JUC Weekly Connection

June 12-18, 2019  
Sunday, June 16
9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

Sunday Service

Sunday Service

Mindfulness Meditation (chapel)
¡Charla! (R8)

A multi-voice service in which some of our dads and grandpas share their observations on beauty, fatherhood and changing perspectives.

Summer RE programming, the Summer of UU Heroes, will begins for rising kindergarteners through fifth graders. Older kids and youth are encouraged to assist. Please sign up to lead a class.
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 everyone who helped make the Worship and Picnic in the Park a success!
This Week
Friday, June 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, June 16
PrideFest Parade 2019 // 9:30 a.m. (arrival time 8:15 a.m.) // Cheesman Park, Denver //  Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQAI community or a straight ally,  PrideFest  is a great time to share the open, welcoming nature of Unitarian Universalism and celebrate with Denver’s 365,000+ participants! Sign up here  or in the commons. We’ll be marching with UUs of all ages from the seven Denver-Boulder congregations. It is a beautiful, fun demonstration of love, welcome, and acceptance of all.

Please bring your rainbow-colored attire this year – this is a change from previous years! Meet at the southwest corner of the park near 8th and Humboldt. Look for the JUC Banner to find the UU group. Contact: Nick Rogall 

Affinity Group:  ¡Charla! // 5 p.m. // 1st & 3rd Sundays // Discuss important topics in Spanish. Intermediate level recommended. Bievenidos a todos! Contact: Katie Wheeler
Tuesday, June 18
UU Liberal Christians Potluck Picnic // 6:30 p.m. //  Bring a main dish, side dish, salad or dessert. Beverages/tableware provided. Join us for our last gathering until September!  
Happening Soon
If you can’t travel to the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly (GA), you can still watch many of the sessions here at JUC, hosted by Rev. Eric Banner. A full schedule of hosted sessions is listed below:

Opening Worship – Wednesday, June 19, 8 p.m. (chapel)
Service of the Living Tradition – Thursday, June 20, 8 p.m. (chapel)
Plenary Business Session – Friday, June 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (M1/2)
Ware Lecture – Friday, June 21, 8:30 p.m. (chapel)
Plenary Business Session – Saturday, June 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (M3/4)
Saturday, June 22
Parents’ Yoga and Coffee // 9 a.m. – noon //  Want to connect with other parents at JUC? Come for an all-levels yoga class in the chapel followed by coffee. Childcare provided. Please  sign up here  for childcare no later than June 15, to aid in planning for caregivers. Just show up (no sign up needed) if no childcare required. If yoga is not your bag, come at 10:15 a.m. for coffee and visiting with other JUC parents! 
Sunday, June 23
New Member Coffee Hour // 10 – 11 a.m. // 4th Sundays //  Please join our Membership Engagement Team for some coffee and conversation between services. We can help you connect with our staff members, find that team you’ve been looking to join, and/or give you some friendly faces to talk to. New members and long-term members are both welcome – come introduce yourselves to our new folks! Gather at the enCounter near the patio doors in the south commons.
Thursday, June 27
Green Task Force Speaker Series: How microbes turn waste into low carbon fuel // 7 p.m. //  Many sources of gaseous wastes are both climate risks and lost economic opportunities. But synthetic biology uses microbes to turn waste into valuable bio-based fuels and chemical intermediates while lowering their climate impact. Learn from NREL researcher Michael Guarnieri, PhD, whether these processes can actually scale to work both technically and financially.  Contact: Steve Stevens
Saturday, June 29
Auction Item: Summer Garden Tour // 9 a.m – 1 p.m. //  Do you like seeing how other folks landscape their yards for sun or shade? Or are you interested in seeing the best practices for growing vegetables? Visit the gardens of seven JUC homes to browse on your own or to ask questions, visiting all seven or as many as you like at your leisure. Buyers will be sent a description of all gardens before the event. Cost is $15 per person. Purchase your spot online today!
Thursday, July 4
Auction Item: Sticky Bun Breakfast // 9:30 a.m. //  Don red, white, and blue and celebrate Independence Day with your hosts, The Sticky Bun Crew. Enjoy sticky buns, sausage, fruit, and beverages on the JUC patio. Relax under the trees with good friends and good conversation. Purchase your spot today!
Saturday, July 14
Auction Item: Family BBQ at Majestic View Park // 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. //  Join the Kazuras for an afternoon at the playground area of beautiful Majestic View Park (72nd Street, Arvada). Burgers, hot dogs, snacks, drinks, and family fun will be served! Price is per family. $15 Purchase your spot today!
Campus News
JUC’s All-Ages Church Retreat is Coming this Fall
October 18-20, 2019 // Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby // This weekend of intergenerational mountain fun is open to all JUCers. Detailed information and registration form are available on our webpage. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and help with registration in the commons every Sunday in May.
Community News
Saturday, June 15
JUUST Living Farm to Table Brunch // 10:30 a.m. // 1629 Simms Street, Lakewood //  We are thrilled to share an upcoming opportunity to break bread, share stories and hear about a unique model for reducing recidivism and providing community for healing and recovery from addictions. There is a path to living free of addiction, in peace and in abundance and it begins with JUUST Living and our residential recovery community built for long term healing from addictions. Join us for brunch, community and farm to table eats al fresco at JUUST Living. Suggested donation $100 For questions or to RSVP, email Kirby Lind.
Activate: New Orleans
Racial Justice and Beloved Community Training for High School Youth // July 13-20, 2019 // New Orleans, LA //  Black Lives Matter! And how shall we respond as Unitarian Universalists and people of faith and conscience to the call for racial justice? This one-week training for high school youth offers interactive social justice education and meaningful hands-on work with local organizations resisting white supremacy and building a thriving New Orleans. In a program grounded in UU values and practices, participants of all backgrounds are welcomed to engage issues of race and class against the unique backdrop of New Orleans history, culture, and activism. Together we will develop skills for producing social change through community engagement, and learn about how we can work towards building the beloved community.

From the wetlands to the Mardi Gras Indian bands, from jazz to bounce, from gumbo to beignets, from Plessy vs. Ferguson to the Black Panthers, New Orleans offers so much to discover – including yourself and your call to justice.

Youth who attended high school during the 2018-2019 school year are invited to attend. Apply now!
October 19-26, 2019
Living Legacy Pilgrimage //  The October 2019 Living Legacy Pilgrimage (LLP) offers participants an opportunity to discover the history, courage, and commitment of the struggle for civil rights in this country. This is a spiritual journey, one that invites you to become a pilgrim, examining your commitments as together we carry the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement veterans into today’s racially unhealed world. It is an experience you will not forget. Learn more and register on the Living Legacy Pilgrimage website.
The full church calendar and more information about events can be found at www.jeffersonunitarian.org