First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
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This Week@First Jefferson

July 20–29, 2017

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

This Sunday

Worship

“Threads of Unitarian Universalism: The Ancient Greeks”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Sanctuary, 11am
Most people assume our heritage comes directly out of the Judeo-Christian traditions. But a DNA test of our theology would elicit proof that there is a lot of ancient Greece in our religio-genetic makeup.


Child & Youth Religious Education

Classes start at 9:45am, Religious Education Wing

Summer Maker Space

Our summer program this year is Maker Space. The goals include exploring our creative sides, inventive reuse of materials, and the joy of making things. We could use any old craft supplies you have been meaning to re-home as well as cardboard, plastic, or fabrics. We are also accepting volunteers to come help lead the youth and maybe share new techniques with them. Adults are encouraged to come and get creative with us!

We need folks willing to help demonstrate arts and crafts projects to the youth for Maker Space Summer. Contact Thomas Earthman at RE@firstjefferson.org to talk about what weekends would be good!

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

Adult Spiritual Exploration

Adventures in Religion—July 8, 2018, through January 20, 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 Mary West will talk about her career teaching food stamp eligibility and what you might need to know about the program.


Caring & Sharing

Please keep Cheri Husband in your thoughts after her recent fall and back injury.

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 will be developing a Caring and Sharing ministry among the congregation. Some of the activities will include sending cards (get well, sympathy, thank you, congratulations, etc.), making telephone calls and visiting folks who are in the hospital or home- bound, and making casseroles that can be frozen and used when needed. If you are interested in doing some or all of this, please join us for a get together on April 8 after the service at 12:30 to learn more. If you have questions, you can contact Betty Churchman at bettychurchman@swingingbridgesministries.org or Sue Lowry at sue.lowry56@gmail.com.


News to Use

Piano Recital

Featuring Sunday Pianist Mikhail Berestnev
July 30, 2018, 7:30pm, Sanctuary Mikhail Berestnev is a pianist from Russia based in the United States for the last few years. Geography of his concert appearances includes countries such as Spain, Belgium, Italy, Morocco, China, Australia, Brazil, Canada, United States, Belarus and Russia.
He was a soloist with the Fort Worth, San Angelo and Meadows Symphony Orchestras in the U.S. Besides these orchestras he played with the Sydney and Brazilian Symphonies as well as with Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia. In chamber music he collaborated with violinists Emanuel Borok, Aaron Boyd, Matt Albert, Curt Thompson, pianist Andrey Ponochevny and principal French Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra David Cooper.
His recordings have been broadcast on WQXP New York radio, ABC Classic FM in Australia and WRR Classical in DFW.
Program
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita in E Minor BWV 830
Johann Sebastian Bach/Feruccio Busoni
Chacone in D Minor
Benjamin Britten
“Night Piece”
Robert Schumann
“Faschingsswank aus Wien”
Nikolai Medtner
First Improvisation op. 31 #1
Sonata in G Minor op. 22


Information Connection

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.

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 connections we share, we embrace the transforming power of awe, and we seek joy by living our values.

Hope • Joy • Awe • Connection


School Supplies for Eastside Ministries

Please join the Religious Education Council in helping to provide Backpacks and School Uniforms for Eastside Ministries’ client families with school-aged children. While school supplies such as pencils, paper, crayons, and glue are needed, also, there is a particular need for the white or navy-blue polo shirts that are a part of most schools’ uniform. All youth sizes from S to XL, and smaller adult sizes are wanted. Backpacks are used by every student in every grade! A variety of sizes in these is helpful, too. We will be collecting donations in the red grocery cart in the church foyer through August 12. Monetary contributions are welcome, as well.
Thank you for your continued support of the RE Council, and Eastside Ministries!


This Weeks Events

Friday, July 20

Interweave Get Together 6:30pm, No Frills Grill, 1550 Eastchase Pkwy., Suite 1200, Arlington 76017

Saturday, July 21

Gentle Yoga 10:30am, Sanctuary

Tuesday, July 24

Courier Deadline 10am, Email: administrator@firstjefferson.org

First Jefferson QUUilters 1pm, Jaggers Parlor

Book Discussion Group 7pm, Jaggers Parlor
This month’s book is The Blind Man’s Garden by Nadeem Aslam [fiction].

Saturday, July 28

Gentle Yoga 10:30am, Sanctuary

Knitting Group 12:30pm, Jaggers Parlor


Next Sunday

Worship

“Transactions: Don't Panic!”
Betty Churchman
Sanctuary, 11am
Douglas Adams wrote about a character named Authur Dent who was going through changes very quickly. Changes in our church community seem to be traveling at light speed. While we are searching for “the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything”, Just Remember, "Don't Panic."

Adventures in Religion—July 8, 2018, through January 20, 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 Bill Maginnis will show one of his exciting videos from the internet.


Notable Quotable

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”

Plato


How to Stay in Touch

Staff

Church Office(Karl)
administrator@firstjefferson.org

Board of Trustees

Irene Forrester, President
president@firstjefferson.org

Jean Bruttell, Vice President
vicepresident@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.