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Week of 13 November, 2019
Wednesday - 11/13
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMStaff Meeting

Contact  Tamara Srader
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


7:00 PM - 8:30 PMACT III Soul Matters with Stephen and Georgianna Sheehy

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


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMAlianzas (PAG) Meeting

Contact  MJ Schmelzer
mjschmelzer44@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMBereavement Support Group

Contact  Walter Clark
wclark@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMExploring Spiritual Growth Through the 7 Principles w/ Amy Shields & Shaun Ryan
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMAUCP Board Meeting

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


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMCompanioning Circle with David McTaggart

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


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMEnglish Improvement Class

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 - 9:00 PMKol Ami Ritual Committee

Contact  Meryl Paskow
kol.ami.coordinator@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMSilent Meditation

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


Thursday - 11/14
10:00 AM - 12:00 PMMemoirs

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


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMQigong

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


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMDivine Reading Group

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


7:15 PM - 9:15 PMSanctuary Singers Rehearsal

Contact  Sophia Morreale
smorreale@uucav.org
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery


Sanctuary Singers. Our adult Sanctuary Singers offer a variety of special music in worship services two Sundays a month. No audition required. All are welcome, including non members of UUCA. Rehearses are each Thursday night from 7:15- 9: 15pm. Contact: Sophia Morreale


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMEnglish Improvement Class

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.



Friday - 11/15
6:00 AM - 10:30 AMAbune Aregawi Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church

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


7:00 AM - 9:00 AMFriday Morning Devotional with David McTaggart and Gregg Forte

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



Friday Morning Devotions

We invite you to smooth the path into the weekend with a half-hour of meditation followed by shared reflections each Friday morning beginning at 7 a.m. Please contact in advance either David McTaggart (dmctagg@gmail.com) or Gregg Forte (gforte@mac.com). A ride is available afterward to Ballston Metro.

Date: Each Friday, 7:00 a.m.

Location: Room 20 (Youth Room) 



11:30 AM - 12:00 PMMoroccan American Community Organization Call to Prayer
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery


12:30 PM - 1:00 PMMoroccan American Community Organization Call to Prayer
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery


1:30 PM - 2:00 PMMoroccan American Community Organization Call to Prayer
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery


7:00 PM - 10:00 PMUUCA African American Book Sharing Circle

Contact  Linda Lutes Corsoro
lindalutes@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)


Saturday - 11/16
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMConflict Transformation with The Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley

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


9:00 AM - 12:00 PMKM

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


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


9:30 AM - 4:30 PMmindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Day Retreat with Karyn Sandelman

Contact  Annie
Aparker@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel
Room 14


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMEnglish Improvement Class

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.



1:00 PM - 5:00 PMCelebration of the Life of Arlene Wilson

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


4:00 PM - 10:00 PMMulitgenerational Game Night

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


7:00 PM - 10:00 PM60's Dance Party for Culpepper Garden

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


Sunday - 11/17
8:00 AM - 11:15 AMChoir Greenroom

Contact  Sophia Morreale
Smorreale@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer Room


9:15 AM - 10:30 AMWorship Service & Religious Education
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary


10:15 AM - 11:15 AMClimate Crisis Action Coalition

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


10:15 AM - 11:15 AMParent Circle

Contact  Michael Swisher
mswisher23@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16


The UUCAVA Religious Education program invites parents (anyone involved in helping to raise a child, regardless of their relationship) to join our Parent Circles on the third Sunday of every month through December (schedule may change in January) from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. to:

- Connect with other parents

- Share what has worked for you, what you struggle with

- Build a community of support

We invite all parents of all ages to come together in fellowship around parenting. Fellow parent Michael Swisher will facilitate the circle and will provide suggested formats, discussion ideas, and tips, but the Parent Circle depends on your personal touch and contributions, so please join us. 



