Connections Newsletter
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Community and Connection - YOUTH SUNDAY image
Sunday, May 19, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Community and Connection
Come and be awed by the awesomeness of our Youth as they lead us in a service where they demonstrate their interpretation of Community and Connection through story, song, and their fresh and insightful reflections. Our annual youth-led service is one of our most popular services. Don't miss it!
Next Sunday

May 26, 10:15 a.m. - “There’s Something About Mary” – Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley.  A new movie is coming out about Mary Magdalene, along with it the perennial speculation about the role of Mary in Christian scriptures and theology. There is a larger issue at play here about how women recognize themselves in religious expression. Some interesting ideas to think about as we continue our ongoing cultural conversation about women and power. NOTE: Single service schedule begins.
Summer Single Service Schedule
Mark your calendar! Single service schedule begins Memorial Day weekend: Sunday, May 26, 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Parking
When parking on Sundays, we ask that you please leave our main lot for visitors and those with mobility issues. On Sunday mornings the Mason's lot across the street on George Mason and the Arlington Hall Park lot are available for parking. Street parking is also available along George Mason Drive and in the neighborhood behind the church. See map here.
MoonFire Soul Renewal Ritual
Please join MoonFire on Sunday, May 19, for a Soul Renewal ritual. As we celebrate the cross-quarter holiday of Beltane this month our thoughts turn to renewal and refreshment. What better time to think about our innermost selves, our souls, and to better understand and hear their wisdom. In this ritual we will journey to meet the Goddess of Spring, see ourselves through our reflection in Her eyes, and speak our truths to ourselves or others. As we turn to the growth of Spring let’s get started by looking into ourselves for the wellspring of our own growth and power! As always, potluck will follow the ritual. Further information at www.moonfireuuca.org or contact moonfirecoords@gmail.com.

Date: Sunday, May 19, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Center Gallery
Friday Morning Meditation
We invite you to center and ground yourself in silence with friends--a half-hour of meditation followed by brief reflections--each Friday morning at 7 a.m. A ride to Ballston Metro is available afterward. For additional information, contact either David McTaggart , dmctagg@gmail.com , or Gregg Forte, gforte@mac.com

Date: Each Friday, 7:00 a.m.
Location: Room 20 (Youth Room) 
Church Matters
UUCA Board of Trustees Meeting 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
7:00 p.m. – Open Comment Period
7:30 p.m. – Board Meeting

At 7:00 p.m., Board Members will be available to listen to comments from the congregation in the Welcome Room. At 7:30 p.m., the regular Board Meeting will begin. Congregants are welcome to observe regular board meetings.  
At the May meeting the Board will have a discussion with Director of Congregational Life, Sarah Masters about membership development, discuss the quarterly financial report, and approve the draft 2019-20 budget to be presented for final approval by the Congregation at the Annual Meeting on June 2. Additional items may also be added as needed.
Also note, there will be no regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 18. Instead the Board will meet on an alternate date for a covenant group type activity where no official church business will be discussed.
Annual Meeting - June 2
UUCA's Annual Congregational meeting is on Sunday, June 2, immediately following the service. Members will vote on the 2019-20 operating budget and the new slate of trustee and officer nominees (see below). Volunteer awards will be announced and the Governance Task Force will give a report along with other reports. All members are urged to attend. Friends and newcomers are welcome but only members (joining at least 90 days before meeting) are eligible to vote. Child care is provided and a sandwich lunch is offered by the Youth Group.

Date: Sunday, June 2, 11:30 p.m.
Location: Sanctuary
Nominee Slate for Annual Meeting
The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of nominees to fill elected congregational leadership positions to be voted upon by the congregation at the annual meeting on Sunday, June 2:
  • New Members to the Board of Trustees, serving 2019-2021: Amy Shepherd, Bruce Reider, Irv Lachow, Lila Herndon Vizzard
  • New Member to the Board of Trustees, serving 2019-2020: Linda Lutes Corsoro
  • Returning Member to the Board of Trustees, serving 2019-2021: Hieu Nguyen
  • New Members to the Nominating Committee, serving 2019-2021: Ashley Greve and Dani Jones
  • Officer Candidates, elected annually: Kate Gallup, Board Secretary (new); Peter Vitaliano, Board Treasurer (returning), Bob Gayer, Assistant Treasurer (returning), and Gene Mulligan, Assistant Treasurer (returning)

In keeping with church bylaws, additional nominations for any of the offices may be made by a petition signed by no fewer than five members who are eligible to vote at the annual meeting. A petition must be handed in to the church office by May 23 (10 days before the annual meeting). Any other nominations for church office may be submitted from the floor at the annual meeting.

