JUC Weekly Connection

February 12-18, 2020  
Sunday, February 16
9:00 a.m.

10:10 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:15 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Sunday Service
Joining Ceremony (chapel)

Children’s Musical Rehearsal (chapel)

LEAP writing room (M5)

Sunday Service

Families of Color Potluck (M3/4)

20s & 30s Young Adult Potluck (R6/7)

Mindfulness Meditation (chapel)
¡Charla! (M1/2)

Going Deeper: Ivanic (comm.)

Rev. Wendy Williams, Senior Minister
At its core, religion, at least in the Judeo-Christian tradition, has been about freedom. For Christians, freedom meant salvation. For Jews, it was emerging as a people from oppression. How does resilience factor in?


Preschool: Resilience in the path toward justice
K-5th Grades: Resilience in the path toward justice
4th-5th Grade OWL: Decisions and Actions
6 th Grade  Neighboring Faiths: Mega Church 
7 th Grade OWL: Lesson 20
8th Grade Coming of Age: Smooth Stones Jagged Rocks 
Senior High Youth Group (YRUU):  We make it through hard times with…Our Humor

Details about this week’s RE events can be found on the Family Calendar.
Shared Ministry
Support our shared worship each Sunday and help all feel welcome by signing up to be a Greeter, Usher, or Laundry Helper.
All JUC members are asked to  sign up  at least once per quarter.
Many thanks to the following Sunday Shared Ministry
volunteers who served February 9:
Terre Deegan-Young, Steve Stevens, Trinity Saffer, Linda Hartman, George Hill, Vicki Olson, Karen Oxman, Allison Windes, Patti Coe-Withington, Bruce & Cathy Martin!
This Week
Friday, February 14
Affinity Group: Duplicate Bridge // 7 p.m. // 2nd Fridays //  Please encourage non-JUC friends to join. Please email  Vince Todd  if you plan to play. Singles who can arrange a partner should do so and respond for both. 
Sunday, February 16
8th Annual Packs of Hope Drive // Additional Date: Sunday, February 23 //  Each year, JUC offers the opportunity to fill a very special backpack for a child in need. Packs of Hope , a local non-profit, provides backpacks containing clothes and other basic items to children who are transitioning into foster care. Many of these children are quickly removed from their homes by police or social workers and are unable to take any personal items. The backpacks we give them contain the only possessions these children may have for a period of time.  There are two ways you can help:  

1. Fill a Pack
  • Pick up an empty backpack and shopping list.
  • You choose the gender/age you want to shop for.
  • Fill the pack with as many of the items as you can from the shopping list. Any missing items will be provided for you. New items only, please.
  • Return the backpack to JUC by Sunday, March 15.
2. Purchase Toiletries

There is always a need for extra toiletries. A box will be provided at the table in the commons. 
Most needed items are baby wipes,  baby wash,  2-in-1 shampoo,  deodorant,  soap.

Young Adults/ Wayfinders Potluck // 12:30 – 2 p.m. // Salad Bar Themed! We bring the greens, you bring your favorite salad toppings to make your own salad! We will also have a discussion surrounding the month’s theme, resilience, so feel free to stick around for the dialogue. Sign up to contribute to the salad bar.

