Rockbridge Unitarian - Universalist Fellowship 


Rockbridge Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship

P.O. Box 330

Lexington, VA

Founded: January 2008

RUUF is a

Welcoming Fellowship

For More Information

Call  540-348-6380

or EMail Click HERE


September through May RUUF meets the first and third Sundays each month and

once a month June through August

New RUUF Meeting Place

Hillel House

204 West Washington Street

Lexington, VA

Here are Directions

RUUF Gives to Rockbridge

Area Relief Association

Dec 2010 - $460

March 2011 - $415

Dec 2011 - $404

May 2012 - $495

October 2012 - $500

Dec 2013 - $528

Dec 2014 - $500

Time to be Proactive?

Wondering what you can do to improve our ecological dilemma? Get a copy of The Better World Shopping Guide and find out which companies and their products cause the most problems. Take the guide with you and see if that brand of milk, gas, peanut butter, or cereal you’re buying is from a “corporate villain”. You can buy a copy at our next service or HERE.

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Many Sources of Inspiration for RUUFers

Happy Birthday RUUF !!

We Were Seven Years  Old February 17th!

Review our history in:



RARA, it is particularly in need of the following items: tuna or other canned meats, whole grain cereal, fruit juice, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly.  Donations of non-perishable items may be dropped off anytime at the RARA food pantry at 350 Spotswood Drive (the old Rescue Squad building).  Other items may be dropped off during the Pantry's open hours - 2:30 to 4:30 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


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We are returning to our “This I Believe” series. Check out what has gone before and then give your own “This I Believe” talk. Email Ellen about when to schedule it.

Prior to our regular 11:00 am service we offer a period of guided silent meditation starting at 10:00 am led by Dave Brockway.

RUUF member Mary Laura Kludy’s “Words and Deeds” address discusses the life and impact of VMI alumnus Jonathan Daniels killed in 1966 while working on the civil rights movement in Alabama.


RUUF Member Helps Organize County Witness for Love Celebration

RUUF member Ellen MacInnis helped organize the Witness for Love interfaith celebration of marriage equality held at the Rockbridge County Courthouse on November 19th. Thirty-five people, including Lexington Mayor Mimi Elrod, Rev. Dr. Robin Gorsline president of People of Faith for Equality in Virginia, Lyndon Sayers pastor of Good Shepard Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Rallie Snowden
University Counselor and LGBTQ Coordinator at W&L, attended the event. Members of the RUUF fellowship in attendance were: Mary Laura Kludy, Stephanie RiCharde, John Vosburgh, Ellen MacInnis, Janet Boller, and John Anfin.

Words & Deeds

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RUUF Collects $500

in December Service for RARA

RUUF Members Attend MLK Celebration

Sixteen members of the RUUF Fellowship attended the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Concert at the First Baptist Church of Lexington January 17th. The W&L University Singers, Cantatrici, the Men's Glee Club and the MLK Combo were featured in a program that combined music with a reading of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Photo by Zach Bowden

Moving to our new venue, The Hillel House, RUUF is able to offer child care during the 11:00 service. Above members Lorae McDonald and Martha Richardson manned the service.

         Join Us March 15th 11:00 am

at our new location: The Hillel House

     204 W Washington Street, Lexington, VA

      RUUF is a Welcoming Congregation

Child Care Provided

    Meditation Session at 10:00

Take a UU podcast along with you using your iPod or iPhone.

List of free UU podcasts.

UU Minister Clark Olsen Reflects on Selma and James Reeb’s Death

Rev. Clark Olsen stands for a portrait at his East Asheville home Thursday. Olsen holds a book with his picture, center, printed next to a picture of Rev. James Reeb, left, who was killed in Selma Ala., during the protests over the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

Unitarian Activist Murdered at Selma


Viola Liuzzo

This is a return to examining movies by RUUF movie buffs after a couple of years hiatus, but with a difference. This time we are screening films offered on W&L’s Commons Movie Schedule at the Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons. These films are Free.

We are hoping RUUFers will be able to attend the Sunday 2:00 pm showing, after which those who wish to discuss the film can go to Commons Snack bar for critiques and coffee.

March 29th: Selma

2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. of SCLC and John Lewis of SNCC. The film stars British actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and American rapper and actor Common as Bevel.
April 5th: Wild

In 1995, Cheryl Strayed, played by Reese Witherspoon, decides to hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail alone as a way to heal herself following her divorce, the death of her mother, and years of reckless, destructive behavior.

The film presents a multi-linear narrative, presenting events from Cheryl's hike in chronological order, with frequent flashbacks to earlier points in her life, featuring her (as a child, teenager, and young adult), her mother and brother, her former husband, and other people she has known.

See you at the movie this Sunday.


Aurora Walks Gently offers a glimpse into First Nations/Native American Restorative Justice perspectives and

experiences, with a focus on the Hollow Water's

Community Holistic Circle Healing Process

Last Week

March 15th

T.J. Tallie,

Assistant Professor

of African History at Washington and Lee University, discussed intersectionality.