10:30 AM - 11:00 AMChalice Musicians Rehearsal

Contact  Jennifer Haywood
jhaywood@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


K thru 4th grades. This joyful ensemble where all children are welcome, including enthusiastic preschoolers and non-members of UUCAVA, meets in the Chapel (on the lower level) each week between services, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Chalice Musicians participate in worship through singing and/or playing instruments and movement several times per year. Contact: Jennifer S. E. Haywood, PhD JHaywood@​uucava.org


10:30 AM - 11:05 AMBellissimo Handbell Choir Rehearsal

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


3rd grade through adults. This is a beginning handbell ensemble open to all with or without any previous handbell or other music experience. Rehearsals are 10:30 - 11:05 on Sunday mornings beginning Sunday, September 29th in the music room.


10:30 AM - 11:30 AMFocus Group

Contact  Marcia Meehan
marciameehan@jdklote.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


11:15 AM - 12:30 PMSunday Worship & Religious Education

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


11:15 AM - 12:30 PMYouth Group

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


12:30 PM - 1:30 PMFocus Group

Contact  Marcia Meehan
marciameehan@jdklote.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


12:30 PM - 1:30 PMNew UU Series

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


12:30 PM - 1:30 PMTrUUbadors Rehearsal

Contact  Jennifer Haywood
jhaywood@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


5th thru 8th grade. This welcoming ensemble of vocal and/or instrumental music and movement is also open to all and meets each Sunday in the Chapel (lower level) from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Troubadours participate in worship several times per year. Contact: Jennifer S. E. Haywood, PhD JHaywood@​uucava.org



12:30 PM - 2:00 PMFocus Group Childcare
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 5


12:30 PM - 3:00 PMYoung Adults' Brunch
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room


1:00 PM - 2:00 PMCrescendo Handbell Choir Rehearsal

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


4th grade through adults. This is an intermediate handbell ensemble for individuals with previous ringing experience. This group participates in worship several times a year as well as outside events. Rehearsals are 1:00 - 2:00 on Sunday afternoons beginning September 8th in the music room.



1:00 PM - 2:30 PMGita as Guide with Pat Bodnar and Topher Dunne

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


1:00 PM - 5:00 PMChalice Theater Auditions

Contact  Tom O'Reilly
toreiljr@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)
Room 2
Room 4


1:00 PM - 5:00 PMChalice Theater Auditions

Contact  Tom O'Reilly
toreiljr@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room
Parlor (Room 13/15)


1:30 PM - 3:30 PMMoonFire

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 PMAsian Sangha

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.



Monday - 11/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMChalice Theater Aucitions

Contact  Tom O'Reilly
toreiljr@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity Room
Parlor (Room 13/15)


6:00 PM - 9:00 PMChalice Theater Aucitions

Contact  Tom O'Reilly
toreiljr@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)
Room 14


6:30 PM - 7:30 PMMindfulness and Movement (Yoga)

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



7:00 PM - 8:00 PMSilent Meditation

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


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMAllyship Group with Diana Day & Ann Ulmschneider

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


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMKM Group

Contact  Susan Young
susan4u@msn.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMMindfulness Meditation Class

Contact  Bob Gayer
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary


meditation mindfulness

**NEW -Now livestreaming at www.uucava.org/livestream.

Classes 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 PMAfter-Class Discussion and Mindful Dialog Group

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 - 11/19
10:00 AM - 11:30 AMSoul Matters and Mindful Movement with Dana Cook & Laura Mazzarella

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


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMOur Stories, Our Lives

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


11:00 AM - 1:30 PMMusic Rehearsal Rosanna Butterfield

Contact  Sophia Morreale
sophiamorreale@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary


7:00 PM - 7:30 PMBoard of Trustees Meet and Greet

Contact  Linda Battaglini
lbattaglini1@verizon
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room


7:00 PM - 8:30 PMMindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Karyn Sandelman

http://www.amindfulchoice.com
Contact  Karyn Sandelmann
karyn@amindfulchoice.com
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


7:00 PM - 8:30 PMPolymnia Handbell Choir Rehearsal

Contact  Ken Bissell
kenbhandbells@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery


7:00 PM - 8:30 PMYoung Adults' Beer, Pizza, & Questions About the Universe

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


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMSpeaking Out

Contact  Ann Ulmschneider
aulmsch@msn.com
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWell Spouse Support Group

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


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMEnglish Improvement Class

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 - 10:00 PMBoard of Trustees Meeting

Contact  Linda Battaglini
lbattaglini1@verizon
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


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