August 15-21, 2018 
Sunday, August 19
8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:10 p.m.

12:15 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

OWL Training (Mills bldg.)

Sunday Service


How about teaching RE? (chapel)

Sunday Service

COA Parent Orientation (Priestley rm.)


How about teaching RE? (chapel)

Mindfulness Meditation (chapel)



Rev. Eric Banner, Associate Minister
Linda Hartman

What is constant and dependable for you in this changing world? This summer, Revs. Wendy and Eric will share the pulpit with eight of our members as they share their North Stars.
JUC Hogwarts continues this week with fun Harry Potter inspired Unitarian Universalism for children and youth K – 8th grade. Adult Professors and Assistant (rising 9-12th graders) Professors are needed. Please sign up today!
Sophia’s Journey

MSU Dreamers

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.
If you have any questions, or would like to sign up for a date that is not yet showing on the Sign Up, contact Beth Leyba

Many thanks to the following Sunday Shared Ministry volunteers 

who served August 12: 
Linda Ross, Jim Mayer, Denise & Richard Burrows, Pam Moser, Karen Oxman, Dave & Barb Beato, Dick Schaffer, Mindy Mohr, Barry & June Davis, Jill Surber-Blackwell, and Linda Boettcher!
This Week
Today, Wednesday, August 15
Caregiver Support Group // 12:30 – 2 p.m. // 3rd Wednesdays // Are you a caregiver to someone needing long-term assistance? A spouse of someone with Parkinson’s? A child of someone with Alzheimer’s? The partner of someone with cancer? The parent of a permanently developmentally disabled child? We know that being a caregiver can be isolating and exhausting, so if you want some support, join us for our drop-in caregiver support group. Contact: Rev. Eric Banner, Associate Minister


Thursday, August 16
Affinity Group: Thursday Chronic Illness Support Group // 12:30 p.m. // 1st & 3rd Thursdays // Ongoing group that provides support for people with longstanding illnesses, pain, or health issues. Open to new members. Contact: Kerry Fordyce


Saturday, August 18
Colorado Classic Bike Race // The race will pass near the church and there will be several street closures in the area. Check the race website for more information.
Sunday, August 19
How About Teaching RE? // 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. AND 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. // Have you thought about teaching children or youth here at JUC? We will need more people this coming year to help create smaller, friendlier groups for our children. Join Annie Scott, our Director of Religious Education, to hear about what’s expected, what the commitment would be and to have your questions answered. Participation does not imply commitment. Contact: Annie Scott
Food & Nourishment Task Force: Abundant Harvest Table // after both services // Our gardens are finally producing zucchini, peas, Swiss chard, summer flowers, soon cucumbers and tomatoes. Please contribute any excess of your garden abundance to the table to share. Through your goodwill donations, the congregation supports two nonprofits, The Rising Arvada Mission and EarthlinksWe’ve supported them with a total of $1,790 this year!
Tuesday, August 21
CUUPS: Journey Circle // 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. // A Shaman led meditation group. Open to everyone.


Lumberg Reading Club Sign Up
Want to make a difference in a child’s life? Volunteer for the Lumberg Elementary Reading Club! Volunteers work twice a week (Monday – Thursday, from 3-4 p.m.) and are paired with 1st-3rd grade student to provide them with the extra practice they need to get up to grade level in their reading.
Lumberg hopes to hold an orientation the last week of August, and then kick off the LRC right after Labor Day so please sign up online now. Start dates are completely flexible. Substitutes are also needed so please sign up even if you can’t commit on a regular basis. Contact: Jill Armstrong


Happening Soon
Sunday, September 9
Celebration Sunday! // The new year begins for Religious Education and we will celebrate with robust worship, music and special celebratory treats to be announced soon. You won’t want to miss this special Sunday at JUC!


Sunday, September 16
Affinity Group: Mindfulness Meditation // Newcomers Meditation and Dinner // 5 – 7 p.m. // Come meditate with us! We will begin our mindfulness meditation with an introduction suitable for beginners. After we meditate, we’ll enjoy the fellowship of our group and answer your questions over a chili dinner. Contact: Tina Voelker


Community News
Thursday, August 23
Ralston Creek Cohousing Informational Slide Show // 7 p.m. // JUC // This slide show provides an opportunity to learn about the vision of Ralston Creek Cohousing and answer any questions you may have. A tour of the Gatehouse site along Ralston Creek in the Geos Neighborhood of Arvada will be arranged for those who are interested.


Friday, September 7 & Saturday, September 8
An Interfaith Event: An Evolution of Faith // Friday Lecture at 7 p.m. (free), Saturday Worshop 9-1 p.m. ($40) // Mile Hi Church // Bishop Yvette Flunder and Bishop Carlton Pearson share the stage for an epic night of intimate storytelling about each of their incredible journeys of redemption and faith. More information available online.


September 29 – October 4
First Unitarian Universalists of San Diego Trip // Looking for Something to Round Out Your Vacation Schedule? Consider visiting San Diego with the First Unitarian Universalists of San Diego! Our members want to show you around our town. San Diego has so much to offer: beautiful beaches, hip urban areas, a World-Famous Zoo, inspiring universities, and a park filled with fascinating museums. And we have even left most of a day for you to tell us where you want to go!
Please view the details of this exclusive and all-inclusive tour online.


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