First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
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This Week@First Jefferson

January 4–13, 2018

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

This Sunday

Worship

“Threads: Earth Centered Religions”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Sanctuary, 11am
Our Unitarian Universalist sources list “earth-centered religions” as one of the fonts of our faith. It makes sense that people of faith would begin by praising what they know bestóthe small island in space they call home.


Child & Youth Religious Education

Classes start at 9:45am, Religious Education Wing

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—July 8, 2018, through July 14, 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 Kirwin and Nan Terry will talk about the Credo Choir and the choir’s trip to Vietnam.


Caring & Sharing

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 have a Caring and Sharing ministry among the congregation. Some of the activities include sending cards (get well, sympathy, thank you, congratulations, etc.), making telephone calls and visiting folks who are in the hospital or homebound, and making casseroles that can be frozen and used when needed. If you are interested in doing some or all of this or have questions, you can contact Betty Churchman at caringsharing@firstjefferson.org.



Information Connection

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

Hope • Joy • Awe • Connection


All Ages Social Action Sunday

Coleman Hall, 9:45am–10:45am Join us for All Ages Religious Education this Sunday in Coleman Hall. We'll=talk about the upcoming Fort Worth Women's March (January 20th), how to make change, history of marches, and (of course) a craft to round it out.


This Weeks Events

Saturday, January 5

Gentle Yoga 10:30am, Sanctuary

Sunday, January 6

All Ages Social Action Day 9:45am, Coleman Hall

Potluck Sunday 12:15pm, Coleman Hall

The Kindred 12:30pm, John Adams Room

Tuesday, January 8

Women’s Alliance 12pm, Coleman Hall

First Jefferson QUUilters 2pm, Jaggers Parlor

Saturday, December 12

Gentle Yoga 10:30am, Sanctuary

Knitting Group 12:30am, Jaggers Parlor

Drum Circle 7pm, Sanctuary

Sunday, January 13

Religious Education Council 9:45pm, Religious Education Office

Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPs) Meeting 1pm, John Adams Room

Astrological Society of North Texas 1:30pm, Jaggers Parlor


Next Sunday

Worship

“Decades”
Member Led Service
Sanctuary, 11am
Join us for our annual Decades service, in which members of our congregation will each share their own “Hopes and Dreams for the Future of First Jefferson.” As our congregation begins to look forward to what our church will look like in the coming years, we invite you to hear what some of us would like to see. Please come, bringing your thoughts about our collective future and see what others are thinking. You donít want to miss this!

Adventures in Religion—July 8, 2018, through July 14, 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 Paula Luna will talk about a new legislative campaign of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.


How to Stay in Touch

Staff

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.