Interest Groups

Check the online calendar for meeting times and locations.

 

Choir

The UUC choir welcomes anyone who likes to sing! Auditions are not required. Rehearsals, under the direction of Ella Kromin with pianist Jared Gibbs, are every Wednesday evening, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary; childcare is provided upon request. The choir typically sings on the first and third Sundays of the month. On those Sundays, the choir meets at 9:15 a.m. to warm up.

 

Conversations on Our Faith

All are welcome for stimulating discussion on a wide variety of selected books each Wednesday at noon in Elarth Hall. Bring a brown bag lunch and join the conversation. Join us even if you have not read the chapters of the book being discussed. Group members share their insights and personal experiences, and all thoughts and opinions are welcome.

 

Quarterlifers

In your 20s or 30s and looking for community? Enjoy social events throughout the year for the whole group or get together with a smaller group of members. Contact Patrick and Kim for more information. 

 

Aging as a Spiritual Journey

The “Sages” meet every first and third Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A room at the UUC. We always have a lively discussion on topics of interest to older adults (that means everything in the universe). Any adult of any age is welcome to join us.

 

EarthSpirit Sisters

LabryinthEarthSpirit Sisters are a spirit-filled community of sisters, supporting each other with love and respect; creating safe, sacred spaces in which we share rituals and celebrate milestones. We honor our sisters with love and trust as we share our journeys and seek our truths. We gather to create sacred space for ritual work and activities. We are affiliated with the UUC, and we often hold rituals, workshops, and seasonal celebrations at the UUC in Elarth Hall. However, it is not necessary to belong to the UUC in order to attend EarthSpirit Sisters meetings and rituals; our membership is open to all who seek sisterhood and desire a deeper understanding and spiritual awareness of ancient Earth-centered traditions.  Learn more.

 

Women’s Breakfast Group

Meets Monday mornings at 7 a.m. at the Panera Bread in Blacksburg.  Start the week right!

 

UUC Women’s Lunch

A drop-in Women’s Lunch gathering occurs on the first and third Friday’s of each month. Check the calendar for locations.

 

Men's Coffee and Breakfast Group

Meets Monday mornings at 7 a.m. at Panera Bread in Blacksburg. All men are welcome to enjoy fellowship and stimulating conversation.

 

Meditation

Meets Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. in our Sanctuary for those interested in starting or deepening their meditation practice. Our format is drop-in, so you need not attend all sessions. Open with centering words and basic instruction, followed by sitting practice. Meditators from all traditions and all levels of experience are welcome.

Yoga

For over 10 years, free yoga classes have been held at UUC. Though the yoga sessions are primarily for members and friends of the congregation, the class welcomes drop in visitors and guests. The sessions are generally lightly strenuous though participants can adjust the poses or stretches to match their level of experience or fitness. The sessions are held from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the main multi-purpose space (Elarth Hall). Bring your own mat or use one the mats that are provided for you. Feel free to drop in.

 

Poets & Writers

We will be printing a small publication of poems and prose showcasing the talents of our members and friends and welcome your contributions. Please use these guidelines in your works: Poems should have a maximum of 300 words and prose a maximum of 1400. You may submit up to 3 writings for each issue. Several issues per year will be published. Put your name, email address or phone number, and word count on the first page, with your name and the page number on any subsequent pages. You may submit electronically or via hard copy. A box labeled “Poems and Prose” will be set up in UUC’s Library. Submissions and questions may also be sent to poetry@uucnrv.org.

 

High School Youth Group

The Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) is for high-school-aged young adults. The group, which operates from the model of youth empowerment, meets on Sundays at 6 p.m. at the UUC Meeting House. The YRUU does not meet over the summer. Learn more.

 

Middle School Youth Group (MSYG)

MSYG is for youth in grades 6-8 and is the fun arm of the Middle School Religious Education program. Activities occur at the UUC and off-site. The group meets two Friday evenings a month. Learn more.

 

Singles Group for 50+

Over 50 and single? Enjoy social time with others just like yourself. This group is open to the community and sponsored by our Connection Cdommittee, so bring your friends. Check our online calendar for upcoming events.