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!