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Friday December 1, 2017
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact  Mary Pike
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Jen Stevens
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

Saturday December 2, 2017
 
 

Contact  Mary Pike
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Contact  Kathryn Hufnagle
hufnaglecello@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

 

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

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.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room
Kitchen
Room 2
Room 4
Other Room ManagementLower Lobby

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

http://www.kolamivirginia.org/
Contact  Herb Cooper-Levy
herbcl1@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel
Youth Room


UUCA is home to Kol Ami, a growing and caring group of progressive Jews who believe in the continuity of Jewish spirituality in an egalitarian and interactive atmosphere that respects both the traditional and the modern. Koli Ami is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist movement. Newcomers are welcome. For more information contact Kol Ami at 571-271-8387.


10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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


8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

Sunday December 3, 2017
 
 
8:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Contact  Mimi Bornstein
mimib@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Contact  Bill Forgarty
waforgarty@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


Hour-long Humanist program for the first Sunday of each month, with readings, presentations, discussions and more.  All are welcome!  Our motto is "We Are All Humanists".

Contact: Bill Fogarty wafogarty@aol.com

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
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.


10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Contact  Anne McKnight
amcknight4646@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


Meet Juan de Dios, Guatemalan Activist
Juan de Dios is executive director of ADIVIMA, our partner working with the scholarship program in Rabinal, Guatemala and will discuss Human Rights in Guatemala. Since 1994 ADIVIMA has strengthened its work with scholarship recipients as it has added to the number of graduates and Mayan leaders it is producing. The scholarship work is only part of its human rights work as it has gained success in working through the Guatemalan legal system to seek justice against the backdrop of the genocide and in particular the massacre March 12, 1982 in Rio Negro. Equally vital to the human rights work is the protection of indigenous village and farmland and the opposition to the Chixoy Dam.  For his work with ADIVIMA, Juan de Dios has lived under the threat of assassination for over 15 years, spending the last three years under cover in Jefferson, CO with his family in the home of Phyllis and Peter Morales, former UUA president. (see https://www.uuworld.org/articles/refugees-home).

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
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Contact  Anne McKnight
amcknight4646@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Contact  Bea Ann Phillips
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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


This is an informational meeting about the Youth Mission Trip in March.

12:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Contact  Tamara Srader
TSrader@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Contact  Bea Ann Phillips
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Contact  Caroline Rogus
crogus@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity 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 & 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 - 9:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 12

Monday December 4, 2017
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16

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  Tracey Rogers
tracey.lynnelle@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

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 December 5, 2017
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

 

 


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact  Betsy Lyon
etlyon410@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

 

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  Rose Bottle
rose.g.bottle@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery


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 & SpacesVolunteer Room

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

 

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


We are all life drummers, meaning 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. 

About Christin Green  Christin began playing drums and percussion more than 18 years ago in Missouri, but her music has now evolved into a spiritual practice instead of strictly performance. She currently lives in Maryland and leads drum circles in addition to Shamanic Journeying circles and private drumming/sound sessions. For the past two years Christin has been an apprentice of Cyndy Snake DancerPaige, a traditionally trained Shamanic Sound Healer and Practitioner in Pennsylvania, and looks forward to the ways her gifts will continue to develop into service to the community. Freewill donations accepted. ($15 suggested.)


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 December 6, 2017
 
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

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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


Youth Advisor Meeting

7:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Marilyn Baker
mbaker@nas.edu
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 

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


The mission of Northern Virginia Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (NOVAUUJME) is to foster knowledge and awareness of the current situation among UUs 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.  Believing as we do of the necessity and possibility of a future peace among Israelis and Palestinians, we also want to model the beloved community locally.  To that end, CPJIP is working with the Kol-Ami Synagogue and the Moroccan American Muslim Community Organization – both of which rent space from UUCA and hold their religious gatherings in our building.  Together we have planned an evening of music that will be held in our sanctuary the evening of November 18th.  The musical event is call: “Peace, Shalom, Salaam” and will be an evening of togetherness and song.  It will feature sharing of the musical heritage from each of our congregations’ musical heritages. 


 

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

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Bill Turner
dc_billturner@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

 

Contact  Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso
betsyrosso@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

Thursday December 7, 2017
 
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.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Dorothy Acosta
dorothyacosta@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall
Kitchen

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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


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

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  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 December 8, 2017
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery
Sanctuary

6:00 PM

Contact  Diane Ullius
du4uuca@comcast.net
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14
Room 16


Third and final in a series of retreats for those enrolled in Soul of Aging. Friday nights, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon. Not an overnight.

