JUC Weekly Connection

June 23-29, 2021 
Sunday, June 27
streamed online
8am – 10am – 7pm
UUA General Assembly
Today’s challenging times require a nimble and resilient spirituality. We need a demanding, inspiring faith and a love strong enough that it will not let us go. Join us as we draw the circle wide, gather our strength, and promise to stay in the struggle and joy until love wins.

Watch Here

Sunday Morning with a Minister // 9 a.m. // Online // Join a minister and other JUCers for conversation between services. Meeting Link

K-5: Summer Children’s Chapel // 9 a.m. // Online // Environmental Justice: Playing with Jokes Meeting Link

Throughout our abundant lives, we can find simple and quick ways to connect our learning and growth at church to our lives at home. Use this week’s Full Week Faith guide to connect with your family on June’s theme of Play.

RE Teachers Needed for K-5th grades 
If you have been contemplating how you might make a difference at JUC this year, we hope you’ll consider signing up to help with our RE program. The commitment is about 4-6 hours per month including trainings, and there is flexibility in scheduling (you don’t teach every Sunday). 

Please review the curriculum and sign up to help our children and youth feel seen and supported. Have questions or are still on the fence? Email Karey Sutton
This Week
Thursday, June 24
Reflections on Race // 10 – 11:30 a.m. AND 6:30 – 8 p.m. // 4th Thursdays // Online //  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. Meeting Link
Friday, June 25
By Your Side Singers // 11 a.m. // 2nd & 4th Fridays // Online // If you wish to sing music that give comfort and hope, like Meditation on Breathing, Come sing a song with me, Edelweiss, We are sending you light, plus many others, consider clicking in to the gathering. Meeting Link
Sunday, June 27
2021 Virtual Denver Pride Parade // Online // Keeping our community safe and healthy during these times is a priority for The Center on Colfax, so the Denver Pride Parade is going virtual again. Visit the parade webpage for details on how to watch and look for JUC’s 30 second video.

JUC Community Action Network (CAN) meeting // 11:30 a.m. // 2nd & 4th Sundays // Online // JUC CAN works on issues of affordable housing, homelessness and mental health with a racial justice lens. We partner with Together Colorado in support of Colorado legislation and welcome visitors. Meeting Link (passcode ToCo) To receive updates about upcoming legislation, email communityaction@jeffersonunitarian.org

Spiritual Practice Group: Mindfulness Meditation // 5 – 6:15 p.m. // Online // The Mindfulness Meditation group is meeting every Sunday online to meditate together and discuss a mindfulness-related theme. Contact: Tina VoelkerMeeting Link
Monday, June 28
Support of Unitarian Parents (SOUPs) // 9 a.m. // Online // SOUPs is a supportive parenting group for those with kids of all ages! Through the summer, SOUPs will have a drop-in meeting space for anyone looking for connection. Join us each week to connect with each other and catch up! Meeting Link
Campus News
Vaccinations at JUC
The Safety Team has requested that JUCers complete a voluntary anonymous household survey to help us understand vaccination rates in our congregation. We hope the information will also help vulnerable members gauge their comfort in considering returning to in-person events at JUC. So far the completed surveys include 371 people. The results are shown with this graph.

To fill out the survey, click here.
JUC Covid-19 Safety Guidelines
Stay up-to-date on current safety guidelines for planning church activities by visiting this webpage. The JUC Safety Team will update the page as changes to the guidelines are made.
Community News
Saturday, June 26
Change for Change Drive-Through // 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. // JUC Parking Lot // As a benefit for Rainbow Alley, a non-profit helping at-risk LGBTQ+ youth, Jefferson Humanists members will be collecting loose change. Dubbed Change for Change, the benefit is your opportunity to donate that accumulated jar of coins to a worthy cause.
Sunday, June 27
Ethics in Engineering // 4 p.m. // Online // The speaker, Amelia von Gemmingen, is Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. RSVP to RSVP@jeffersonhumanists.org. The program is sponsored by Jefferson Humanists, a chapter of the American Humanist Association.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at DU, a program for those 50+ who would like to pursue lifelong learning in a relaxed atmosphere with no tests or grades, has been providing courses via Zoom since the beginning of the pandemic. OLLI will continue to provide courses on the Zoom platform over the summer and for the Fall Term. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to enjoy OLLI courses, we encourage you to check out the Summer Seminar offerings. You can find information regarding the subjects, speakers and times on the OLLI Online website. The online Fall Term course catalog will be available on that same website on Monday, August 2 along with a link and instructions on how to register. Fall Term begins the week of Monday, September 13. If you would like more information please contact Dara Hughes.