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It's almost midnight, and the church is all quiet. I sit at my mostly emptied-out workstation, and I reflect upon these past three years, and upon the farewell events of recent weeks. I am thoroughly overwhelmed by all the kindness from members and friends of the congregation -- the well-wishes, the cards, the gifts, the emails, the phone calls, the hugs, the acknowledgements ... I can't express the depth of all that I feel. The closest I can come is mahalo, which is a Hawaiian…Continue
Posted on June 30, 2013 at 11:59pm — 2 Comments
Today, I was part of an 18-member delegation from VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement) speaking with Sen. Mark Warner on the Senate's immigration reform bill. Because we know he's an ally of reform, we specifically wanted to know how we can leverage the power of our congregations to the get the bill passed. From the 25 minutes we had with him, here are some of the highlights:
-- As I introduced myself as one of the ministers at UUCA, Sen. Warner noted that…Continue
Posted on April 18, 2013 at 6:04pm
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington shares in the grief from the bombing of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. We pray for the healing of the scores of people wounded. We pray for comfort for the families and friends of the three who were killed,with hope that the other severely injured people recover. We pray for the tortured souls that chose to lash out violently in their pain and anxiety, rather than trust in the ways of peace.
We give thanks for the first responders,…Continue
Posted on April 17, 2013 at 12:20pm
Opportunities to show generosity and compassion abound at UUCA this season!
We found out this week about additional families in our community who could use some holiday cheer through our Secret Santa gift-giving efforts. Now you can be a part of ... Santa's Bonus Run.
Here's how it will work:
- This Sunday morning, take one or more gift request tags from the upstairs Secret Santa tree.
- Fill your name in on the sign-up sheet next to the…Continue
Posted on December 22, 2012 at 1:24pm