Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg

Join us at 25 Chalice Circle. Map and directions here.
Welcome to our Fellowship, located at 25 Chalice Circle!  We strive to be an inclusive congregation, welcoming people of all kinds, all cultural origins, all religious backgrounds, all sexual orientations, all political persuasions. Here, we hope you will find opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, intellectual stimulation, comfort facing the challenges of life, and kindred spirits who are wanting to find community and religious expression.  We hope you will join us!

This Month’s Theme: there are no themes for July and August

July 23

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
John McLaughlin
Worship Associate: Steve Elstein

Stress is an underrated modifiable risk factor causing major dis-ease in our society and affecting the health, welfare, and quality of life of every human being.  Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is designed for the sole purpose of understanding and managing stress, using a variety of practices, including mindfulness meditation, cognitive reappraisal, and mindful movement.  There is a large body of research showing the efficacy of MBSR in lowering our anxiety and increasing our stress resilience in a greater sense of ease and well-being.
John McLaughlin, MD, teaches MBSR at Mary Washington Hospital.  He is founder and teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Fredericksburg.  He has been practicing yoga, tai chi, and chi gong for over 15 years, and he participated in the MBSR training program with John Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.


Join us for Summer RE from July 2 — August 27!  The schedule of classes is as follows:
July 23:
Grades K-6 – Making Masks with Paula Barnes
The children are invited to join Paula Barnes to create their own mask masterpieces! This lesson
will encourage expression and creativity in our youngest congregants. With guidance and help
from our favorite costume fairy, I know the results will be breathtaking and tons of fun!


Grades 7-12 – Summer Service Project, Part 2

We will continue planning our summer service project on Sunday, July 23! Last week the group identified the problem they would like to tackle: providing some extra food to seniors and others who find it difficult to get out to food pantries or community dinners. Help us figure out how we can best meet this need this summer.
July 30:
Grades K-6 – Caminando en Espanol with Rev. Doug
 Rev. Doug will lead a walk in the woods while teaching our children the Spanish words for the things they encounter.  Bring water, comfy clothes, and closed-toe shoes.
August 6:
Grades K-6 – Photography with Leslie Cruz
Grades 7-12 – Summer Service Project Part 3
August 13:
Grades K-6 – Awesome Adventures Asea! with Janelle Kennedy
Ahoy, mateys!  Captain Janelle will teach some simple knows, talk about what living on a boat is all about, and then she and the kids will build their very own sailboats and set them afloat!  Parents, you might want to dress the kids in clothes that can get wet!
August 20:
Grades K-12 – Summer Service Project – Working Together!
August 27:
Grades K-6 – Music with Jason Michael