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Equality UUCA is really excited to announce this upcoming event on Dec. 11th here at UUCA! Join us and other LGBT advocates and allies as we hear from People of Faith for Equality in Virginia President Rev.…Continue
Added by Leah Pellegrino on December 4, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments
On Wed Dec 4th at 7:30, at church, the MSC we share what we have learned from the Discovery Sessions and survey, and for the first time, will share the profile of the minister we seek for our search. If you can't make that session, come to Sunday, Dec 8th after the second service.
Click HERE is the link for more information and to sign up.
Added by Warren Wright on December 1, 2013 at 2:06pm — No Comments
I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday! If you are in need of a vegetarian feast and are stopping near Woodbridge, email me and my doors are open for good food and company! A few notes, the feast is true vegetarian and we have 2 mini-schnauzers, so be prepared for lots of love!
Added by Sara Shields on November 27, 2013 at 8:46pm — No Comments
What a fascinating tale these statistics suggest! I'll only add that I attended "Introduction to Our Faith" at UUCA last nigh, 11/13t. If my eyeballs are right, ALL of the attendees were under 40, and probably a good quarter of them seemed to be under 30. I think we are attracting Millennials. I also think UUCA is well-positioned to retain a good portion of these new, younger people. How? By our increasing dynamism, by our orientation toward the future, by our thoughtfulness and our…Continue
This is newly released Census data. How does UUCA attract the under 30-crowd?
The Board is holding its November meeting a week sooner than usual. We will meet Tuesday, November 12, at 7:00pm, in the Board Room at UUCA. Because we are starting at an earlier time than usual, the informal conversation period before the meeting may be limited. The meeting is open to all.
Here is a draft agenda:
Call to Order and Board Check-in …Continue
Added by John L. Bohman on November 5, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
gratititude: two things -- went to National Symphony Orchestra concert at Kennedy Center last night. On the program was Enesco's First Romanian Rhapsody; wonderful whirly, swirly interpretation, fearless alterations of tempo and volume, thrilling. Then . . . out on sidewalk, at end of long line waiting for the shuttle that takes patrons from the center to the Foggy Bottom metro station, friendly shuttle driver stopped beside me and Cynthia and said, ``Come on, get in,'' explaining that he…Continue
Added by Joe Adcock on November 2, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments
gratitude: Mexican Days of the Dead memories -- in 1961 taking a boat out to the island village of Janitzio on Lake Pátzcuaro in the state of Michoacán, watching in the graveyard as villagers arrived with candles, marigolds and picnic baskets. By midnight the whole area had taken on a soft, golden marigolds-and-candlelight glow. The villagers spread table cloths on the tombs of family members, arranged food, cigars and drinks. They prayed, sang, played guitars and Veracruz harps and chatted…Continue
Added by Joe Adcock on October 31, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments
gratitude: still, after all these (54) years I still get a kick out of writing theater reviews. Last night the critique involved an Hispanic theater festival entry from Ecuador featuring two dottie and bawdy elderly ladies -- roommates in a nursing home. An afterlife scene reminded me of Emmanuel Swedenborg's experiences of heaven and hell. The ladies end up in a disco -- hell for some, heaven for others. Fortunately our friends are among the others. They abandon a walker and a cane and…Continue
Added by Joe Adcock on October 20, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments
Due the the rain we've been receiving all week, the contractors were unable to paint the parking spot lines in the lower level of the lot. We are hopeful they can complete this work next Monday. In the meantime, please continue to park as efficiently as possible and please be aware of the handicapped spaces.
You should also be aware that there are now speed bumps located throughout the parking lot. These will also be painted next week but are a welcome addition as…Continue
Added by Brian Smith on October 11, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments
The October business meeting of the Board is on Tuesday the 15th at 7:00pm. We are starting earlier to have time to get through a very full agenda.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
Board of Trustees Meeting
October 15, 2013
Call to Order of (7:00pm)(note earlier…Continue
Added by John L. Bohman on October 9, 2013 at 9:05pm — No Comments
gratitude: I arrange for my fellow Folger Shakespeare Library docents to see movies that relate to our man W.S. Today it was ``In Fair Palestine . . . ,'' variations on themes from ``Romeo and Juliet'' (which beigns with the line ``In fair Verona . . . . '') The setting is Ramallah. The actors are seniors and staff from the Quaker school there -- Muslims, Christians and Jews. All of us who saw the film were captivated by the setting as much as by the ever-contemporary themes. It was…Continue
Added by Joe Adcock on October 7, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
76% of those who took the survey strongly agreed or agreed with the statement, "I feel welcomed, encouraged, and able to be part of the church community". 80% of men agree compared to slightly less for women- 74%. 10% of respondents either disagree or strongly disagree with the statement, with both women and men of this significantly smaller population feeling equally not welcomed. 13% neither agree nor disagree with the statement.
What should be our "welcomeness" goal? Is it…Continue
Added by Warren Wright on October 7, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments
gratitude: National Symphony Orchestra concert last night. Main attraction was Saint-Saëns 3d symphony, the one with the organ and the piano. Extremely effective performance. Director Christoph Eschenbach does not hesitate to pull out all the stops (heh heh, organ symphony, ``stops'', heh heh). But seriously, the organ can create this murmuring undertone, barely audible, that gives the quiet woodwinds or strings a mysterious, ethereal quality. And then when the main theme tops off a slowly…Continue
Added by Joe Adcock on October 6, 2013 at 4:03pm — No Comments
Hubris for Tea at the OK Corral, Anyone?
This national shutdown-showdown has got me panting for breath (whuhh, whuhh) as if I (we) were in hard labor trying to birth a new politics.
Almost ready to push? No! Wait!
The baby is almost-but-not-quite ready to crown, its face to be born into this crazy world.
Good luck, Babe!
I cannot understand, with empathy, the internal forces that must be driving John…Continue
Added by Cynthia Adcock on October 4, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments
gratitude -- another cloud study, mostly watercolor. Lengthy title alert! It's called ``Shadowy clouds over cloud-shadowed canyon.'' Does that clear up the question, ``What are those dark blue . . . uh, wiggly dribbles . . . supposed to be, Joe?''…Continue
Added by Joe Adcock on October 4, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
These statistics probably won't surprise anyone: According to the responses to our survey, 41% of respondents 50-years old and older pledge $2,000 or more to UUCA. By contrast, 34% of 18-49 year-olds give more than $2,000. The largest category of giving for 18-49 is 'less than $250 per year' at 28%. Meanwhile, 12% of 50+ pledge 'less than $250 per year'.
"Deep Chair" Board Meeting: The Board is meeting on Friday, October 4, at 7pm at UUCA to have an in person discussion among the members of the Board about how to articulate the Church's ends. This is an open meeting, although formal actions will not be taken.
Added by John L. Bohman on October 2, 2013 at 7:25pm — No Comments
Exciting news as the driveway and lower level of the parking lot are being paved for the final time as we speak! Sully has told us that they will open these to the public on Friday afternoon for use all weekend. Due to the lateness in opening them however, they painter will not be able to stripe the parking spaces for the weekend.
I ask that everyone be cautious and…Continue
Added by Brian Smith on October 2, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments
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