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

Group 1 meets the 2nd & 4th Sundays from 8:30-9:30 AM, and Group 2 meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from 1:15-2:15 PM 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.

 

 


 

January Events

 

Singles' Over 50 Gathering

Saturday, January 6, 6-9 PM, Elarth Hall

Join the Singles’ Over 50 Group for a potluck dinner and Murder Mystery game (a “who dunnit” where we are all suspects). Bring your sense of fun and a New Orleans-themed dish (or any food offering to share). RSVP to Annie so we know how many people to expect.

 

Endowment Fund Info Meeting 

Sunday, January 7, 11:30 AM, Library

Come learn more about our newly created Endowment Fund, established to insure that our mission and vision are sustained into the future. All contributions are invested in the UU Common Endowment Fund, a socially responsible family of funds based on UU values. 

 

 

Showing of An Inconvenient Seque: Truth to Power

Friday, January 12, 7-9 PM, Sanctuary

Our Environmental Justice Film Series kicks off with a viewing of the video to be followed by a discussion facilitated by Michael James-Deramo, a local organizer with the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League. The event is open to the all in the community. Please join us.   

 

Newcomers' Orientation

Saturday, January 13, 9 AM-noon, Elarth Hall

Interested in learning more about UUism and UUC? Join Rev. Pam, other newcomers, congregants, and Connections Committee members to listen, share, and discuss topics which will answer your questions. The orientation is open to newcomers and to those who have been attending UUC for awhile. The session will begin with a light breakfast. Childcare provided upon request. If you plan to attend, or for more information, contact Pauletta.

 

Adult Faith Development: The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

Monday, January 22, 7-8:30 PM, Sanctuary (Rescheduled from January 8 due to weather)

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 explores how different religions view Creation. View the 40-minute video to be followed by discussion.

 

 

UUA Common Read Discussion Group

Sundays, January 28, February 4 & 18, 11:30 AM

Rev. Jamie McReynolds leads a 3-session discussion group on one of this year’s UUA Common Read books, Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry. A joint project of the Committee for Antiracism, Anti-oppression, and Multiculturalism of the UUMA and Skinner House Books,  Centering is the first book to center the stories, analysis, and insight of UUs of color offering their religious leadership, with an exploration of how racial identity is made both visible and invisible in UU communities. Email Jamie if you plan to attend to receive an important handout and the reading assignment in advance. The book can be purchased at the UUA Bookstore or on Amazon and is available as a paperback or Kindle book.