Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m.

How I Am a UU
Worship Associates Rhonda Johnson and Steve Ramirez
and other UUC members

Often when talk about Unitarian Universalism, we talk about what we believe and WHY we are UU. Today we explore about our faith by sharing what we DO. Come hear a few of our UUC members and friends share how they live the values of Unitarian Universalism through their community action and 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
Meets the 1st & 3rd Sundays from 8:30-9:30 AM,  Sept. - May. On November 6, Peter Binkley will lead a discussion on Open-Source Assistive Technology. All are welcome.

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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 is the Women's Resource Center in Radford which helps women and children escape domestic abuse and violence.

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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

Come to UUC's Annual Goods & Services Auction FUNdraiser - SUUper Heroes!

When:  Saturday, October 22 from 5-9 PM


What is a Service Auction? It’s an auction where you can bid to purchase fabulous goods and services donated by our fellow congregants. There will be both live and silent auction sessions. Enjoy delicious food and beverages and participate in a puzzle contest. Take a chance on the 50/50 raffle with ½ going to the winner and the other ½ going to a charity chosen by our Community Service Team.


What Should I Donate? Be creative! Specialty food items available at the auction or picked up at a later date, themed dinners, lessons from experts, and skilled labor are always great sellers - and much appreciated by buyers. Donate one, two, three or twenty items! The minimum bid for any entry is $5, and all values must be in even dollar amounts. For other ideas, go to the Catalog Grid section from the link at the top of the auction’s homepage. You can see what is already being offered this year in each category and can click on the links for the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 catalogs at the bottom of the page to get ideas from previous years.


How Do I Donate? Simply log onto If your phone number is in UUC’s directory, you are already in the system. Phone numbers are used to identify you, but several people may be listed separately or together on one phone number. Complete directions for logging in and entering your donation are on the auction website. Complete your donations by October 9 to allow time for publishing the catalog.


Will There Be Childcare? Children, preK-grade 5, will have their own fun-filled SUUper Heroes party on the lower level, and there will be childcare for children under age 3 in our nursery. Contact Rachel to register your children for the party.


Want to Help?  Sign up on one or more of the volunteer sheets at the auction table in Elarth after the service.


For More Information, Contact:  Linda or Joe Powers.


Three Exciting Concerts at UUC

1) Baroque Music & Dance

Sunday, October 9 from 2-4 PM. Come learn about the relationship between baroque music and dance by dancing to baroque music. Space is limited, so contact Jared to participate. Sponsored in part by the Highlands Chapter of the Virginia Music Teachers Association.

2) Jazz Roulette

Saturday, October 15 at 7 PM. Come enjoy a very special evening of jazz duos at UUC! Six musicians will pair up and perform a randomly selected jazz tune. Real improvisation, on the spot, no rehearsal! Six musicians, 12 tunes, endless possibilities. Childcare available in the nursery.

3) Chamber Music

Friday, October 28 at 7:30 PM. Nothing will get you ready to celebrate Halloween like an evening of chamber music! This concert features Debussy's violin sonata, Martinu's "Variations on a Slovakian Theme," and Amy Beach's piano trio, Op. 150. It's sure to be scary good!

Enjoy Our First Monthly Coffee House

Come to our open-mic coffee house on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 PM. Amateur poets, writers, musicians, storytellers and other performers are welcome to share their gifts and talents. A $1 donation is requested to offset costs and/or a canned good to be donated to the Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry. This is a chemical-free event. Bring your friends.


 Join the UUC & Friends Crop Walk Team and Help Eliminate World Hunger

Sunday, October 16. Participants should meet at the Blacksburg Library, register in the Community Room, and be ready to begin the 2-mile walk on the Huckleberry Trail at 1 PM. Support may be offered by walking and obtaining pledges, by making a donation, or by simply joining the walk. Online donations can be made at


Two Community-wide Support Groups for Mental Health

On the 3rd Monday of every month, all in our community are welcome to participate in either of two support groups. The first group is for family and friends of those with a mental illness, and the other group is for those coping with a mental illness themselves. Both groups meet from 6-7:30 PM. Come share your experiences with others, learn coping skills, find out about local resources, receive support, and more.


Our Mission 

Inspire. Create. Transform.

 Inspire spiritual and ethical growth.

Create compassionate community.

Transform our community and the world through courageous love.