Many fun and exciting events are planned throughout the year! Check our online calendar for upcoming fun activities! Note that this page does not reflect changes due to Covid – check newsletter and online calendar for current information.
Coffee and Conversation Following Services
Everyone is encouraged to stay following our Sunday services to enjoy coffee and conversation in Elarth Hall. We enjoy meeting our visitors and finding out more about you. We also enjoy catching up with friends.
Aging as a Spiritual Journey
The “Sages” meet every first and third Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. for a lively discussion on topics of interest to older adults (that means everything in the universe). Any adult of any age is welcome to join.
Second Sunday Potluck Meal
On the second Sunday of the month, the congregation gathers for a potluck lunch following the worship service. These are comfortable, informal occasions where all are welcome. Bring a dish to share and meet some new friends! Didn’t bring a dish, no problem, there is always plenty of food for all.
Circle Suppers are a monthly (September – May) social gathering of 6-10 people in a group member’s home to share a potluck meal and stimulating conversation. Stay with the same group for a year. It’s a great way to get to know others! If interested in participating, fill out the online form. Contact Kim with questions or for more information. If your home isn’t big enough to accommodate the group, simply reserve Elarth Hall at UUC.
Annual Service Auction
Each Fall we hold an exciting auction to both raise money to help support our budget and to provide an evening of fun and excitement for adults and children. The auction is our biggest social event of the year. At the auction, you can bid on fabulous dinners and events and continue having fun times with other congregants throughout the year. Learn more.
In your 20s or 30s and looking for community? Enjoy social events throughout the year for the whole group or get together with a smaller group of members. Contact Ashley Spinks for more information.
Men’s & Women’s Coffee/Breakfast
Both groups meet each Monday morning from 7-9 AM at Panera Bread in Blacksburg (at opposite ends of the restaurant). Come for the entire time, part of the time and as often as you are able. Enjoy spirited and interesting conversation. Contact Isabel for the women’s gathering and Bob for the men’s.
A drop-in Women’s Lunch gathering occurs at noon on the first and third Friday’s of each month at various restaurants in the area. Check the calendar for locations. Come as often as you are able.
Our hiking group is open to all who love having fun with others while exploring the outdoors. There are monthly hikes to various trails, some near and some at a distance, and monthly online gathering for nature film viewing and discussion, and sharing past hiking experiences. To be added to the hiking group mailing list, contact Lisa. Visit the SweetMountainWays webpage for more information on hikes.
Parents’ Covenant Group
Families with young children gather together, usually the 2nd Saturday of the month at 5 PM, for a shared potluck meal after which the children go to the nursery with childcare, and the adults gather for meaningful discussion. New families are always welcome for this fun monthly gathering! Contact Anne for more information.
The Men’s Group meets the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month for confidential discussion of men’s issues. All men are welcome. Contact Dick for more info.
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 for more info and location.
Creative Writers’ Group
All writers and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM. This is an informal, encouraging, stimulating gathering with feedback for those who desire. Contact Dick to be added to the group’s email list and to receive further details.
In addition, our many talented members periodically print a small publication of poems and prose showcasing their original works. Your literary gifts are welcomed. For guidelines, submissions and questions contact email@example.com.
All are welcome on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM to bring and share poems they’ve read and/or written and to talk about what poetry means in their lives. No requirements! Currently meeting via this Zoom link.