Sunday, April 27 - 10:00 a.m.

Feed the Soil, Feed the Soul
Rev. Karen Day

Renewing the soil is not just good for the planet. Let's
ponder the depths to remember what the ancients knew linking the earth to the realm of death and rebirth. From
burial caves to composting, we'll search for soil/soul food.

Click here for more information on Stewardship
Celebration Sunday
held on April 6.

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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
May 4: Anita Puckett will lead an interesting discussion on Rock Castle Gorge. Sunday Circle meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays from September to May in Room A from 8:30-9:30 a.m. All are welcome for lively disucssion.
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Fourth Sunday Collection

On Sunday, April 27, our collection will be donated to the Humane Society of Montgomery County. HSMC operates as a no-kill animal shelter that houses all adoptable animals until  permanent homes can be found.

Learn more.

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Upcoming Events and News Highlights

Stewardship Celebration Brunch & Service - Gather the Spirit, Harvest the Power: Celebrating the Power of Sharing Our Gifts. On Sunday, April 6, members and friends of UUC joined in joyful celebration at our Stewardship Celebration Brunch and Worship Service. A delicious meal, special music, and much joy and fellowship were shared! We pledged ourselves to each other and to the future of our congregation as we made our financial commitment for the coming year. We also made a commitment of time and energy to the good work of UUC. For those unable to attend, pledge cards are available via this link for your fiscal contributions and contributions of time and talent. Pledge cards can be mailed to UUC or placed in the offering basket at a Sunday service. Be sure to read the Stewardship Brochure that contains a message from our Minister and President, the UUA Fair Share Giving Guidelines and committees in need of volunteers.

 

Rev. Dara Olandt is published in a new book "Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism" - just out and available from the UUA Bookstore.

 

In this fresh collection of thoughtful essays, 20 writers explore the blessings and challenges of Jewish Unitarian Universalist identity and community. While there has been a long and consistent presence of Jewish culture and people in Unitarian Universalism, this poignant anthology is the first to give voice to this community's sturggles, wisdom, and contributions. Essayists include born Jews who came to Unitarian Universalism, Unitarian Universalists who adopted Judaism as a spiritual path, and Unitarian Universalists who have encountered Judaism in diverse ways.

 

Rev. Dara's essay is titled "Tambourines and Teshuva."

 

 

 

 

Auction Website: Need to find out what you bought or sold at UUC's Goods & Services Auction? Simply go to the auction website, http://www.togetherauction.com/uucnrv, login and find out.

 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt: Once again our Easter Egg Hunt is going to the dogs - literally! On Sunday, April 20, our children will hunt for treat-filled eggs and other items donated by our congregants. The children have all the fun of an egg hunt with all items donated to the Humane Society of Montgomery County.

 

Two Adult RE Intergenerational Movie Nights

On Friday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a showing of Gravity, the award-winning movie of a routine space walk hit by disaster. Join in the lively discussion following the movie.

On Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m., join us for a showing of Gasland co-sponsored by the Sierra Club. The documentary explores "fracking," the controversial hydraulic drilling process that gets gas out of the ground.

 

Children's Garden Primary School

The Children’s Garden School runs programs for preschoolers age 3-5, as well as a kindergarten program.  Athough Children's Garden is not directly affiliated with Unitarian Universalist Congregation, it is held in rented space in our building.

For more information, visit the Children's Garden website.