Caring for Aging Parents Support Group
1st Saturday of each Month; 10:00 - 11:30am; Library
This support group, for people supporting and/or caring for aging parents, is facilitated by Helen Hipps. Come share your stories, struggles, and coping mechanisms. New members are welcome.  Please email Helen Hipps ( to learn more and register.

Elders Lunch with Rev. Debra
Last Friday of Each Month; 12:30 - 2:00pm; Sanctuary
Rev. Debra invites church members and friends ages 80 and over to have lunch with her once a month. Bring your own lunch and share conversation about church history, what’s going on at church, life planning and the challenges of the elder years. RSVP so we set enough seats!

Fox and Fungi, an Earth-Centered & Pagan Spiritual Study Group
February 24, March 24, April 28, May 26; 11:30am - 1:00pm; Library/Board Room
Fox and Fungi meets once a month to explore different themes in earth-centered and pagan spirituality.  Meetings are member-led. Email Kate Schroeder ( to learn more.

Mindfulness Meditation
Sundays; 9:15 - 9:55am; Library
Steve Zappalla and Mary Ellen Mogee lead this weekly group practice that includes 20-30 minutes of Guided Meditation.  Newcomers welcome.

UUCR Yoga           
Sundays; 4:30 - 5:45pm; Sanctuary
Yoga is an avenue to relax and enhance your spiritual journey. Instructor Eileen Roehr is a registered yoga teacher and has taught yoga since 2006 to children, teens and adults. Suggested donation $10 per class (a gift to UUCR); scholarships available. Advance registration is not required, and drop-ins are welcome.

Medieval & Renaissance Dance
Most Sundays; 6:00 - 8:00pm; Sanctuary
Come dance to Medieval and Renaissance music! No experience is necessary, and drop-ins are welcome. Contact Randy Newton ( to learn more and sign up.

Mondays; 5:00 - 7:00pm; Held at a Variety of Local Restaurants
JULIETs (Just Us Ladies Imbibing Eating & Talking) is an informal group of women who meet each Monday at various local establishments to enjoy happy hour food, drink specials, and conversation. Newcomers are always welcome.  Visit the website calendar for venue information. Contact Annie Simpson ( / 703-391-7950) with questions.

Tuesdays; 8:00am; Virginia Kitchen, 450 Elden St, Herndon
The ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) meet every Tuesday for breakfast, friendship and 'solving the world’s problems’. You do not have to be retired to join us, but you do have to be available for breakfast and fellowship. Drop-ins welcome.

Caring Crafters
Tuesdays; 10:00am - 12:00pm; Library
The Caring Crafters knit blankets for members and friends who are ill or hospitalized. They also make baby blankets to welcome our newborn church members!  The Caring Crafters meet every Tuesday to knit and enjoy great conversation and camaraderie. Beginners to expert knitters are welcome. Contact Linda Holloway ( to learn more.

Insight Meditation and Mindfulness Practices
Tuesdays; 7:30 - 8:45pm; Sanctuary
This weekly group practice includes 1/2 hour of guided meditation instruction, and then a dharma (teaching) talk and discussion. No registration is necessary. Newcomers to meditation and long-time practitioners are welcome to attend. Led by Steve Zappalla. Donations accepted, and drop-ins are welcome.  Contact Steve Zappalla ( to learn more.

Films on Friday
First Friday of Each Month; Time Varies Slightly Seasonally; Sanctuary
Films on Friday features films, refreshments and fellowship – as well as Bill's famous homemade pie. Snacks and donations appreciated. Presented by Bill Green and Judith Loomis. Drop-ins welcome. Dates occasionally vary, check website calendar for film title and to confirm time.

Women's Book Club
3rd Friday of every month; 7:00 - 9:00pm; Meets in Members’ Homes or UUCR Library
The Women’s Book Club meets once a month to discuss a variety of books and enjoy lively conversation and fellowship. Contact Ruth Grubb ( to learn more. Drop-ins welcome.

Young Adults
Dates & Times TBAThe Young Adults enjoy activities with other younger members, friends and visitors. Watch the website calendar for dates and venue information. Contact Maggie Mack ( to learn more.

Important Notes

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