President’s Message Nov. 2018

Our theme this month is memory, and this seems to be quite appropriate in the month of Thanksgiving. There are obviously many different family events, and different ways to celebrate or honor them. For me, Thanksgiving has always been my favorite. If there was ever any doubt that memories could be olfactory, and not just … Continued

Minister’s Message November 2018

Theme – Memory As I write this, I am preparing to head out the door to join more than 10,000 persons of faith and conscience from 80 nations and more than 200 unique spiritual traditions at The Parliament of World Religions.  The Parliament only gathers every 3 – 4 years in different parts of the world … Continued

Identity Workshops and Process

Join us for our Identity Workshops and Process Save the Date!   Choose one: Saturday, November 17th from 2 – 4pm or Sunday, December 2nd from 12:30 – 2:30pm RSVP to Last month, the Share Team introduced the idea of exploring the possibility of an additional or alternate nickname for our congregation, in the spirit … Continued

Religious Education News

When ever someone mentions ‘sanctuary’, I often conjure images of the Hunchback of Notre Dame. A person who was shunned, hunted, and damned found solace in a church. This was the one place he felt safe, the one place he knew he was free from the harm inflicted by those who saw him as less … Continued

President’s Message October 2018

There are lots of things going on this October at CVUUF. Chalice Circles are back and will begin in the next couple of weeks, our new LGBTQ+ Teen Drop In had their first meeting just a few nights ago, and of course YRUU is getting their annual Haunted House ready. But I really wanted to … Continued

Minister’s Message October 2018

       Minister’s Newsletter Column – Sanctuary As we begin our month focused on the theme of Sanctuary, I am reflecting on how we repeatedly offer sanctuary to one another as friends, as family, as a community and as a spiritual home for difficult times. This month we begin our new LGBTQ youth group, offering … Continued

Social Justice Message

Grace DiTommaso Director of Social Justice   What a September we have had and are having! I mean that in terms of CVUUF and the ongoing political debacles. It is challenging to turn from the TV screen to pay attention to “real life.” If I tried to cover all the actions that our three … Continued

Chalice Circles Registration for 2018-2019

Our CVUUF Chalice Circles program begins its 6th year in October. Thank you to everyone who has helped this important ministry thrive! This year we continue our collaboration with Soul Matters Sharing Circles, a UU program shared by 150 UU congregations. Our Chalice Circles follow the Soul Matters model with these key elements: We explore … Continued

Religious Education News

Samantha Dickerson, Director of Religious Education     A new year has begun at CVUUF, and boy did we hit the ground running! We started the month with our very first family friendly Community Forum. We had wonderful speakers, great videos, and lots of fun activities, all under the theme Love Our Oceans. This lead … Continued

President’s Message

Welcome to our new rotating column in News and Notes and on the website! As Board President I will be writing the second week of every month, after Reverend Nica begins the month’s rotation in the first week. She is a wonderful writer, getting practice each week writing sermons; but I am not so … Continued