Please mark your calendar for the following dates:
  • May 23 - Deadline for additional nominations
  • June 2 - Annual meeting

For additional information, please see a member of the 2018-19 Nominating Committee: James Tsai, Josh Mohr, Liz Fuchs (chair), Nancy Hyde, Paula Bendl Smith or email UUCANomCom@gmail.com.
Reflections from the Board: Curiosity
By Chad Ohlandt, Board of Trustees

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious . . . and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
 — Walt Disney

As I finish four years on the Board of Trustees following three years as Treasurer, I’m spending more and more time pondering what’s next for UUCA--very appropriate given this month’s theme of curiosity. Listening to the feedback in the Appreciative Inquiry, I hear many of the same desires I heard in our last interim ministry. In one sense, not much has changed. On the other hand, we’re in a #metoo, post-Charlottesville world, forcing us to take a hard look at ourselves and realize how much work is left to do. Change is a certainty. How many of us remember UUCA’s gravel parking lot and a sinking activity room? Not as many as you think.

Seven years ago, before I was elected treasurer, I had just become a father for the first time. Now, D. and I have Callen, Zach, and Gillian—ages 7, 6, and 3. With this crew, every day is an adventure. As they grow, I’m always wondering what they’ll do next. This past year I started as a UUCA Youth Group advisor. As the youth have welcomed me into their community, I’m reminded that high school is still . . . well . . . high school. Unlike when I was a teenager, however, today you also have social media and school shootings; neither makes it easier. Nonetheless, our high-schoolers are changing the world for the better.

As an engineer and policy analyst, I think a lot about the future. Will China perfect a 1984-esque society? Will Kurzweil’s singularity come in my lifetime? Will humans settle Mars in my lifetime? Will genetic treatments or telomere extension make my lifetime longer than I expect? What does any of this mean for religion or Unitarian Universalism? Ask me sometime, at your own risk--I have more questions than answers.

One thing I can say about UUs: we’re a curious lot. Next year, UUCA will be in search for a new minister. Not only will we put our best foot forward in November as we call for candidates, we’ll continue to ponder the possibilities that a new minister will bring to our community. I know of no other spiritual community where the questions are as well appreciated as the answers. As Walt Disney said, “curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
2019 General Assembly -- Spokane, Washington ... and Arlington, Virginia
This year, General Assembly, a gathering of Unitarian Universalists every year. The 2019 UUA General Assembly will take place June 19-23 in Spokane Washington with the theme of The Power of We, which seeks to explore the power, possibility, purpose, struggle and joy of finding the path forward together as Unitarian Universalists in a time of great challenge and heartbreak in our world.

We have received several names for delegates and still have a few spaces available and we hope, as in past years to have broad representation of our Beloved Community. We also have the option of allowing those that do not or cannot travel to Spokane to participate remotely. The past two years UUCA has had delegates that gathered remotely here at the church to view sessions and to vote. We have at least two people that will be on site this year.

If you are interested, please fill out this application http://tinyurl.com/y6rlzbl9  as soon as possible.

In fellowship,
Members of the 2018-19 Nominating Committee
Liz Fuchs (Chair), Josh Mohr (Vice-Chair), Paula Bendl Smith , Nancy Hyde and James Tsai
Overview of GTF Preliminary Report
The Governance Task Force is hosting a presentation of its Preliminary Report this Sunday, May 19, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. We will present a brief overview of the report at the Annual Meeting, but this is a chance to discuss the full-length report. Over the summer we will schedule two more sessions to gather your feedback on the report as we develop the final report to the Board for September. We appreciate all the participation to date from the congregation and look forward to discussing our findings with you. You can see the full Preliminary Report on the church's website under About Us/Board of Trustees/Task Force Reports or use this link .
We'll provide the last two pages of the report in the meeting on May 19, but please print or bring your devices so we can walk through the report together.

