First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
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This Week@First Jefferson

March 15–24, 2018

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

This Sunday

Worship

“Finding Humanism”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Sanctuary, 11am
For some, the term ‘humanist’ is a polite way of saying ‘atheist’ without drawing too much ire from ‘believers.’ For others, it is an historic movement of theological exploration. It’s interesting to see what each side has to say.


Child & Youth Religious Education

Classes start at 9:45am, Religious Education Wing

Religious Education Fundraiser

This Sunday, the RE Council will be providing Baked Potatoes as a fundraiser!
We will have all the fixin’s for $4 per person and you can add a salad for $1 more. Families are only asked for $12 total.
Thanks in advance for planning around the event. Please let us know if you have any questions!

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: March 17, 2019, through December 22, 2019

John Adams Room, 9:30 am, Adventures in Religion is a discussion group exploring world religions. The Bible: Discoveries of scriptures (the Nag Hammadi Codices and the Dead Sea Scrolls), the criteria for including and excluding scriptures from the Bible, the Bible’s many official versions, and the scriptures excluded.

Adult Forum

Jaggers Parlor, 9:45 am Dale Husband will talk about Mormonism with a personal account of how he saw Mormonism from his childhood to the present day and then will open the floor for others to tell of their own impressions. Have you worked with Mormons, had any as neighbors or even consider becoming Mormon yourself? Did you ever attend a Mormon church? Did you visit Utah and Salt Lake City, where the center of Mormonism is? Come and tell us!


News to Use

New Church Website Coming

When we ask newcomers where and how they found us, they usually say ‘online.’ It makes sense, then, to upgrade our portal to that fantastic land. Look for a brand new website in the next two months or so.

I’ve invited Tina Harmuth and Guy Thornton to join Karl Thibodeaux, our Church Administrator to join me in making it so. Guy and Karl are the techies (although Tina is no slouch in that area) and Tina and I are the word and picture people. We’ve decided to design the new site from scratch, leaving the current site in place until we have its replacement up and running.

If you have any pictures of church activities or suggestions for what might be included, please let us know. You can contact Karl at administrator@firstjefferson.org and me a minister@firstjefferson.org.
Annie Foerster


Information Connection

Save the Date!
Texas UU Justice Ministry Legislative Action Day in Austin

Mark Your Calendar: March 20, 2019 The Texas UU Justice Ministry invites you to come to Austin to join other Unitarian Universalists from around the state at the state capitol for a day of social action and meetings with our elected representatives. There will be two chartered busses available. One leaving from Arlington UU and the second from Horizon UU. Suggested donation $10. More if you can, less if you need. Click here for registration and more 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, March 15

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, March 16

Gentle Yoga 10:30am, Sanctuary

CUUPs Spring Equinox 7pm, Coleman Hall

Sunday, March 17

Metaphysical Research Group 12:30pm, Library

Board Meeting 1:30pm, Jaggers Parlor

Tuesday, March 19

First Jefferson QUUilters 2pm, Jaggers Parlor

Trans-cendence Meeting 7pm, Coleman Hall

Evensong Women’s Covenant Group 7pm, Contact Mary Alice Williams if interested.

Wednesday, March 20

Worship Arts Committee 6pm, Jaggers Parlor

PFLAG Board Meeting 7pm, Library

Thursday, March 21

LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S. 7pm, Jaggers Parlor

Friday, March 22

LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S. 6pm, Jaggers Parlor

Saturday, March 16

Gentle Yoga 10:30am, Sanctuary

Knitting Group 12:30pm, Jaggers Parlor


Next Sunday

Worship

Unitarian Universalist Values: Salvation Wait! Wait!
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Sanctuary, 11am
Is that a misprint? Is she really going to talk about salvation as a UU value? Well, possibly she’s going to say it should be. But, first, let’s define ’salvation.’

Adventures in Religion: March 17, 2019, through December 22, 2019

John Adams Room, 9:30 am, Adventures in Religion is a discussion group exploring world religions. The Bible: Discoveries of scriptures (the Nag Hammadi Codices and the Dead Sea Scrolls), the criteria for including and excluding scriptures from the Bible, the Bible’s many official versions, and the scriptures excluded.

Adult Forum

Jaggers Parlor, 9:45 am The Reverend Annie Foerster will talk about the direction of the church and meet our group.


Notable Quotable

“We need to restore the full meaning of that old word, duty. It is the other side of rights.”

Pearl Buck


How to Stay in Touch

Staff

The Reverend Annie Foerster
minister@firstjefferson.org

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.