First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
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This Week@First Jefferson

November 16–25, 2018

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

This Sunday

Worship

“Values: Joy”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Sanctuary, 11am
As we approach the coming holidays with what we hope is Joy, we will be examining the third of the four values that the congregation has chosen to define this church. Again, if you have any insights into the meaning of Joy as a live-giving value, please let Annie know.


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 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 in two parts a YouTube presentation on how crimes are prosecuted.


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.


News to Use

Christmas Choral Presentation

Stella Natalis, (birth star) by Karl Jenkins will be presented by our choir on December 9. The piece uses texts from many sources and music ins[pired from many different sources to celebrate the moods of Christmas. Karl Jenkins, a contemporary British composer of great acclaim. having received 17 gold and platinum disc honors.
This piece communicates the moods of Christmas in many new ways and is great fun to sing and hear. We hope you will join us as rehearsals begin at 10:00 on October 7.


Information Connection

Child Dedications

In the Unitarian Universalist tradition, childrenóboth babies and older childrenóare welcomed and dedicated to their church community and family. As part of the ceremony, the parents, grandparents, siblings and godparents are charged with their care and upbringing and the children themselves blessed by the congregation and family.
If your children have not yet been dedicated, Reverend Annie is planning to offer such a ceremony during the upcoming holidays, either as part of the Thanksgiving service (November 25) or the Christmas serive (December 23).
If you are interested, or have questions, contact Annie at redseamripper@gmail.com. If neither of these dates is good for you, she will offer others.

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.

Caring Conversations

During the upcoming Holidays, we may begin to face some unbearable situations in our life. If you feel the need to talk to someone, Betty Churchman will be available to provide caring support on Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. If you are unable to make this time but need support Betty will be glad to mak e an appointment with you. Remember you are not alone in your walk. If you need to talk please call 817- 451-1505. All sessions are confidential.

Gentle Yoga Notice

There will be no yoga classes during the month of November. Annie will be out of town the first two weekends, the auction preparation will be taking place on the third, and Thanksgiving weekend is the fourth. Stay well and I'll see you in December, Saturdays at 10:30.


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


Service Auction November 17!

Saturday, November 17, 5:30pm Join us for a Roaring 20s themed Glitz & Glamour Gala Service Auction. All proceeds will benefit our wonderful UU church. Dress in your finest flapper or gangster attire and have a good time outbidding your friends at church during the auction. If there’s nothing you would like to bid on, you can still enjoy a good meal, good music, companionship and a cash bar.


This Weeks Events

Friday, November 16

Friends Covenant Group, A Women’s Group 4pm, Jaggers Parlor

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

Saturday, November 17

The Kindred 12:30pm, John Adams Room

Service Auction 5pm, Sanctuary

Sunday, November 18

Fall Congregational Meeting 1pm, Sanctuary

Tuesday, November 20

First Jefferson QUUilters 1pm, Jaggers Parlor

Trans-cendence Meeting 7pm, Coleman Hall

Wednesday, November 21

PFLAG Board Meeting 7pm, Library

Saturday, November 24

Knitting Group 12:30pm, Jaggers Parlor


Next Sunday

Worship

“Thanksgiving”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Sanctuary, 11am
‘Tis the season to count our blessings and give thanks for our lives. Is there anything we’re forgetting to include?

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 Lorraine Levine will facilitate a discussion on current affairs.


Notable Quotable

“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”

Dr. Seuss


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

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.