Date: Sunday, May 19, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Location: Chapel
The 2019 Congregational Survey is Live!
Throughout the month of May, the UUCA Ministerial Search Committee is conducting a survey to learn about what is on the hearts and minds of our congregation. All members of our Beloved Community - members, friends, inquiring friends, newcomers, youth - are invited to complete the survey and share your thoughts about the future of UUCA. The Ministerial Search Committee will use your responses to help identify the right ministerial candidates for our church, and to help those candidates understand who we are as a congregation.
Please fill out the survey and make your voice heard! All responses are anonymous and will take only a few minutes to complete. You can access the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/UUCA2019 or via the QR code to the right or you can visit the MSC table in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays to fill out a paper version of the survey.
Welcome Jackson Njoroge
We are happy to announce the hiring of Jackson Njoroge as our new bookkeeper. Jackson is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in accounting for non-profits, consulting firms, law offices and restaurants. He is also CEO and founder of Jackson Consulting, a bookkeeping and accounting firm. Jackson relocated to the US in 2008, leaving his homeland of Kenya. He now resides in Hyattsville, Maryland with his two children. When not enjoying his family or crunching numbers, Jackson can be found on the volleyball court. Jackson's main office hours will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. His email address is jnjoroge@uucava.org . Be sure to welcome him to our beloved community.
Ministry Matters
In the Meantime
By Rev. Terasa Cooley, Interim Senior Minister
Hardly a day goes by without some story about the festering conflict between Israel and Palestine. While the issues are extremely polarizing, there are no clear “sides” and no end in sight. These are issues that have been consuming to me for years, and so I am very excited to be leading a delegation from UUCA to visit Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories in October
The tour will be narrated by both an Israeli and a Palestinian, with visits to holy sites and opportunities to meet many people living their daily experience of this conflict. Since adherence to religion is at the heart of the disputes, I think it incumbent upon me, as a religious leader, to gain the most nuanced of understandings of the issues, and what better way than to be there in person. Walter Clark will also be coming. 

We’ll need a minimum of 15 people to guarantee the tour, so the deadline for registering is June 5. I would love to have you join us on this important pilgrimage. 

Thanks to the UUs for Justice in the Middle East group in our congregation for organizing this opportunity. 
Lifespan Religious Education
Teacher Recruitment
We are now recruiting teachers for the upcoming church year. Not only can you grow spiritually while supporting learners form their faith, but you can build lasting friendships and connections with other adults in the congregation. We need about 100 teachers each year in order to be fully staffed. Please consider joining one of our teaching teams next year.

Will I still be able to attend services? Of course! The teaching commitment is only twice a month: leading once and assisting once. Stop the RE table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday for more information or email LWilliams@uucava.org.

Sign up below:
Multigenerational Game Night
Get together with longtime friends and make new friends at RE's Multigenerational Game Night. The evening begins with board games for all-ages from 4-6 p.m. Childcare will be open from 6-8 p.m. Bring a snack to share.  NOTE: DATE CHANGE TO MAY 18.

Date: Saturday, May 18, 4-6 p.m. Games for all-ages. 6-8 p.m. Childcare
Location: Rooms 7, 10, 11, 12
Cereal Drive for A-SPAN
On June 2, (during the Annual Meeting) Religious Education kids will build a house out of cereal boxes before donating them to A-SPAN (Arlington Street People's Network). Please bring cereal boxes in to donate this Sunday through June 2. Drop them off at the Welcome Desk downstairs or the RE table in Fellowship Hall.   
UUCA Shenandoah Retreat - Please Register NOW
This June will be UUCA's 45th year retreating to Big Meadows campground at Shenandoah National Park. There's still time to join us! This year's retreat will take place June 21 - 23. Join UUCA friends--new and returning friends of all ages are encouraged to join other UUCAers for this family-friendly, multigenerational, fun-filled weekend.

Alas the Saturday night reservable camping spots are all sold out, but there are other ways to attend. First off, please consider coming for the day! Meet us for a hike Saturday morning and head home after the potluck (day-trippers, please register as well). Also, there are still rooms available at the Lodge. Finally, there are non-reservable campsites available on a first-come basis. Typically they are sold out by late Friday morning, so get there early or arrange for someone to get one for you on Thursday. 
 
For more information and to register, visit the retreat website. Questions? Contact D Ohlandt, profohlandt@gmail.com or Jacqueline Lotts, jlotts@gmail.com.   

