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Week of 18 December, 2017
Monday - 12/18
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMSoul Matters with Sarah Anderson and Donna Brown

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.



6:00 PM - 10:00 PMPastoral Care, Rev. Aaron McEmrys

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


6:30 PM - 7:30 PMMindfulness and Movement

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


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 PMUnderstanding Inequality Book Group

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


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



7:30 PM - 9:00 PMBuddhist 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 PMBuddhist After-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 - 12/19
10:00 AM - 12:00 PMPACE #949

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


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMSoul Matters and Gentle Yoga with Dana Cook and Laura Mazzarella

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


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

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

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

Registration is required.



6:00 PM - 6:50 PMCrescendo Handbell Choir Rehearsal

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


Crescendo is an intermediate ensemble open to everyone with handbell experience. Anyone interested should contact the Director of Handbells, Ken Bissell at 703 622-2849 or by email at kenbhandbells@aol.com

 

 



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

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


The Polymnia Handbell Choir is a more advanced group of handbell ringers who ring for our services and concerts, as well as for other churches and organizations. They also regularly attend festivals sponsored by the Handbell Musicians of America and other organizations. 


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMBoard of Trustees Meeting

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


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 - 9:00 PMEquality UUCA

Contact  Elizabeth Fogarty
Available Rooms & SpacesRoom 16


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMPracticing Peace Covenant Group with Sarah Munson

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.



7:30 PM - 9:00 PMSoul Matters with Linda Lutes and Frank Corsoro

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


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

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

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

Registration is required.



7:30 PM - 10:00 PMUUCA Hosts HB Woodlawn Winter Choral Concert

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


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


Wednesday - 12/20
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMStaff Meeting

Contact  Tamara Srader
Available Rooms & SpacesBoardroom


3:00 PM - 4:00 PMWorship Team

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


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMEarly Christianities

Contact  John Zeray
jzeray@verizon.net
Available Rooms & SpacesActivity 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 - 9:00 PMSilent Meditation

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


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMStanding Outside the Season

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


Thursday - 12/21
10:00 AM - 11:30 AMSoul Matters with Hank Dahlstrom and Trude Myers

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 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


5:00 PM - 7:00 PMBand Rehearsal

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


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 - 8:00 PMPasta-Making Class with Kate Gallup

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


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMHolistic Moms

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


7:00 PM - 9:00 PMTreating Secular Texts as Sacred

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


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


7:15 PM - 9:00 PMClerestory Choir Rehearsal

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


Clerestory Choir Rehearses regularly on Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. For more information, contact UUCA Director of Music Mimi Bornstein at mimib@uucava.org.


7:30 PM - 9:00 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 PMSpecial Solstice Transmissions Service and Labyrinth Walk

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) 



7:30 PM - 9:00 PMTara Brach: Seeking the Heart of Compassion Covenant Group with Melissa Nuwaysir

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


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

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

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

Registration is required.



7:30 PM - 9:30 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 - 12/22
12:30 PM - 2:30 PMMoroccan American Community Organization
Available Rooms & SpacesCenter Gallery


Saturday - 12/23
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.


9:00 AM - 3:00 PMPageant Rehearsal

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


10:00 AM - 4:30 PMBangla School

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


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


10:30 AM - 12:00 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.



8:30 PM - 9:30 PMAA

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


Sunday - 12/24
8:00 AM - 1:00 PMPageant Greenroom

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


9:15 AM - 10:15 AMChildren's Mitten Tree Service
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary


11:15 AM - 12:15 PMChildren's Mitten Tree Service
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary


6:00 PM - 7:30 PMSunday Sanity Meeting

Contact  Donnice Benford
703 568 9122
Available Rooms & SpacesYouth Room


6:00 PM - 9:00 PMHandbells Greenroom

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


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


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


9:00 PM - 10:00 PMChristmas Eve Unplugged
Available Rooms & SpacesSanctuary


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