Sunday, September 21 - 10:00 a.m.

Ah, Wilderness
Rev. Marti Keller

 This year is the 50th anniversary of the National Wilderness Act which created and protects areas across the country, Alaska and Hawaii from permanent human incursion. One
of the sources of our faith is the direct experience of transcending mystery and wonder - often found in places
like these. The UUC Choir will sing at the service.

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Children's Religious Education

 Classes are for PreK-grade 8 children; Nursery care is available for younger children. Children should visit the sanctuary with their parents for the first portion of
the service; teachers will escort
children to class.
See RE curriculum.
Sunday Circle
September 21, 8:30-9:30 AM. Member Darrel Clowes will lead a discussion on The Role of Shape Note Music in the Development of American Music. All are welcome for lively disucssion.
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Fourth Sunday Collection

On Sunday, September 28, our collection will
be donated to Plenty! - Neighbors Growing and Sharing Food, the community food-sharing program in Floyd.

Learn more.

Are you seeking a place that stirs your head, heart and hands? The Unitarian Universalist Congregation is a caring, affirming and diverse liberal religious home in the New River Valley, bringing spirit, love, justice, learning and reason to life.

Upcoming Events and News Highlights

Our minister, Rev. Dara Olandt is currently on maternity leave through the end of November. Check out the Maternity Brochure for information on guest ministers for Sunday services, Board & staff support, and pastoral support, as well as contact information during this time.


UUC's Annual Service Auction and FUNdraiser - Getting to Know YoUU

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 8 for a fun-filled evening for adults and children. What goods and/or services will you donate -a favorite dessert, artwork, jewelry, leading a hike, fabulous dinner, childcare, pet care, and more. This is your chance to showcase your talents and be creative! While raising funds is important, building connections within our community is also a major priority, and there will be fun activities to help us get to know one another better. The children will have their own fun Harry Potter with childcare. The auction website is now up and running, and donations can be entered at any time. Directions for login are on the auction website's homepage. Contact Linda Powers for more information.



Reproductive Workshop, Saturday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in Elarth Hall

Join guest speaker Rev. Marti Keller for a workshop on Reproductive Justice, work that fights against the cultural, political, economic, and structural constraints that limit women's access to health care and full reproductive choice. Reproductive justice promotes the right of all women to have children, not to have children, and to raise their children in safe and healthy environments. It does not isolate or pit important social issues against each other. Rev. Marti Keller is the affiliated community minister with the Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation and serves on the Coalition Council for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. No registration necessary.


Rev. Dara is published in a new book "Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism" - available from the UUA Bookstore.


In this fresh collection of thoughtful essays, 20 writers explore the blessings and challenges of Jewish Unitarian Universalist identity and community. While there has been a long and consistent presence of Jewish culture and people in Unitarian Universalism, this poignant anthology is the first to give voice to this community's sturggles, wisdom, and contributions. Essayists include born Jews who came to Unitarian Universalism, Unitarian Universalists who adopted Judaism as a spiritual path, and Unitarian Universalists who have encountered Judaism in diverse ways.


Rev. Dara's essay is titled "Tambourines and Teshuva."



Witness for Love & Marriage Equality: Interfaith and Community Action

On May 12, over 50 people joined with Rev. Dara Olandt at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Christiansburg to show support of the day when all loving couples can legally marry the person of their dreams in our state! There was singing, interfaith prayer, personal testimonials,  and a sharing of "love cookies." A small contingent delivered a Love Letter to the county clerk indicating our support of Marriage Equality. More information is available from the People of Faith flyer and the Witness for Love flyer. More photos can be found on our UUC Facebook page. The event attracted much media attention. Check out the Roanoke Times article,  local television coverage, and coverage on WVTF, our local Public Radio station.


Register for Fall Classes in Lifespan Faith Developement

Registration is now open for the many classes for both children and adults and our middle and high school youth groups. Register online at Contact our Director of Lifespan Faith Development for more information.


Children's Garden Primary School

The Children’s Garden School runs programs for preschoolers age 3-5, as well as a kindergarten program.  Athough Children's Garden is not directly affiliated with Unitarian Universalist Congregation, it is held in rented space in our building.

For more information, visit the Children's Garden website.