Recurring Events

Second Sunday Potlucks

Following the service on the second Sunday of each month, we gather together in Elarth Hall for a potluck for all ages. 

Auction

Conversations on Our Faith

Meets each Wednesday from noon - 1 PM in Elarth Hall. Come explore our faith's American history with a particular emphasis on our luminaries. Come to one session, come to all. Come to know more of our proud heritage. Bring a bag lunch, if desired.

Women's Coffee and Breakfast Group

Meets at 7:00 a.m. Mondays at Panera Bread in Blacksburg.  Learn more.

Women’s Lunch Group

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at noon. Drop-ins are always welcome. Check the Calendar for lunch locations. Learn more.

Men's Coffee and Breakfast Group

Meets at 7:00 a.m. Mondays at Panera Bread in Blacksburg. Learn more.

Yoga

Meets Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Learn more.

The Sages: Aging as a Spiritual Journey

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. Learn more.

Choir Rehearsals

Love to sing? Our choir rehearses each Wednesday from 7-8:30 PM under the direction of Ella Kromin. Childcare is provided upon request. The choir sings at 2-3 services per month. The choir does not meet over the summer.

Children's Choir Rehearsals

Children are welcome to participate in our Chalice Choir and sing at several services per year. The choir is under the direction of Ella Kromin and  rehearses each Wednesday from 6-6:45 PM. The Children's Choirs does not meet over the summer.

Parents' Covenant Group

Meets the 2nd Saturday of the month from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. in Elarth Hall.

Experience adult conversation on deeper topics while building connections with other families at UUC. Begin with a potluck meal at 5 PM and then split into small groups of 8-12 adults for discussion while the kids go to childcare. Learn more.

EarthSpirit Sisters Full Moon Ritual and Other Eath-based Celebrations

All women are invited to the monthly celebration of the full moon in this earth-based ritual. Rituals start at 6:30 PM. Check our calendar for the date each month.

Get to Know UUC

Interesting in learning more about UUC? Attend a “Get to Know UUC” information opportunity at the front of the sanctuary immediately following the 3rd Sunday service each month.

Meditation

Gather each Tuesday in our library from 7-8 PM to deepen your meditation practice. All levels are welcome.

White Allies Discussion Group

Meets the 2nd & 4th Sundays from 8:30-9:30 AM for ongoing discussion on white privilege and racism. Topics for each discussion are announced via email. Email Karen Hager to be added to the listserv to receive links to the discussion articles.

NAMI NRV Monthly Meeting

The new NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) NRV Chapter meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4:30 PM in our library. These meetings are open to all in the community. Learn more about NAMI at https://www.nami.org/.

Mental Health Support Groups

Our two community mental health support groups meet the 3rd Monday of each month at 6 PM. One group is designed for those with a mental health illness themselves, and the other group is for family and friends of those with a mental illness. Both are facilitated by professionals from Community Services. All are welcome.

Men's Group

The group meets for an hour on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month at 11:30 AM in Room 5 downstairs. The purpose is to provide a time for conversation in a confidential setting where all can feel free to talk about personal issues and events in their lives that are of importance, and which one might not be comfortable discussing in another setting. Participants are listeners, not counselors. Contact Dick Bauman for more info or with questions.

Knitting Group

Gather on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 3 PM with a welcoming group of experienced knitters offsite to share tips and tea. Contact Judy Snoke for more info and location.

 

 


 

November Events

 

New (Or Not So New) to UU (final class)

Thursday, November 2, 7-8:30 PM, Library

Join Rev. Pam as she explores Unitarian Universalism in a class designed for both newcomers and those who want to feel new to UU again. Learn more about our roots, theology and traditions, and how we approach religious education and social justice. Registration is requested but not required. Register online at https://goo.gl/forms/ViDEIsDnrcSAtd2m2.

 

Chamber Music Concert

Friday, November 3, 8:00 PM, Sanctuary

All are invited for this special evening of music. UUC's Jared Gibbs (piano) will be joined by Lisa Liske-Doorandish (cello) and Nicole Paglialonga (violin) to present Chansons de Nuit, a night of French chamber music. The program features Claude Debussy's capricious and forward-looking Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915). Also featured is Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Violin and Piano (1943), a fiery, romantic work, composed in memory of the poet Frederico Garcia Lorca. The event is free, but donations are accepted.

 

EarthSpirit Sisters Samhain Celebration

Saturday, November 4, 6:30-9 PM, Offsite

Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Social time/setup is at 6:30 PM with the ritual at 7. Contact Eileen for address and directions.

 

UUC Annual Goods & Services Auction, Theme: Frontier Days

Saturday, November 11, 5-9 PM, UUC

Join us for our premier FUNdraiser of the year! Bid on and buy all the fabulous donations from our congregants during both Silent and Live Auctions while making new friends and enjoying tasty goodies and beverages. Our goal is to raise $18,000 to help support our mission. Children will have their own fun-filled Frontier Days party on the lower level. Nursery care provided for the very young. Use this link to register your children, if possible.   

Mitten Tree Sunday

Sunday, November 12, 10 AM, lower level

Lifespan Faith Development joins the Community Service Team in collecting new hats, scarves, gloves and mittens, new underwear of all sizes—as well as gently used children’s coats—to help keep folks in the NRV warm this winter. The Mitten Tree will be up downstairs all month, and children are invited to bring, and hang, donations on the tree.  On this date, Mitten Tree Sunday, all collected items donated to the Christmas Store.

Adult Faith Development: The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

Monday, November 13, 7-8:30 PM, Sanctuary (Class held the 2nd Monday of the month, through March)

National Geographic’s series, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, takes viewers on a trip around the world, speaking with people of faith, exploring theological questions, and discovering what unites the world's religions. This month's topic is Apocalypse and explores how different religions past and present explain what happens after we die. View the 40-minute video to be followed by discussion.

  

Thanksgiving Potluck

Thursday, November 23, 2:00 PM, Elarth Hall

Each year we hold a Thanksgiving Potluck for those wanting to join with other UUs for a wonderful community dinner. We hope you will join us this year. A yummy, juicy bird will be provided. Contact Carol and let her know that you plan on joining us, how many are in your party (guests welcome) and what side dish you're bringing.