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Sunday April 1, 2018
 
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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


The First Sunday Humanist Hour will take place this Sunday, April 1, at 9:15 in the chapel.  The hour will explore our varied opinions about Easter and Passover.  As always, the hour will also include some readings; a biographical note on a famous humanist; and the sharings of joy, concerns, announcements, and favorite activities. Plus, there will be a special staged reading based on a famous biblical passage.  All are welcome!

 

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about the humanist experience, contact Bill Fogarty at 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 - 1:00 PM

Contact  Elisabeth Geschiere
egeschiere@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Contact  Bea Ann Phillips
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

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

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Contact  Bea Ann Phillips
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Contact  Bea Ann Phillips
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

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 April 2, 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.


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Contact  Karin Hudson
hudsons1@me.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact  Rita Naomi Moran
info@ritanaomi.com
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery


This class offers a form of movement that is particularly well-suited for meditation.  You'll explore practices that will energize and strengthen you, help you release deep-seated tension and cultivate a sense of presence and well-being. The class is designed to be inclusive for all levels of yoga, from new to experienced. 

Class begins as 6:30 and ends at 7:20, giving you time to gently transition to the guided meditation with Jonathan at 7:30.

This class is offered freely so that no one is denied access to the practices. Your donation helps cover the cost of the room and supports the teacher.

Contact Rita Moran at 301-452-8924 or info@ritanaomi.com


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

 

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

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

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

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Alex Ziehm
alexandraziehm92@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity 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 April 3, 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. Anyone interested should contact the Director of Handbells, Ken Bissell at 703 622-2849 or by email at kenbhandbells@aol.com

 

 


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact  Sarah Masters
dircl@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

 

Contact  Ken Bissell
kenhandbells@aol.com
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  Jason Berger
jeber2@email.wm.edu
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10


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

7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Wendy Ryan
bergwl@hotmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Contact  Jane Buckman
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14

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 & SpacesYouth Room

 

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.


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 April 4, 2018
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Contact  Tamara Srader
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Contact  Rev. Bob Blinn
robertcblinn@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room


Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

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

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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


We hope you will avail yourself of an opportunity to share your feelings and hear others in one of these large group sessions. We are planning three different days/times to accommodate as many people as possible. Rev. Beth will design and facilitate the process using deep listening and fishbowl techniques to provide a safe space for sharing. No need to sign up ahead. Just come with an open heart. 


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Mimi Bornstein
mimib@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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


Youth Advisor Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Phyllis Liner
pgl1226@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

 

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

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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


"The Soul of Aging"

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


7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Contact  Chris Sutton
chrispete44@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 

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 April 5, 2018
 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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


Qigong is an ancient approach for achieving balance and vitality. The movements are gentle and can be done sitting, standing, or lying down. Qigong will meet in the Center from 10:30-Noon on Thursdays. Wear comfortable clothing. $10 suggested donation. Instructor: Carol Baker, Registered Nurse. No registration required, but appreciated. For more information, contact Carol at Bakerstrac@aol.com.

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

7:15 PM - 10:00 PM

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


The Sanctuary Singers rehearse 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  Tracey Rogers
tracey.lynnelle@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall


8th Principle logoA call to adopt an 8th Principle within the UUA, which would focus on anti-racism work as part of journeying toward spiritual wholeness, was proposed at General Assembly last summer. To date, three UU churches in the United States have adopted the 8th Principle, and UUCA is on a mission to do the same.

Join us for this Town Hall Meeting in Fellowship Hall on Thursday, April 5th at 7:30 PM, to learn more about adopting the 8th Principle. Paula Cole Jones from All Souls Unitarian - D.C. will lead the discussion, facilitated by Tracey L. Rogers.

 
 

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 April 6, 2018
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

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

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

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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

Saturday April 7, 2018
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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


Lend your voice to the change you'd like to see in the world. Join this new community chorus led by our own Mimi Bornstein and our friend from Zion Church, Charles Brown.The choir will meet in the spring and end the season with a concert. The first concert will be held at Howard University and benefit one of our community Service Never Sleeps. For more information and to sign up, contact Mimi Bornstein at Mimib@uucava.org.


