One of my hopes for the Social Justice Empowerment Workshop at UUCA April 9-10 is that it will help us find a focus for our social justice activities that meets many of our goals, and uses many or all of our lenses (Diversity, Generational, Green and Relational).… Continue
Added by Barbara Johnson on February 26, 2010 at 3:03pm —
Update: Feb. 26, Friday. Anyone can participate by just showing up on the day the chorus rehearses and records. But first, before we move forward on this project, please got to the sign up form and fill it in. If we can get a minimum of 20 adults signed up by March 5 that helps to make the video more of a reality.
Feb. 24, 2010 --- To communicate updates and calls to action,… Continue
Added by UUCAVA on February 26, 2010 at 11:00am —
The more I learn about our denomination's evolution, the more meaningful my church membership becomes for me. This digging into history helps me… Continue
Added by Sue Browning on February 23, 2010 at 1:59pm —
I am grateful that we had Charlie at the UUSC helm for so many years.
I wish him the very best, and hope the UUA is able to find another great leader to take his place.
Please read the release from the UUSC below.
UUSC President Steps Down to Accept Major Human Rights Position at Harvard University…
Added by Laura Dely on February 22, 2010 at 3:07pm —
Lawrence Kushner, one of my great teachers in seminary, often said that the deepest truths sound banal when you say them. Also that no words can truly capture a spiritual experience -- that the best we can do is write ourselves a postcard that isn't nearly the same as being there but might help us remember, a little.
Today at the gym I was thinking about my grandson, wondering how he is doing in his new world, wondering how my son and daughter-in-law are settling into their new… Continue
Added by Rev. Mary McKinnon Ganz on February 22, 2010 at 10:39am —
Mary Pike organized this workshop last Fall and I went then. It was… Continue
Added by jill herndon on February 22, 2010 at 10:29am —
One of my Facebook friends said it in response to the post where I announced the news: "this grandma thing is the best gig I ever had!" Just two and a half days into it, I already have an inkling of what she means.
Meet Ernest Quincy Moore, born Feb. 18, 2010, at 6:49 pm. Great heaps of gratitude to Sue Browning, who was in the office just after I got the news that labor had begun. She forced me out of my awestruck stupor, urged me to… Continue
Added by Rev. Mary McKinnon Ganz on February 21, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Below is a notice from my friend Paola about a HIPS fundraiser. There's always a lot fun and they support a good cause so if you're free, you should check it out.…
Added by Natalia Averett on February 21, 2010 at 9:44am —
The politics around the Virginia budget changed dramatically this week, threatening VOICE’s goal to expand dental care for low-income adults. On Thursday, Governor McDonnell recommended massive budget cuts totaling $2.3 billion that the Senate and House of Delegates are now seriously considering. K-12 education and human services would be cut the most. Read the details in this Washington Post article.… Continue
Added by VOICE on February 20, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Three documents related to the congregational meeting scheduled for March 21 have been posted on the Governance page of the website (http://uucava.ning.com/page/uuca-governance): the meeting agenda, my letter to the membership explaining the agenda, and the text of the proposed constitution.
The Board Task Force on the Constitution… Continue
Added by Bennett Minton on February 20, 2010 at 5:00pm —
I urge everyone to see Once On This Island, which is very entertaining -- funny and sad in the same show (I'll admit it...John Bohman and Alison Sheahan made me shed a few tears in their parental roles). Get your tickets now!
Added by Bill Fogarty on February 19, 2010 at 10:32pm —
On Feb. 14 UUCA joined thousands of Unitarian Universalists in committing ourselves to Stand on the Side of Love. See this inspiring video
which summarizes in a couple minutes what this "SSL" campaign is all about. And check out the national… Continue
Added by Rev. Linda Olson Peebles on February 18, 2010 at 3:21pm —
Anyone have an idea of where I am in sabbatical land?
Added by Rev. Michael McGee on February 18, 2010 at 12:48am —
"Reading the Ancient Wisdoms Again for the First Time
" Be among the first to try a hybrid course on UUCA's new website. If you like it, we'll do more learning experiences this way!
It begins with an in-person introduction at UUCA (Feb 28 7:30pm), followed up with weekly meetings in cyberspace, and wrapping up with an in-person closing session at the church. You will read either all or parts… Continue
Added by Rev. Linda Olson Peebles on February 16, 2010 at 5:14pm —
A little snowbird told me that shoveling is a form of meditation. I tried to replace the groans with "Ommmmmmm, Ommmmmmm." Didn't work. Instead, my mind wondered to thoughts of snow cones made with Amaretto or Brandy or Grand Marnier (the Italian Lemon Ice of my childhood doesn't cut it any more.) The chant changed to, "Yummmmmmmmmm, Yummmmmmmm, Yummmmm.
If you look at piles of snow as large buckets of ice, then shoveling really is an act of shaving - a shaving of the ice! Unlike ice… Continue
Added by June Herold on February 16, 2010 at 7:00am —
Due to the weather, we had to reschedule our Vagina Monologues performances. So you can still come!
Saturday 2/20 at 2:00pm or Sunday 2/21 at 2:00pm
Hope some of you can make it. We were disappointed that we had to reschedule, but I'm trying to look at it as just another week to gather… Continue
Added by Libby Wiebel on February 14, 2010 at 12:38am —
Pain, Fear, Aggression, Revenge & Forgiveness
OUCH! Too much pain in my left arm and hand—a pinched nerve triggered by fear: I pull my left shoulder up and forward to protect my head against assaults of—what?
Top of my list: Family issues and “Race matters” at our church.
Last night we had a family fight among Joe, Cynthia, and our daughter Iris… Continue
Added by Cynthia Adcock on February 13, 2010 at 2:30pm —
These are two really corny thoughts about Valentine's Day..but, the world needs to be corny on occasion.
My first fragmentary thought about Valentines Day...
I love the song The Power of Two by the Indigo Girls. It makes me think of all of the ways we love each other each and every day! You don't get through this life without relationships. I hope I Ieave a legacy that I have loved well at the end of my days... What a wonderful sentiment!
2nd thought about… Continue
Added by Sharon G. Williams on February 12, 2010 at 11:00pm —
Added by Laura Dely on February 10, 2010 at 8:10pm —
Despite the tight budget environment, our VOICE leaders have discovered two possible windfall opportunities to fund adult dental care in Northern Virginia. Continue
Last Thursday, VOICE decided to hold a public action in Richmond on Tuesday, March 2, at 3:00 pm. While final details are being worked out, tentative plans call for car-pooling to a bus loading site along I-95, probably in Dumfries. We would leave UUCA at about 11:15 am and return around 8:00 pm.
The action has two…
Added by VOICE on February 10, 2010 at 4:55pm —