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This Week@First Jefferson
June 23–July 2, 2017
Love is the doctrine of this church, the quest of truth is our sacrament and service is our prayer.
“Down in My Soul”
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
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 Bill Maginnis will show two short talks: One is by Pope Francis and one is about non-violence.
Caring & Sharing
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
New Group Forming: The Galdr Kindred (Heathenism)
The Galdr Kindred is a group in the DFW area that practices Bioregional Heathenism. If the Galdr Kindred has a central principle that defines this group, it would be that we seek to understand and apply our shamanic heathenry to commune with the World Tree, Yggdrasil, in order to root ourselves into the dreaming intelligence of the Earth.
New Community School
EC Stanton Community School, a new non-profit democratic school, is in the process of enrolling its first class of students. We will be renting space for our school right here at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church. A democratic school is a student-run, student-focused school concept, that puts the business of learning back into the hands of students. We will serve students age 5-18, starting with a part-time model for this school year (M/W/F from 8:00-4:00) with the goal of moving to a full-time model for next year. We are having an informational meeting at First Jefferson on June 17 at 11 for anyone that is interested for their own children or to learn about generalities about the model. If you are interested in attending, fill out the following form so we know what questions to answer and how much coffee to bring https://goo.gl/forms/7CRBb3bR4V7u72UN2! We have additional information on our website at ecstanton.org or you can e-mail us at email@example.com.
Please Note Changed in Church Office Hours
Tuesday 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Eastside Ministries Needs You!
Eastside Ministries is in need of regular volunteers in their clothing room to help receive, sort, tag, and display donations that come in each day. If you are able to help, come by any day during business hours and they will get you started. Also, if you could share this request with neighborhood group, book club, etc. it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Eastside Ministries is located at 5929 E Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76112 and the phone number is (817) 446-3278.
We are a liberal religious community of diverse individuals. We nurture spiritual growth, encourage lifelong education, work for social justice, serve the larger community, and celebrate life’s gifts together through meaningful worship. We welcome and support others in their expression of religious freedom.
Watch UUA General Assembly online!
General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process.General Assembly 2017 (June 21-25) is taking place in New Orleans, LA, and online.
GA Live Video
Events in the General Session Hall are streamed live, and most are posted for viewing afterwards. The following events should be available via live-streaming All times are local, Central Daylight Time.
Thursday, June 22
Service of the Living Tradition, sermon by the Rev. Cheryl M. Walker
Friday, June 23
Saturday, June 24
Sunday, June 25
Sunday Morning Worship, led by the Rev. Mara Dowdall
A public chat box will be available during live-streaming events, allowing off-site participants to connect with each other while watching worship and business sessions online. Explore other Online Discussions During General Assembly.
This Weeks Events
Sunday, June 25
HUUmanist Steering Committee Meeting 12:30pm, Library
Tuesday, June 27
Courier Deadline 10am, Email items to firstname.lastname@example.org
First Jefferson Quilters 1pm, Jaggers Palor
Book Discussion Group 7pm, Jaggers Palor
Sunday, July 2
Potluck Sunday 12:15pm, Coleman Hall
Social Justice Discussion/Voices in Action 12:30pm, Library
The Galdr Kindred 12:30pm, John Adams Room
Religious Education Council 12:30pm, Jaggers Parlor
Adventures in Religion
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 Lorraine Levine will facilitate a discussion on current events.
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
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