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This worship service will bring together members of diverse local faith communities to acknowledge the truth of Charlottesville-Albemarle’s painful inequitable past and lift up our respective visions of justice, peace, and unity which call us to work earnestly, collaboratively, and with transparency toward the vision of equity. Free and open to the public.
Please download this flyer and this bulletin insert to promote in your congregation. 

Community ID Drive TOMORROW

Saturday, August 3 at New Beginnings Church - 1130 E. Market St. 
NOTE: Doors open at 8 am, applicants must arrive before 9 am.
We encourage everyone to get this community ID, as a way of supporting the program and ensuring that there won't be a stigma attached to having one. 
Attached are fliers (in English and Spanish) that have details, including a list of the required documents. 
Questions? Contact Russ Linden Office: 434.978.7775; Cell: 434.242.8586

22nd Annual Westhaven Community Day - TOMORROW

Saturday, August 3, 10 am to 6 pm, 803 Hardy Dr, Charlottesville
Residents from all surrounding neighborhoods are invited to a day of family fun and activities, including Music, Food, Dancing, Community Information and Health Fair, Games, Awards, Sports Physicals and more! Over 60 vendors and exhibitors will be present. Offerings: free sports physicals, free blood pressure screenings, and free HIV and Hep C testing. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Cville Resonates (A Unity Days event) Download poster.

Saturday, August 10, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Market St. Park, 101 E Market St,
"Charlottesville Resonates" is a gathering in Market St. Park at 11:00 am, to bring musical resonance and community participation using musical harmony. Various brass ensembles from around the Commonwealth will play and encourage community members to engage in resonance exercises. A "Pot Luck" meal will follow in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church.

Coming to the Table: Monticello to Main Street Walking Tour

Saturday, August 10, 11 to 12 pm, meet at Courthouse Square, 501 E Jefferson St.
This month our local group will join others in the community as part of Unity Days events by taking a downtown history tour with Monticello guides. This one-hour tour connects the lives of families enslaved at Monticello to Charlottesville’s early history. RSVP to Kathy Spaar at

C’Ville Sing Out! (A Unity Days event)

Saturday, August 10, 4 to 6 pm, The Sprint Pavilion in the Downtown Mall
Everyone in our community is invited to participate in a wonderful group singing event - a positive celebration of our town to promote love and brotherhood among all races, cultures, and beliefs. More information and registration to sing in the choir can be found at
35 volunteers are needed to serve as ushers, to help with registration, to pass out packets of music, etc.
  • at Charlottesville High School's MLK Performing Arts Center from 9 am to 12 noon for the rehearsal
  • at Sprint Pavilion from 3 to 6:30 pm (to help with set up and clean up)
Email Ms. Patrice Harris at to sign up. 

SAVE THE DATE: Back-to-School Bash!

Saturday, August 17, 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, Sprint Pavilion
The Bash provides school supplies and backpacks for up to 1200 local youth. This initiative is funded with private donations large and small. It costs $25.00 to supply one student with grade-specific supplies and a stylish backpack. Go to their website to Donate and Volunteer.


Other Unity Days Events

To see all offerings, visit Unity Days’ calendar for August


Support Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in providing sanctuary for Maria Chavalan Sut 

Maria Chavalan Sut, a Guatemalan refugee, has been given sanctuary in the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church while she fights to stay in the United States through the legal system. Recently she has been threatened with a $214K fine from ICE. If you're concerned about this threat and ICE raids, consider these ways to help: 
  • Donate via Paypal to Maria’s Sanctuary Fund through this Wesley Memorial UMC’s Giving Page. Please include "Sanctuary Fund" in the special instructions section.
  • Donate by check; Memo: Maria… to Wesley Memorial UMC, 1901 Thomson Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Visit this google form to sign up for ways you can help.
  • Help tell her story – LIKE the Facebook page: Hands Off Maria!
  • Join the #SacredResistance by opening up your house of worship to resist ICE Raids and deportations, while providing a safe space for organizing and rapid response before, during or after enforcement actions. Fill out this form to join:
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