Sunday, April 2, 10 a.m.

Unitarian Universalist Christianity
Rev. Don Rollins

Rev. Don will help trace the roots and living tradition of progressive Christianity within our movement and beyond. UUC’s Choir will sing at the service.

 

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Children's Religious Education

 Classes are for PreK-grade 8 children; Nursery care is available for younger children. Children should visit the sanctuary with their parents for the first portion of
the service; teachers will escort
children to class.
See RE curriculum.
Sunday Circle
Meets the 1st & 3rd Sundays from 8:30-9:30 AM, Sept. - May. On March 19, Karen Hager leads a discussion on "Setting a Personal Sabbath". All are welcome.

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Giving 1/2 the Plate Away

 Each Sunday, UUC donates 1/2 the collection plate to local charities and UU-affiliated organizations. This Sunday, we support the Humane Society of Montgomery County which cares for animals seeking a home.
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For more information about Stewardship and donating to UUC, visit our Fundraising page. Online donations can be made
using credit cards or checking/savings accounts and may be set up for one-time or monthly payments.

Are you seeking a place that stirs your head, heart and hands? The Unitarian Universalist Congregation is a caring, affirming and diverse liberal religious home in the New River Valley, bringing spirit, love, justice, learning and reason to life.

Upcoming Events and News Highlights

 

2017-18 Stewardship Campaign Kicks Off

Each year in early spring, UUC holds its annual Stewardship fund drive whereby members and friends are asked to make a monetary pledge to support the mission and vision of the congregation. UUC receives no outside funding and relies solely on the generosity of congregants for support. 

Important dates and events:

March 26: Campaign kicks off with special sermon by Rev. Don Rollins beginning at 10 AM.

March 27-April 15: COTTAGE MEETINGS are held around the NRV. Trained stewards will lead the gatherings and will present much information needed to make your pledge and also answer your questions. Use this LINK to sign up to attend one of these valuable and informative gatherings.

 

April 3-22: One-on-one meetings with Stewards as needed and by request. Contact administrator@uucnrv.org to request a meeting.

April 23: End-of-Campaign celebration with all-congregation Sunday Sundae Ice Cream Social following service.

More information about Stewardship can be found on our Fundraising page including links to many information sheets, pledge card, and information about donating online.

 

Annual YRUU Coffeehouse

Come out to the annual YRUU open-mic Coffeehouse on Friday, March 10 at 7 PM and support our high school youth as they raise funds to support their June trip to Boston, home of the UUA. Bring your own talents—whether your specialty is music, poetry, dance, comedy or something else altogether! All ages and talents are welcome to join in the fun! Childcare provided for the very young.

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Scott Concert: Pete Seeger Songfest

Sunday, March 5, 7-9 PM. For more than three decades, Jim Scott has been creating and performing music that celebrates the Earth. His songs and poetry have inspired and educated audiences around the world. His songs sensitize his listeners to the beauty of the Earth, teaching principles of ecology in memorable verses. Jim also helped to create the “Green Sanctuary Program” of which UUC is a part. For this concert, Jim will entertain with a Pete Seeger Songfest. Donations accepted at the door.

 

Two Community-wide Support Groups for Mental Health

On the 3rd Monday of every month, all in our community are welcome to participate in either of two support groups. The first group is for family and friends of those with a mental illness, and the other group is for those coping with a mental illness themselves. Both groups meet from 6-7:30 PM. Come share your experiences with others, learn coping skills, find out about local resources, receive support, and more.

Contemporary Classical Music Concert

Come out on Friday, March 31 at 7:30 PM. This year’s concert features all women composers including works by Jennifer Higdon, Margaret Bonds, Alyssa Morris, Marion Bauer, and Rachel Grimes. Musicians include UUC members and friends: Willie Caldwell, voice; Jared Gibbs, piano; Cassandra Hanson, clarinet; Ella Kromin, voice; Lisa Liske-Doorandish, cello; Meredith McCree, oboe; and Nicole Paglialonga, violin. We hope you'll be able to join us for this exciting event. Free admission, but donations accepted.

Candidating Week

UUC is currently in the process of searching for a settled, full-time minister. Our Search Committee expects to have a candidate by the end of March. That candidate will visit UUC for "Candidating Week", April 30-May 7. During that time, the candidate will lead 2 Sunday services and visit with many congregants and committees. On May 7, there will be a special Congregational Meeting following the service to call (or reject) the candidate. Calling a minister is one of the most important responsibilities of membership.

 

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