• June 26, 2019 -

    Dear Ones,

    This is a year that just keeps on giving!   For the past several years, I have traveled to General Assembly and Ministry Days, but this year, something told me it would be best for me to stay here with you.  I’m so glad ... read more.

  • June 5, 2019 -

    Dear CVUU Members and Friends:

    In a few weeks, Unitarian Universalists from around the United States and around the globe will gather in Spokane, Washington to take up the business of our Unitarian Universalist Association of congregations and covenanted communities.  In addition to some bylaw ... read more.

  • May 29, 2019 -

    Dear CVUU Members and Friends:

    Sometimes deaths come in waves.  This past Saturday, we said goodbye to longtime member Pat Chenault.  It was a beautiful gathering with gracious hospitality and wonderful music; I’m sure Pat would have approved.

    We have lost two more from ... read more.

  • May 22, 2019 -

    Dear CVUU Members and Friends:
    This Saturday, May 25 at 11AM, we will remember our beloved member Pat Chenault in a memorial service. 

    Here is her obituary from the Virginian Pilot: Patricia-Bailey-Chenault.

    The Caring Team is arranging the reception following the service.  Our choir ... read more.

  • May 15, 2019 -

    Dear CVUU Members and Friends,

    It’s hard to believe that the church year is nearly over, but as I write this, we have only a handful of Sunday services left before we move to the summer schedule with a fabulous slate of guest speakers planned for summer worship. ... read more.

  • May 8, 2019 -

    Q: How many Unitarian Universalists does it take to make a congregation flourish and grow?

    A: All of them!

    Ok, so not the most original opening, but I hope it conveys what I hope to convey, that it takes all of you to make CVUU run.  As ... read more.

  • May 1, 2019 -

    Dear Ones,

    It’s hard to keep up, isn’t it, with all the shootings and other acts of hatred around the world and in our own communities.  As I write this, I am reeling from the news about a campus shooting at UNC Charlotte, not so far ... read more.

  • April 10, 2019 -

    What’s old is new again.

    Many of us have come to Unitarian Universalism from other faith traditions, and some of us carry injuries from those earlier experiences in other churches.  And it is tempting to throw out everything from before, to avoid anything associated with ... read more.

  • March 27, 2019 -

    He looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. He said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for all of them have ... read more.

  • March 13, 2019 -

    A Word from Rev. Justine Sullivan

    This past Sunday many of us gathered after worship to talk about what is most precious to us about CVUU.  Our guest facilitator Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson challenged us also to talk about the “elephants in the room,” those things ... read more.