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The Olympics might be over, but we are in the qualifying heat for the final candidates for our next Senior Minister. I am pleased to say that each of the three candidates is truly exceptional and all currently leading healthy and vibrant congregations. We are the only large church in search this year, and it appears the best candidates have expressed a strong interest in our church. Lucky us! This is the stage in the search process where confidentiality is most important, as the candidates…Continue
Added by Warren Wright on February 25, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments
The UUCA Board's regular monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, February 18, starting at 7:30pm. Board members will be available for conversation a half hour early.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
Board of Trustees Meeting
Added by John L. Bohman on February 13, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Come walk the Labyrinth this Sunday from 4-6pm, prior to the Sharon Salzberg "Happiness at Work" event taking place later that evening (beginning at 7:00pm). The walk is open to everyone, even those who are not attending the event.
Added by Leah Pellegrino on January 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Join members of Equality UUCA as we head to Richmond on January 28th toContinue
participate in Equality Virginia's Day of Action. Formerly known as Lobby Day,
this annual event brings together more than 200 EV members and activists from
across the state. Activities include meeting legislators to
discuss bills important to the LGBT community and attending workshops hosted
by some of the area’stop attorneys and fellow activists. - For more information…
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Heart-felt thanks and praise for Rev. Sarah Lammert, who with the support of Rev. Rebekah Montgomery, made today's service a truly transformative experience.
We have often made not only military and veterans feel excluded but also Foreign Service, Civil Service, and contractors who have served in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other dangerous war zones. In the past, politics and pedantry from the pulpit have frequently alienated those who've served or supported them here on the home front.…Continue
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I was touched by rev. Keyes comment from rev. Rogers about the WWII veteran never being asked about killing Germans. Rev. Keyes went on to say that ones church should be a place we can tell our truth, share our pain with engaged listeners--both at worship services and in Covenant groups.
I couldn't agree more--to me my church should encourage the sharing of the 'JOYS AND CONCERNS "
OF OUR LIFE, as we go through the…Continue
All are Welcome to our Vegetarian feast, New Year's Day- 2014! Our house will be open for visit from 12n-5pm. I am a gluten-free vegetarian so there will all varieties of snacks to enjoy! The location is Woodbridge, VA. Please email me if you plan to stop by! Best Wishes in 2014!
Added by Sara Shields on December 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Nothing tastes more like Christmas to me than Panetone, the Italian egg bread that always appears everywhere just after Thanksgiving in pyramid-shaped boxes.
So this week, as I chose a Panetone from a stack at Trader Joe's I learned that it made great French toast when eggnog was used in place of milk or cream. Two TJs staffers told me to try it before I left the store so I tried it and it was delicious! I thought this would be a great dish to serve on Christmas morning or for brunch…Continue
Added by Laura Dely on December 21, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments
The monthly business meeting of the Board of Trustees is on December 17th at 7:30pm. Board members will be available for informal conversation for the half hour before the meeting.
Call to Order and Board Check-in (7:30pm)
We light this chalice
For the light of truth
The warmth of love
And the fire of commitment
Consent and Informational…Continue
Added by John L. Bohman on December 9, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Bill Schulz was truly inspirational today - so glad I got to hear him speak!
Added by Kate Beysselance on December 8, 2013 at 3:55pm — No Comments
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.
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