Saturday December 9, 2017
 
- 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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


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

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 & SpacesActivity Room
Room 10


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
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact  Nancia D'Alimonte
ndalimonte@mac.com
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery
Sanctuary

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

Sunday December 10, 2017
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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


Pick Up Choir is exactly that! It is a group that meets and sings once a month for Sunday morning worship. services. Nothing but a desire to sing is needed. Anyone 15 years or older is welcome and encouraged to come learn to sing a simple song or two that will be shared in worship that same morning.  Pick Up Choir meets in the Sanctuary at 8:00 am to learn songs for both the 9:15 and 11:15 services.

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

 

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

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Contact  Bea Ann Phillips
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

http://www.arlingtonchorale.org
Contact  Nancia D'Alimonte
ndalimonte@mac.com
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

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.


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 

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

Monday December 11, 2017
 
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.


4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

6:00 PM - 10:00 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 December 12, 2017
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact  Henriette Kellum
hkellum@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

Contact  Nancy Schroll
nschroll07@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16

 

Contact  Sarah Masters
dircl@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contact  Annie Parker
aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 9

6:45 PM - 9:30 PM

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

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

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


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 - 9:00 PM

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

 

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


Our voices hold the innate power to heal, and this is magnified when we sing with others. Maya invites you to share in the joy of this phenomenon through guided circle singing, vocal improvisation games, and musical meditations. As a community, well experience singing as a spiritual practice and touch on themes of self-expression, the spirit of play, acceptance, oneness and living as our most authentic selves.

Circle Song Sessions is a safe place to do our internal work through creative expression with

others. In turn, our external work and service can have an even greater impact. The higher we vibrate, the further our light reverberates into our lives, our communities, and into the world. Join us, wont you?

Open to singers of all levels of experience, and no prior musical training is required. Freewill donations accepted. ($15 suggested.)


 
 

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.


 

Contact  Pat Findikoglu
patfindikoglu@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 2
Room 4

 

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

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Jere Cummins
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

 

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

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday December 13, 2017
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

 
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Caroline Rogus
crogus@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

Thursday December 14, 2017
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Bill Scouton
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

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

Contact  Tamara Srader
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


Monthly Finance and Investment Team Meeting

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contact  Kate Gallup
gallupk@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Kate Trygstad
kate@creativefacilitating.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

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


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 December 15, 2017
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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


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


Saturday December 16, 2017
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Contact  Allan Kellum
A.kellum@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://www.kolamivirginia.org/
Contact  Herb Cooper-Levy
herbcl1@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room


UUCA is home to Kol Ami, a growing and caring group of progressive Jews who believe in the continuity of Jewish spirituality in an egalitarian and interactive atmosphere that respects both the traditional and the modern. Koli Ami is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist movement. Newcomers are welcome. For more information contact Kol Ami at 571-271-8387.


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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


The National Chamber Ensemble's holiday concert will bring classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. NCE's Outstanding Young Artist Achievement Award piano competition winner performs. Concert includes Carols Sing-Along to get everyone in the holiday spirit! Admission $36 adult/$18 student.

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday December 17, 2017
 
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room
Kitchen

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

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

Contact  Mimi Bornstein
mimib@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Contact  Bea Ann Phillips
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Contact  Marilyn Baker
mbaker@nas.edu
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

 

Contact  Denise Kappler
denise_kappler@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

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


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.


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 - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday December 18, 2017
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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  Betts Abel
bettsabel@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14


A new “Understanding Inequality” book group will meet Monday, November 20, to discuss The Hidden Rules of Race by Andrea Flynn, Susan R. Homberg, Dorian T. Warren & Felicia J. Wong. The recently released book aims to answer questions such as why black families own less than white families, why school segregation persists decades after Brown v. Board of Education, and other questions “by revealing the ‘hidden rules of race’ that create barriers to inclusion today.” In future months the group will meet generally the 3rd Monday of the month to discuss Evicted by Matthew Desmond on December 18, followed by Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi on January 29. All are welcome to join the discussion.


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday December 19, 2017
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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


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

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

 

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

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 

Contact  Elizabeth Fogarty
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16

 

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.


7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday December 20, 2017
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  John Zeray
jzeray@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

 
 
 

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

Thursday December 21, 2017
 
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 - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Contact  Betsy Bailey
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

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 - 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
 

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


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


 

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


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

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 December 22, 2017
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday December 23, 2017
 
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.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall
Sanctuary

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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


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
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday December 24, 2017
 
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

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

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

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

Monday December 25, 2017
 
 

Wednesday December 27, 2017
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Thursday December 28, 2017
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Bill Scouton
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:15 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday December 29, 2017
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday December 30, 2017
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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


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
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday December 31, 2017
 
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery
Fellowship Hall
Sanctuary

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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