First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

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Worship Services for November 2021

November 7
“Holding History”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
You can’t change history, but you can learn from it and learn to make a better future, which will one day be a better history.

November 14
“The Gift of Mistakes”
The Reverend Dr. Aija Duelm
Have you ever made a mistake? Have you ever noticed any imperfections in yourself, your neighbor, your faith community, your surroundings? Our historically high theological anthropology has set us up for a struggle. Liberal people tend to believe that we are called to perfection, that we are already basically perfect. So what do we do with those expereinces when we are not perfect or when someone in our faith community does not live up to our expectations?
Rev. Dr. Aija Duelm (she/her/hers) is a UU minister, living in Benbrook, TX. She is a native of Latvia. H er work experiences include healthcare chaplaincy in both adult and pediatric settings and a pastoral leadership in a congregation in St. Louis, MO. Rev. Duelm loves gardening and is an active member of the local community garden. She also teaches step aerobics classes and enjoys card-making.

November 21
“Life Has Loveliness to Sell”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
That’s the title of the anthem the choir is singing for the Thanksgiving service, from a poem by Sara Teasdale. It’s an apt message for Thanksgiving week; another way of telling your gratitude. Spend all you have for happiness. Buy it. Never count the cost, advises the poet. I’ll have more advice along those same lines.The Reverend Annie Foerster

November 28
“Rumpelstiltskin: The Advent Story”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
Yes, it’s already the first week of Advent and I’m bringing back a story I’ve told you before. I figure if Christmas has become a secular holiday as well as a religious one for some, then Advent can serve a secular purpose as well.

 
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The Reverend Annie Foerster
The Reverend Annie Foerster

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