WEEKLY

CONNECTION

 
 
 
 
 
April 26 – May 3, 2017 
Sunday, April 30
9:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

 Sunday Service

Planned Giving: Estate Planning Workshop (M3/4)

Spirit Map Survey Stations (chapel)

Sunday Service

 

Beloved Conversations groups 1, 2 & staff (chapel)
Resonance rehearsal (Priestley rm.)
Family Ministry Team: Dungeons and Dragons (R3/4)
CUUPs Children’s Circle – Beltane (R6/7)
Evergreen Campus Worship Service
WE CAN MEND THE SKY MUSIC SERVICE
Wendy Williams, Senior Minister
Keith Arnold, Minister of Music

The JUC Choir sings music of transformation, featuring “We can mend the sky,” with words from 14-year old Somali immigrant Warda Mohamed who tells her hope for a world transformed by human love. Come be opened in heart, mind, and spirit.
 
THREE MUSIC SERVICES
Saturday, April 29 at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 30 at 9:15 and 11 a.m
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Children and youth are in their regular rooms today as we continue to explore the theme of transformation.
MUSIC
JUC Choir; Adam Revell, piano
Shared Ministry
Support our shared worship each Sunday and help all feel welcome by signing up to be a
Greeter

Usher, Coffee
Attendant or
Laundry Helper.
Job descriptions can be found

HERE.

Members are encouraged to sign up at least once per quarter.
Together we create a meaningful worship experience by
volunteering for these essential tasks.
Needed for this Saturday, April 29: 
4:30 p.m.: 2 Greeters, 2 Ushers, 1 Coffee Attendant

 

Needed for this Sunday, April 30: 
9:15 a.m.: 2 Greeters, 1 Usher
Thank You to the April 23 Greeting, Ushering, Coffee-ing, Laundering, 
Commons Coordinating ROCK STARS:
Jim Bickford, Linda Boettcher, Terre Deegan-Young, Pat Emery, Brennen Flood, Charlie Gangloff, Sharon Groten, Mindy Mohr, Pam Moser, Jeffery Pederson, Rachel Simpkiss!
This Week
Spirit Map Survey
Your Board, ministers, staff, and survey team are very excited to learn from you about our strengths and opportunities. Completing the survey will take about 30 minutes. Just click the button below and take it from there. In addition there will be computers set up between services on Sundays, April 30 and May 7. Paper versions (including large print) are available on Sundays and in the office. 
If you have any questions, contact one of the survey team: Elaine ZergerKeith ArnoldPaige LeBlancCarol Wilsey, or Ed Cecil.
 
Today, Wednesday, April 26
Gathered Here: Resting in Words // 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. catered dinner ($5 suggested donation) // 6:30 p.m. worship // Dinner tonight is Taco Salad // Looking for a way to open up a deeper space within? Each month we’ll select a short text related to our theme, read it aloud, and settling into the words, finding what is calling us this day. We’ll provide the text, something to write on and something to write with. You come ready for some extended silence, and optional sharing at the end.

Thursday, April 27

Green Task Force: 

Deep Decarbonization – The Promise of Local, Distributed Power

// 7 p.m. // Avoiding the worst consequences of climate change by reducing global carbon emissions to as close to zero as possible is one of humanity’s most pressing challenges. DU Law Prof. K.K. DuVivier will illustrate how critically this deep decarbonization project depends on rules that regulate everything from transportation to building to the legal ability to produce power in a decentralized way. Stay for a networking reception with food and drink! Contact: Martin Voelker

Saturday, April 29

Just Neighboring: 3rd Annual Edgewater Spring Day of Service // 8:15 a.m. Check in and Breakfast, 9 a.m. Work start , noon BBQ lunch // Rec Room, 5845 W. 25th Ave. // Senior Connections in Edgewater, with the support of JUC, is looking for men, women, kids, and families to join in for a beautiful morning volunteering and giving back to older adults in Edgewater, doing some basic yard work and outdoor projects! This is a great opportunity to do a simple good deed for a neighbor in need. Children and families welcome. It is important that you preregister so that work teams can be created and no senior is left out.
Sign up today at the sign-up board or onlineContact: Jill Armstrong

Sunday, April 30

Estate Planning Workshop // 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. // Mike Kramer, an attorney and JUC member, will conduct an estate planning workshop. Here is an opportunity to get your questions answered whether you already have a plan or are just thinking about making one. Contact: Mike Kramer
Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPS): Beltane // 6:30 p.m. // Come join Rose Hill Feri tradition for a magical Beltane! Please bring your drums! Contact: Angela Priest

Monday, May 1

Support of Unitarian Parents (SOUPs): Art Journaling // 9 – 11:30 a.m. //
Join us for a creative morning with Mary Rosenberg, who taught High School visual arts for over thirty years. We will focus on self-care through connection with nature. We will try a simple drawing technique and easy ways to use watercolor. We will provide everything you need to get started, just bring an open mind! Childcare is available. We will enjoy a potluck brunch and fellowship as always. Contact: Leigh Walzer Preuss 

Tuesday, May 2

Affinity Group: Wisdom Healing Qigong // Grandmother Circle // 6:30 p.m. // 1st Tuesdays // If you are a grandmother or if you have one, you are welcome. We are gathering to share
 an energetic experience of the wisdom, the texture, and the longevity of the feminine.  Please bring a picture or totem of someone or some characteristic that you would like to honor, and an open mind, heart, and body for shared practice. Contact: Paige LeBlanc

