Announcements and Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 18: We will Share Our Plate with the Rappahannock African-American Heritage Center at the Scrabble School. Built in 1921, Scrabble School is recognized for its local, state, and national significance. It is one of more than 5,000 schools for African-American children built across the South during the Jim Crow period thanks to Sears Roebuck cofounder Julius Rosenwald. The funds will be given to the Scrabble School Preservation Foundation, earmarked to the Rappahannock African-American Heritage Center.

The Environmental and Social Justice Committee will meet on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 12:00 in Room 8. As they gear up for future activities, they will examine their Charter, review their submission to the UUA for Green Sanctuary designation and continue the follow up activities from the application.

March: Join Scrabble School on March 24th for a showing of The Wiz. The school also will host the fourth grade social studies classes at Rappahannock County Elementary School. The Scrabble School lesson plans have been an official part of the school’s curriculum since 2013. The students’ field trip culminates the classroom unit and is always a favorite of the students.

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This weekend in Rappahannock:

February 17: Come and Play Mini Golf on Saturday, Feb 17 at the high school from 1 to 6pm. The RCHS Band students (including Skye and Ninon) will turn the hallways throughout the high school into an 18-hole mini-golf course. Each hole will be decorated by their sponsors. After playing a round, join folks for bar b q in the commons after 4pm. This activity supports the music program at RCHS.

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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

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,

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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.