Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge - Sperryville, Virginia

Events & Announcements

 

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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

June 3: Turning Back the Clock, Rev. Russ Savage and the Welcoming Congregation Committee. The last generation has seen tremendous strides in recognition and rights of the LGBTQ community. Marriage equality has become the law of the land, and acceptance of the LGBTQ community has become widespread. But recently some of those gains have begun to slip away. Bathroom laws and restrictions on military service are but two examples. Together with the UUBRidge Welcoming Congregation Committee, let’s take a look at how the clock may be turning back.

June 10: Population – The Monster Problem, with Lee Simon
Lee Simon has been involved with population issues since the 1960’s as member of Zero Population Growth. He is presently a member of The Population Connection, which works to limit population growth and lobby for family planning and legal abortion. He will speak about the extent of the problem and what we can do about it.

June 17: UUBRidge Annual Meeting
Russ Savage will lead a brief service as we recognize and strengthen our UUBRidge community in accordance with our 5th Principle – The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.

June 24: Flower Sunday and Pot Luck Brunch
Each year during the final service in June, we celebrate and revel in our community by bringing flowers and brunch to share with each other. Let’s join together in this important act of gratitude.

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