Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston

The Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston is a progressive, vibrant, and active congregation, serving both intellectual and spiritual needs.

For nearly 50 years, the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston (UUCR) has been home to liberal religion in our area. We strive to be a spiritual community where hearts and minds are encouraged to grow, question, discover, and learn. UUCR has a long history of diversity and inclusion, of affirmation and advocacy. These beliefs and actions are at the core of Unitarian Universalism and are at the core of our church. We are a Welcoming Congregation; our church embraces people of any age, sex, race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, class, ability, language, or cultural background. UUCR supports each person in his or her religious journey. We invite you to share your religious journey with us.

Mission: Our Vision: To be a religious community of unlimited opportunities for personal and collective growth, serving as a beacon of free and liberal faith in a changing world. Our Mission: The mission of this church is to be an inclusive, ethical and spiritual community in which we strive to live our values and make the world a better place.

Looks like there’s going to be some rocking in the Sanctuary tonight at the Piano Fundraiser Valentine’s Day Cabaret! 🎶 💃🏻 ❤️

OWL for Seniors is here!

Join us for Owl Whole Lives for Seniors, the sexuality education class for adults over aged 60. You do not need to be in a romantic relationship to benefit from these sessions.

Each session is a stand-alone session,

The first session is February 28 - at least eight must be registered by this Friday the 14th in order for the session to be held.

Visit our website to learn more: http://www.uureston.org/owl-seniors

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Want to avoid coronavirus? Forget face masks, top airline doctor says

Good hand hygiene is the best way to avoid viruses, including the Coronavirus. Wash them often and wash them well!

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We are so pleased to share this photo of Rev. Scot Hull.

Rev. Scot was our ministerial intern for two years. Yesterday, Rev. Scot was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist Minister. We could not be more excited for Rev. Scot and proud of his hard work and commitment. Congratulations, Rev. Scot Hull! 💙 🎊🎉

[02/03/20]   Congratulations and blessings to the Reverend Scot Hull, ordained 2/2/20, UUCR's ministerial intern 2017-2019. It was great to have so many UUCR folks at his ordination! Post pictures please if you took them!

UUCR Choir

The UUCR Choir was so pleased to participate in the annual Voices of Inspiration Concert, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, January 20, 2020.

Visit our Religious Education bulletin board to see specific ways you can spread kindness. ❤️

[01/15/20]   Join us at the movies! We're going to see Just Mercy on Friday, January 17th at 4:10 at Bowtie Cinemas. Meet us there at 3:55. Feel free to bring a friend! Some of us may go out afterwards for inexpensive dinner to talk about the movie afterward!

[01/14/20]   The Women's March is this Saturday. Join Rev. Debra and Ruth Grubb! Meet us at 8:15 am at the Wiehle Metro and we'll travel to join with other UU's and march!

[01/07/20]   CHURCH CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER: JANUARY 7

The church is closed this afternoon due to inclement weather. All church events are canceled. Be safe and enjoy the snow!☃️

Big thanks to Barbara N. for kicking off 2020 volunteering at UUCR! (We like your Wizards t-shirt too!) #OurVolunteersAreAwesome

Wishing you and yours a wonderful and blessed new year.

[12/26/19]   Christmas Eve was perfect. Thank you so much to Cynthia, Linda, Beth, and Julie for all you did for the service; the handbell choir was amazing in their debut this year; the choir sounded spectacular. Thank you to Mark and Greg for ushering; for Bruce and Terry for helping in the parking lot; to the greeters in the foyers; and to all of you who filled the sanctuary with song and smiles. Merry Christmas to all! Blessings, Rev. Debra

Our Elders enjoyed a holiday potluck and carol singing together today! ❤️🍲🎤🎄

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Our weekly newsletter is here! This week we ask you to wear your ugliest or prettiest Christmas sweater to church for our annual Christmas Sweater Photo. We also give you details on upcoming events, including the kickoff of our new LGBTQ+ Book Club.

This and more - enjoy!

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Join us for worship on Christmas Eve! Our church is both traditional and progressive. We are inclusive and welcome all.

Our child-friendly worship services are spiritual and fulfilling for individuals and multi-faith families.

