Sunday, October 26 - 10:00 a.m.

Born to Be Tame:
Notes from a Reluctant Rebel
Rev. Karen Day

 Our heritage as Unitarian Universalists is full of rebellious souls. Do you identify as a rebel? We will explore how that history and identity impact our sense of community today.

Our RE children will be collecting non-perishable goods for the Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry during 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
October 19, 8:30-9:30 AM. UUC member William Baker will deliver a talk and lead a discussion on evidence-based medicine. All are welcome for lively disucssion.
View upcoming topics.
Fourth Sunday Collection

On Sunday, October 26, our collection will
be donated to the Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry to help provide food for our hungry neighbors. This will be in conjunction with our Children's Religious Education's food drive.

Learn more.

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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 at 5:30 PM 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, a 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 fantastic Harry Potter party (ages 4 and up) with childcare available for those ages 3 and under. The auction website is 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. Help us make this year's auction the best ever!



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."



Register for Fall Classes in Lifespan Faith Developement

Registration is 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.