Sunday Morning Worship
at 11:00 a.m.
“Religion is Not an Option”
The Reverend Mark Walz
If nothing is more important than bringing
soul to everything we do, can there be
soul without a vivid sense of the sacred.
The theologian Thomas Moore claims we
must surrender to religion. That religion is
our most creative and concrete response
to the mysteries of our lives. Can this be a
December 7, 2014
Roy Redman & The First Jefferson Choir
But wait, this is something a little different.
John Rutter, one of our most beloved of
contemporary composers has written a
seasonal work using words from Shakespeare,
Love’s Labour’s Lost, and As You Like It;
Thomas Campion, Winter nights; and other
old English sources. The piece includes one
favorite of many; Blow, Blow thou Winter
Wind. Our First Jefferson choir will present
the music accompanied by piano and a guest
flutist. Dennis Webb will be the tenor soloist.
Come join us to hear this delightful music.
There will be a brief meeting immediately after
the end of worship to ratify the results of the
Congregational Meeting of November 16, 2014.
“Intergenerational Winter Solstice Service”
The Reverend Jennifer Innis & Friends
All ages are welcome to hear this story
about the first Winter Solstice. The creatures
of the world learn what happens when they
demand day and night from the Earth. Join
us for a reflection on how to determine our
wants and needs as we enter the darkest time
of the year.
“A Christmas Story for Today”
The Reverend Jennifer Innis
A sculpture of Jesus as a homeless person
sleeping on a bench still receives mixed
reactions over a year after its installation.
What is the new account of the child
anticipated by so many of us in the world?
Who is this child in our time?
“Lesson and Carols on Christmas Eve”
The Reverend Jennifer Innis
All ages are invited to join us for a
celebration of the Christmas Spirit. And stay
a bit longer to share cookies and punch after
The service will include the annual Special
Collection for the Minister’s Discretionary
Fund. If you cannot attend, but would like to
contribute to the fund, please send a check
with a note in the memo line or see Rev.
Jennifer or another volunteer with a cash
donation. Thank you!
“The Burning Bowl”
Member Led Service
A member led service in observance of
the New Year. We’ll reflect on the past
year and prepare to move forward into
2015. The service will include a fire ritual
to symbolically release and leave behind
past regrets while honoring our need to be
steadfast and persevere.
The Reverend Tony Lorenzen
Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on seeing life
as journey with no destination. We need
courage and grace to restart, reboot, and
take a resilient do over.
Rev. Tony Lorenzen currently serves as
the half-time consulting pastor at two
congregations in the greater Houston area:
Thoreau Woods UU Church in Huntsville, TX
and the Unitarian Fellowship of Houston.