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To safeguard the health of our community, UUBRidge is suspending on-site services at Hearthstone in Sperryville as the Corona Virus Global Pandemic develops. We will be holding virtual services using the Zoom.us platform for the time being. To join our virtual services, go to Zoom.us and sign up for a free account. It’s the big button at the upper right. When you’re done with that process, just click the link above to join our virtual Sunday services. You may have to enable audio and video on the Zoom app to participate.

If you are unable to use a computer or smartphone to access Zoom, don’t dismay! There is a “call-in” feature that allows you to use your home phone to participate.

Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge - Sperryville, Virginia

Events & Announcements

RE Announcement

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 re@uubridge.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:

VolunteerSignup.org/7CCL9

Just remember, if you haven’t volunteered with us before, we will need to complete a cursory background check prior to your volunteer date.


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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.

Services

All Services Start at 10:30 AM

Sunday, November 29: The Virus of Racism, Fr. Tuck Grinnell

I will offer the testimony of a white woman married to a black man living in Lake Barcroft (a wealthy neighborhood in Fairfax County). She shares her and her husband’s and her children’s experience of discrimination in the community. Then, after sharing my own knowledge of racial discrimination, as a white person who grew up in Virginia, I will invite discussion and sharing from the congregation.

Sunday, December 6: The Nature of Hope, Rev. Russ Savage

Of all the living and sentient beings on the earth, it is likely that humans are the only ones who know of hope— and of despair. This is so because both hope and despair have to do with our expectations of the future, and the future is a complex intellectual concept probably not shared by other beings. What does hope mean to us in these troubling times?

Sunday, December 13: Virtual Fellowship Service

Tune into ZOOM with something to share. Offer anything from the inspiring to the mundane or ridiculous; or perhaps share a short poem or quotation that you found meaningful this week. This service is a time to check in with our friends during this pandemic.

Sunday, December 20: The Meaning of the Holidays, Rev. Russ Savage

So many observances crowd in upon us at this time of year—Christmas, Hanukah, Solstice, Kwanzaa. How can we take them all in, and what is their meaning for us at this dark time of the year and this troubling time in the life of our country and the world?

Sunday, December 27: Virtual Fellowship Service

Tune into ZOOM with something to share. Offer anything from the inspiring to the mundane or ridiculous; or perhaps share a short poem or quotation that you found meaningful this week. This service is a time to check in with our friends during this pandemic.

December’s theme is HOPE.

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