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.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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


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

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Ric Blacksten
hricblacksten@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 12


The UUCA ESOL program provides free classes and conversation sessions geared to adult foreigners who are fairly proficient in English speaking and writing but seek language enrichment, grammar improvement, accent reduction, plus increased knowledge of American culture and idioms. Teacher-led classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Conversation-only sessions are offered on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

 ESOL includes an email-based English Writing Improvement Program assigns English writing coaches to those wishing to have their writing reviewed and improved. This is an evolving program that might include face-to-face meetings in person or via the Internet.

 ESOL also serves to introduce students to Unitarian Universalism and its place among other religions. ESOL students sometimes attend UUCAVA events and have even become members or friends.

 ESOL volunteer teachers and facilitators find their participation a joy rather than a burden, but occasionally we experience the need for new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please contact Ric Blacksten (ESOL Chair), 703.980.5899, hricblacksten@gmail.com.


12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact  Julia Peterson
jcwpeterson@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesOff Site Church Event


Join the Young Adult group for dinner at District Taco, Bailey's Crossroads (5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA, 22041).

Then, head down the street at 7:30 pm for Laser Tag afterward at Ultrazone-- Bailey's Crossroads (3447 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church, VA 22041). Cost is $19 for unlimited games beginning at 8 pm. Whether you are a laser tag novice, expert, or you haven't played since that birthday party when you were 9, we hope you'll join us as we channel our inner secret agents and have some fun together!

Feel free to drop in for whatever portion of the evening you can. See the "UUCA Young Adult Group" Facebook event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/234526707122212/


7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Contact  AUCP (Caroline Rogus)
crogus@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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

Sunday April 8, 2018
 
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 - 11:00 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Contact  Al Himes
albert.himes@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

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

12:00 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  Elizabeth Fogarty
eafogarty@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

 

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

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Contact  Bea Ann Phillips
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

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

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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 April 9, 2018
 
 
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
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.


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday April 10, 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

Contact  Diane Ullius
diane.ullius@comcast.net
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

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 - 8:30 PM

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

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 
 

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


Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

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

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.


 

Contact  Bob Gayer
Available Rooms & SpacesWalden Room

 

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


Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

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

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.


 

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


Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

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

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.


 

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

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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


Steven Pinker photoEnlightenment Now : The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.

In his inaugural address and later, President Trump gave a dark vision of the country: 
        “Mothers and children trapped in poverty”
        “An education system which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge”
        “We are in an outright war that is expanding and metastasizing”
        “The blame for this nightmare may be placed on a global power structure that has eroded moral foundations of Christianity.”

Steven Pinker, noted humanist (and listed by Time, Foreign Policy, and other magazines as one of the world’s most influential thinkers) says in his new best-selling book (Enlightenment Now : The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress”) that this bleak assessment of the state of things “is wrong. And not just a little wrong—wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn’t-be-more-wrong.”

Everyone is welcome to join us in watching a video of Pinker discussing his book before the British Royal Society of Art. For further information contact Jere Cummins.

 

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

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday April 11, 2018
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Contact  Tamara Srader
tsrader@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

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


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


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

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


Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

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

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.


 

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


Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

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

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Sara Weber
703 642 5840
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10

 
 
Thursday April 12, 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  Shirley Wilson Gay
shirleywg@me.com
 

Contact  Bill Scouton
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

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


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

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


 

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


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

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

Contact  Frank Corsoro
fcorsoro@arlingtonva.us
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

 
 

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

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 April 13, 2018
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday April 14, 2018
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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


Lend your voice to the change you'd like to see in the world. Join this new community chorus led by our own Mimi Bornstein and our friend from Zion Church, Charles Brown.The choir will meet in the spring and end the season with a concert. The first concert will be held at Howard University and benefit one of our community Service Never Sleeps. For more information and to sign up, contact Mimi Bornstein at Mimib@uucava.org.


