• December 8 Minister Moment - I hope to see you this Saturday morning for the Elevator Speeches/Elevator Stories workshop, 9 a.m. to noon. We start with coffee and end in time for those wanting to make it to see “Jane,” playing at the Naro Expanded Cinema at 12:15 p.m., to zip across Ghent. Sign up so we know coffee and … Continued
  • Dec. 16th Kwanzaa Bazaar - Bazaar offers shopping & cultural awareness Come celebrate a global holiday with the Unitarian Church of Norfolk without leaving Hampton Roads. The church will kick off its second annual pre-Kwanzaa Celebration and Bazaar with a 1-3 p.m. screening of the film, “The Black Candle,” a documentary about Kwanzaa, followed by the bazaar from 4 – … Continued
  • December 1 Minister Moment - Can you explain your faith in 30 seconds?  Can you even say, “Unitarian Universalism,” in that length of time?  Maybe you are new to our community and are unsure what UUism is.  Maybe you have been a “UU” for your entire life and have never tried to put your faith into words.  Or, when it … Continued
  • Update On Our New Home! - (Keeping it Green – Vicki Caminer helps with some pruning at the new grounds using an all-natural pesticide!) UPDATE ON OUR NEW HOME! At our current home here on the Hague, there are many “lasts” to ponder as the move to our new home grows closer – our last Christmas service, our last New Year’s, our last … 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
  • 23 November Minister Moment - Thanksgiving Greetings, I hope you get some time off over the holiday and can spend it enjoying the autumn.  I am away this next weekend, having a short break and getting ready for my next assignment.  The service Sunday sounds wonderful – In preparation for World AIDS Day, our team will speak about caring for … 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
  • 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