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Saturday December 1, 2018
 
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
Lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room
Parlor (Room 13/15)
Room 2
Room 4
Volunteer Room
Other Room ManagementLower Lobby

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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 - 4:00 PM

Contact  Mary Pike
marylpva@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

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.


12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Contact  Ric Blacksten
hrickblacksten@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 12

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Annie
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall
Sanctuary
Welcome Room


Beverly Lynne Heck Welther – “Bev”

Bev passed away in the early hours on Thursday, November 15, 2018, surrounded by her family after a long decline from Alzheimer’s Disease.She was 78 years old.

Bev Welther was born in Miami, FL, on January 17, 1940.She was educated at Miss Harris’ School in Miami, followed by The Dana Hall prep school in Wellesley, Mass, then earned her BA degree at Duke University where she joined Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and met her future husband, Fred Welther.After their marriage, Bev and Fred settled in Falls Church, VA, and Bev worked at National Geographic Magazine for several years before having three sons.

Bev was preceded in death by her youngest son, Blair, who died of cancer on February 12, 2002 at the age of 28, by her husband, Fred, who died on February 14, 2016 at age 77, and her parents, Dr. Maurice and Ethel Heck.Her father, Dr. Heck, practiced medicine in Florida and served as a captain in the US Army medical corps in Panama during WW I.

She is survived by her much loved sons: Fred II (wife Joanne) and Michael (wife Susan); six grandchildren: Frederick Lee II and Megan Welther; Emma, Leigh, Max, and Sarah Welther; her sister, Margaret Frazer of Fort Pierce, FL; and many friends in the Falls Church area.

Memorial donations in Bev’s memory may be made to the Blair Welther Cancer Research Fund and sent to Johns Hopkins University, 750 E. Pratt St., Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202.



8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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

Sunday December 2, 2018
 
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact  Marilyn Baker
mbaker@nas.edu
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Contact  Mary Pike
marylpva@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

 

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

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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.


10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
Lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16

 

Contact  Julia Peterson
Jpeterson@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Contact  Ken Bissell
kenhandbells@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesMusic Studio


Bellissimo is open to everyone Grade 3 through
adult. No previous handbell experience is required.
Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings from 10:30 to
11:05 a.m. in the music room.

 

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


Members of Chalice Choir are empowered to assert their voices and take fun risks as they begin to learn about their integral role within worship leadership. Song selections reflect the wide diversity of cultural and religious traditions welcomed and celebrated in our UU faith. Chalice Choir meets in the Chapel between services from 10:30-11:00 a.m. and sings in worship 4-6 times per year. All children in kindergarten through 4th grade are welcome. Contact: Mimi Bornstein (MimiB@uucava.org)

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

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

 

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

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
Lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

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


TrUUbadours Choir gathers in the safety of a song circle where they are encouraged to discover the inherent beauty of their voices through shared song. Song selections reflect the wide diversity of cultural and religious traditions welcomed and celebrated in our UU faith. This group is for youth in 5th through 8th grades and meets Sundays from 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m and sings in worship 4-6 times per year. Contact: Mimi Bornstein (MimiB@uucava.org)

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room


In this group, members share and discuss pieces of artwork—broadly defined as art, writing, music, etc.—that they love and/or that has spiritual or other personal importance to them. The piece may be, but does not have to be, work they have created themselves. The discussions are not meant to be critical, but personal, and all choices are treated with respect. Preregistration is required.


4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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




4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact  Donnice Benford
703 568 9122
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesOff Site Church Event


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


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

Monday December 3, 2018
 
 

Contact  Mary Ann Bolton
maryann@uucava.org

How to submit an announcement to UUCA's Connections newsletter: 
  • Deadline is noon each Monday. Publication is on each Wednesday.
  • Please put "Connections" or "newsletter" in the subject box.
  • Send announcement (150 words or fewer) in body of email or Word doc attachment.
  • Images and attachments accepted, though no guarantee of publishing
  • Send announcements to pubasst@uucava.org.
  • Questions about Connections? Contact MaryAnn@uucava.org.

See our newsletter archive here.


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesOff Site Church Event

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contact  Nancy Schroll
nancyrhall@hotmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

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

7:30 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.

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Annie
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14

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 4, 2018
 
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

Contact  Ken Bissell
kenhandbells@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesMusic Studio


Crescendo is an intermediate ensemble open to
everyone with handbell experience. Rehearsals are
on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the
music room.

 


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact  Ken Bissell
kenhandbells@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesMusic Studio


Polymnia is a more advanced group of handbell
ringers who ring for our services and concerts,.
Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to
8:30 p.m. in the music room.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Mollie Jewell
molliejewel2@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Hank Dahlstrom
hmdahlstrom@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14

 

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  Sarah Masters
dircl@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesOff Site Church Event


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


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

Wednesday December 5, 2018
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Tamara Srader
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room


Aging is a natural part of life that is often portrayed negatively. This covenant group will use Circles of Trust format to focus on the many positive aspects of aging. Preregistration is required.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Contact  Annie
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

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.

