Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge - Sperryville, Virginia

Events & Announcements

 

Services Committee meeting:
Sunday, November 11 in Room 8 at 12:00 pm.
Outreach Committee meeting:
Sunday, November 18 at 12:00 pm.
Social and Environmental Justice Committee meeting:
Sunday, November 18 at 12:00 pm in Room 8.


Sun. Nov. 11, 5pm
Warrenton Interfaith Vigil
for Pittsburgh & Louisville Victims

Local religious leaders from diverse faith communities will lead an interfaith vigil to support the Pittsburgh and Louisville communities.

LOCATION: Meet in front of the John Barton Payne Building at Courthouse Square in Old Town Warrenton

DETAILS: Attendees are asked to bring a candle to mourn the victims, stand up to hate and promote peace and justice.

SPONSORS: Fauquier Jewish Congregation, Fauquier County NAACP and the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy Northern Piedmont Chapter.
Contact info: 540-272-0483 or fscott5195@gmail.com


The Food Pantry needs help putting together boxes of food for Thanksgiving the mornings and afternoons of November 19 and November 20. If you would like to help, sign up on the clipboard at Sunday’s service.


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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 Kathryn Treanor at Outreach@uubridge.org.

 

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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 11: White Privilege, with Anne Simon.
Anne will challenge us all to look at how we understand “white privilege” in the context of our lives right here in Rappahannock. We will explore some of the nuances and consequences that result from the many different ways that white privilege plays out in our culture, and perhaps gain some insight about our own personal relationship to it.

Sunday, November 18: Growing Older in Difficult Times, with Rev. Russ Savage
Each one of us is growing older. Yes, even a 12-year-old is older than an 11-year old! What does it mean to be growing older in these difficult times? How are we to interact with one another? What changes do we need to consider? How does growing older affect our spiritual lives? Let’s examine these questions about growing older.

Sunday, November 25: Grateful for Gratitude, with Madlyn Bynum
This service will explore the benefits of cultivating a mindset that is on the lookout for things we can be grateful for. Over the last several years, I’ve read with interest a number of articles about the benefits—both physical and psychological—of cultivating an attitude of gratefulness. I’d like to share some of these findings.

Sunday, December 2: Facing the Holidays Again, with Rev. Russ Savage
Every year it’s the same. We get caught up in the spiral of too much to do and too little time to do it, too many expectations that may result in disappointment. Buying gifts, sending cards, decorating the house, giving and attending parties all take their toll. We’ll look at some simple, practical suggestions for reducing the stress of this busy time of year.

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.


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