Sunday, January 21, 10 a.m.

Monthly Theme: Intention

Living with Intention

Rev. Pam Philips and Worship Associate Rhonda Johnson

Thoreau went to the woods to live deliberately, but most of us don’t have that option. What does it mean to live deliberately, and how might we live with intention, here and now? UUC’s 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
Meets the 1st & 3rd Sundays from 8:30-9:30 AM, Sept. - May. On January 21 Carol Davis will discuss Blacksburg Sustainability topics and service ops. 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 UUC's To Our House Program. UUC members will work to support homeless men in the area, Feb. 3-9, by providing and serving meals and spending time with the men in the evening.

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Donate Online    

For more information about Stewardship and donating to UUC, visit our Fundraising page. Online donations can be made
using credit cards or checking/savings accounts and may be set up for one-time or monthly payments.

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

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Adult Faith Development: The Story of God with Morgan Freeman- Rescheduled to January 22

View an episode of National Geographic's 6-part series on the 2nd Monday of the month, October - March, from 7-8:30 PM. Each 40-minute episode will be followed by discussion. Take a trip around the world as Morgan Freeman speaks with people of faith and explores theological questions. Discovering what unites the world's religions. This month's showing on January 22 (rescheduled due to the weather) will present how different religions view Creation.

Showing of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Our Environmental Justice Film Series kicks off on Friday, January 12 from 7-9 PM with a viewing of the video to be followed by a discussion facilitated by Michael James-Deramo, a local organizer with the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League. The event is open to the all in the community. Please join us.

Newcomers' Orientation

Interested in learning more about UUism and our congregation? On Saturday, January 13  from 9 AM – noon, join Rev. Pam, other newcomers, congregants, and Connections Committee members to listen, share, and discuss topics which will answer your questions. The orientation is open to newcomers and to those who have been attending UUC for awhile. The session begins with a light breakfast. Childcare provided upon request. If you plan to attend, or would like more information, contact Pauletta.

UUA Common Read Discussion Group

On Sundays, January 28 and February 4 & 18 at 11:30 AM, Rev. Jamie McReynolds leads a 3-session discussion group on one of this year’s UUA Common Read books, Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry. A joint project of the Committee for Antiracism, Anti-oppression, and Multiculturalism of the UUMA and Skinner House Books, Centering is the first book to center the stories, analysis, and insight of UUs of color offering their religious leadership, with an exploration of how racial identity is made both visible and invisible in UU communities. Email Jamie if you plan to attend to receive an important handout and the reading assignment in advance. The book can be purchased at the UUA Bookstore or on Amazon and is available as a paperback or Kindle book.


Our Mission 

Inspire. Create. Transform.

 Inspire spiritual and ethical growth. Create compassionate community.
our community and the world through courageous love.


Our Vision

UUC will be a beacon of liberal religion in the New River Valley.

We will join with other organizations and faiths to work for just causes.

We will practive generosity and radical hospitality.

We will be known as a place of beauty, welcome, joy, and celebration.