“No Child Goes Hungry” Meal Pack Assembly (02/23/2020)
Another successful meal pack assembly took place after service yesterday. It was a fun and intergenerational effort that resulted in 268 meal packs for Halley elementary school children who need food on the weekends. Thank you Accotinkers for your generous donations and for helping with the assembly. You rock!!!
Sunday Service – The Greater Gift (02/23/2020)
In this service we explore the role of generosity in our lives and in the life of this community. What gifts allow this community to be resilient? How does generosity allow you to become more resilient? Find something to inspire all ages in this service about gifts and giving.
Pledge Drive Gala (02/22/2020)
It was a fun evening of music, dancing and fellowship at AUUC to kick off the 2020 Pledge Drive. Old Town Tradition (including AUUC’s own John Werntz) entertained Accotinkers with their own blend of Bluegrass, Folk, Blues and Americana Roots music.
Sunday Service – Finding Our Place in the Family of Things (02/16/2020)
This Sunday, join us for “Finding Our Place in the Family of Things” with Guest Minister Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt. This week we will hear from Mary Oliver, the prophet Micah, and consider what is required of us in these times as we continue exploring February’s theme of ‘resilience’.
Sunday Service – How Ageism Can Creep Into A Joyful Inter-generational Community (02/09/2020)
Imagine yourself at a fun event, it can be anywhere. At least four generations are present and you are loving it. Then you overhear someone complaining… and it’s about your age group! What does this do to the joy you felt? In this service we shift into the perspectives of different age groups in our community. Expand your empathetic imagination and help us weave an even more joyful inter-generational community!
We also have special guests, President Washington and Lincoln, who come to help raise awareness for our need of donations to the No Child Goes Hungry program.
True Accotink Colors Movie/Discussion (02/08/2020)
Thank you Accotinkers and friends who came out to support TAC’s first movie/discussion event! It was a great night of inclusivity, love, and of course lots of delicious food. We enjoyed a teenager’s coming out story and struggle told in the movie “Love, Simon”. The engaging discussion after the movie was very heartfelt and informative. Thank you for sharing your own story and struggle as LGBTQ+ people. And to those who helped make this night happen: You Rock! 🙏
February’s Outreach Collection Recipient – O.A.R
AUUC’s February Outreach Collection is for Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources (OAR) of Northern Virginia. Derwin Overton, OAR Executive Director (pictured with AUUC member Ed Kringer) joined our service this past Sunday and talked to our members about their wonderful work. OAR is a local nonprofit that helps rebuild lives and break the cycle of crime through its multifaceted programs for offenders and their families. OAR-NOVA professionals and volunteers (who get out of their comfort zone) work with persons involved in the criminal justice system and their families in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties. For more information and learn how you can help please visit oarnova.org
Imbolc Celebration (02/02/2020)
Sacred Wheel invites all to celebrate Imbolc, the Fire Festival of the Great Goddess Brigit, also called Candlemas .
Sunday Service – Don’t Save The Best For Last (02/02/2020)
Sometimes, we save the best for last in order to enjoy it. Perhaps you do this with your favorite part of a meal or favorite daily activity. But what happens if we make a habit of this throughout our lives? Join Rev. Dr. Pippin Whitaker for this service and explore how habits like this influence our capacity for resilience.