Month: April 2020

Tips for Talking About Addiction

By Rick Docksai

We UUs generally agree that we should choose our words wisely when talking about sensitive social issues such as gender, racism, or immigration. We know that even a well-meaning person can cause hurt feelings—or in some cases, perpetuate harmful stereotypes—by saying incorrect or … read more.

Congregational Notice

April 21, 2020

Dear CVUU Members,

As we continue through the COVID -19 pandemic, we are adjusting our CVUU Congregational decision making. This spring we scheduled three congregational meetings for voting purposes:

The candidating week, congregational discernment and vote on our Settled Minister
The Election Meeting, April 26, for … read more.

Candidating Week is jam packed!

What is Candidating Week?

A significant part of the ministerial search process, Virtual Candidating Week, is upon us!

Sunday, April 26th to Sunday, May 3rd, Candidating week offers members and friends of CVUU a variety of opportunities to meet our Candidate for Settled Ministry, Rev. Viola Abbitt. … read more.

Sign up for ProFuture Faith

This online discussion features material from eco-theologian and TEDx speaker, Michael Dowd, and is tailored for environmental activists (and wannabe activists) looking for a moral/spiritual foundation to supplement their secular activism.

Participants will stream a weekly 20-minute video and read a lesson emailed to them before … read more.

Candidating week update

Dear CVUU members,

The congregation and Board charged the Minister Search Team with the immensely important task of finding our CVUU Settled Minister. The MST has invested 3,200 hours–met and made decisions, prepared materials to introduce CVUU to potential candidates, gotten our input on what we’d … read more.

A message from our MST

Fellow members of the Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists,

The Ministerial Search Team is beyond excited to have the opportunity to share with you our choice for our candidate to be CVUU’s next settled minister, Viola Abbitt. 

Throughout our process, Viola stood out to us from the beginning. … read more.

Biography of Rev. Viola Abbitt

Viola Abbitt has been a lifelong resident of New York State. She grew up in the Hudson River Valley in the towns of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, and currently lives in Malta, which is between Saratoga Springs and the capital of Albany.

Viola was granted Preliminary … read more.