The Lifespan Spiritual Growth Council supports and coordinates Religious Education, Adult Religious Education (ARE), and Multigenerational events.

Visit the Family Calendar for RE class schedules and other upcoming family events.


Updated: May 19, 2017

Programs and Events

Stories and Music in the Garden
May 21st, 4pm-6pm, Walled Garden
This year with an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party theme!
Enjoy tasty treats for sale and entertainment for all ages. Proceeds from Stories & Music in the Garden will benefit the joint Natural Playground Project of Fort Hunt Preschool and the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church. In case of rain, the event will be held in the MVUC Chapel/Rainbow Room.
For more information, contact dlsg@mvuc.org.


Special Spring Schedule for RE Classes!
As we end spring, MVUC has many special experiences for its younger members. Most (but not all!) RE classes are over, and students will be going to the Worship Service or Childcare in May. June means the Green Hill Project; exciting outdoor workshops for elementary age students. PreK-K classes continue, and YRUU students attend the Worship Service in June…except when they have a special program. How to keep all this straight? Consult the Family Calendar, keep an eye out for the Weekly Bulletin and Announcements, or contact Ann Richards at dlsg@mvuc.org.


Adult Religious EducationTED Talk
Monday, June 5, 7:30-9 p.m. Nursery
We’ll take advantage of the TED website and its focus on ideas worth spreading. We will view an engaging video and join in a discussion facilitated by Rev. Dr. Kate Walker. This Month:
The danger of a single story — Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Sign up in the Commons or contact reassist@mvuc.org


Knitting in the Spirit
Knitters from beginners to experienced are invited to meet on the first and third Tuesdays in the Meeting House at 7pm for knitting, discussion, knitting assistance and comradery. Absolute beginners, spinners, crocheters, and other handicrafters welcome.
For more information, please contact Ann Richards at dlsg@mvuc.org.


Adult Religious Education
Laughter Yoga
Second Sundays, 10:15-11am, Hollin Hall Blue Room (2nd Floor)
Laughter Yoga is exercise and breathing — and unconditional laughter. Hasya Yoga (Laughter Yoga) combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be happy to practice this joyful exercise but it can make you feel happier with practice. Instructor Claire Trivedi Brolin is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.
Contact: Claire Trivedi Brolin, laughteryogadc@gmail.com


Adult Religious Education

Sitting Meditation
Sundays, 7-8:30pm, Carriage House
We practice sitting meditation and study readings from Jack Kornfeld, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sharon Salzberg, and others. The readings provide encouragement, instruction and support for those with no previous experience in Buddhist meditation. We practice for our own benefit and the benefit of others. Introductory instruction is available for newcomers. Led by Dale Peebles. You do not need to register in advance.
For more information contact reassist@mvuc.org


Adult Religious Education

Contemplative Group
Sundays, 10 am, Hollin Hall Sun Porch
If you feel drawn to deepening your spiritual life through meditation, join the Contemplative Group. We come together informally for celebration, silence, and friendship. The sitting meditation begins with simple chants from different traditions. Selected readings are followed by a 20-minute period of silence, broken by song. Afterwards we have sharing and fellowship until the MVUC main service begins. Whatever your background and experience, you are welcome.
Contact: Linda Bohannon, bohannon.linda@gmail.com


Adult Religious Education

Let Your Yoga Dance
Second Monday of the month, 7:30-8:45pm: May 8
Joyful healing movement for everyone! There really is no way to describe YogaDance; come experience it for yourself. Free event, donations for UCM food pantry gratefully accepted.
For more info contact Cheryl Sabo: cherylsabo@me.com or 703-244-3096


Visit the Family Calendar for RE class schedules and other upcoming family events.