Events & Announcements
This year we are using Kate Tweedie Covey’s curriculum entitled, “Picture Book Unitarian Universalist”.
This curriculum will help us pass on our values through some great books and we will be able to add those books to our permanent RE library.
Youth in 5th grade and up are invited to be mentors/leaders in the R.E. program. They may also enjoy participating in Sunday morning services.
To sponsor a book for this curriculum please see our RE Coordinator after services or shoot her an email to see which books still need to be purchased.
We only need 11 more books to round out our year!
If you have any questions about our RE program please contact our RE Coordinator, Brittany Roy, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know we have a new way to sign up as a volunteer teacher for our RE program? We do!
Click below or copy and paste the following link into your browser and follow the steps provided:
Just remember, if you haven’t volunteered with us before, we will need to complete a cursory background check prior to your volunteer date.
Knitting Ministry Do you knit or crochet? Are you interested in joining a knitting group with others from UUBRidge?
A knitting ministry is a group of friends that will meet occasionally to knit prayer/comfort shawls and lap blankets for UUBRidge Members and friends.
Why are they called “prayer” shawls? Because they hold our “prayers” of positive energy for the person who receives a shawl.
Do shawls make a difference? YES! Recipients in other congregations say things like “when I go for chemo I take my shawl and feel that I am not alone.” Another comment “thank you for the beautiful shawl. It is a reminder of the comfort and support that Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge have given me.”
If you are interested, please contact Brittany Roy, Outreach coordinator, at Outreach@uubridge.org.
Sunday Services Begin at 10:30 a.m.
On behalf of the entire congregation, I bid you welcome to the Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge.
We gather with our doubts as well as our convictions, with our fears and our hopes, with our failures and our aspirations, with our sorrows and our joys.
Whether you are joining us today for the first time, or you’ve been with us since this congregation’s beginnings in 2008, you are welcome here.
Whatever the faiths you have now – if any – or whatever your heritage, you are welcome here.
Whoever you are and whomever you love, you are welcome here.
However you arrived at this beloved place, you are welcome here.
All Services Start at 10:30 AM
October 6: Days of Awe
with Rev. Russ Savage
The Jewish High Holy Days between Rosh Hashanah (New Year’s—October 1 this year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement—October 9) are sometimes called “Days of Awe.” Let us examine the practices of introspection and atonement that can take place during this time.
October 13: Living my Truth: A Transgender Virginian’s Story
with William Martin
Join William, a member of Equality Virginia’s Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau, for a morning of fellowship and learning as he shares his story as a transgender man, followed by plenty of time for dialogue and questions.
Sunday, October 20: The Structure of Forgiveness
with Rev. Russ Savage
Forgiveness is not a simple social act, but a complex psychological and spiritual process with a definite structure and necessary steps. Let us examine this structure in light of our own personal needs to forgive and be forgiven, and in light of the current world situation.
October 27: The Blessing of the Animals (multigenerational)
with Brittany Roy
This service is to remember with gratitude the pets, protectors, and animal companions who have blessed our lives. We give thanks for our childhood pets, who taught us to love and to cry. We give thanks for our children’s pets, who help us to teach them responsibility and relationship, and we give thanks for the pets who brighten our days and comfort our nights.
All are welcome. Entrance is the stairs/ramp on the right as you face the building. A social hour follows the service. Contributions of finger food are welcome. Dress is casual.
An adult is available on request to provide care for your infant or toddler during the service. If your child is restless, feel free to move to the comfortable lounge area through the double wooden doors.