Christmas Eve - 5pm. We hope to see you then!

It was a lovely, music-filled morning at UUCR today. Many thanks to our holiday pageant participants and volunteers! The holiday spirit abounds! 🎶 ❤️

ALL are welcome - YOU are welcome!

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The holidays are in full swing and in this week's eBlast we share our upcoming holiday events - including the Elders Potluck and Carol Singing on the 20th. (Fun!) This and much more - enjoy!

mailchi.mp Thu 12/12:   Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal - 6:00pm Thu 12/12:   UUCR Choir Rehearsal - 7:30pm Fri 12/13:     Board Game Night - 6:30pm Fri 12/13:     Women's Book Club - 7:00pm Sat 12/14:    Holiday Pageant Rehearsal - 9:30am  Sun 12/15:   Mindfulness Meditation - 9:15am Sun 12/15:   W...

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21st Century Church — Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston

This past Sunday we embraced 21st Century Church. We even asked congregants to leave their phones on during the service! Click below to listen to Rev. Debra’s sermon, “21st Century Church.” 📱 🎶 ❤️

uureston.org Rev. Debra's sermons are available in audio format below. You may listen to the sermon online or download for listening at a later time.

[12/10/19]   Hello all! We need ONE more person to ring Hand Bells on Christmas Eve. Just two rehearsals to go, you don't need to know how to read music. Give yourself a gift - try something new this holiday season! EMail [email protected] TODAY!

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December 8 Service UUCR, a playlist by Cynthia Young on Spotify

Cynthia Young prepared a playlist for you to hear this Sunday's music. I can't get enough of the Carrie Newcomer. I can't wait to hear the choir sing it. Listen here

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Invitation to worship this Sunday, December 8.

I hope you'll join us for 21st century church this Sunday!

A Video Message from Rev. Dr. Debra W. Haffner.

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The Jetsons (Theme Song)

A preview from worship this Sunday!

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Our weekly eBlast is live! This week we celebrate membership anniversaries and let you know about fantastic upcoming events, including the kickoff meeting for our new LGBTQ+ Book Club!

We ALSO have an important video message from Rev. Debra about this Sunday's service. This and more - enjoy!

us2.campaign-archive.com Thu 12/5:   Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal - 6:00pm Thu 12/5:   UUCR Choir Rehearsal - 7:30pm Fri 12/6:     Jewelry Swap Party (Auction Event - Offsite) - 7:00pm Sat 12/7:    Caring for Aging Parents Support Group - 10:00am Sat 12/7:    Alternative Gift Market - 10:00am Sun 12/8:   Mindful...

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December 8 Service UUCR, a playlist by Cynthia Young on Spotify

Join us for 21st century worship this Sunday. Listen to this Sunday's music in advance on Spotify!

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Don't forget to bring your children to the Alternative Gift Market this Saturday! We have a special shopping list for children with gifts starting at just $1.

This Saturday, 10am - 2pm. #DoGood #community

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Local Church Offers Gifts that Can Change the World — Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston

This Saturday, December 7 from 10am - 2pm, is the Alternative Gift Market & Craft Fair! This truly special event is a great opportunity to put your faith into action and support those in need, both locally and globally.

We hope you'll join us to shop and spread some holiday joy. (You can also tour the MCCP Foundation dental van to see first hand how this amazing organization is providing dental care services to children in our community!) 🎁❤️

uureston.org The Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston will welcome the Rev. Dr. Barry W. Lynn, former Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, to the Minister’s Salon on October 17, from 7:30 - 9:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston…

[11/20/19]   Are any of you planning to be at the Vote Common Good Summit in Iowa in January? I'm intrigued, but I'm not finding a lot about who they are and what they stand for. Is the UUA officially involved? Any of you?

[11/18/19]   Worship this Sunday, November 24 at 10:00am: "Multigenerational Thanksgiving Service." All are welcome - please join us!

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Honoring Service — Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston

Rev. Debra's homily from this past Sunday is available online. Click below to listen to "Honoring Service."

uureston.org Rev. Debra's sermons are available in audio format below. You may listen to the sermon online or download for listening at a later time.  

