Sunday, August 3 - 10:00 a.m.

Singing in the Spirit
Members of "Voice Exchange"

 Join us for an exploration of what it means for all people to be naturally endowed with the ability to make music—how it helps to create bonded community, comforts the sick-at-heart, and inspires transcendent wonder. Members of VoiceExchange will speak on these aspects of singing together, and more importantly, lead us in joyful, tender, and uplifting experiences in song. Let’s raise our voices in song together!

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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
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. Watch for more information when it resumes in the Fall.
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Fourth Sunday Collection

On Sunday, July 27, our collection will be donated to the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program to provide help with rent, food, clothing, utilities, medical prescriptions, etc. for those in temporary financial crisis.

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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

 Rev. Dara Olandt is published in a new book "Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism" - now 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."

 

 

Rev. Dara's Maternity Leave: Rev. Dara will be on maternity leave for 12 weeks beginning September 1. Check out the Maternity Brochure for information on guest ministers for Sunday services, Board and staff support, and pastoral support, as well as contact information during this time.

 

 

Witness for Love & Marriage Equality: Interfaith and Community Action

On May 12, over 50 people joined with Rev. Dara Olandt at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Christiansburg to show support of the day when all loving couples can legally marry the person of their dreams in our state! There was singing, interfaith prayer, personal testimonials,  and a sharing of "love cookies." A small contingent delivered a Love Letter to the county clerk indicating our support of Marriage Equality. More information is available from the People of Faith flyer and the Witness for Love flyer. More photos can be found on our UUC Facebook page. The event attracted much media attention. Check out the Roanoke Times article,  local television coverage, and coverage on WVTF, our local Public Radio station.

 

Help Create UUC's Steppin' Out Booth - August 1-2, Downtown Blacksburg

Follow this link for more information on how you can help make UUC's booth a must-see to all those passing by.

 

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.

 

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.