 

Contact  Becky Ross
beckyross222@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

 

Contact  Sophia Morreale
sophiamorreale@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

 

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

 

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

7:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Contact  Anne McKnight
amcknight4646@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 19 - OWL Room


This group will explore how core concepts in Buddhism relate to participants’ personal experiences. In addition to other materials, we will read the Dalai Lama’s book, The Four Noble Truths. We will also try different types of meditation. This group is directed towards those who have little or no knowledge of Buddhism and/or meditation.Preregistration is required.


 
 

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 December 6, 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 & SpacesVolunteer Room

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Nancy Cawley
ncawley@outlook.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

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


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

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

 
Friday December 7, 2018
 
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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

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

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

https://www.dreamproject-va.org/home-page/events-2/
Contact  Annie Parker
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery
Fellowship Hall

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact  Mary Pike
mlpva@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14
Room 16

Saturday December 8, 2018
 
6:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact  Mary Pike
mlpva@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14
Room 16

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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




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

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

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Julia Peterson
Jpeterson@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday December 9, 2018
 
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact  Maya Rogers
ayammusic@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

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

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

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

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

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

 
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

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

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

3:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
Lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
Lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 19 - OWL Room


The Our Whole Lives program for adults explores human sexuality and relationships. Please note that this is not couples therapy. Couples are welcome but not required. Preregistration is required. 

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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




6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesOff Site Church Event


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


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 

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

Monday December 10, 2018
 
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Sarah Masters
dircl@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesOff Site Church Event


The quilters' covenant group will discuss the Soul Matters theme for one hour and spend the second hour on quilting related matters.  The group meets at Goodwin House and often has lunch together after the meeting at the Goodwin House Bistro. Preregistration is required. 


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

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

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday December 11, 2018
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact  Henriette Kellum
hkellum@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room
Center Gallery




6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Contact  Dianne Rhodes
djmouchon@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14

 
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


Facilitated by Mary Pike and Barbara Buzzell, this group will introduce and practice the discernment process described in Parker Palmer’s Hidden Wholeness.  It is recommended that you read this book before the group starts.  We will meet for 2 hours on the 4th Tuesday from 7:15-9:15, starting September 25th.  We plan to reschedule the December meeting for another time. Preregistration is required.


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 
 

Contact  Jere Cummins
jeroldcummins@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

 
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room


Small group ministries offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant Groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation. 


These groups are made up of 8 to 12 people who meet on a regular basis to help one another build community and grow spiritually.  Group members get together at church or in homes to talk about spiritual topics such as joy, community, identity, mindfulness, etc. and may use varied materials such as videos, readings, and poems. These are not intellectual discussions but a chance to share what touches one’s heart and soul with others.

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner.  Participants practice deep listening and speaking from their hearts.  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.


 
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16


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


 

Contact  Pat Findikoglu
patfindikoglu@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday December 12, 2018
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Contact  Jacomina de Regt
jacominaderegt@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesOff Site Church Event


This group, led by Jacomina who has lots of experience facilitating and participating virtually in groups,  will meet by Skype or Zoom once a month. This is a covenant group for those who currently are unable to meet face to face due to travel or being located in other countries and time zones.The proposed time is EST 2pm, Wednesday, which is 8pm in Europe, and maybe early morning in other parts of the world. We can adjust depending on who participates. Preregistration is required.


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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


With people living longer and redefining traditional notions of aging and retirement, a new life stage has emerged – Act 3. Today, many people in their 50s, 60s and beyond are choosing to add these years in the middle versus tacking them on later in a “wind down stage.” While this new life stage offers exciting possibilities, it can also be challenging to navigate without a road map. What possibilities might this life stage hold for you?  Using the Covenant Group themes, we will explore how we can best shape and support each other during this exciting part of our lives. Preregistration is required.


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  David McTaggart
dmtagg@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 11


Centered in loving heart space, secured with grace and patience, a companioning circle invites reflective sharing, listening and silence. In time, as trust builds, our heartfelt memories begin to stir; deep longings arise; and inner tensions give way to insights of new possibilities for growth and meaning. Over time with persistent practice, cracks of light begin to shine upon our hidden wholeness revealing our true self, the beautiful self we were born with but never knew. Preregistration is required.

Email David at dmctagg@gmail.com with any questions and to be waitlisted should the group be full.

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

 
 
 

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


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

Thursday December 13, 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  Annie Parker
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

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

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

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Nancy Cawley
ncawley@outlook.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Tom O'Reilly
toreiljr@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

 

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


Snackies will be there!

7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

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 14, 2018
 
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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 December 15, 2018
 
6:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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


NCE puts the spotlight on youth for the holidays! Christmas Past, Present and Future are celebrated when the National Chamber Ensemble (NCE) presents Holiday Time Warp at 7:30 pm on December 15, 2018 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, featuring classical masterpieces, seasonal favorites, a performance by area string students and the winner of NCE's Outstanding Young Artist Achievement Award.

