First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

Upcoming Sermons
Sunday Morning Worship
at 11:00 a.m.

September 2
Homecoming
The Reverend Annie Foerster
We welcome the traditional beginning of the Church and Religious Eduction year.

September 9
“Innocence Texas"
Member Led Service
Our Forum Speaker this morning is Anna Vasquez, Outreach & Education Director of Innocence Texas, an organization that works to right wrongful convictions. Anna is a member of the San Antonio Four, who were wrongly convicted and then exonerated through the work of Innocence Texas. Our worship service will focus on justice and our UU Principles as reflected through the work of Innocence Texas.

September 16
“Threads of Unitarian Universalism: Ideas from the East”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Last month we looked at Buddhism. I thought we might continue in this vein and discover philosophies and theologies of other Eastern religions. Many of them were translated into English in the early part of the 19th century and came to the attention of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. They immediately saw ideas in them that strengthened their own Unitarian faith.

September 23
“Living our Values: Exploring Hope"
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Emily Dickinson said, "Hope is a thing with feathers..." and Francis Bacon wrote, "Hope is a bad supper." Both sound as if they thought hope were, well, hopeless. But if we dig a little deeper, we will find that hope has strong support among both writers and most Unitarian Universalists. In fact, it's one of the essential values of First Jefferson UU Church.

September 30
“Reconsidering Salvation”
The Reverend Aija Jansone
Universalism aka universal salvation of all people has a long history. Hosea Ballou is credited as the most influential proponent of this theological tenet in our UU heritage. Today UUs rarely use the word salvation. How do we think about this aspect of our heritage today? What does salvation mean to a UU?

 

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