Join us this Sunday at 11am.
This Week@First Jefferson
August 18–27, 2017
Love is the doctrine of this church, the quest of truth is our sacrament and service is our prayer.
“Ingathering Water Communion”
Child & Youth Religious Education
Have a Great Summer!
The children and youth do not have regular classes or programs during June, July, and early August. The nursery is open from 9am–1pm every Sunday. The Religious Education Council is preparing a great year focused on world religions. The children and youth program begins on August 20.
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:
Adult Spiritual Exploration
Adventures in Religion: July 9, 2017 through October 1, 2017
Library, 9:30 am,Jesus through Pagan Eyes
Adventures in Religion is a round-table discussion group about world religions. We are currently discussing Reverend Mark Townsend, Jesus through Pagan Eyes: Bridging Neopagan Perspectives with a Progressive Vision of Christ, Llewellyn Publications, ©2012. ISBN-10: 0738721913. ISBN-13: 978-0738721910. Paperback.
Jaggers Parlor, 9:45 am
Jaggers Parlor, 9:45 am Dana Acetta from the Fort Worth Zoo will talk about bonobos, “the peaceful ape,” and her job as their zookeeper.
Coming later this month in Adult Forum
August 27th and September 3rd: We will show a DVD, Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later. This is about the changes in 50 years of integration there.We will have some time especially on September 3rd to discuss the DVD and any other subjects that might come up.
Caring & Sharing
With a heavy heart I want to let you know that Glen Ball died last Friday, August 11. He died from excessive bleeding while undergoing throat surgery. Please extend condolences to his wife Vicki. They had not been to First Jefferson for over a hear due to Glen's health concerns. Glen did not want a memorial. Instead, Vicki asks for members and friends to donate blood in his name at the blood drive this Sunday or at another time.
If you would like a pastoral note to be shared with the congregation, please write it in the notebook at the podium near the sanctuary entrance.
News to Use
2nd Annual MUUse Art Show & Sale
September 9(Gallery Night), 5—9pm and September 10, 10—2pm, Coleman Hall Art show open to the public. First time presenters are encouraged to show. Parties interested in being in the show, or for more information, or to book space contact Karl at:firstname.lastname@example.org or (817) 451-1505 or Irene at email@example.com Nominal fee: $15 admin fee (holds your space), and only 15% of sales. Artists 15 years and younger: no fees charged, with a signed letter of consent from parent or legal guardian.
Last years’s MUUse Art Show was a success and we hope to make this one even better, so please help us out by inviting all your creative and art collecting friends to either join us by sharing their work or stopping by to view the works on display (and of course, there will be snacks!).
Items Needed—August 2017
Join the Choir!
Our choir rehearses every Sunday morning from 10:00 to 11:00. All voices are needed and welcomed. It is a good way to help our church have and rich musical experience for our services. If you are unsure if you want to join, come and visit a rehearsal any Sunday with no obligation. We would be very glad to have you.
We Share the Plate
This quarter’s Share the Plate is in response to an arson attack at Abounding Prosperity in Dallas. Abounding Prosperity’s mission is to provide services to address health, social and economic disparities among Black men with a particular emphasis on gay, bisexual and male to female Transgender individuals. Their vision is to empower our clients to achieve self-sufficiency through skills development, increased knowledge, and access to community services. On July 7, much of the building was burned and otherwise damaged from fire. They are in a temporary building and are continuing to provide services such as anonymous HIV testing, but their ability to sustain the quality and quantity of their programs is limited until they can repair their building.
At First Jefferson, half of the undesignated funds in the Sunday offering are designated for outreach in our community. Please be generous in contributing to our support of Abounding Prosperity. Go to http://www.aboundingprosperity.org to learn more about the organization. See this report for the latest news. Thank you!
Leading Edge Leadership Training
August 19 First Unitarian Church of Dallas. Doors open at 8:30am for check in and coffee. Join leaders from North Texas congregations as we learn how to strengthen our free faith and build communities of care. The event is free. Childcare is available if requested by August 9. Deadline for registration is August 9. For those who are familiar with area volunteer trainings, this program is expanded from the annual children and youth teacher training. First Church is adding tracks that support faith and community development for all ages.
Three tracks are available:
The program runs from 9am to 1:30pm. Lunch is included and accommodates omnivores and vegans. Register at https://www.ntuuc.org/events/current-events/the-leading-edge-training-2017 See Rev. Jennifer for any questions.
Want to help First Jefferson?
Playground Clean Up Day
EC Stanton Community School will co-host a workday on August 19th , 2017. Staff, students, families, and friends from our new tenant‘s school community will be there working on the space and getting ready for the school year. We will be doing maintenance specifically on the playground and in some of the classrooms. Our new tenants would love to get to know their First Jefferson hosts and be able to work together for the good of both groups. Feel free to e-mail Cammie Justus at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask any specific questions about the intentions for the day.
This Weeks Events
Friday, August 18
Interweave Get Togethere 6:30pm, No Frills Grill, 1550 Eastchase Pkwy., Suite 1200, Arlington 76017
Saturday, August 19
Playground Clean Up 9am
The Galdr Kindred 12pm, Library
Sunday, August 20
Blood Drive 9am, Coleman Hall
Metaphysical Research Group 12:30pm, Library
HUUDLE/Voices in Action 12:30pm, Jaggers Parlor
Monday, August 14
Finance Committee Meeting 6:30pm, Church Office
Tuesday, August 22
First Jefferson QUUilters 1pm, Jaggers Parlor
Book Discussion Group 7pm, Jaggers Parlor
Sunday, August 27
Feast For All Good Children 10am, Coleman Hall
Cross Timbers Magical Studies Group 1pm, John Adams Room
Teacher Training 1pm, Library
“Love is a Many Gendered Thing”
Adventures in Religion: August 6, 2017 through October 1, 2017
Library, 9:30 am, Jesus through Pagan Eyes
Adventures in Religion is a round-table discussion group about world religions. Currentyly we are discussing Reverend Mark Townsend, Jesus through Pagan Eyes: Bridging Neopagan Perspectives with a Progressive Vision of Christ, Llewellyn Publications, ©2012. ISBN-10: 0738721913. ISBN-13: 978-0738721910. Paperback.
Jaggers Parlor, 9:45 am We will show a DVD, Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later. This is about the changes in 50 years of integration there.We will have some time especially on September 3rd to discuss the DVD and any other subjects that might come up.
“Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.”
∼Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
How to Stay in Touch
The Reverend Jennifer Innis
Board of Trustees
Michael Zepeda, President
Irene Forrester, Vice President
Mary West, Secretary
Other Important Contacts
North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations
UUA Southern Region
Unitarian Universalist Association
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