Dates: Friday, June 21 thru Sunday, May 23
Location: Shenandoah National Park
Faith in Action
Share-the-Plate for May 19: Equality Virginia (EV)
Did you know that it is still legal under Virginia’s laws to fire a hardworking employee, or deny someone an apartment, or refuse service in a restaurant, simply because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender? Equality Virginia ( www.equalityvirginia.org ), our statewide non-partisan LGBT advocacy organization, is committed to gaining full equality and fairness for LGBT Virginians. Through EV’s efforts, Virginia has avoided much of the harmful legislation adopted by other southern states (like North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” or Mississippi’s “religious refusal law”) and moves ever closer to passing LGBT civil rights protections. Nondiscrimination bills for housing and public employment have passed the Virginia Senate by large margins in the current 2019 General Assembly. If the bills get to the full House of Delegates, they are expected to pass. Equality Virginia works to improve public school nondiscrimination policies in areas like Stafford County, where a transgender student was left by herself in a hallway during a lockdown drill. Through the Transgender Visibility Initiative, EV brings educational forums, advocacy training, community building, and hope to transgender people and their families across Virginia. Equality Virginia’s vision is for a truly inclusive Commonwealth where everyone is valued, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

In preparation for Pride Month, we will be wrapping UUCA with rainbow flags. Stop at the Equality Virginia table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday to sponsor a rainbow or trans pride flag. More details on our flag "planting party" in an the Center Gallery after service to find out how you can get involved.  

Donations are accepted for each week's STP recipient through the following Saturday at midnight.   Make online donations here
Living the 8th Principle: Next Steps
On March 31, over 230 of UUCA’s congregants voted to adopt the proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism, committing to a shared vision of a diverse, multicultural Beloved community!

The 8th Principle Task force will host a participatory forum to plan next steps in how the UUCA should make the 8th Principle come to life. We will do some visioning work, and map what is already and needs to be happening to dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves, the UUCA, as well as our broader community. We will identify priorities for immediate action, and put together practical steps to apply a racial justice lens to the work we will be doing going forward.

If you are passionate about being a part of our journey towards spiritual wholeness and building a Beloved community, you will want to be a part of this! This event is particularly recommended for people who participated in Live the Pledge or Allyship workshops, or who are already involved in racial justice work through the UUCA. To truly live the 8th Principle, we will need everyone to apply the anti-racism learning we’ve acquired in our own church community!

If you plan to attend, please sign up here so we have a head-count for planning purposes. Coffee, continental breakfast and conversation available starting at 9:00 a.m.!

Date: Saturday, May 18, 9:30 – 12 p.m.
Location: Center Gallery
UUCA Trip to Israel/Palestine
Announcing a UUCA trip to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories with Rev. Terasa and members of the NOVA UUs for Justice in the Middle East. This is a unique and rare tour led by MEJDI Tours and planned together with Churches for Middle East Peace where we will be led by two local tour guides--one Israeli and one 
Palestinian--each providing their narratives and perspectives. The tour includes the ancient holy sites of Jerusalem and opportunities to meet Palestinian and Israeli people of today who are actively working for peaceful and equitable solutions to their conflicts. Tour dates: October 5 – 15, 2019. Deadline to register: June 5. Itinerary here. Informational flyer here. For more details and registration, click here. Questions? Contact Allan Kellum, a.kellum@verison.net
Third Annual
Wrap UUCA in a Rainbow
This Sunday, sponsor a flag! As a fundraiser for UUCA and "LGBTQ pride-raiser" for the community, Equality UUCA invites you to sponsor a rainbow or trans pride flag for $5/flag. Flags have a tape/label attached to write in a dedication. Flags are available at the Equality UUCA table in the Fellowship Hall each Sunday in May. The "planting party" is on Saturday morning, June 1, at 9:30 a.m.--the beginning of Capital Pride week in DC. 

Will we make it all the way around the church? This year's sponsored flags will be combined with those from the previous two years (which are a bit bedraggled due to last June's rain)--It will be exciting to see how far we make it around the perimeter of the parking lot and building this year! The flags stay up June 1 thru 12. They will be taken down after our commemoration of the third anniversary of the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre on June 12. 

