First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
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This Week@First Jefferson

August 7–August 16, 2020

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

This Sunday


“Building Lasting Goodness”
Thomas Earthman, 11am
Unitarian Universalism does not teach that the universe is inherently good or just. Instead, it teaches that we have a responsibility to make the world more kind and fair than it was when we found it. Luckily, we aren’t expected to do it by ourselves.

Adult Religious Education

Online Religious Exploration at First Jefferson

Faith Forward—A comprehensive program for member integration, faith development, and leadership development. Each session of these programs is intended to be stand-alone, so no one need fret about starting after the first class, or missing from time-to-time. If you are interested in participating in the class, please email Julia Sexton at or call 817.846.1038 to be included on the Zoom meeting invitation. Looking forward to seeing you “there!”

Adventures in Religion: May 10, 2020, through June 13, 2021
Adventures in Religion is meeting by phone, 9:30 am We explore world religions. We are currently discussing The Buddhist Tradition in India, China, & Japan, edited by W.M. Theodore de Bary. We read aloud together. No need to read in advance. This book presents a survey of Buddhist thought. Buddhism’s continuity in time and its influence mark it as a major spiritual force in the world [Vintage Books]. To arrange to attend, contact Marian Wendel Phone (817) 274-7211.

This Sunday:
Buddhism in China
 Chapter 4: The Coming of Buddhism to China
  Buddhism and the Chinese Tradition
  The Introduction of Buddhism
  Is Buddhism Un-Chinese?

Information Connection

First Jefferson Coffee Hour

Bring the breakfast beverage of your choice and join us in our virtual coffee bar for some conversation and fellowship. We will begin the meeting each Sunday at 10:00 and meet for about an hour—sometimes a bit more if the conversation is lively.

To join by computer:
Meeting ID: 950 9633 4223

To join by phone:
+1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 950 9633 4223

If you have any questions or need help connecting, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to seeing you there.David Winkowski

Let’s Talk About It

Meets Every Tuesday

Since we can’t meet face-to-face after the Sunday service, I miss hearing what you have to say about the topic presented. What if we set up a time to talk about it on Zoom? I like to invite you to do just that. Watch this Sunday’s service and then join the Zoom meeting on the following Tuesday at 7pm.

When I first started in the ministry, talk-backs after the service were all the rage. Long-timers at First Jefferson say they can remember the same, but they were called ‘back talk’ here. It was a time to discuss what the minister or guest speaker presented whether you agreed with them or not. It gives us an opportunity to dig deeper on topics that are meaningful to you.
See you online or join by telephone.
Annie Foerster

To join by computer:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 947 6797 6167
Password: 220804
To join by phone:
+1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 947 6797 6167
Password: 220804
As a reminder you can download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system if you like: Weekly Meeting Reminder

Office Hours

Office Hours are currently variable, so please contact us by email first to schedule an appointment. This summer Karl in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays but please call or email for specific appointment times since the building remains closed to the general public at most times. Please email Reverend Annie or Karl to make appointments for Office Hours.

Hope • Joy • Awe • Connection

Back to School for Some

Fort Worth Sudbury School (formerly E. C. Stanton) will begin classes on weekdays at First Jefferson on August 17. Please remember to respect our tenants use of the building as they strive to safely navigate their reopening in these uncertain times.

Next Sunday


“Can’t We Just Have a Little Fun?”
The Reverend Annie Foerster, 11am
I look at the last two months of sermon titles and I wonder how I got so serious. Yes, these are serious times and we have to address them. But, let’s take a break and explore the lighter side of life.

Notable Quotable

“Always forgive your enemies—nothing annoys them so much.”

Oscar Wilde

How to Stay in Touch


The Reverend Annie Foerster

Church Office(Karl)

Religious Education Coordinator(Thomas)

Board of Trustees

David Winkowski, President

Dan Sexton, Treasurer

Mary Anne Clarke, Secretary

Other Important Contacts

Jude Olson, Membership Coordinator

Finance Committee

Caring & Sharing

Web Links

Church Website

FJUUC Facebook Page

North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations

UUA Southern Region

Unitarian Universalist Association

Submission Information

Please send the following items for inclusion in Church Publications to

  • 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

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.