Announcements and Upcoming Events


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

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

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.