Mission: In support of the goals of our church, we invite personal transformation through opportunities to deepen, connect, and engage to nurture lives faithful to our Unitarian Universalist values.

Our offerings are designed to enhance faith formation in a Unitarian Universalist context. Offerings are intended to stimulate our sense of community and enrich the spiritual and intellectual lives of JUC members and friends by helping to:

  • seek greater understanding of Unitarian Universalist theology and heritage;
  • develop cultural competency in our members and friends; and
  • cultivate our individual and collective spiritual practices and sense of well-being.

Workshops

Building Your Own Theology

Sunday, September 18
9:30 a.m.

This workshop helps members clarify their own religious beliefs in conversation with other church members. Facilitated by Mick Mortlock, who has facilitated this program at other UU Churches. This is a special one-hour version of this popular church program.

Inspiration in a Few Minutes

Daily Devotions

The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourage the creation of a more loving, inclusive and just world. It is produced by The Church of the Larger Fellowship, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Without Walls.

UU World – The Magazine of Our Faith

The Unitarian Universalist Association publishes the quarterly UU World magazine on behalf of its member congregations. It’s also all available online.  UU World’s mission is to help its readers build their faith and act on it more effectively in their personal lives, congregations, communities, and the world.

Experience the inspiring messages shared each Sunday, or catch them online if you missed one.

Deeper Engagement with Others

Small Groups

Join other people in a small group where you will discuss spiritual issues and values and connect on a deeper level twice a month. Contact our Assistant Minister, Rev. Eric Banner for details.

Music Ministry

Sharing music making is a great way to get to know other folks at church. You can sing in our choir, join our handbells, or try out for our worship band. Children and youthes have their own opportunity to grow in our two children’s choirs, Children’s Choir is for kids from kindergarten through third grade, and Radiance Choir is for fourth- through eighth-graders, and Resonance Choir for our high school youth.

To find out how you can connect to our Music Ministry, please contact Keith Arnold, Minister of Music.

Justice

If you are concerned about justice in our community and in our world, you can connect deeply with other members of our church, and our outside partners through one of our justice ministries. We partner for justice with the community of Edgewater, with the Maya Achi in Guatemala, with individuals facing homelessness and poverty in Jefferson County, with organizations working on environmental sustainability, and more.

Deeper Study

Unitarian Universalist Association

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a religious organization that combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the UUA in 1961. Learn more about the national association of which Jefferson Unitarian Church is a part.

UU History and Heritage

“It is a curious error to suppose that you can carry on effectively a great liberal tradition while remaining ignorant or almost ignorant of the beliefs and achievements of the people who have handed that tradition over to you.” — Harry Meserve

Quest for Meaning

(Online Learning Center of the church of the Larger Fellowship)

The classes offered on this site run for a week, during which time students read (or view) materials and respond to questions for reflection. All posts are emailed to class members and the teacher, and students are welcome to respond to one another and to ask questions of the course teacher.

Graduate Studies in Unitarian Universalism

Learn more about graduate level studies, including the path to professional religious leadership at the two Unitarian Universalist identity seminaries.

Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, Illinois

Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California