Monthly Archives: January 2018

January 26 Minister Moment

Happy “normal” week (maybe)? With so much anxiety in our nation and so much expectation in our community, it’s time to appreciate the normal. School days actually happen, the government functions … well, as it normally does, and weather temperatures are in the Norfolk-normal range. I am in town, but just finished a three-day long … Continued

Jan. 28 Adult Discussion

Sunday’s topic  is “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Discussion is based on the book by Marie Kondo whose minimalist ethic is informed by her background in Shintoism, the traditional, ritualistic Japanese religion that emphasizes ritual and the spiritual essence of everything. Facilitator: Mary G. The Adult Discussions are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. in the … Continued

We want a Greener CVUU

“The Green Team” spearheading our “Green Initiative,” has been very busy these last few months raising funds for Green improvements to our new home at 809 S. Military Highway. Some of the improvements are already being installed at the new church, including high performance windows, a vestibule to conserve conditioned air and dual flush toilets. The … Continued

Transgender speaker addresses Hampton Roads Pride meeting

Navy petty officer second class tells his story Newly installed Hampton Roads Pride President Fawn Faulks, the group’s first African-American president, said that Mr. Elvis came to talk in order to educate both the community and Pride members. Please note Elvis’ first name has not been used in order to protect his privacy. What enters the mind … Continued

We want redistricting reform

As Unitarian Universalists, we believe in the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; as well as a goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all. At a Special Congregational Meeting of the Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists, Oct. 8th, we adopted the following … Continued

Jan. 21 Minister Moment

Deep Breaths… This Sunday our teens will be learning CPR from our Youth Program Coordinator and certified instructor, Paul Greggs.  Being trained in CPR is one way to be helpful in an emergency, and less anxious when bold action is required. Deep breaths… While they are learning CPR, the members of the congregation will be … Continued

Jan. 21 Adult Discussion

The topic for Sunday’s discussion is “Delights and Disappointments on a Trip to Japan.” This topic was rescheduled from January 7th. Facilitator: Harvey E. J. The Adult Discussions are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Curtis Room. If you are interested in leading a discussion, talk to Richard H. at church. Childcare is available.

NEST concert a record-breaker!

We raised voices, awareness and funds for the homeless of Hampton Roads yesterday with our annual NEST Concert and Soup. The concert drew more than 100 attendees and took in $3,972 in donations for NEST, Norfolk’s Emergency Shelter Team! This record-breaking amount will support this ongoing program, made up of 40 churches and synagogues that … Continued

Jan. 14 Adult Discussion

“Open Topic.” Time to share your thoughts on a number of subjects. Facilitator: Richard H. The Adult Discussions are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Curtis Room. If you are interested in leading a discussion, talk to Richard H. at church. Childcare is available.

Jan. 12 Minister Moment

This weekend is MLK weekend, with many events scheduled.  We have Fabulous (Second) Friday tonight, for all of you who have been homebound too long. Please come and enjoy vegetarian spaghetti and relax together … the snow is cleared!  Then, on Sunday, there will be a special community fundraising concert event for the NEST program, … Continued