First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

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at 11:00 a.m.

Worship Services for July 2021

August 1
“Think Like the Buddha, Part I”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Buddha’s birthday is this month and I thought it would be a nice way to celebrate his thoughtfulness and what he has given to the world. I don’t think I can bring it all to you in twenty minutes, so I’ve given myself permission to say, “To be continued.” Buddha is one of my favorite theologians and when I am muddled about something or upset over a thing I can’t control, I often remind myself to think like the Buddha. It helps.

August 8
“The Yellow Sun and Other Myths”
The Reverend Dr. Aija Duelm
“Those who come after
will never say of us:
'what wonderful myths they had.'" ~Eleanor Wilner

The world grapples with misinformation and other myths, some of which endanger people’s health and wellbeing. As Unitarian Universalists- if we are not careful - we too create and perpetuate myths, such as “UUs can believe anything they want.” In revisiting our not so helpful myths let us consider who we really are. What legacy are we creating? What will those who come after say of us?

August 15
“Think Like the Buddha, Part II”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Two weeks ago we looked at some of the mythology surrounding Buddha’s life and began an exploration of the eight-fold path. There have been arguments about whether or not Buddhism is a religion, since it doesn’t have a Godhead. And some Buddha’s argue that Buddha himself is an incarnation of God. There are no saints in this faith, but there are Bodhisattvas and they are pretty special, often saintly.

August 22
“Unlocking Covenant: Mission, Vision and the Covenantal Church”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal religion. We’ve said it before but have we ever considered what it means? It is closely related to our mission and vision, but what exactly are they? And could it possibly be time to look at them anew as we get used to what we have been calling The New Normal?

 

Our Staff

Annie FoersterThe Reverend Annie Foerster
Consulting Minister
817-451-1505
minister@firstjefferson.org
Thomas EarthmanThomas Earthman
Lifespan Religious Educator
817-451-1505
re@firstjefferson.org
Karl ThibodeauxKarl Thibodeaux
Church Administrator
817-451-1505
administrator@firstjefferson.org

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