Sunday, December 17, 10 a.m.

Monthly Theme: Hope

Faith and Hope
 Rev. Pam Philips

As religious liberals, we sometimes have difficulties articulating our beliefs, our theology. What is the basis of our faith, in what do we have hope, and how does it inform how we might act in the world? 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 Decmeber 17 Anita Puckett will lead a discussion on Hillbilly Elegy. 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's recipient is NRV Cares for their work protecting children from abuse and strengthening familes through education, advocacy, and community partnerships.

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Holiday Happenings

Benefit Holiday Concert: Saturday, December 9 at 7 PM

All are welcome in our sanctuary for a special concert of classical, jazz and holiday selections. The many talented musicians include Robert Trent, guitar; Radford University Guitar Ensemble; Betsy Crone, flute; VT Flute Ensemble; Paul Deck, violin; Clangin' Around Hand Chime Choir; Elizabeth & Kevin Mattheson, violins; Aaron Shelor, cello; Luke Holland, piano; Jared Gibbs, piano; Patrick Turner, bass; Brian Peters, percussion; and Jim Flowers, emcee and vocals. Light refreshments served following the concert. All proceeds will be donated to the Blacksburg Refugee Partnership.


Solstice Celebration: Saturday, December 16 at 5 PM

All ages are invited to a multi-generational Solstice Celebration Gathering sponsored by EarthSpirit Sisters. It will include a shadow puppet play entitled The Longest Night, an evergreen spiral walk in the Sanctuary, crafts and refreshments in Elarth Hall, and a fire with s'more-making in the outdoor picnic area. Families and those without children are encouraged to join in celebrating together on this night.


Christmas Eve Service: Sunday, December 24 at 5:30 PM

Everyone is invited to join with Rev. Pam Philips for our annual Christmas Eve service with stories, music, candle-lighting, and more. The service will be followed by a potluck for all who would like to stay and share a celebratory Christmas Eve meal together. Bring a large dish to share.


Dance in the New Year with Dances of Universal Peace: Sunday, December 31 at 9 PM

All are invited to join in the dancing. This is a beautiful way to welcome back the light and set a peaceful intention for the coming year. Bring your friends and loved ones! No previous experience needed - dances are taught as you go along. Dancing begins at 9 PM, potluck feast at 11. Bring a sweet or savory snack to share - beverages provided.

Take the Pledge to End Racism

UUC is offering a workshop on Friday, December 8 (5:30-8:30 PM) and Saturday, December 9 (9 AM-4 PM) for those interested in being trained to help lead or facilitate future anti-racism workshops. Learn more about Living the Pledge. To sign up, contact Barbara.


Adult Faith Development: The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

View an episode of National Geographic's 6-part series on the 2nd Monday of the month, October - March, from 7-8:30 PM. Each 40-minute episode will be followed by discussion. Take a trip around the world as Morgan Freeman speaks with people of faith and explores theological questions. Discovering what unites the world's religions. This month's showing will present how different religions view the idea of God.


Our Mission 

Inspire. Create. Transform.

 Inspire spiritual and ethical growth. Create compassionate community.
our community and the world through courageous love.


Our Vision

UUC will be a beacon of liberal religion in the New River Valley.

We will join with other organizations and faiths to work for just causes.

We will practive generosity and radical hospitality.

We will be known as a place of beauty, welcome, joy, and celebration.