Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge - Sperryville, Virginia

Events & Announcements

 

August 19: Following this week’s service, Sperryville Rescue Squad and UUBRidge member, Skye Kirchman,will demonstrate how to use the new AED (Automated External Defibrillator) machine and we’ll review and locate other safety items at Hearthstone.

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Annual Pledge Season is upon us. Together we are stronger than we ever could be separately. We are stewards of this community. Our time, our talent and our treasure sustain this place. You will shortly be receiving Annual Pledge information from a UUBRidge Board Member. Knowing now what resources to expect next year allows us to create a sustainable budget. Please give generously and please respond promptly. We appreciate all you do.

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

Aug. 19: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Gary Grossman will discuss the book by Annie Dillard as it relates to “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning” and “respect for the interdependent web of all existence”.

August 26: Great Moments in UU History, with James Hanover. We will explore the rich and varied History of Unitarian Universalism, beginning with the first debates about the Trinity at the Council of Nicaea to the humble beginnings of Unitarianism in the early Reformation to the resurgence of Unitarianism in the 18th and 19th Century in Britain and America, with the rich history of Universalism and the transcendentalists! This illustrious history features 5 Unitarian U.S. presidents, innumerable Unitarian and Universalist activists and martyrs, and even a Unitarian King!

September 2: Gathering Again in Community, with Rev. Russ Savage. Although we had services in August, the first Sunday in September is our traditional day for gathering again for another year together. Community seems more important than ever this year. We’ve never seen such division in our country and in the world. How are we to respond? Don’t forget to bring a small sample of water from a a special source for the traditional gathering of the waters.

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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Recent Sermons

Fairness

Freedom vs. Liberty

Earth was Given as a Garden