Yearly Archives: 2017

March 19, 2017

9:30 a.m. – Forum: Leadership Development – led by Jim Becker & Stacy Callender

Join us as we explore leadership roles at UUCJ and how our Unitarian Universalist Principles inform how we view leadership. Using Harvest the Power, a UUA Tapestry of Faith workshop series, we will examine our understanding of power in relationships and our beliefs about adaptive leadership.

uu coffee mug10:30 a.m. – Coffee Fellowship

Join us for a cup of coffee, a snack, and conversations!

11:00 a.m. – Service: In Search of Sanctuary: Reflections on Holy Ground, led by Min. Justin McCreary

Growing up, I watched many Vampire movies and shows. I read stories such as Bram Stokers Dracula. As an aspiring minister I had an issue with the vampire mythology of Dracula, Nosferatu, Spike, etc. What makes ground holy? I try to put myself into the place of a vampire every time I walk into a church. What does it feel like? Does my skin start to burn? Do I feel heavy or slow? Does lightning come from the sky? Is there a leveling system based on the holiness of the ground? Do cathedrals and community churches rank the same? Where do Synagogues lie? How about Mosques? What about a UU church? Would their skin prickle, or would they feel welcome in our Sanctuary?

11:30 a.m. – Religious Exploration:

  • Chalice Children: Wonderful Welcome – Through stories, song, guided play, and arts and crafts, the Chalice Children explore and share the intangible gifts of welcoming central to Unitarian Universalism, such as kindness, love, friendship, hospitality, and fairness.
  • U.U. Kids: Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong – Through stories, discussion, and activities, the U.U. Kids develop their own moral compass to guide them on the path toward becoming empathetic and responsible teenagers and adults.

Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Potluck2

12:00 p.m. – Monthly Potluck Luncheon

Bring a favorite dish to share!

March 12, 2017

9:30 a.m. – Forum: UUCJ Social Justice Book Circle: The 3rd Reconstruction, led by Patricia Ice

The UUCJ Social Justice Book Circle will have a follow-up discussion about The 3rd Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by The Reverend Dr. William J. Barber, II. Select the following links to get more information about the book and the UUCJ Social Justice Book Circle.

uu coffee mug10:30 a.m. – Coffee Fellowship

Join us for a cup of coffee, a snack, and conversations!

11:00 a.m. – Service: Spring Cleaning, led by Ann Maclaine

Spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation.  Can we use “Spring Cleaning” instincts to address cobwebs in other areas of our lives? Join us as we explore together.

Music will be provided by Alan Black

11:00 a.m. – Religious Exploration:

  • Chalice Children: Wonderful Welcome – Through stories, song, guided play, and arts and crafts, the Chalice Children explore and share the intangible gifts of welcoming central to Unitarian Universalism, such as kindness, love, friendship, hospitality, and fairness.
  • U.U. Kids: Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong – Through stories, discussion, and activities, the U.U. Kids develop their own moral compass to guide them on the path toward becoming empathetic and responsible teenagers and adults.

Lunch Bunch (2)Childcare is available from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – Lunch Bunch

Join us at a local restaurant for food and fellowship!

March 5, 2017

9:30 a.m. – Forum: Language and Social Justice, led by Elise Morse-Gagne

Dr. Elise Morse-Gagne is an Associate Professor of Linguistics and English in the English Department of  Tougaloo College. She earned her doctorate in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania.

uu coffee mug10:30 a.m. – Coffee Fellowship

Join us for a cup of coffee, a snack, and conversations! (Snacks provided by Natalie Maynor)

11:00 a.m. – Service: The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul, led by Min. Justin McCreary

Bowerick Wowbagger, or better known as Wowbagger the Prolonged had immortality accidentally thrust upon him, leaving him grossly unprepared to cope with eternity (or so it’s written in the Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy). It was one Sunday, around 2:55 in the afternoon when he realized he could reasonably take no more baths in a day and he was bored of the newspaper, that he knew he had entered the Long Dark Teatime of the Soul. I will probably not mention Wowbagger the Prolonged in my sermon, but his story is important to the theological underpinnings of Lent. However, if you are a fan of Wowbagger, you might be pleasantly surprised by the content.

11:30 a.m. – Religious Exploration:

  • Chalice Children & U.U. Kids: Through stories, discussion, and activities, the Chalice Children and U.U. Kids develop their own Unitarian Universalist identity and moral compass to guide them on the path toward becoming empathetic and responsible teenagers and adults.

Lunch Bunch (2)Childcare is available from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – Lunch Bunch

Join us at a local restaurant for food and fellowship!

February 26, 2017

9:30 a.m. – Forum: Legislative Update, led by special guest Rims Barber

Join us for a lively discussion of the current legislative session and an update on all measures dead, alive, and otherwise. Find out what the current proposed legislation means for you, your community, and your State. Learn how you can get involved and share your thoughts with your State Representatives and Senators.

uu coffee mug10:30 a.m. – Coffee Fellowship

Join us for a cup of coffee, a snack, and conversations! Snacks provided by Kathleen Chambers.

11:00 a.m. – Service: The Art of Listening: A Contemplative Service, led by Jim Becker

This Sunday our service will be one of prayer, meditation, and listening, along with music. I’m asking anyone who has a self-defining religious/spiritual or non-R/S tradition to come and share a reading, a poem, a short story, a thought, that is important to you or spoke to you this past week or in the recent past. Instead of a speaker, we will take time to share our offerings with each other and we will listen and determine how offerings touch or move us. Let’s listen, learn, and come away from this service having shared with our extended family.

11:00 a.m. – Religious Exploration:

  • Chalice Children: Wonderful Welcome – Through stories, song, guided play, and arts and crafts, the Chalice Children explore and share the intangible gifts of welcoming central to Unitarian Universalism, such as kindness, love, friendship, hospitality, and fairness.
  • U.U. Kids: Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong – Through stories, discussion, and activities, the U.U. Kids develop their own moral compass to guide them on the path toward becoming empathetic and responsible teenagers and adults.

Lunch Bunch (2)Childcare is available from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – Lunch Bunch

Join us at a local restaurant for food and fellowship!