The annual crowd-pleaser includes holiday favorites from the past and present, including Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, a Hanukkah Medley, Johann Strauss waltzes, Leroy Anderson's famous Sleigh Ride and much more. NCE then tips its hat to the future with two not-to-be-missed performances. First, a "string extravaganza" features students from leading local organizations, including Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, and Levine Music join the Ensemble in a selection by Antonio Vivaldi. Second, the winner of the Outstanding Young Artist Achievement Award makes his/her NCE debut.

The evening concludes with a Carols Sing-Along, led by beloved tenor and media personality Patrick D. McCoy to get everyone in the holiday spirit!

The concert will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.
 
About the Outstanding Young Artist Achievement Award

The National Chamber Ensemble has created performance opportunities for young musicians since its inception in 2007, including the Outstanding Young Artist Achievement Award. This year's competition,happening now, is for string players ages 12 to 18. Talented young musicians from Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC come to Arlington to compete in front of a distinguished panel of judges in the hope of winning one of three prizes. The first-place winner receives a scholarship, a crystal trophy, and the opportunity to perform during the holiday concert. The second and third prize winners may be invited to perform as well. 

Holiday Time Warp features artistic director/violinist Leo Sushansky, Natasha Dukan (piano), Jorge Orozco (violin), Uri Wassertzug (viola)  Vasily Popov (cello), Patrick D.McCoy (tenor).

Tickets:  $36 Adult / $18 Student 
 


8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday December 16, 2018
 
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
9:15 AM - 1:00 PM
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Contact  Becky Ross
beckyross222@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16

 
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
 
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
 
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Contact  Becky Ross
beckyross222@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16


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


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.


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

https://imcw.org/Calendar/Event-Calendar/EventId/3437/e/asi...
Contact  Anna Johns
yogini.annaj@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16


Asian Sangha Description:

We are an affinity sangha who welcomes all people who self-identify as Asian, Asian American, or those with Asian ancestry. 

Aspiration

To provide a safe(r) space for people of Asian descent to be seen, heard, and supported in our practice of mindfulness meditation and in our lived experience as Asians in American culture.

To explore and share Asian cultural challenges and impacts on our individual and collective psyches in light of the Buddha dharma.

To cultivate a conscious community that fosters authentic connection and a sense of belonging.


3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Contact  Robert Blinn
robertcblinn@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

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.

 


 

Contact  Satyani McPherson
sistersatyani@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room


Middle School Mindfulness Class is for children currently in grades 6-8. (Parents attend the Family Class, which is where everyone - including middle schoolers - begin the session.  This is not a drop-off class.  A guardian or parent must be present.)

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

The Middle School Meditation class offers short meditations, movement, hands-on activities, and discussion.

This middle school mindfulness class explores practices for fostering greater balance, compassion, and awareness in the midst of the natural highs and lows of early adolescence.  The mindfulness toolkit provides the foundation of the class. Investigating the fabric of our inner lives, the causes of emotional stress, and the possibility of freedom from suffering are explored within the spirit of play and curiosity.  

Questions?  Contact Satyani McPherson at sistersatyani@gmail.com

 


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday December 17, 2018
 
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Contact  Annie
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14

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
8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday December 18, 2018
 
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

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

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

 

Contact  Julia Peterson
Jpeterson@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 - 9:00 PM
 
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday December 19, 2018
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Contact  Tamara Srader
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
 

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

Thursday December 20, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesOff Site Church Event


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


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

Contact  Betsy Bailey
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

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

Contact  Nancy Cawley
ncawley@outlook.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Michelle Rief
michrief@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


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

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

 

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 21, 2018
 
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact  Linda Lutes Corsoro
lindalutes@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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) 


Saturday December 22, 2018
 
6:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Contact  Annie Parker
Aparker@uucava.org
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact  Bob Denniston
justdoitbob@hotmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday December 23, 2018
 
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

9:15 AM - 1:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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


Youth Choir is open to any and all high school age folks. Together with UUCA Artist in Residence Maya Rogers this group will explore group singing and the craft of songwriting as a means of creative expression and to foster a sense of belonging and community. There will be opportunities to perform original music during worship services throughout the year. No singing or songwriting experience is necessary to participate. Instrumentalists are encouraged to join this group, as we hope to start a UUCA Youth Band! This group meets in the Chapel from 12:45 - 2:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday December 24, 2018
 
 
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

 

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

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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

Tuesday December 25, 2018
 
 

Thursday December 27, 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  Liz Matthews
lizhbom4@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday December 28, 2018
 
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday December 29, 2018
 
6:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday December 30, 2018
 
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
 
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact  Ken Perkins-Gough
Available Rooms & SpacesKitchen

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

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

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday December 31, 2018
 
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM