JUC Weekly Connection

July 8-14, 2020  
Sunday, July 12
Rev. Wendy Williams and  Emily Johns-O’Leary
streamed online at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
From July 12 – August 30, we are inviting certain of our members to offer an exploration of how our principles or sources inform their lives, offer guidance, or affirm something of importance. Then, one of our ministers will offer further reflection.

Virtual Coffee Hour // 9 a.m. // Join an Engagement Team host and JUC friends for a live chat before and after the worship service.

Sunday Morning with a Minister // 10:30 a.m. // Join a minister and other JUCers for conversation following the service. Join the meeting by clicking here.

Our Religious Education Classes will return after summer break on September 13th. Watch for 2020-2021 registration soon.

This week’s Living Loving, and Learning Guide is available here. Password: JUCRE
This Week
Morning Weekday Events Ending
Weekday meditation and coffee with a minister will end after this week. We will be adding some new opportunities in September. In the meantime, please continue to join us for coffee hour after the Sunday morning worship service and consider joining a UU Pocket Guide group or participating in a Listening Circle for Anxious Times. See details below.
Today, Wednesday, July 8
Evensong // 7 p.m. // Tonight’s Evensong will be sung in memory and honor of Elijah McClain, the 23 year old African American who died last August after an encounter with Aurora, Colorado police while walking home. We will sing songs from the Justice Choir Songbook, remembering Elijah, in solidarity with Elijah’s family and with the thousands who gathered last Saturday in Aurora. Watch by clicking here .

JUC Choir // 7:30 p.m. //  The Choir continues to meet online every Wednesday. If you wish to warm up your voice, sing uplifting songs, and connect with Keith, Laura and the Choir, you are most welcome to visit and sing! Join by clicking  here .

Support of Unitarian Parents (SOUPs): Evening Meeting // 9 p.m. //  SOUPs is a supportive parenting group for those with kids of all ages!   SOUPs is meeting twice weekly Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. online through the summer. Join us each week to connect with each other and catch up! Join the meeting  here .
Thursday, July 9
Coffee with Wendy // 9 a.m. // For an hour, Rev. Wendy will host a community chat for members and friends to see each other and check in. Join the meeting by clicking here.
Friday, July 10
Morning Meditation with Eric // 9 a.m. // Join Rev. Eric for a thoughtful reading, five minutes of silence, and a brief blessing. Join the meeting by clicking here.
Sunday, July 12
Sign Fair Tax Petition // 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. // JUC Parking Lot // T he Colorado Supreme Court just ruled that only paper petitions will be considered. The emergency online signature gathering that Gov. Polis authorized is invalid. This will be the last time JUC collects signatures, so we really need you.

The Fair Tax Colorado initiative raises taxes on the amount anyone makes over $250,000 per year, and lowers taxes on everyone else. Half of the proceeds will go toward increasing pay for our teachers and student support staff, important because Colorado currently ranks LAST in the nation in teacher wages. The other half will go to other critical needs, such as affordable housing, health care, road repairs, post secondary education, and child care. 

Remember to wear a mask and bring your own pen. Petitions will be on tables or in car trunks. Please wear your mask, sanitize your hands before and after signing, and maintain a distance of 6 feet from the petition carrier.

Affinity Group: Mindfulness Meditation // 5 – 6:15 p.m. // The Mindfulness Meditation is meeting weekly online. Join the meeting by clicking  here.
Monday, July 13
Support of Unitarian Parents (SOUPs): Morning Meeting // 9:30 a.m. // SOUPs is a supportive parenting group for those with kids of all ages!   SOUPs is meeting twice weekly Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. online through the summer. Join us each week to connect with each other and catch up!  Join the meeting here
Tuesday, July 14
Tear Down the Wall: DRIVE-IN Parking Lot Radio Broadcast // 8 p.m. // This will be a DRIVE-IN evening for all ages. Fun and surprises for everyone. You can come in your jammies and stay in your car for a special sunset event. Arrival will be between 8 and 8:15 p.m. to get your parking spot and tune in to our FM broadcast. Don’t miss it!
Happening Soon
Thursday, July 23
Reflections on Race // 10 – 11:30 a.m. AND 6:30 – 8 p.m. //  A white caucus space provides an environment and intention to authentically and critically engage in what it means to be white in a multicultural world, the privilege and responsibility in dismantling racism, and to begin to develop understanding and accountability for change. We hope you will join us for this important and absolutely necessary work. Join the meeting here.
Friday, July 24
Listening Circles for Anxious Times // 10 a.m. // Additional dates: July 31 and August 7 // These days, just turning on the news can create a landslide of emotions not to mention all the named and unnamed events each of us are holding. Sometimes it is important to have a place where we can just listen and be listened to. Join Rev. Eric for a facilitated 3-session series of listening circles. Join the meeting here.
ADULT Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide Discussion Small Group
JUC is excited to offer an online, three-session small group discussion on Unitarian Universalism using the New UU Pocket Guide. This guide offers a unique view of UU ministry, worship, religious education, social justice, community, and history. This book provides readers new and experienced in Unitarian Universalism with resources and inspiration in this important time. You will hear from the voices of many Unitarian Universalists — people of all ages, coming from many backgrounds and holding many beliefs — as they share their personal and deeply heartfelt testimonies. Click here for more information and to sign up.
Staying  Connected
Send in your Photos!
Even though we can’t be together in person, we still want to see each other! This week we want to see a photo of Summer Fun. How are you enjoying our Colorado sunshine? Send in your photos by noon on Thursday to  darcystanton@jeffersonunitarian.org
for inclusion in the next video.

View last week’s video by clicking the image to the right.
Community  News
Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church Lifespan Education Coordinator Job Posting
Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church is looking for a Lifespan Education Coordinator. For position description and application information, click here.
First Universalist Membership Development Coordinator Job Posting
First Universalist Church is looking for a Membership Development Coordinator. For position description and application information, click here.