• 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.

  • Jan. 16, 2019-

    Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.~ From the Book of Matthew 25:40

    Dear CVUU Members and Friends,

    It’s not often that a preacher is at a loss for words, but I find myself unable ... read more.

  • Dec. 24, 2018-

    Look — your life a candle, this day a match.

    Strike it, and see what blazes,
    what fire comes to sing in you.

    ~ Jan Richardson
    from The Cure for Sorrow


    What a wonderful image for this time of year, the ... read more.

  • Dec. 12, 2018-

    Dear Members and Friends of Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists:

    May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of Joy.
    Psalm 126

    This Sunday in worship we will light our third Advent candle, this one for joy.  We might think of joy as a trivial thing, ... read more.

  • Dec. 5, 2018-

    Dear Members and Friends of Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists:

    This past Sunday we sang “Bring Many Names,” a hymn that is very dear to me.  I love the naming of the different aspects of what some know as God, but more personally, it is the hymn ... read more.

  • Nov. 28, 2018-

    For each child that’s born

    a morning star rises

    and sings to the universe

    who we are. – Ysaye M. Barnwell

    As we enter this time of increasing darkness, let us be grateful for the light that surrounds us.  In worship on Sunday, 12/2, we will welcome several babies ... read more.