Affinity Group: ¡Charla! // 5 p.m. // 1st & 3rd Sundays // Discuss important topics in Spanish. Intermediate level recommended. Bievenidos a todos! Contact: Katie Wheeler
Tuesday, February 18
New Here: Two-Class Online Session // 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. // Additional date: Tuesday, February 25 //  Are you curious to learn more about JUC and Unitarian Universalism? Looking to become a member of the congregation? Come join us for New Here! Each class focuses on a different topic about the church and faith. Ask questions, talk directly with our staff, and meet some new folks. Visitors are encouraged to attend! Contact: Nick Rogall
UU Liberal Christians // 7 p.m. // Join us for a discussion of Mark Galli’s article in Christianity Today: Trump Should Be Removed from Office. Contacts: Crystal Kreitzer, Sara Lohaus
Happening Soon
Wednesday, February 19
Memorial Service for Janice Mowry // 5:30 p.m. //  Celebrate Janice’s life with a memorial service and reception.
Sunday, February 23
Making Room: Answer-Your-Questions Sessions // 10:10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. //  What are you just dying to know about Making Room and the new property? Representatives from the Board, the Shared Mission Team, and the Posse will be there with a brief update, but most of the time will be for YOU to ask your questions about the possible move, about the planning in progress related to budget projections, move-in costs, renovations, and how decisions will be made along the way. 
Saturday, February 29
LEAP Day All-Church Party: Let’s Embrace A New Place! // 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. // Lakewood Church of the Nazarene, 1755 Dover Street // When is LEAPING into our capital campaign EXTRA COOL? When it’s at the Lakewood Church of the Nazarene, the property we might buy!! Think of it as a big, all-church celebration, with just the right combination of a little info and a lot of fun.  Food Trucks! Games! Laser Tag! Knock-out Basketball! Learn what it will take from our membership, in capital contributions, to grow into the proposed new location. After a short family-friendly program, let’s enjoy each other and the elbow-room afforded by a larger space. Want to help? Contact:  Tracy Nolan
Memorial Service for Lothar Klingmuller // 2 p.m. //  Celebrate Lothar’s life with a memorial  service  and reception.
Sunday, March 1
Handbid Training // 10:15 a.m. // This information session  will help JUCers learn how to use the Handbid auction software.  Learn how to download the Handbid app, create an account, buy tickets, and bid!
Saturday, March 7
Annual Auction Fundraiser // 6 p.m. //  Flex your way over to JUC’s biggest fundraising event of the year!  We’ll have delicious food, a cash bar, hundreds of unique services, events, experiences and items donated by JUC members. Visit the  auction website   or stop by the table in the commons on Sunday.
Saturday, March 14
ARCHES Couples Workshop // 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. // Additional dates: Thursdays, April 16 & 30, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. //  This multi-session workshop is for couples to connect and grow their bond as parents and partners. We will work together to build Authentic Relationships, Communication Help, Education, and Support. Couples are encouraged to attend all three sessions. Childcare provided. Please sign up to attend.
Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5
Family Camping Trip // Save the Date! The 2020 JUC Family Camping Trip is happening July 4th weekend at Pickle Gulch Campground. We booked three group sites, so this year will allow even more campers, and therefore even more fun! Look for a sign up soon.
Community News
Saturday, February 22
WestSide Live! Presents Squeeze Play // 7 p.m. // JUC Sanctuary //  Dan & Kim Christian are enthusiastic musicians who have a repertoire of most every style of music imaginable:  Italian, French, German, Greek, Argentinian, Russian, Spanish, Irish & more.  These artists demonstrate the versatility of the accordion. Using midi accordions this duo sound like a 14 piece orchestra. Purchase tickets online or at the door.
Sunday, February 23
Criminal Justice Reform from a Scientific and Humanist Perspective // 4 p.m. // JUC Chapel // Our speaker is Allison Tapia and her theme is “Creating a New Chance” within a national and Colorado landscape of pretrial reform efforts. She has more than 14 years of experience leading innovation in criminal justice and community-based corrections, including a large-scale effort to bring implementation science to the Colorado state system. The program is hosted by Jefferson Humanists, a chapter of the American Humanist Association. We begin with appetizers, beverages and socializing, followed by a Humanist Moment, presented by Nancy Bolt & Bob Hofmann, and the speaker.
Sunday, March 1
“Finding Home,” a Family Promise Concert // 5 p.m. // Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr Street //  Join us for an evening of music to support families in a housing crisis.  Performers from Family Promise partner congregations will showcase their talents. The JUC Choir will present two movements from the Street Requiem, the powerful memorial to those who have died on the streets. And JUC’s own Everhopefuls will add their songs to the mix.

A  free will offering will be received and donations will be matched. All funds that are raised go to support the families experiencing homelessness that we host four times each year. 
The full church calendar and more information about events can be found at www.jeffersonunitarian.org