 

Affinity Group: UU Liberal Christians // 7 p.m. // Essential elements of UU Liberal Christian meetings and programs at JUC – bring your reflections and ideas to share. Nadine Swahnberg will facilitate the discussion. Contacts: Crystal Kreitzer; Sara Lohaus
Happening Soon

Small Group for Dads

Calling ALL dads no matter the age! Being a dad can hard, especially when the kids are small. We want to create a group where dads of younger children (baby to elementary age) can come relax, drink some beer, have conversations that matter and connect with other men in the congregation. This pilot group will meet once a month from August through December. If you have interest in joining this group please sign up. We would like to have several leaders who would divide the responsibility to come up with some short readings and be in charge of organizing the monthly meeting and directing it during the group time. You will not be alone: Eric Banner will help with structure and content. We hope you will join this group of UU dads.

Thursday, May 4

Auction Item: Shhh!! Silent Retreat // 8:30 a.m. // Join fellow JUCers for a half-day silent retreat at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat Center just outside of Sedalia (lunch included). The center is situated on a hill overlooking foothill terrain. Plenty of welcoming, well-kept space both inside and out. Carpool from JUC, returning early to mid-afternoon. Time for talk on the way up and back – but upon arrival, Silence Reigns – even at lunch! Contact: Rosie Lewis

Friday, May 5

Families CRASH First Friday Open Mic // 7 p.m. // Please join the Family Ministry Team (FMT) for Families CRASH JUC’s First Friday Open Mic! We’ll (BYO) picnic on the patio starting at 5:30 p.m., enjoy root beer floats hosted by the FMT and then gather in the sanctuary to enjoy First Friday Open Mic featuring a FREE evening of fun and fabulous music, poetry, comedy, and storytelling in a family friendly setting. Consider joining the fun and performing!
The cash bar features beer and wine. Childcare available, sign up today!

Saturdays, May 6 & 13

Mental Health First Aid // 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. // Mental Health First Aid
is offered through the Jefferson Center for Mental Health. It is an innovative course designed to give you the tools to recognize a range of mental health problems and the skills and confidence to help someone in a mental health crisis. The program offers a concrete action plan to help someone in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer and self-help care. Adults 18 and over. Register online.

Sundays May 7 & 14

Being UU: Book Discussion // A Faithful Agnostic Speaks // 9:15 a.m. // Being UU is offering a two-part book discussion of the newly published collection of sermons by the late Rev. Joseph S. Willis, A Faithful Agnostic Speaks: Prose, Paintings and Poetry. He was JUC’s associate minister in the 1990s, working with the Rev. Robert Latham. This will be an interactive class led by Nancy (Willis) Roeder. Books can be purchased from Nancy for $15. Class limited to 15 so sign up today!

Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14

Mother’s Day Plant and Goodie Sale is back! // At EarthLinks (2746 W. 13th Ave., Denver) Friday 1 – 7 p.m. & Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m // At JUC Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. // 
This year the Food & Nourishment and Housing & Poverty Task Forces have teamed up with the nonprofit EarthLinks of Denver for this fun event. We will have a great variety of flowers, herbs, house plants, vegetable seedlings, yummies, and beautiful environmentally friendly presents. 
Please support this event by donating your extra plants, seedlings and baked goods.
All proceeds benefit EarthLinks workshop program supporting people experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Saturday, May 20

Mental Wellness Advocates of the Pastoral Care Team: NAMIWalks 2017 // 9 a.m. // Centennial Park // Join the JUC NAMIWalks Team to help stamp out stigma and discrimination regarding mental illness. This effort is changing how Americans and Coloradoans view mental illness. To join the walk team or to make a donation to, stop by the table on Sundays or register online. Contacts: Sara Lohaus; Nita Bradford

Sunday, May 21

Spring Congregational Meeting // 12:30 p.m. // Golden Campus Sanctuary // 
Please plan to attend! Light lunch will be available for a donation and child care is provided.
Agenda and more information can be found on our website. Friends and newcomers are welcome to attend and will be given the courtesy of the floor, but only members who have signed the Membership Book no later than April 21 may vote.

Friday, July 7 – Saturday, July 9

JUC Family Camping Trip // Printer Boy Group Campground, near Leadville // Families of all ages, with or without children, are welcome to camp together this summer. Think crackling campfire, marshmallow roasting, meals cooked outside, exploring nature, giggling children and more. Can accommodate roughly 15 families. Sign up and secure your reservation with payment, $20/family. Contact: Christine Leahy

Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 11

Summer day camp at JUC // For children entering kindergarten through 6th grade in the fall. The theme of the camp is “The UU Art of Peace” and we will explore different ways in which we can help to create peace in our world, through various fun and creative activities!
We are looking for middle school and high school students to serve as junior or senior camp counselors. More information and registration forms are available online
Campus News
Call for General Assembly Delegates
The UUA General Assembly 2017 will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana June 21-25.
JUC can have up to 16 delegates. If you are interested in attending or serving remotely as a delegate, please complete this form or contact the office.
Community News
Apply for openings on the Jeffco Board of Education District Accountability Committee (DAC) 
Applications for the Jeffco Board of Education District Accountability Committee (DAC) are being accepted through April 30. If you are interested in providing insight and advice to the Jeffco School Board, please complete the brief application to serve on the DAC. More information about the DAC can be found on their website.
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