• 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.

  • March 6, 2019 -

    Dear Ones,

    I’ve heard from a number of you that you wish to attend the Covenant Workshop this Sunday but that you have some concerns about the length of the day (especially combined with the time change – Spring Forward that day).  Our guest ... read more.

  • February 13, 2019 -

    Dear CVUU Members and Friends,

    So many exciting things happening here, all signs of growth.  This Sunday we will have a joining ceremony for 13 new members (at last count; this number may go up by Sunday!).  We have an artists’s reception followed by a ... read more.

  • Jan. 30, 2019 -

    Dear Members and Friends of Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists:

    The new year is now well underway; Christmas seems a distant memory.  And yet we still have about half of winter to go. Kay Montgomery writes:

    February is not for the faint hearted, I think. 

    It is so exceedingly ... read more.

  • Jan. 23, 2019 -

    “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

    Joan Didion

    Dear CVUU Members and Friends,

    For years now I have been fascinated by the power of telling stories, and many others must share that fascination as programs like the Moth radio hour have soared in popularity ... read more.