Announcements and Upcoming Events


Sunday, April 1, 12:00 PM: The UUBRidge Board of Directors will meet this in Room 8. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, April 14: Potluck Dinner and Showing of Milk, a film about the life of Harvey Milk.

The Welcoming Congregation Committee will host another in our series of Movie Nights at Karen and Jay Allen’s home for a pot luck dinner at 5:30 and movie at 7:00. We’ll watch the film, then have discussion over dessert.

Harvey Milk, was a visionary civil and human rights leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Milk’s unprecedented loud and unapologetic proclamation of his authenticity as an openly gay candidate for public office, and his subsequent election gave never before experienced hope to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) people everywhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination. His remarkable career was tragically cut short when he was assassinated nearly a year after taking office.

Sunday, April 15, 12:00 PM: The Environmental and Social Justice Committee will meet in Room 8.

Sunday, April 15: Painting Rocks We will have fun painting and then hiding beautiful river rocks all around Rappahannock County. If you have experience or would like to help, please contact Kathryn at

Sunday, April 29, 7:00 PM: The Welcoming Congregation Committee will meet in the RCHS Band Room. Everyone is Welcome! Contact Karen Allen for more information at

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

Our Mailing Address is:
P O Box 312
Washington, VA 22747

To check on service cancellations from inclement weather, dial 1-540-227-3037, then press 0. Information will be posted by 7 a.m. Sunday.

Rev. Russ Savage, Minister,, 540-227-3037 x2

Dabney Kirchman, Board President,, 540-227-3037 x1

Bet Jones, Treasurer,

Dina Hoenmans, Religious Exploration Coordinator,
Kathryn Treanor, Outreach Coordinator,

Sign up to receive Board meeting minutes. During each monthly meeting of the UUBRidge Board of Directors, the board approves the minutes of the previous meeting. If you would like to receive an email copy of the approved minutes, please contact Kathryn Treanor at to add your name to the email list.

Rapp At Home is an emerging neighbor-to-neighbor support organization created to help us stay connected in our community as we age. For more information, contact Emery Lazar at (540) 937-1789 or Information can also be found on the Welcome table on Sundays.

Environmental and Social Justice Library The UUBRidge ESJ committee has a library in Room 8 of the Hearthstone School. It includes a small study area.