Can you help with tabling after services or with flag installation on June 1? Let us know at uuca.equality@gmail.com.
What Will VOICE Do about Amazon?
By now you might know that Amazon will be building a major corporate complex in Crystal City and that Arlington and Alexandria have signed the deal. Over the next 10 years Amazon is planning to bring upwards of 20,000 very highly paid employees into the area. These employees together with their spouses and children, and new students and workers associated with the negotiated Va Tech campus expansion, along with ancillary business expansion, the population impact could easily be double that number. The consequences will be a double-edged sword: a massive influx of (much-needed) new tax revenue together with a massive acceleration in housing pressure, home values, and rent increases. Area schools will have to expand, and if most middle- and lower-earning households are not to be forced out of the area, VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement) leaders believe, affordable housing will have to receive a much bigger boost.

On June 2, 2019, VOICE will hold a major action to present our priorities to Arlington and Alexandria officials, and we need you to be there. Our local governments have already forecast that they will be reaping more than $3 billion in additional tax revenue from this deal. So what will VOICE ask for? We will ask that a substantial portion of this windfall revenue be committed to community priorities, including housing and education. Come join us so we can fill the auditorium with 700+ committed social justice advocates.

Date: Sunday, June 2, 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.
Location: TC Williams High School, Alexandria, Car pools from UUCA will be announced.
Better Angels Workshop
Beyond Polarization: How Liberals Can Communicate Better With Conservatives
In his sermon on April 28, Walter Clark, UUCA Ministerial Assistant, invited all of us to "make a place at the table" for those with whom we differ: to get curious, go deep, and try to understand the experiences of people who are not like ourselves. It's a powerful invitation, one that has the potential to transform every person seated around that table. What would it look like to accept this invitation when it comes to political differences? On Sunday, May 19 from 2-5:30 p.m., UUCA will host a Better Angels workshop titled "Beyond Polarization: How Liberals Can Communicate Better With Conservatives." The workshop is designed to help political progressives understand the perspective of Republicans and supporters of President Trump, and to build genuine mutual understanding across what can feel like an impossible partisan divide. To sign up, contact Sarah Yue, alanandsarah@gmail.com or visit the registration page here.

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2-5:30 p.m.
Location: Activity Room
Does Race Make a Difference in America's Health Care System?
On Friday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m., the UUCA African American Book Sharing Circle will explore this question in the context of Dr. Damon Tweedy’s experiences described in Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine. Dr. Tweedy, MD, writes about his interactions with colleagues, teachers, and patients as an African American student at Duke University School of Medicine as well as a practicing physician. This is a firsthand account of the challenges for African American doctors as well as the burdens for African Americans as they struggle to use America’s health care system.

Date: Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Welcome Room
Chalice Theatre Audition
Pulitzer Winner SWEAT
Chalice Theatre, in conjunction with Social Justice Theater and UUSJ (UUs for Social Justice), announces auditions for a staged-reading of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT. Set in working class Reading Pa., the play examines issues of race, class, justice and the American dream in decline. Cast includes: six male, three female multi-racial roles aged from 20 to 50 years. Rehearsals are in September with performances at various UU churches in October. Audition info here.

Dates: Saturday, May 18, 2-5 p.m.
Location: Chapel
Help Keep Peace Camp Cookin'
Peace Camp needs cooks! Flexible schedule. No experience needed. Adults and teens. Community Service credits available. Volunteer to help build peace and be prepared to have fun.

We need lots of kitchen staff to fuel those eager kids while they learn about cooperation and peaceful problem solving. Who can help? Everyone! Kitchen staff includes adults and youth with community service hours offered.  

Jobs include food prep, cooking, serving, and cleanup; schedule is flexible. No experience needed. Volunteers help prepare snacks beginning at 8:30 a.m. and lunch starting at 10:00 a.m. with cleanup ending at 2:30 p.m. Flexible schedule: your dates and times are tailored to your schedule. Help any day, for any length of time. Camp dates: Monday-Friday June 24 to July 5. 

UUCA Peace Camp is a partnership of UUCA Peace Ministry and Little Friends for Peace for ages 4-14. Peace Camp offers youth the opportunity to explore cooperation and conflict resolution in a safe and supportive environment. By providing healthy morning snacks and lunches, you can help build positive energy within the peace campers. To volunteer in the kitchen, contact Mollie Jewell, molliejewell2@gmail.com or visit the Peace Camp table in Fellowship Hall on May 12. For information about Peace Camp click here.
Peace Camp – Bring Art Supplies May 19
We are gearing up for this year's Peace Camp and thinking about art. So, start saving your art supplies now. We can put your old shoe boxes, towel tubes, and left-over craft supplies to good use. 
 
