First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
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This Week@First Jefferson

January 18–27, 2018

Love is the doctrine of this church, the quest of truth is our sacrament and service is our prayer.

This Sunday

Worship

“Mothers of the Church”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Sanctuary, 11am
The Women’s March takes place in Fort Worth on this day. Not everyone can or wants to attend, so services will take place as usual. But it’s a good time to explore why we march, what it accomplishes and what the alternatives might be. We might even explore “marching to a different drummer.”


Child & Youth Religious Education

Classes start at 9:45am, Religious Education Wing

The Mission of Child and Youth Religious Education

Our church community is called to support each other as we raise and develop children of character. The Religious Education program of First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church will:

  • teach the Principles and Purposes of Unitarian Universalism as well as knowledge and respect for the religious beliefs of others
  • support the children in their quest for understanding
  • promote respect for and knowledge of Nature
  • embrace one another as members of our church family

If you are new to our Religious Education program, be sure to chat with your child’s teacher, or our RE Coordinator, Thomas Earthman, about what’s happening in church.

Adult Spiritual Exploration

Adventures in Religion—July 8, 2018, through July 14, 2019

Hindu Upanishads

Adventures in Religion, John Adams Room, 9:30 am. The Thirteen Principal Upanishads, Translation by F. Max-Müller, revised by Suren Navlakha, with an introduction and notes by Suren Navlakha. Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Limited; 2000. ISBN-10: 1-84022102X. ISBN-13: 978-1840221022. Paperback. (Please be sure to get either of the ISBNs cited here, so that we will all have the same edition.)

Hindu scripture. Composed in Sanskrit between 900 and 600 BC, the Upanishads presented here are by far the oldest and most important of those that exist.

Adult Forum

Jaggers Parlor, 9:45 am “What to Expect from a More Conservative Supreme Court!” Don Jackson will talk about political and legal changes of the past year.


Caring & Sharing

First Jefferson is a community of folks who gather for worship and/or other activities within the congregation. One of the functions of a healthy community is to care for one another during good times and bad. Therefore, we have a Caring and Sharing ministry among the congregation. Some of the activities include sending cards (get well, sympathy, thank you, congratulations, etc.), making telephone calls and visiting folks who are in the hospital or homebound, and making casseroles that can be frozen and used when needed. If you are interested in doing some or all of this or have questions, you can contact Betty Churchman at caringsharing@firstjefferson.org.


News to Use

Dinners For Nine Returns

If you are interested in having a potluck dinner with other church members on an occasional basis, you may wish to sign up for Dinners for Nine. Dinners will be held in the homes of church members and provide a chance to get to know one another better.

Singletons or couples may sign up, and please let us know if you have children you wish to include or if you prefer adults only. Sign up sheets are on the table outside the church office. We hope to have our first dinner in February. Join us!


Information Connection

Help Us Make the Connection—Greeters Needed

We are all connectors. But we need super-connectors to welcome visitors to our church home. Like meeting new folks? Be a greeter at the front door on Sunday morning. Like greeting others? Help in “hosting” these visitors over coffee in the Library—before or after service. Like networking with others? Help newcomers find a “match” with individuals and small groups, to make a personal connection. Please contact Jude Olson, Mary Alice Williams or Peggy Portman, Membership Committee co-leads, at membership@firstjefferson.org—or see us on Sunday morning! We will provide you with an orientation and information.


Our Vision
At First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, we offer hope through service and the connection s we share, we embrace the transforming power of awe, and we seek joy by living our values.

Hope • Joy • Awe • Connection


This Weeks Events

Friday, January 18

Friends Covenant Group, A Women's Group 4pm, Jaggers Parlor

Interweave Get Together 6:30pm, No Frills Grill, 1550 Eastchase Pkwy., Suite 1200, Fort Worth 76120

Saturday, January 19

Gentle Yoga 10:30am, Sanctuary

Sunday, January 20

Metaphysical Research Group 12:30pm, Library

Tuesday, January 22

First Jefferson QUUilters 2pm, Jaggers Parlor

Book Discussion Group 7pm, Jaggers Parlor
This month’s book is The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar [memoir].

Thursday, January 22

The Kindred 6pm, Jaggers Parlor

Saturday, December 26

Gentle Yoga 10:30am, Sanctuary

Knitting Group 12:30am, Jaggers Parlor

Sunday, January 27

Board Meeting 1pm, Jaggers Parlor


Next Sunday

Worship

“Jumping in On Time”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Sanctuary, 11am
Last August I was asked to be the keynote speaker at the summer NTUUC gathering. I talked about the most difficult aspects of being a Unitarian Universalist and likened them to the accelerated list of skills you encounter when you learn to jump rope. Even if you’ve never been a jump-roper, you can relate to the skills required to be an excellent and active UU.

Adventures in Religion—July 8, 2018, through July 14, 2019

Hindu Upanishads

Adventures in Religion, John Adams Room, 9:30 am. The Thirteen Principal Upanishads, Translation by F. Max-Müller, revised by Suren Navlakha, with an introduction and notes by Suren Navlakha. Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Limited; 2000. ISBN-10: 1-84022102X. ISBN-13: 978-1840221022. Paperback. (Please be sure to get either of the ISBNs cited here, so that we will all have the same edition.)

Hindu scripture. Composed in Sanskrit between 900 and 600 BC, the Upanishads presented here are by far the oldest and most important of those that exist.

Adult Forum

Jaggers Parlor, 9:45 am Dana Austin will talk about her career as a forensic anthropologist and how she works with the Medical Examiner's Office.


Notable Quotable

“Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.”

Pete Seeger


How to Stay in Touch

Staff

Church Office(Karl)
administrator@firstjefferson.org

Religious Education Coordinator(Thomas)
re@firstjefferson.org

Board of Trustees

Irene Forrester, President
president@firstjefferson.org

David Winkowski, Vice President
vicepresident@firstjefferson.org

Dan Sexton, Treasure
treasurer@firstjefferson.org

Mary West, Secretary
secretary@firstjefferson.org

Other Important Contacts

Jude Olson, Membership Coordinator
membership@firstjefferson.org

Finance Committee
financecommittee @firstjefferson.org

Caring & Sharing
caringsharing@firstjefferson.org

Web Links

Church Website
firstjefferson.org

FJUUC Facebook Page

North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations
http://ntuuc.org/

UUA Southern Region
http://www.uuasouthernregion.org/

Unitarian Universalist Association
http://www.uua.org/


Submission Information

Please send the following items for inclusion in Church Publications to publicize@firstjefferson.org

  • Calendar and space requests
  • Courier newsletter items
  • Order of Service information
  • Order of service announcements insert
  • Foyer notices information

Please note our submission deadlines:
Weekly Email: Wednesday 5:00pm
Order of Service: Wednesday 5:00pm
Announcements: Thursday 2:00pm

You can reach Karl in the church office at 817.451.1505 during these hours:
Tuesday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.