Banner Brigade Meeting

Please join us after service in the large sanctuary for a meeting to brainstorm banner messages to post on the Brandon side of UUCR’s building. We have been talking about increasing our visibility in the community for three years. It’s time to get moving and make it happen! Please email Jeannie Berger with questions at

Tai Chi (Qigong and Taijiquan class)

Reduce stress, increase stamina, flexibility, coordination, and balance, enhance and support the immune system, heal previous injuries, improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions, expand awareness, and enhance spiritual experience.

Students in this class will learn:

· The 24- move sequence of the Yang family style Taijiquan

· A wide range of Qigong exercises that includes the Eight Pieces of Brocade and the Five Animal Frolics

· Continuing students will have the opportunity to learn advanced forms such as the Yang sword or the complete Yang barehand sequence

Please join us weekly at UUCR, Fellowship Hall from 6 – 7 pm. Cost is $5 per class FIRST CLASS IS FREE. 50% of proceeds will go to UUCR.

The instructor is Alan Armstrong, a 30 year practitioner of Qigong and Taijiquan in the lineage of Chinese master Jou Tsung-Hwa. For more information contact Alan Armstrong at or 815-8007

Earth Friendly Fridays – “TEAM Off the Grid” 2017 National KidWind Champions

TEAM Off the Grid,
The 2017 National KidWind Champions

Nov. 10, 2017 – Social time, 6:30 (snacks welcome) Program, 7:00

KidWind team, Off the Grid, from Botetourt County, earned 1st place and the Judges’ Award in the high school division at the SW VA Regional KidWind Challenge in the spring of 2017. As a result, the team was invited to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Convention and National KidWind Challenge in Anaheim, CA, to compete with teams from all over the United States.
When teams participate, they discover the promise and limitations of wind energy technology through an engineering design process. Fifty-six teams competed at the national level, and team Off the Grid earned first place in the high school division to become the country’s KidWind champions.
Beginning in November 2016, this team of five met weekly to learn more about renewable energy, and to design and engineer a small-scale wind turbine model. Their prototype ultimately set new records for energy production at all levels of the KidWind competition.



In cooperation with the Sierra Club. Social: 6:30pm, Program: 7:00pm