Sunday, August 30 - 10:00 a.m.

Ingathering Water Service -
River Carry Me Home

Rev. Dara Olandt

Today we join in an annual Unitarian Universalist ritual practiced around the country. We gather together to merge waters symbolic of our summer experiences. Please bring a parcel of water to share that symbolizes a portion of your summer experience. (If you forget, water from the New River will be available so all may participate!) All are welcome for this festive morning. See you there! 

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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
All are welcome for lively discussion on a variety of topics on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from September thru May, 8:30-9:30 AM. Check back in September.
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Giving 1/2 the Plate Away

 Each Sunday, UUC donates 1/2 the collection plate to local charities and UU-affiliated organizations. This Sunday's recipient will be UUSC's Human Right to Water Campaign.

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Upcoming Events and News Highlights

Mass Moral Monday in Winston-Salem, NC

Several of our members joined UUA President, Rev. Peter Morales, and other UUs from across our Southern Region in Winston-Salem, NC on July 12-13 to stand for racial justice and the preservation of African American voting rights. There were teach-ins, workshops and gatherings culminating in a March for Voting Rights through downtown Winston-Salem on July 13. To learn more, go to Read the letter from Rev. Morales.




"Our Year of Living Bravely"

This fall we will embark on a process of self-examination and inquiry that we have dubbed, “Our Year of Living Bravely.” The kick-off event will be a workshop held October 17 led by Rev. Robert Latham, a UU minister who has helped numerous congregations imagine their futures. He will help us to revisit, redefine, and remap our Vision, our Mission, and our Covenant with one another. See our newsletter for more information on this process. Please view the brochure for the workshop which includes a registration form for all those interested in attending.


Help Needed for UUC Booth at Steppin' Out

Help spread the good word about UUC to the wider community by staffing our booth at Steppin' Out for a 2-hour shift on Friday or Saturday, August 7 - 8 from 10 AM - 7 PM. Simply go to our "Doodle Poll" to sign up for a shift. You will be contacted as the date gets closer with your assigned time.



EarthSpirit Sisters Full Moon Ritual

All women are invited to join wtih our EarthSpirit Sisters to celebrate the full moon on Saturday, August 29. Social time begins at 6:30 PM with the ritual starting at 7:00.


Summer Tai Chi Class

Tuesdays and Thursdays, through August 13 from 10:00-11:00 AM. "Introduction to Temple Style Tai Chi” will be offered by Bruce Cantrell, long-time instructor in the Senior Program at the Blacksburg Community Center. The class is open to all ages and is free, but registration is requested using this link.


Registration Open for Fall Religious Education Classes

Registration is now open for nursery care, Children's RE (preK - 8th grade), Middle School and High School Youth Groups, Chalice Kids and both Children's Choirs. All participants must register each year. Use this link to register your child(ren).

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UUC 2015 Service Auction and FUNdraiser


Plans are well underway for the 2015 Silver JUUbilee Service Auction and FUNraiser. The fun will begin at 5 PM on Saturday November 7. We need YOUR HELP! First we need you to visit the auction website to donate items and services that we can all bid on in both the live and silent auctions. Login info is included. The 2015 categories are: Artwork for walls; Baskets; Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Events; Entertainment & Activities; Food Items; Gift Certificates & Tickets; Hand-made Treasures; Miscellaneous; Services; Vacation, Lodging; and YoUUth Donations. Check it out - several categories already have offers available! The minimum bid for any entry is $5.


Please have all donations for the Silver JUUbilee auction entered by midnight October 25. Computer challenged? There will be paper forms available at the Service Auction table after Sunday services. Second, we need you to volunteer to help with the auction by setting up, bringing food, helping with data entry, cleaning up, and more. Volunteer sign-up sheets will be available at the Service Auction table. Finally, we need you to be there on November 7 to bid, buy, and enjoy at our largest annual FUNdraising event. A wonderful Under the Sea children’s party is being planned by our creative Rachel Craine, so watch for details. Questions? Want to help? Contact Joe & Linda Powers.