Summer Worship 2020

Summer brings new leaders to our weekly worship. From now through mid September, enliven your summer Sunday mornings with our lay-led summer services.  These personal, engaging gatherings are great for a newcomer just learning about Unitarian Universalism, a long-time member who treasures regular services, or a member interested in seeing a new point of view.

You may find personal stories, ideas new and ancient, and diverse music. Members of our congregation have worked hard planning this beautiful and inspiring worship series. The theme they have chosen this year is “Healing the Earth.”

Like many UU churches, CVUU is no longer holding in-person gatherings, so the summer series presents a unique opportunity this year for us to collaborate with our UU friends at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg (UUFF), VA. We will be sharing services with them on a rotating schedule through mid September. Services put on by CVUU can be accessed with the same link, meeting ID number and password each time:
Or enter the following information:
Meeting ID – 760 822 163
Password – 8092020

Dial in by phone: +1 301 715 8592

Worship Schedule:

August 9th at CVUU:  Winona LaDuke – “Redefining the Sacred,” Ware lecture recording from 2010.

Winona LaDuke is a Native American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer. In 1996 and 2000, she ran for vice president as the nominee of the United States Green Party, on a ticket headed by Ralph Nader. An Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg, LaDuke lives and works on the White Earth Reservations.

As Program Director of the Honor the Earth Fund, she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support, and create funding for frontline native environmental groups. She also works as Founding Director for White Earth Land Recovery Project.

In 1994, Winona was nominated by Time magazine as one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age. She has been awarded the Thomas Merton Award in 1996, the BIHA Community Service Award in 1997, the Ann Bancroft Award for Women’s Leadership Fellowship, and the Reebok Human Rights Award, with which she began the White Earth Land Recovery Project.

A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, Winona has written extensively on Native American and Environmental issues. She is a former board member of Greenpeace USA and serves as co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network. In 1998, Ms. Magazine named her Woman of the Year for her work with Honor the Earth.

August 16th at CVUU: Barbara Gelzer and friends at CVUU – “Healing the Earth: CVUU’s Role in Healing the Chesapeake Bay Watershed”

August 23rd at UUFF: “Healthcare Inequities in the US” –  Dr. Patrick Neustatter

Dr. Patrick Neustatter is the UUFF WSC chair and Medical Director of Free Clinic in Fredericksburg.

Zoom: Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 632 068 0813
Dial in by phone: 1-301-715-8592

August 30th at CVUU: Young Adult Group (Addison Phoenix, Cecilee Linke and Darcy Ferguson) – “Healing Our Home: Where Do We Even Start?”

How do we find what we are passionate about and maintain the energy and the self-awareness to keep ourselves going in our efforts to heal the Earth? Then, how do we turn outward and become active while keeping an open mind and communicating effectively and compassionately in today’s movements? 

September 6th at UUFF: Rev. Doug McCusker

Zoom: Click here for Zoom link
Meeting ID: 632 068 0813
Dial in by phone: 1-301-715-8592