Arts and crafts. Many of your recycle goods can be repurposed to arts and crafts. Start saving now and bring your donations to the Peace Camp table in Fellowship Hall between services next week on May 19. 

We can use:
  • Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
  • Shoe boxes - all sizes 
  • Puppets 
  • Poster board 
  • Drawing paper
  • Stuffed animals
  • Markers /crayons 
  • Carpet squares
  • Other craft materials

Share your talent or gifts by demonstrating to campers how you have been a Peacemaker, perhaps through Music, Storytelling, Peace Corp volunteer, Dance, Art Project, Singing, Nature project, or Animal Care. Contact MJ Park, mjpeace@gmail.com, 240-838-4549 for more details and to share your talent. 
Congregational Life
Call for New Covenant Group Facilitators

Have you ever thought about being a Covenant Group Facilitator? 

Facilitators provide an important small group ministry here at UUCA. They ensure that others have an opportunity to deepen relationships, explore important religious questions, and grow personally and spiritually in an accepting and caring space.

If you think you might be interested, come learn more about the joys and responsibilities of facilitating a Covenant Group with those who are experienced in this important ministry. You will learn about what, how and why we do what we do, and how the church supports us.

So, plan on dropping in on our 30-minute Facilitator Information Session on May 19 after the services. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Date: Sunday, May 19, after each service
Location: Boardroom
Fall Retreat: A Mountain Get-a-Away Sept. 27-29
For over 60 years, UUCA members and friends have gathered each fall at Capon Springs in the mountains of West Virginia for fellowship, fun, and renewal. The UUCA Fall Retreat (Sept. 27-29) is a great chance to get to know your fellow UUCA-ers in a relaxed setting. Enjoy discussions and workshops, communal meals, fun and games from Scrabble to shuffleboard, hiking and birdwatching (and even polar-bear bathing in Capon Springs' famously icy pool). Whether you are thinking of coming for the first time or are a repeat retreater, we would love to have you join us! Please stop by the Fall Retreat table Sundays, May 19 and 26, where members of the retreat committee will be delighted to tell you more. 
Summer Coffee Servers
Coffee Servers wanted. Help us ensure the coffee and lemonade keep flowing after services this summer. Positions available for most Sundays until September.  No experience needed. Coffee servers arrive at about 9:30 a.m. to prepare coffee and lemonade, then stay after the service to keep things flowing and cleanup afterwards. It's great way to meet people. Don't be shy, we NEED your help. If you can help, please sign up at the coffee table on Sunday or contact Mollie Jewell, mollieJewell2@gmail.com .
Monthly Happy Hour
UUCA's monthly happy hour is on Wednesday, May 22, beginning at 6 p.m. This month we're showing our appreciation for the Sunday Morning Ambassadors--the greeters, ushers, welcome desk volunteers, sound and video technicians, welcome room volunteers, parking lot attendants, Goodwin House helpers, decorations team, coffee servers, and cupwashers who make Sunday morning services possible. Come to say thank you and enjoy good food and drink as we celebrate another wonderful church year. Sponsored by Seeking the Heart of Compassion Covenant Group and the Heart Space Companioning Circle. Please bring a drink to share (wine or non-alcoholic).

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Fellowship Hall
Seeking Artists and Crafters for UUCA Holiday Craft Sale
Applications are now ready for UUCA’s Holiday Craft Sale, (formerly known as Mistletoe Mall), to be held December 7-8. Spaces require a registration fee, plus a donation to the church based on percentage of sales. Priority is given to UUCA members and friends who submit their application by June 1. If you are interested in participation in this exciting event, please contact Mary Pike , marylpva@gmail.com, for an application and additional information.
NEW newsletter deadline: Connections deadline for submissions is EACH Monday at noon with publication on Wednesday. See below on how to submit an announcement.
How to submit an announcement to UUCA's Connections newsletter:  
  • Deadline is noon each Monday.
  • Please put "Connections" or "newsletter" in the subject box.
  • Send announcement (150 words or fewer) in body of email or Word doc attachment.
  • Images and attachments accepted, though no guarantee of publishing
  • Send announcements to pubasst@uucava.org.
  • Questions about Connections? Contact MaryAnn@uucava.org.
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