First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

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

May 6
“The Hero’s Journey: The Boon”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
There are rewards attached to the hero’s journey, though they may not be what you expected. Wisdom is part of it, and perhaps a bit of pride. This Sunday we will also welcome new members.

May 13
“Mothers and Joggers”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
I have to admit right up front I’m not a fan of Mother’s Day as it’s celebrated. But as a metaphor and a symbol, it’s right up there with ankh and the totem pole.

May 20
“The Challenge & Joy of Welcome: An Unusual Outsider’s Perspective”
Claire Sexton
In the UU denomination, the vast majority of current members have come from other faiths. In her refl ection, Claire will explore the concept of radical hospitality as it relates to congregations welcoming those who grew up UU and other folks who aren’t wellrepresented in many UU spaces.
Claire Sexton lives in Waco, Texas where she is Program Coordinator for The Art Center of Waco. She is a member of both the UU Fellowship of Waco and the Church of the Larger Fellowship.
A lifelong UU, Claire is currently the board president of the UU Women’s Federation and previously held leadership positions in regional and continental Young Adult committees, including the Southwest District Young Adult Network before she moved to New York to attend graduate school for arts administration. While in NY, Claire served as Metro New York District’s Young Adult and Campus Ministry consultant for several years while also working full time at a nonprofi t art gallery. Claire returned to Texas in 2015 with her family, husband Jonah and son Charlie (4 y/o), to be closer to family.

May 27
“The Hero’s Journey: Returning”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
When you return from the hero’s journey, there will be changes. The most signifi cant will be you..

Hero’s Journey Worship Series

The Hero’s Journey is one of those myths that Joseph Campbell discovered existed in almost every culture and religion around the world. He collected these stories for his landmark book, The Hero With a Thousand Faces. These myths, he claimed, are important teaching stories about both the culture and its expectations for the individual.

The Adventures in Religion group has been studying the book and the cultures in which they are found. On January 14 Reverend Annie Foerster began a series of worship services to help explore the individual’s role as “hero.“ Remember this: If you can’t tell your life story with you as the hero, no one else will.


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