2024 Tidewater Cluster Gathering—“The Values That Bind Us”

Tidewater cluster logo: a blue crab holding a flame in its right claw.

Would you like to meet people from our six (seven, including UUFP) neighboring UU congregations and come together for a common purpose? The annual Tidewater Cluster Gathering is just that opporunity!

The working theme for the April 20 Tidewater Cluster is “The Values that Bind Us.” The gathering is an all-day event, beginning with coffee and check-in at 8:00 a.m., followed by a multi-congregational service, workshops and a closing ceremony. All ages are invited to attend. Child-care will be available upon request. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the $30 registration fee ($10 youth). Presenters and volunteers will also be asked to register but at a reduced cost. (Contact your minister for assistance with the registration fee.)

Keynote Speaker: Rev Dr. Megan Foley

The Rev. Dr. Megan Foley serves as Deputy Director for Congregational Life as well as Regional Lead for the Central East Region staff. Before joining regional staff, she served for six years as the minister of the Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists in Germantown, Maryland. Megan holds a Doctor of Ministry in Public Theology degree from Drew University, a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She was born in Oakland, California, and lived around the world before coming to live in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, Neil, and their two sons in 2002. She brings expertise in small congregational life and focused ministries to the regional team.

Megan Foley

Event Agenda:

8:00–9:00Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00–9:50Opening Service (Music & Worship)
9:50–10:00Break
10:00–10:50Workshop Session 1 (Parallel Sessions)
10:50–11:00Break
11:00–11:50Keynote
12:00–1:00Lunch
1:00–1:50Workshop Session 2 (Parallel Sessions)
1:50–2:00Break
2:00–2:50Workshop Session 3 (Parallel Sessions)
2:50–3:00Break
3:00–4:00Closing Gathering

Volunteer help 

is much needed with the Cluster Gathering.

To assist, please sign up via

Tidewater Cluster Gathering Helpers 2024.

(Volunteers will receive a $10.00 discount off of the registration fee.)

Registration is required to attend the event.
You may register at 2024 Tidewater Cluster Registration or use the QR code.

Registration QR code

Tidewater cluster logo: a blue crab holding a flame in its right claw

The Tidewater Cluster is comprised of seven congregations, including the Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists, First UU Church (Richmond), UU Community Church (Glenn Allen), UU Fellowship of Fredericksburg, UU Fellowship of Rappahannock (White Stone), Williamsburg UU, and UU Fellowship of the Peninsula.