Spectrum Concert Series
Monday, May 8, 2017, 7:30pm
The stunning and powerful dramatic soprano Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet is our special guest for the final concert of the season A freewill donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors is suggested for this performance. Ms. Charbonnet will be featured in the beautiful Zwei Gesange for Voice, Viola and Piano by Johannes Brahms, which will also feature Daniel Sigale, viola, and Shields-Collins Bray, piano. She will then be featured in the dramatic tone poem, Il Tramonto (The Sunset) for Mezzo Soprano and String Quartet by late-Romantic Italian composer Ottorino Respighi, along with Jennifer Betz and Molly Baer, violins, Daniel Sigale, viola, and Allan Steele, cello. The second half of the concert is devoted to the grand Octet in F Major, D.803 by Franz Schubert, featuring Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians Ivan Petruzziello, clarinet, Kevin Hall, bassoon, Molly Norcross, horn, Jennifer Betz and Molly Baer, violins, Daniel Sigale, viola, Allan Steele, cello, and William Clay, bass.
MIDDLE EASTERN FUSION GOURMET DINNER
Come indulge in an exotic and extravagant
Reservations required, Limited Seating.
RESULTS Training — How to Advocate More Effectively
The mission of RESULTS ( www.results.org) is to eliminate global poverty. RESULTS groups do this by making a compelling case for programs they think will help achieve this in face-to-face meetings with members of Congress and in letters to the editor and op-eds. This is the most effective way to change government laws, policies, and practices. The local RESULTS group, founded by Rev. Craig C. Roshaven, is offering Advocacy Training. The training is designed to equip participants with the tools, strategies, and techniques they need to make a difference. Its purpose is to help you advocate more effectively for issues you care about. If you are tired of being merely indignant and are ready to learn how to be effective, this workshop is for you. The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to everyone. What: Advocacy Training Where: First Jefferson UU Church When: Saturday, April 1st, 10:00 am.
EVENING OF JAZZ
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 7:00pm- 9:00pm This is
TXUUJM LEGISLATIVE ACTION DAY
On Feb. 15, 2017 NTUUC (North Texas UU
Spectrum Chamber Music Society Concert
Church Chats Begin with Values
Join us in the sanctuary at 12:30pm for our initial conversation about what matters most in our lives as Unitarian Universalists. For this first meeting all are invited to share a few topics that you would like to talk about with members and friends at First Jefferson. Examples are worship, religious education, pastoral care, what does it mean to be welcoming in Unitarian Universalism. Childcare is available. See Rev. Jennifer for information.
Westside UU Church is inviting us to
Indulge in an extravagant Continental gourmet dinner. This is a 7 course dinner featuring hot and cold appetizers, soup, fish course, salad, meat course, and dessert. Reservations are required, There will be private tables as well as group seating We ask a $25 minimum donation per person for group seating $30 for seating at private tables. Enjoy a great meal at a great price, and help support First Jefferson. Meal will be cooked by the Chalice Chefs (Mathieu Thiem and Irene Forrester) Reservations may be made by emailing sereneseri@yahoo. com or Facebook - http://cts.vresp.com/ c/?FirstJeffersonUnitar/86b6b3fb38/ TEST/095dc52c5e , or the signup sheet in the church foyer. We will take into account dietary restrictions if we are given advance notice, but do not guarantee they will all be met.
What if you could change your daily life by listening or playing along with some powerful motivation spirit drumming? Well now you can, as part of a series of workshops on holistic practices towards better spiritual, emotional and physical health. We are offering workshops on Sacred Rhythms. A workshop on sacred drumming, and the power of positive thoughts and meditation.
Trans-Cendance begins meeting at First Jefferson in January 2017
Trans-Cendance works to support transgender and gender diverse people of all ages and sexual orientations. They also support the spouses, partners, parents, friends and allies of gender diverse people and are a resource for those who work closely with transgender people like counselors, educators, law enforcement, etc.
Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with a whole group meeting. This usually has about 50 people at it. At meetings there is a discussion topic or a special speaker. Then at about 8pm they split into groups. One group remains in the larger group area. This group is usually the gender diverse people. Another group splits off comprised of youth and young adults. The last group is the SOFFA (significant others, family, friends, and allies) and this group talks about issues related to transition for the SOFFAs themselves.
In addition to support meetings, Trans-Cendance educates by representing the community on panels and at conferences. It is a resource for people who call seeking information about transgender people or trans related issues and works to empower trans people for their rights.
Come one, come all to the All Ages Halloween Party! One of the most anticipated parties of the year will happen in Coleman Hall. Come in costume, jeans and a t-shirt, or your Sunday best. We will have games (including the cake walk), food and lots of activities - Hallway of Doom, face painting, crafts. Please see Mary West, Rachel Hawkins or Reverend Jennifer Innis if you’d like to contribute baked items, prizes, candy, food or your time.
Spectrum Concert Series
This concert will include a beloved but not often performed String Quintet by Brahms, a String Trio by Schubert, and a virtuosic piece for violin and double bass by Handel-Halvorsen.
A message from the new directors of Spectrum Concert Series: Beginning this season, Dan Sigale and Kathryn Perry are the new Co-Directors of Spectrum Chamber Music Society, and feel honored that Dave Hermann chose them to take over this labor of love. At the last Spectrum concert at First Jefferson in May, the City of Fort Worth declared May 16, 2016 to be “Spectrum Chamber Music Day” in honor of Spectrum being the longest continuously-running chamber music series in Fort Worth, and in honor of Dave's 30 years of service.
First Jefferson Will Host a Blue Zones Fair
Sock Hop/Raise the Rent Party
Art Sale & Show
MOVIE DINNER CLUB
Delicious Meal, Movie and More!
Come hang out at First Jefferson and eat a gourmet vegan meal and watch a movie. We are having Caribbean Fusion, the menu will be determined the day before depending on what is seasonal and available. Watermelon salad is promised to be on the menu.
Introducing a New Program—Cooking Classes! If you want to learn how to cook delicious vegan food, swing by early at 4pm and Mathieu will teach you a dish! There will only be 3 spots for the cooking class so rsvp asap! Cost: Help me prepare some delicious food for the gourmet dinner that night!
Check the church calendar for dates and times.
Volunteers are needed for
UU Metaphysical Research Group
Third Sundays, 12:30pm, Library
An open forum created to reflect, discuss,
Our covenant speaks of service as our prayer and serving others in our community. Here is a great opportunity to put actions to our words. In cooperation with Refugee Services of Texas, we will be helping a refugee family relocate to our neighborhood, by setting up their first apartment.
If you have any questions, please see Shelia Hudnall, Sheryl Abrahams or Rachel Hawkins.
Men's Covenant Group
Craig Roshaven's Videos with the My Fellow American's Campaign and his video with Results Fort Worth. Craig will be speaking to our Men's Group on Wednesday April 6th, 2016, 7pm. Mark your calendars.
Please Also Mark your calendars for Wednesday March 2nd when Randy Brooks will speak on Aviation. From Airplanes to the Moon: Tracing the rapid developments of technology and science from breaking the sound barrier to landing men on the moon, and the personalities who helped it happen.
See you at these meetings, Bob Portman
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE
Meets monthly on the third Saturday 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. Help us continue to start a great tradition of drumming, community and great rhythm making. Welcoming all drummers, dancers, spinners (no fire as we’re inside), music lovers, all people! Our first circle was a big success with bother members and community members in attendance. Let’s start a great tradition of drumming, community and great rhythm making. Contact Irene Forrester.
Our next drum circle is July 16, 2016.
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