WEEKLY

CONNECTION

 
 
 
 
February 15-21, 2017 
Sunday, February 19
9:15 a.m.


10:20 a.m.

11:00 a.m.


12:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Sunday Service

Children’s Worship (chapel)

Musical Rehearsal (chapel)
Sunday Service
Children’s Worship (chapel)
Resonance rehearsal (Priestley rm.)
Evergreen Campus Worship Service
¡Charla! (M3/4)
Mindfulness Meditation (chapel)

 

ALLY IS A VERB
Emily Conger, Intern Minister
Being a Unitarian Universalist calls us to not just claim a label, but to act, reflect, and grow. Allyship is similar. To be an ally, one must move beyond the title and live into what it means to take risks, keep learning, and showing up.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Children Kindergarten-5th grade will begin in the chapel this morning for our Children’s Chapel gathering, then return to their regular rooms for pick-up.
MUSIC
JUiCe
SPECIAL PLATE
UUSC initiative on Climate Forced Displacement
One person per day is displaced by climate change, making it one of the most catastrophic and complex issues of our current generation.  UUSC is specifically focused on assisting indigenous populations of the South Pacific and Alaska. Stop by the table in the commons after the service to learn more about the initiative and to check you UUSC membership status.
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 Sunday, February 19: 
9:15 a.m.: 2 Ushers, 2 Coffee Attendants
Thank You to the February 5 Greeting, Ushering, Coffee-ing, Laundering, 
Commons Coordinating ROCK STARS:
Jim Bickford, Linda Boettcher, Julie Brisson, Terre Deegan-Young, Lynne Haigh, Merry Luckenbill, Karen Oxman, Steve Sargent, Tess Schnabel, Alex Wilder,Lauren Wilder, Lark Birdsong!
This Week
Family Promise Volunteer Sign Up
Next Host Week Saturday, March 5 – Sunday, March 11 //  JUC houses up to four families in our Mills Building, four or five times a year. Classrooms in the Mills Building are converted to sleeping rooms and the open area is converted into a common room. We need from 85 to 92 volunteers each of these weeks to support the program. Please stop by the sign up tables in the commons on Sunday or Sign Up Online.
Lumberg Readers Needed
Lumberg Reading Club // Lumberg Elementary, 6705 W. 22nd Ave. // We are up and running for the second half of the school year, but are in need of substitutes and tutors. You read with one to three students from 3 – 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or 7:45 to 8:45 on Thursday morning, preferably twice a week. If you can’t commit to that much time, substitutes are also really needed to fill in for folks who have to miss due to vacations or illness. This is a chance to make a real difference by helping 1st through 3rd graders develop a love of reading. Contact: Jill Armstrong
Today, Wednesday, February 15
Gathered Here: Uplift! // 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. catered dinner ($5 suggested donation) // 6:30 p.m. worship // NEW! Hot dinner –  tonight it’s spaghetti.
Need to recharge and raise your spirits? Uplift is a music-driven, energetic service that combines inspiring songs with a powerful message. This is a service designed to encourage and motivate, with a worship band providing the musical soundtrack and one of our ministers offering words to engage hearts and spirits.
Thursday, February 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, February 18
Saturday Chronic Illness Support Group // 10 a.m. // 3rd Saturdays // Ongoing group that provides support for people with longstanding illnesses, pain, or health issues. Open to new members. Contact: Marlene Williamson 
 
Auction Item: Scrabble Party! // 2 – 5 p.m. // 
Good news! Two spots at the Scrabble Party at the Saffer home have become available. Come
play Scrabble with other church members. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please email or call or text Trinity Saffer (720-934-0643) if you’d like to come.
 
