Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling. It is an honor to serve this warm and vibrant congregation, and to invite your involvement during this exciting time in the life of our community. When a congregation transitions from one settled ministry to another, the time “in-between” is a chance to understand mission and vision and values that the church represents even more deeply. This year we will celebrate both who we are and who we are becoming.
The members and friends of this congregation come together on Sundays and throughout the week intending to build and sustain a community worthy of our energy and befitting our dreams. We work toward a respectful embrace of diversity. We create a worship life and space that helps us access personal insight, beauty, comfort and support. We respond ethically to the needs of our world. We support a lifespan faith education program that encourages critical thinking, provides exciting curricula and establishes lasting mentorship roles. We believe in ourselves and our call to bring our unique voice to Loudoun County, VA. Our liberal religious tradition and denominational network represents a unique voice in our increasingly diverse and multicultural world. We know we can make a difference. We do so each and every day.
If you would like to learn more about our congregation, I welcome you to visit us for Sunday morning worship. Our services are at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., except in the summer when we have one service at 10:30 a.m. We are located at 22135 Davis Drive, Suite 105, in Sterling, Virginia. We will be glad to speak to you about our congregation and your interests after services. We hold an Inquirer’s class (a way to learn a bit about Unitarian Universalism and our congregation) the first Sunday of every month.
If you are ready to learn more about Unitarian Universalism now, you may wish to browse the Unitarian Universalist Association page at www.uua.org, or you are welcome to reach out to me through the e-mail below and suggest a good time when I can call you to talk on the phone.
I look forward to meeting you, and I wish you well on your search for a religious home.
Rev. Wayne B. Arnason
Interim Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling