Sunday, August 20, 10 a.m.

Lessons from New Orleans

Rev. Pam Philips

This year’s General Assembly brought unique challenges and opportunities as the Unitarian Universalist Assoc. begins a new chapter in its commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, and multiculturalism. We’ll share some highlights from GA and consider how being a part of the larger denomination might impact who we are and might become as the UUC.

All are invited to stay for our annual ice cream social
immediately following 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. The next Sunday Circle discussion is on September 3. Check back later for more information on the topic and presenter.
View upcoming topics.
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 Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism in memory of Jim Key, long time UUA moderator.

Learn more.

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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.

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Upcoming Events and News Highlights

Welcome to Our New Settled Minister 

Rev. Pam Philips began serving the congregation on August 1. We are looking forward to a bright future with Pam.

Rev. Pam's office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9-1, by appointment. Appointments can be made online via this link



Welcoming Picnic for Rev. Pam & Jamie

Join us for a special picnic/potluck on Saturday, August 12 starting at 5 PM to welcome Rev. Pam and Jamie to UUC and Blacksburg. We’ll gather in our picnic area adjacent to the building unless the weather forces us into Elarth Hall. Bring a large dish to share.


Annual Goods & Services Auction

Save the date for UUC’s 2017 Service Auction – Saturday, November 11 at 5 PM. The theme this year is Frontier Days. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The auction website is up and running so begin entering your exciting, community-enhancing offerings. Need help logging in – contact the auction co-chairs at Children will have their own fun-filled Frontier Days party on the lower level.


UUC’s Mental Health Justice Ministry Works to Start Local NAMI Chapter

NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) is coming to the New River Valley! On Tuesday, August 15  from 5:30-7 PM, come to an informational meeting in Elarth Hall to answer your questions and begin the process of affiliation with NAMI Virginia.


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.

Ice Cream Social

On Sunday, August 20, following the service, all are invited to enjoy a delicious ice cream cone in our picnic area (Elarth if raining) to celebrate the end of Summer RE. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and welcome those new to UUC. It's sponsored by Lifespan Faith Development.

Andrew McKnight Concert

UUC is pleased to be hosting a concert featuring renowned UU musician, Andrew McKnight, on Saturday, September 9 at 7 PM in our sanctuary. This event is open to the entire community. No tickets required, but donations are accepted. Check out Andrew's website for more information.


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