Family Ministry Team: Parent Conversation // 4 p.m. // Gender variance, inclusive of transgender, gender fluid, gender non-conforming and other gender identity related phenomena, in children and adolescence will be discussed. Dr. Burgamy will approach the topic of gender identity as it relates to childhood and adolescent development. Please feel free to come with questions, and a curious mind.
Tuesday, February 21
Green Task Force: Monthly Speaker series // Bill Ritter: Powering Forward – Why Changing Political Winds Can’t Stop the Energy Revolution // 7 p.m. // 
Prospects for launching into a powerful clean energy policy regime have considerably dimmed since the November elections. Nevertheless, the ‘Smart Money’ is still on renewables, argues former Colorado governor Bill Ritter, because their economic case is simply very strong. Gov. Ritter will also talk about his recent book and share insights based on his extensive work with legislators, planners, policymakers, and the power industry. Free. Join us for a networking reception with food and drinks after the presentation. Contact: Martin Voelker
Affinity Group: UU Liberal Christians // Book Study: There is No God and He Is Always with You – Book Study // 7 p.m. // Author Brad Warner, an American Zen Buddhist Monk, grapples with paradoxical questions about God and offers an engaging, often humorous take on the ineffable power of the “ground of all being.”  Sample chapter titles: “Is Buddha God?” “God Doesn’t Have to be Real to Exist;” “God is Silence.”  Join us for ongoing discussions of this refreshing, insightful book. Contacts: Crystal Kreitzer; Sara Lohaus
Happening Soon
Endowment and Memorial Gift Trust (EMGT) call for grant proposals for 2017-2018
EMGT directors are pleased to announce that $10,000 will be available for special projects in 2017-2018.
Since its inception in 1996, the EMGT has distributed more than $450,000 to fund capital improvements, scholarships, internships, conferences, and community outreach. We encourage you to submit your ideas to advance the strategic objectives of JUC.
Please remember that all grant proposals must originate from a standing committee or recognized JUC group.
The guidelines and application form may be found on the JUC website.
Proposals are to be submitted via email
The deadline for submission of grant proposals is Friday, March 31 at 5 p.m.
Projects approved for funding will be announced in IGNITE in late April.
Monday, February 27
Affinity Group: Great Books Discussion Group // 2nd & 4th Mondays // 7:30 – 9 p.m. // 
Great Books is based on the idea that by reading from the great books of our civilization and discussing them with other people – sharing your insights and questions you can reach a fuller understanding of these works than you could on your own.  Reading selections are from Counterparts published by the Great Books Foundation. The next selections are “Gender: Lillies” by John Ruskin; & “The Feminine Mystique” (a selection) by Betty Friedan. 
Dona Chilcoat is the Shared Inquiry Leader, 
303-989-6945
Sunday, March 5
Auction Item: Moon Songs // 6 – 8 p.m. // Tickets $10 at the door //
 People have been writing about the moon for centuries – from opera to sonnets, ragtime to rock, broadway to jazz. They offer tribute, tell of love, herald protest or speak of simple companionship. Come Join Laura Stone-Majetic and Adam Revell for an evening of songs and readings about the moon. They will be joined by special guests Sophia’s Journey, The 3 G’s, jazz trumpeter Mike Evans, Mara Stone and more. Bring your friends and family for this one-time, not-to-be-missed event. 
Community News
Saturday, February 18
One Billion Rising: Drum Circle, Flash Mob, and March // 10:20 a.m. // Denver Pavilions // 
One Billion Rising is a global movement to end violence against women, started by playwright and activist Eve Ensler in 2013, in association with her V-Day movement. Volunteer organizers across the globe put together events to happen on or around February 14. Denver will rise on 
Saturday, February 18 this year, with a drum circle and flashmob at the Denver Pavilions on the 16th St. Mall, followed by a march to Civic Center Park where we will rally and hear from various speakers. The drum circle will begin around 10:30 a.m., with the flashmob set to begin at 11 a.m. Learn more!
Sunday, February 26
Concert featuring world-renowned clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and his son Peter Stoltzman // 2 p.m. // First Unitarian Society of Denver // All proceeds from this concert will go toward the FUSD capital project fund. The planned renovation will preserve and enhance our building, which was recently designated a Denver City Landmark. Tickets can be purchased
online in advance.
Mending Colorado’s Mental Health: Barriers, Consequences, and Solutions // 5 p.m. // JUC chapel // 
The presenter, Andrew Romanoff, is former speaker of the Colorado House and current President and CEO of Mental Health Colorado (MHC). MHC is the state’s leading advocate for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Every year, more than one million Coloradans experience a mental health or substance use disorder. How do we make our state a leader in treating and preventing these illnesses? Jefferson Humanists invite you to join them in exploring the benefits of early intervention – and the price of inaction.
Saturday, March 18
Leffco League of Women Voters // Books and Lunch // 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. // St. Anthony Hospital, South Conference Room, 11600 W. 2nd Place // Imagine awakening to a new reality of who you are. “Hidden Star,” written by Corinne Joy Brown,
follows the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews who fled to the New World to escape the Spanish Inquisition. “Contrition” by Maura Weiler traces the story of twin sisters separated at birth who reconnect through art, faith and their father’s paintings. Both authors will be featured speakers at the Books and Lunch fundraiser. Cost is $25 including lunch. Books will be available for purchase (cash or checks only).
The full church calendar and more information about events can be found at
www.jeffersonunitarian.org
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