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Week of 20 February, 2019
Wednesday - 2/20
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMStaff Meeting

Contact  Tamara Srader
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


4:00 PM - 8:00 PMPanthera Martial Arts

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


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMChamber Choir Rehearsal--CANCELED

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


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMEarly American Black Women Writers

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


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


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMBeginning Connections with Shaun Ryan and Frank Corsoro

Contact  Sarah Masters
dircl@uucava.org
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 11


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 PMSilent Meditation

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


Thursday - 2/21
6:00 AM - 10:30 AMAbune Aregawi Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church

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


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSoul Matters with Hank Dahlstrom and Trude Myers
Available Rooms & SpacesOff Site Church Event


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



10:30 AM - 12:00 PMQigong

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.


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMUUCA Book Group

Contact  Betsy Bailey
Available Rooms & SpacesWelcome Room


4:00 PM - 6:00 PMPanthera Martial Arts

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


5:00 PM - 9:00 PMPrivate Guitar Lessons with Eric Waters

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


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM8th Principle Task Force Meeting

Contact  Stephanie Thomas
stephanielynnthomas@outlook.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMDivine Reading Group

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


Snackies will be there!


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMHolistic Moms

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


7:15 PM - 9:00 PMSanctuary Singers Rehearsal

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


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


7:15 PM - 9:15 PMSeeking the Heart of Compassion Covenant Group with Melissa Nuwaysir
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16


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


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMEarly Christianities
Available Rooms & SpacesVolunteer 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 - 9:30 PMCircle Dance

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.


7:30 PM - 9:30 PMVirginia CURE

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 - 2/22
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


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


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


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


4:30 PM - 8:15 PMPanthera Martial Arts

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


5:00 PM - 7:00 PMAbune Aregawi Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church Setup

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


7:30 PM - 10:00 PMChalice Theater Presents: The Addams Family

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


Saturday - 2/23
6:00 AM - 8:30 AMAbune Aregawi Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church

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


9:00 AM - 11:45 AMCello Classes with Kathryn Hufnagle

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


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.


10:00 AM - 1:00 PMBeyond Categorical Thinking

Contact  Bee Morandi
moradib1@gmail.com
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary


10:00 AM - 1:00 PMChildcare for Beyond Categorical Thinking

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


For childcare reservations, please email LeeAnn Williams. Lwilliams@uucava.org


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.



3:00 PM - 5:00 PMPanthera Martial Arts

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


3:30 PM - 5:30 PMParents of Infants and Preschoolers (PIP)

Contact  Vanessa Chang
vms5q@yahoo.com
Available Rooms & SpacesWalden Room


7:30 PM - 10:00 PMChalice Theater Presents: The Addams Family

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


8:00 PM - 9:30 PMAA

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


Sunday - 2/24
8:00 AM - 1:30 PMChildren's Choirs Greenroom

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


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


9:15 AM - 1:00 PMSunday Connections Circle

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.



10:30 AM - 11:15 AMBellissimo Handbell Choir Rehearsal

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


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


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


12:30 PM - 1:30 PMCrescendo Handbell Choir Rehearsal

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


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

 



12:30 PM - 3:00 PMYoung Adults' Brunch

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


1:00 PM - 3:00 PMYouth Song-Writing Workshop with Artist in Residence Maya Rogers

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


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


2:00 PM - 6:00 PMCapital Area Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association Jam

https://caboma.org/jams/
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)
Room 14
Room 16


CABOMA jams are held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 2:00-6:00 pm.

Anyone interested in CABOMA is welcome to come and visit a jam.

At most jams, you will find a wide range of skill levels, from beginners to professional musicians.  We encourage participants to bring and play traditional, acoustic bluegrass and old-time music instruments.


Slow Jam

CABOMA hosts a slow jam, led by and experienced CABOMA member, from 2:00 – 3:00 on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, during the regular jam. The slow jam is open to everyone, but is focused on those new to bluegrass and old-time music.  The slow jam is also a good place to practice jamming while learning a new instrument.

The following are examples of song you might hear at the slow jam:

  • Old Home Place
  • Big Spike Hammer
  • Dark Hollow
  • Nine-Pound Hammer
  • Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms

Instrumentals:

  • Red Haired Boy
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Angeline the Baker


3:00 PM - 5:00 PMASPAN Bagged Lunch Program

Contact  Ken Perkins-Gough
Available Rooms & SpacesKitchen


3:00 PM - 5:00 PMPanthera Martial Arts

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


3:00 PM - 6:00 PMCapital Area Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association Jam

https://caboma.org/jams/
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


CABOMA jams are held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 2:00-6:00 pm.

Anyone interested in CABOMA is welcome to come and visit a jam.

At most jams, you will find a wide range of skill levels, from beginners to professional musicians.  We encourage participants to bring and play traditional, acoustic bluegrass and old-time music instruments.


Slow Jam

CABOMA hosts a slow jam, led by and experienced CABOMA member, from 2:00 – 3:00 on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, during the regular jam. The slow jam is open to everyone, but is focused on those new to bluegrass and old-time music.  The slow jam is also a good place to practice jamming while learning a new instrument.

The following are examples of song you might hear at the slow jam:

  • Old Home Place
  • Big Spike Hammer
  • Dark Hollow
  • Nine-Pound Hammer
  • Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms

Instrumentals:

  • Red Haired Boy
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Angeline the Baker


3:00 PM - 6:00 PMChalice Theater Presents: The Addams Family

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


3:30 PM - 5:00 PMKol Ami Virtual Bet Midrash Class

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


5:00 PM - 6:30 PMKol Ami JCEP

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





6:00 PM - 7:30 PMSunday Sanity Meeting

Contact  Donnice Benford
703 568 9122
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMJoint UUCA-Kol Ami Israel Palestine Book Study Group

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


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


Monday - 2/25
5:45 AM - 7:15 PMPrivate Meeting, Rebecca

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


1:00 PM - 3:00 PMDay Alliance Leadership Team Meeting

Contact  Henriette Kellum
h.kellum@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


3:30 PM - 8:15 PMPanthera Martial Arts

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


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

Contact  Rita Naomi Moran
info@ritanaomi.com
Available Rooms & SpacesFellowship Hall


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 PMS.M.A.R.T.
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 10


6:45 PM - 8:45 PMEquality UUCA Potluck

Contact  Elizabeth Fogarty
eafogarty@aol.com
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


7:00 PM - 8:00 PMDebtors Anonymous (DA)

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


7:00 PM - 8:00 PMSilent Meditation

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


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMNominating Committee Meeting

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


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMMindfulness Meditation Class

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 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 - 2/26
10:00 AM - 11:30 AMSoul Matters and Mindful Movement with Dana Cook and Laura Mazzarella
Available Rooms & SpacesChapel


This group explores the Soul Matters Curriculum and complement our spiritual practice with some meditative postures, breathing, and movement, inspired by yoga teachings. There's no need to bring anything; just wear comfortable clothing. Preregistration is required.


4:30 PM - 7:15 PMPanthera Martial Arts

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


6:00 PM - 8:00 PMSoul Matters for Parents of Young Kids with Gerda Keiswetter & Sephanie Schmidt

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


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



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

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


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


7:15 PM - 9:15 PMSoul Matters using Circles of Trust Practices with Mary Pike and Barbara Buzzell
Available Rooms & SpacesParlor (Room 13/15)


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



7:30 PM - 9:00 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.



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


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