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


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

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

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


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

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Contact  Tamara Srader
tsrader@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contact  Lisa Harper Chang
lchang@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10
Room 2
Room 4
Room 5
Room 6
Room 7
Room 8
Room 9

5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

Contact  Ken Bissell
kenhandbells@aol.com
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
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact  Diane Dorius
doriusde@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer 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.

 


 

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

 


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday April 16, 2018
 
 
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

11:00 AM - 12:30 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  Alex Ziehm
alexandraziehm92@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room


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

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


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday April 17, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Contact  Kristin Keller
kkeller78@hotmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

 

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  Hank Dahlstrom
hmdahlstrom@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

 
 

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


Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

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

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.


 

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


Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

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

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.


8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday April 18, 2018
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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


Join Little Friends for Peace in this family-friendly, interactive workshop focusing on how families can work together to build a kinder world. This workshop will provide parents and kids the tools to create their own Peace Circle of Sharing at home. Lots of fun games and art, too. Note this workshop runs from 7-8:15 pm.1 Session: 4/18.


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

Contact  LeeAnn Williams
lwilliams@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 5

 

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


Crafting a Rule of Life: An Invitation to a Well Ordered Way

LeeAnn Williams

All of us have an unwritten personal rule of life. We wake at certain times, get ready for our days in particular ways, use our free time for assorted purposes and practice rhythms of work, hobbies, and worship. But what about the spiritual life? How do we develop spiritual practice?What relationships and work are life giving?This workshop will guide participants in shaping the rhythms of life to allow for and foster spiritual growth. 4 Sessions: 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9.


 

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


The U in UUism

Rev. Bob Blinn

Rev. Bob will lead participants through an overview of UU history with a focus of how to integrate your UU faith into daily life. Session topics include DracUUla, The UU-S of A, UUse Me, and UU, Not Me Me.

4 Sessions: 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/16.Please note this workshop skips a week on 5/9.


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

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

 
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel

Thursday April 19, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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


Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

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

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.


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

Contact  Betsy Bailey
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room

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

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

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

Contact  Laurel MacLaren
laurelmaclaren@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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


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

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Alex Ziehm
alexandraziehm92@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

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

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


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

Friday April 20, 2018
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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


African American Book Sharing Circle
Ida:  A Sword Among Lions


Ida B. Wells crusaded against lynching in the 1890s while she also was a journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, teacher, sociologist, feminist, and one of the founders of the NAACP in the early 20th century.  Ida B. Wells book coverHave you ever heard of her?  Probably not, so our Sharing Circle is exploring Ida Wells" contributions and life during Reconstruction and Jim Crow America.

Paula Giddings' biography Ida: A Sword Among Lions chronicles Ida B. Wells’ life as well as the culture and history of the times she lived.  As an alternative to this long detailed biography, Wells’ own writings (available inexpensively on Amazon), a wealth of information available on the Internet, and other biographies provide perspectives about an American era that is often ignored or not gotten to in American history classes.  Our reading this month allows us to begin to learn about or add to the glimpses of what we already know.  

Also, UUCA has a special connection with Ida B. Wells. Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith, who previously served at UUCA, and Ida B. Wells share a birthplace of Holly Springs, Mississippi.  

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, April 20th at 7:30, to discuss Ida B. Wells and her life.   For more information, contact Pat Findikoglu or Linda Lutes Corsoro.  



7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

Saturday April 21, 2018
 
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 

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

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Linda Lutes Corsoro
lindalutes@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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


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

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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


Stuart was born in New York City in 1942.  He
received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of
Illinois in 1969, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the
University of Illinois in 1965, and a BS in Electrical Engineering
from Columbia University in 1963.  He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stuart spent nearly four decades in Washington, DC as a leader in the
command and control and modeling and simulation field, most recently
as the President of the Barcroft Research Institute (BRI).  A pioneer
in cyber warfare analysis, he was co-author of the book Cyber Power
and National Security.

