Monthly Archives: November 2017

Update On Our New Home!

UPDATE ON OUR NEW HOME! (The contractors prepare for new hall between sanctuary and social hall on Nov. 14) In the words of our UCN Board of Trustees President, Allen Perry, “A church is not the walls and the building, but the people inside.” These are wise words to remember as the move to our … Continued

19 November Minister Moment

I’ve been away at a ministers’ retreat in West Virginia. Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, Minister of Adult Spiritual Development at All Souls Church in Washington, DC led a two-day workshop on how Joyous Christianity turned to Lamenting Christianity. For example, early church art did not include depictions of the crucifixion. None are found until AD 900 or so! … Continued

Nov. 19 Adult Discussion

ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP Attendees will discuss “Chance Encounters That Enhanced Your Life.” Facilitator: Richard Horwege Meets Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Curtis Room. If you are interested in leading a discussion, talk to Richard Horwege at church. Childcare is available.

Street Requiem

(Unitarian Church of Norfolk’s choir) Saturday’s Street Requiem performance was a spectacular display of unity and beauty by the multifaith choirs that came together outside Freemason Street Baptist Church to perform “Street Requiem.” The 39-degree, blustery cold provided a fitting backdrop for the more than 150 voices uniting to honor those who have died nameless, homeless … Continued

Our newest resolutions

As Unitarian Universalists, we honor the inherent worth and dignity of every person and advocate for justice, equity and compassion in human relations. At a Special Congregational Meeting of the Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists, Oct. 8th, we adopted the two resolutions. The first: “The Unitarian Church of Norfolk/ Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists condemns any policy that … Continued

10 November Minister Moment

Today is Veterans Day Observed, so the office is closed, and staff has the day off. This Sunday we will be talking about Building Bridges, new connections and new understandings. The weather should be back to normal by then, so come on out and enjoy, 10:30 a.m., just like normal. Congratulations to all who voted, … Continued

3 November Minister Moment

Nov. 3, 2017 From the first century of the Common Era comes these words of wisdom: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” – Rabbi Hillel This Sunday we will explore ways that we fail to be … Continued

Enroll now – ACA is still in place!

“Consumers will see fundamental changes this year when it comes to signing up for 2018 Affordable Care Act insurance. Open enrollment runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. Americans can buy health insurance through private companies or through government-run “exchanges” or marketplaces. Plans offered cover essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions, and preventive services. If you need health insurance, it’s … Continued

November 5 Adult Discussion

ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP “Part II: Silence.” Continuing the discussion of the concept of silence, members will participate in a group centering chant and discuss how they open to their own centers of wellness. Facilitator: Mary Gaskill Meets every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Curtis Room (Room No. 207) before the service. If you are … Continued