JUC Weekly Connection

February 13-19, 2019  
Sunday, February 17
9:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.
Sunday Service
1st Grade OWL (M1/2)
Children’s Chapel (chapel)

Handbid Training (M5)
Children’s Musical Rehearsal (Chapel)

Sunday Service
Children’s Chapel (chapel)

Going Deeper: Stone (R6/7)

Adult OWL (M1/2)

Mindfulness Meditation (chapel)
Rev. Wendy Williams, Senior Minister
As Trust is the foundation of all human relationships. Some of us trust easily and others don’t. Yet, whether we trust or not may be deeply tied to the word “enough.” That is, accepting we are enough and living willing to say enough (i.e., having boundaries).

Kindergarten through fifth grades will begin in the chapel for Children’s Chapel. COA is not meeting this Sunday.

Details about this week’s RE events can be found on the Family Calendar.

Treble Chamber Choir, JUC Choir
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 10:
Sarah Teschner, Erin Fleck, Karey Sutton, Emily Isaacs, Julie Zielinski, Leigh Preuss, 
Briana McCarten, Heidi Wicks, Elizabeth Collard, and Stefanie Tannery!
This Week
Friday, February 15
We Are Family // 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. worship // 1st Wednesdays & 3rd Fridays // Dinner: Chicken Tortilla Soup // Join us twice per month for a fellowship dinner ($5 per person) followed by a lively and brief family-centered worship. We use ritual, song and story for a multi-age worship that fills the heart and grows the spirit. All ages are encouraged to attend.
Sunday, February 17
Handbid Training // 10:15 a.m. // This information session  will help JUCers learn how to use the Handbid software.  Learn how to download the Handbid app, create an account, buy tickets, and bid!

2-CONS (Conversations and Connoisseurs) sign up table // 10 – 11 a.m. //  You can be a host or a guest:   Enjoy lunch or dinner getting to know old and new friends in our homes. Stop by the table and we will  help you choose your host, or be a host! The first 2-CON event this year is on  Saturday, March 2. C ontact:  Carol Kolesnikoff

Tuesday, February 19
UU Liberal Christians: The Short Stories of Jesus – A Fresh Look // 7 p.m. // Additional date: Tuesday, March 5 //  This two-part series will focus on familiar parables with themes of fairness and judgement. Join us as we   seek to understand how Jesus’ stories were heard at the time, and their relevance in our lives today. We’ll reference Short Stories by Jesus, by Amy-Jill Levine, Jewish New Testament scholar.   Contacts: Crystal Kreitzer Sara Lohaus
Happening Soon
Wednesday, February 20
Caregiver Support Group // 12:30 – 2 p.m. // 3rd Wednesdays // Are you a caregiver to someone needing long-term assistance? A spouse of someone with Parkinson’s? A child of someone with Alzheimer’s? The partner of someone with cancer? The parent of a permanently developmentally disabled child? We know that being a caregiver can be isolating and exhausting, so if you want some support, join us for our drop-in caregiver support group. Contact: Rev. Eric Banner, Associate Minister
Sunday, February 24
Packs of Hope for Foster Children – 7th Annual Backpack Volunteer Activity // between and after services //  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 (ages 0-18) 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.

You can help by filling a backpack or by purchasing toiletries. Stop by the table on Sundays February 24 and March 3 to learn more.
Monday, February 25
Affinity Group: Great Books Discussion // 7:30 – 9 p.m. // 2nd & 4th Mondays // The Brothers Karamazov (pt. 2) by Fyodor Dostoevsky // 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. Dona Chilcoat is the Shared Inquiry Leader, 303-989-6945
Thursday, February 28
Action Center Tour // 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. //  During the JUC CAN November forum on the Action Center, a few people mentioned how impactful it is to tour the Action Center. It’s one thing to hear about how it serves 20,000+ Jeffco residents every year – providing resources such school supplies, food, and clothing – but it’s truly another to see it for yourself. JUC member and Action Center Board Member, Elizabeth Collard, has offered to host a tour for JUCers. No donations will be solicited – we’re truly just hoping to get the word out that the Action Center is here to stay and serving more Jeffco residents than ever. RSVP to  Elizabeth Collard
Saturday, March 9
Annual Auction Fundraiser // 6 p.m. //   Groove you way over to JUC’s biggest fundraising event of the year!  We’ll have delicious themed food, a cash bar, hundreds of unique services, events, experiences & items donated by JUC members. Visit the  auction website  or stop by the table in the commons on Sunday.
SAVE THE DATE – 2019 JUC Family Camping
Join with other JUC families of all configurations to explore nature, play, cook, eat, and laugh together.  Friday, August 16 – Sunday, August 18, 2019, Pickle Gulch near Black Hawk. Registration will open in May. Limited to 60 participants. Contact: Christine Leahy
Campus News
Making Room
We’ve probably saved a small forest of trees by not printing all the drafts of JUC’s new Space and Design Criteria Document. When you put together the background for the Making Room campaign to search for a larger campus for JUC, notes from the several ways the congregation has voted on different goals and design ideas, comments from several groups of staff and lay experts on space needs, and a whole bunch of graphs, charts, and photos – it’s one hefty document. The good news is – it’s almost finished. And if and whe n a property is found and an architect comes on board, we probably will have to print a few copies. Let’s think positive!!
Community News
Saturday, February 23
League of Women Voters Author’s Luncheon // 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. // St. Anthony Hospital, South Entrance //  Meet three Colorado authors and purchase an autographed book or two! Eleanor Brown, Cynthia Swanson and Cynthia Morris will discuss their latest releases at this League of Women Voters fundraiser. 
Tickets are $30 per person and include a lunch and beverages. To purchase tickets visit our website . Every ticket purchase goes to support League’s advocacy work. This is a non-tax deductible contribution. Orders must be received by Monday, February 18 th . No walk-ins, please.
The full church calendar and more information about events can be found at www.jeffersonunitarian.org