Prior to BRI, he served as Director of Plans at MITRE. He was a fellow
at the Military Operations Research Society (MORS); a Member of the
Army Science Board; a Senior Research Fellow at National Defense
University (NDU); and a frequent participant in Blue Ribbon Panels of
NATO, the National Research Council, and the Air Force Science
Advisory Board. He was awarded by MORS with both the Clayton Thomas
medal and the Vance R. Wanner Award for lifetime achievement in
Operations Analysis.

A devoted husband and father, Stuart is survived by his wife of 47
years, Gloria, two daughters, Alexandra and Adrienne, and two
granddaughters.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contact  Alex Ziehm
alexandraziehm92@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday April 22, 2018
 
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary

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

Contact  Bill Turner
dc_billturner@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

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

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM

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

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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


The annual Voices from the Holy Land film series features the latest documentaries about the Israel-Palestine conflict. UUCA will be one of five venues throughout the DMV to host the series. The final film featured this Sunday, April 22, 2:30 p.m. is The Field, a documentary that follows the "Roots" project, a first of its kind initiative between Palestinians and Israeli settlers working together towards coexistence and peace through a peoples’ movement developing from the grass roots. Our feature presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion with the audience. Additional details on the film series can be found below. Please email Tracey L. Rogers, tracey.lynnelle@gmail.com , for questions or inquiries.

MORE INFORMATION ON "THE FIELD" https://www.voicesfromtheholyland.org/events/sun-04222018-1200/field-unitarian-universalist-church-arlington


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday April 23, 2018
 
 
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

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

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

Contact  Bill Turner
dc_billturner@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday April 24, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

 
 

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


Small groups offer opportunities to connect with others at UUCA. Covenant groups are the most popular type of structured small group in our large congregation, with recent participation rising to more than 300 congregants annually. These groups provide opportunities to form deep relationships, explore your personal story from a spiritual perspective, and share in meaningful conversations.

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

Trained facilitators lead the groups, steering the conversation in a respectful and thoughtful manner where there is as much listening as talking and a real opportunity to develop close relationships. Groups identify a community service project where they volunteer together to share UUCA’s commitment to service, and deepen bonds among members.

Registration is required.


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

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


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

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


 

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

7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

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


8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday April 25, 2018
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
 

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


The U in UUism

Rev. Bob Blinn

Rev. Bob will lead participants through an overview of UU history with a focus of how to integrate your UU faith into daily life. Session topics include DracUUla, The UU-S of A, UUse Me, and UU, Not Me Me.

4 Sessions: 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/16.Please note this workshop skips a week on 5/9.


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

Contact  Tom O'Reilly
toreiljr@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 19 - OWL Room

 
 
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Bill Turner
dc_billturner@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

Thursday April 26, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Contact  Jane Roningen
jane.roningen@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

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

Contact  Bea Ann Phillips
Beaannp@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Contact  Alex Ziehm
alexandraziehm92@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery

7:15 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.


7:15 PM - 10:00 PM

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


The Sanctuary Singers rehearse 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  Frank Corsoro
fcorsoro@arlingtonva.us
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 14

 
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.

9:15 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact  Jane Roningen
jane.roningen@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall

Friday April 27, 2018
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

http://dcbanglaschool.org/
Contact  Shamim Chowdhury
bccdi@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room
Room 5
Room 7


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

Saturday April 28, 2018
 
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact  Robert Blinn
robertcblinn@gmail.com

DIG, our “Doing It Green” volunteer church grounds-keeping team, schedules work days every second Thursday and every last Saturday of each month. Everyone welcome! Bring work gloves.

 

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

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Contact  Mimi Bornstein
mimib@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall
Sanctuary

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Contact  Beth Offenbacker
bethoffenbacker@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday April 29, 2018
 
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
9:15 AM - 1:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
 

Contact  Mary Ann Bolton
maryann@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
 
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday April 30, 2018
 
 
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 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