Thank you so much to Kathy D and the Diehls and all who put on tonight’s auction. It was fantastic!

We are getting ready for our annual auction! This team has worked so hard! You’ll see for yourself tomorrow when this room is TRANSFORMED into a winter wonderland. We are so excited! ❄️ ❤️ ❄️

[11/05/19]   Join Rev. Debra to see Harriet on Friday at Reston Bow Tie cinemas at 5 pm and discuss at Big Bowl afterwards. Meet up in lobby of theater at 445. Let us know if you are coming.

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Our weekly eBlast is hot off the presses. This week we celebrate our members with November member anniversaries, including 49 years for Charter Member Bob H!

This and much more - enjoy!

mailchi.mp Thu 10/31: UUCR Choir Rehearsal - 7:30pm Fri 11/1:     Films on Friday: "Wild Rose" - 7:30pm Sat 11/2:    Caring for Aging Parents Support Group - 10:00am Sat 11/2:    Samhain Ritual - 7:00pm Sun 11/3:   Mindfulness Meditation - 9:15am Sun 11/3:   Worship Service - 10:00am Sun 11/3:   UUCR...

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The Gift of Years — Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston

Rev. Debra's sermon from this past Sunday is available online. Click below to listen to "The Gift of Years."

uureston.org Rev. Debra's sermons are available in audio format below. You may listen to the sermon online or download for listening at a later time.  

Our #GreenSanctuary group was hard at work tonight! Thank you all for all that you do for our church and our world. 🌍 ❤️

Bring a Friend This Sunday!

This Sunday is Bring a Friend Sunday at UUCR! We are looking forward to meeting your friends and introducing them to UUCR and Unitarian Universalism.

Plan to stay after the service for our Ice Cream Sundae Party, hosted by Ben & Jerry's of Reston! Ben & Jerry's is providing this special treat to thank Rev. Debra & UUCR for our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community and flying the Rainbow flag on our property.

This Sunday is our annual Halloween Carnival! There will be games, crafts, and a haunted house in Religious Education and Ben and Jerry's sundaes after the service. Children are encouraged to wear family-friendly costumes in which they can safely move.

October 27 is also Bring a Friend Sunday. Children visitors will be welcome at our Halloween carnival! 👻🎃

Another amazing volunteer! Many thanks to Cecile for “falling up” the church. You’ll see her beautiful handiwork on Sunday morning!

Happy Boss’s Day to Rev Debra! Boss’s Day just happens to be the same week as Clergy Appreciation Day - so we have a lot to celebrate. Thanks for being a great boss, Rev Debra! 🎉 🎈 💐

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Silence and Solitude — Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston

Rev. Debra's sermon from yesterday is available online. Click below to listen to "Silence and Solitude."

uureston.org Rev. Debra's sermons are available in audio format below. You may listen to the sermon online or download for listening at a later time.  

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UUReston News

This week's eBlast is hot off the press! This week we celebrate an October birthday, we share details on two great events after worship this Sunday and invite children to join the Children's Choir. This and more - enjoy!

us2.campaign-archive.com Thu 10/10:  Religious Education Committee Meeting - 7:00pm Thu 10/10:  Safety Coordination Meeting - 7:00pm Thu 10/10:  UUCR Choir Rehearsal - 7:30pm Sun 10/13:  Mindfulness Meditation - 9:15am Sun 10/13:  Worship Service - 10:00am Sun 10/13:  US Foreign Policy: Conversation and Discussion - ...

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This week's eBlast is live! This week we share all the important details for our upcoming Auction (so much fun!) and celebrate October membership anniversaries (45 years for founding member Bob A. - WOW!). This and much more - enjoy!

us2.campaign-archive.com Thu 10/3:   Music Committee Meeting - 6:00pm Thu 10/3:   UUCR Choir Rehearsal - 7:30pm Sat 10/5:    Caring for Aging Parents Support Group - 10:00am Sun 10/6:   Mindfulness Meditation - 9:15am Sun 10/6:   Worship Service - 10:00am Sun 10/6:   Green Sanctuary Workshop: Compost Your Waste,...

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1625 Wiehle Ave
Reston, VA
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