Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg

We are thrilled to welcome you to the home of the UUFF at 25 Chalice Circle.

You are cordially invited to join us in our joyful celebrations of beloved community. We offer an open-minded and supportive environment for those seeking philosophical, spiritual, intellectual and religious exploration. Here you will find inspiring services, uplifting music, vibrant religious education, engaging dialogue, and community connection. We invite you to ask questions, share ideas, and join us in our search for truth and understanding. We look forward to meeting you and personally welcoming you into our congregation.

Join us at 25 Chalice Circle. Map and directions here.


November 29
The Psychological Benefits of Gratitude, Giving, and Forgiving
Dr. Miriam Liss
Worship Associate: Steve Watkins

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this talk will explore the psychological research supporting the beneficial effects of practicing gratitude, helping others, and forgiveness.  Specific research showing how these traits affect well-being will be discussed as well as advice on how to incorporate these three practices into one’s life.

December 6
Reframing Family
Pamela Philips
Worship Associate: Kristen Tuxbury

Whether yours resembles a Norman Rockwell painting or a blurry selfie, our sense of family comes into sharp focus during the holidays.  During this time when expectations about and from family can be challenging, we’ll consider how reframing those expectations might lead to a more joyful and spiritually satisfying time.  Pamela is a ministerial intern at the UU Community Church of Glen Allen.
Hand Chimes will perform

December 13
Pageant: The Giving Bowl
Chris Johns and the UUFF Cast

This year’s pageant tells the story of a family who falls on hard times but finds help in a most unusual way.  The tale brings to life the timeless message of hope and encourages us all to “pay it forward” this holiday season.  Written and directed by Chris Johns, with music from Emma’s Revolution.  UUFF musical ensembles join in.

December 20
Blinded by the Light
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Elizabeth Cameron

In almost all the ancient creation myths, light emerges from darkness and time begins with the first cycle of day and night.  Human existence has always known this beautiful dance of darkness and light, which has nurtured our sense of awe.  But as we move toward a 24×7 pace of life on this planet, we seem to believe that darkness is something to be conquered. What if we bathed ourselves so completely in our own light that we lost touch with the darkness?  What are the spiritual consequences?
Adult Choir will perform

December 24, 7:30 pm
Christmas Eve service: A Place for All Babies
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Christi Bayha

In the Christmas story, Jesus was born in a manger because there was no room at the inn.  In our intergenerational Christmas Eve service, we will explore the significance of that inauspicious beginning.  The service will include readings, special music, and the singing of beloved carols.  The service will conclude with a UUFF tradition, singing Silent Night by candlelight.
Adult Choir will perform

December 27
Ken Crampton
Worship Associate: Hugh and Jane Ellen Teller

Drumming is a powerful tool for expression, connection, and healing.  Ken is a local musician who has been building community through drumming for many years.


Holiday Art Show, Opening Sunday, December 6

The UUFF Art Gallery’s Holiday Art Show, displayed during December, features the work of talented UUFFers of all ages.  Please join us for the show’s opening reception on December 6 following the Sunday service.  We are still seeking artwork an any theme for this show, whether recently completed or not, in any two-dimensional medium.  Everyone is encouraged to participate!  Check the monthly newsletter for more information about submissions.