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Sept. 6: Embracing Regret

9:30 a.m.  Forum – Film, “Merchants of Doubt”  part two facilitated by Paul Gore

11:00 a.m. Service – Embracing Regret: Learning to Love Life Backward with Rev. Justin McCreary
I spend a lot of time trying to figure out what to say, how to say it, and when. In the situations when this is most important I know there is no right choice, there are only bad and worse ones. Regardless of how well some things turn out, there is no way to avoid the regret that comes with responsibility. As I began to work on this sermon I found myself tumbling down an existential rabbit hole. On Sunday I will be preaching this sermon from the bottom of that hole, I hope you can make it!

August 30: Turbulence

9:30 a.m.  Forum – Film, “Merchants of Doubt” facilitated by Paul Gore

11:00 a.m. Service – Turbulence, Arrogance, and Community – Hurricanes that Have Shaped My Life with Ann Maclaine
“The service will focus on themes from Katrina and other storms, including racism, the arrogance of humans’ efforts to master nature, and community restoration and healing. Because general and personal experiences of Katrina are extremely difficult for some to discuss/hear about, even after ten years, we will not be focusing on these, but will understand if the general topic is too painful for some to attend. We will light a candle for those who are absent and still hurting.”

12:30 p.m. Ministry Council Meeting

Aug. 23: Outcasts, Not Sinners

9:30 a.m.  Forum – Social Justice Book Club (Southern Witness: Unitarians and Universalists in the Civil Rights Era), facilitated by Patricia Ice

11:00 a.m. Service – They Weren’t “Sinners,” They Were Outcasts! with John Pepper
Please join me as I vent my own personal frustrations with some very judgmental beliefs.

UUCJ Young People

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Childcare provided in Religious Education Building, unless specified below.

Chalice Children (ages 3-6): A Summer of Seuss

UU Kids (ages 7-11): 
YUUTH: The middle school and high school youth will continue their Cosmos curriculum this week with a discussion of Marie Tharp, who validated the theory of plate tectonics. Bonus questions to be answered: Why were prehistoric insects so huge? And why do dead trees and animals decay today, whereas they used to turn into coal and oil?

July 19: Meditation

9:30 a.m.  Forum – Cosmos, facilitated by Laura Walizer

11:00 a.m. Service – “Meditation” with Kristen Golden
Note: Much of of this service will be held in silence. So that we can get the most out of this service, in a timely manner, we will not be doing Joys and Concerns. However since it is potluck Sunday, please stay and share your joys and concerns around the table.

12:30 p.m. – UUCJ Monthly Potluck

Anchor

UUCJ Young People

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Childcare provided in Religious Education Building, unless specified below.

Chalice Children (ages 3-6): A Summer of Seuss

UU Kids (ages 7-11): India

YUUTH: The middle school and high school youth will continue their Cosmos curriculum this week with a discussion of possible life forms on other planets.