

11:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact  Julia Peterson
Jpeterson@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact  Ken Perkins-Gough
Available Rooms & SpacesKitchen

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday August 27, 2018
 
 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday August 28, 2018
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday August 29, 2018
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Alex Ziehm
alexandraziehm92@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Thursday August 30, 2018
 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Friday August 31, 2018
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM