February 19, 2017

Comos9:30 a.m. – Forum: Cosmos – led by Laura Walizer

Join us for another episode of the critically-praised and award-wining series presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson using a storytelling approach to share current scientific knowledge about our world and the universe and the people, fueled by wonder and skepticism, who gave us these theories and discoveries.

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

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

11:00 a.m. – Service: How Do You Measure A Year In The Life?, led by Min. Justin McCreary

Every January I take special note of my life, not because it is the beginning of a new year, but because it is my birth month. I consider, as the old song encourages, “from whence I came, to where I go.” I wonder if you do the same. Do you put your life into perspective yearly or is it just me? If so, what is the appropriate measure for a life? What does growth look like? These questions and more.

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!

February 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 be discussing 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: 12th Annual Evolution Weekend: What Does It Mean to Be Evolved?, led by Dr. Mike Kohut

Since even before the publication of Darwin’s Origins of Species in 1859, people have wondered about the implications of evolutionary origins for humans. In this message, I will discuss several attempted answers, and their problems. In the end, I argue the greatest implication is that being evolved creatures makes us free to figure out how we ought to be in the world without reference to how we got here.

Music will be provided by Alan Black

11:00 a.m. – Religious Exploration:

  • Chalice Children (ages 5-8): Our Family Tree – The roots of our family tree reach back millions of years to the beginning of life on earth. This Sunday we’ll open this family album and embark on a journey to see some of our oldest relatives and discover what we inherited from each of them along the way.
  • U.U. Kids (ages 9-14): Amazing Grace: Exploring Right and Wrong – Through stories, discussion, and activities, the U.U. Kids will 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!

board meeting12:30 p.m. – Board of Trustees Meeting 

All members are welcome to attend. The Board will be addressing policies and administrative duties.

February 5, 2017

9:30 a.m. – Forum: Indivisible, led by Kathleen Chambers

In December, former congressional staffers hastily assembled a guide for people seeking to engage in advocacy and resist the reactionary agendas. Since then, over a million copies of the guide, Indivisible, has been downloaded. Local groups are springing up and putting the recommendations into practice — helping to build a burgeoning resistance movement for justice and equality. If you feel compelled to become active but are unsure where to begin, join us to learn together.

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

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

11:00 a.m. – Service: Partisan vs. Politics: The Quandary for Churches, led by Jim Becker

In a little church in the South where the pastor had the nerve to talk politics in the context of social justice, a few grumblers were heard to say, “I don’t think politics should be what our church should be talking about.” Really? Is there no definition of politics or partisanship that a church should not touch? Let’s explore thoughts around these two words and the actions that come with each. Separate or entwined?

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.
  • 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!

January 29, 2017

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9:30 a.m. – Forum: Feelings About the First Week of the Donald J. Trump Presidential Administration – led by Patricia Ice

It’s been quite a week! This Sunday we’ll discuss our feelings about the inauguration and the first week of this administration, including the proposed aides and cabinet members, as well as the senate confirmation hearings. We’ll also discuss the women’s marches held in D.C., Jackson, and cities around the country on January 21 and what they can mean for future organizing.

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

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

11:00 a.m. – Service: We Are Pro-Love, led by Minister Justin McCreary

The classic sage Haddaway once asked, “What is love, baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more!!!” As Unitarian Universalists, we Stand on the Side of Love. Love is a word we say often, but what is love? We say I love chocolate, I love waffles, I love pizza, but it would seem principled love is more than standing on the side of pizza. The Unitarian Universalist Liturgical Calendar calls this, time of the year, “Thirty days of love.” So this Sunday we come to theologize, philosophize, and celebrate love.

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. This Sunday the Chalice Children will learn about the intangible gift of family.
  • U.U. Kids: Special Session: Chinese New Year – The U.U. Kids will learn about the practices to celebrate the new year in China.

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!