JUC Weekly Connection
WEEKLY
CONNECTION






October 16-22, 2019  
Sunday, October 20
9:00 a.m.



11:00 a.m.


12:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m.


5:30 p.m.

New Here (M3/4)
Sunday Service
RE: Children’s Chapel (chapel)

Sunday Service
RE: Children’s Chapel (chapel)

Resonance Choir (Priestley rm.)

Mindfulness Meditation (chapel)
¡Charla! (R8)

Going Deeper: Ivanic (comm.)

New Here // 9 a.m. //  Looking to find out more about membership at JUC? Come join us for New Here! Each brief class focuses on a different topic about the church. Ask questions, talk directly with our staff, and learn about the church and Unitarian Universalism.  Visitors are encouraged to attend – childcare is offered and no registration is required!
This week: Membership + Congregational Life

WITHIN AND BEYOND
Rev. Wendy Williams, Senior Minister
Sometimes in order to belong we try to fit in out of a fear of or anger over being left out. What if instead we allowed ourselves to be led by our willingness to honor connection.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
K-5th: Children’s Chapel
6 th : Neighboring Faiths – Attend Service with Family 
7 th : Our Whole Lives – Attend Service with Family 
8th: Coming of Age – Bowling
Senior High Youth Group: Attend Service with Family

Details about this week’s RE events can be found on the Family Calendar.
 
MUSIC
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 October 13:
Linda Hartman & Steve Stevens, Jeff Pederson, Sharon Groten, Dave & Barb Beato, Barry Davis, Mike Kramer, Linda Boettcher, Linda Horn, and Jill Surber-Blackwell!
Making Room
Special thanks to the JUC households who have graciously agreed to be part of our upcoming Financial Feasibility Study starting next week. Our stewardship consultants, Kay and Rachel, will be in town for about ten days to speak with 75 households about our We Are Making Room campaign. Their goal is to assess what the congregation might be able to raise in a capital campaign for our church swap/purchase with the Lakewood Church of the Nazarene. These members will not be asked for a pledge during these conversations, but to predict what they might give as a gift either one time or over three to five years.

Remember – an unusual time and a very cool place for our Sunday, November 3 Fall Congregational Meeting   it’s AT LAKEWOOD CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, which could be our new home. Plan to be at 1755 Dover Street at 3 p.m. You’ll meet the architects, hear the annual State of the Church, and go on guided tours of the buildings. Everyone is encouraged to come! There will be childcare for our youngest children with a special tour and additional fun planned for K-5th graders.
This Week
Turn Pumpkins into Houses
JUC and the other churches of Jeffco Interfaith Partners are selling pumpkins to raise money to sponsor the construction of a Habitat for Humanity house. Many, many volunteers are needed to cover sales shifts. Sign-up here to lend a hand! 

Our two pumpkin patch sites are in Lakewood (9077 W. Alameda Ave., NE corner of Alameda and Garrison) and Arvada (7755 Vance Drive, NE corner of Wadsworth and 77th). Both are open every day through Halloween from 2 p.m. till dusk.  Stop by and take home a pumpkin!

Jeffco Interfaith Partners have sponsored and built 19 Habitat for Humanity houses since 1998. That’s 19 families that partnered with H4H and gained access to the safety, stability, and economic security that home ownership provides. The pumpkin patches are by far our biggest fundraiser.
Thursday, October 17
Affinity Group: Thursday Chronic Illness Support Group // 12 p.m. // 1st & 3rd Thursdays //  Ongoing group that provides support for people with longstanding illnesses, pain, or health issues. Open to new members. Contact: Kerry Fordyce
Friday, October 18
CANCELLED DUE TO RETREAT: We Are Family // 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. worship // 1st Wednesdays & 3rd Fridays // 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, October 20
Affinity Group:  ¡Charla! // 5 p.m. // 1st & 3rd Sundays // Discuss important topics in Spanish. Intermediate level recommended. Bievenidos a todos! Contact: Katie Wheeler
Monday, October 21
Support of Unitarian Parents (SOUPs): Self Defense // 9 – 11:30 a.m. //  This presentation will consist of safety basics 101. Our guest speaker, Sophia Meyer ( Safety Sophia ), will be discussing Situational Awareness, red flags and not so obvious red flags. She will also discuss the use of your voice, the proper use of non lethal weapons as a deterrent (stun guns, pepper spray, striking tools), and have a Q & A session at the end of the presentation. A ny clothing is appropriate for this introductory presentation.  We will have the presentation right after our SOUPs opening in the morning and share a delicious brunch afterwards, so grab a quick snack at home if you need something early.  As always, a $5 contribution per attendee, per meeting, is suggested to help cover programming costs (supplies, speaker fees, etc.)  Childcare is available from 8:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Happening Soon
Friday, October 25
Grief Support Group // 12 – 2 p.m. // Additional Dates: November 1, 8, 15, & 22 //  Have you had a major loss, and want a place to talk about it out loud? Are you grieving the death of a loved one, and not sure what to do with all of it? Have you had a heartbreak that you want to share about and lay down? Join Rev. Eric for a five session grief support group. Sign up today.
Saturday, October 26
Halloween Party // 5:30 – 8 p.m. // The Family Ministry Team is planning a Spook-tacular Halloween Bash! We continue the JUC tradition of a cooperative Halloween party. We begin with a potluck, supplemented with pizza, and include a Halloween parade, a haunted house for all ages, games, dancing, and so much more. Sign up to make this event a success!
Sunday, November 3
Fall Congregational Meeting // 3 p.m. // Lakewood Church of the Nazarene, 1755 Dover Street, Lakewood // Tour the campus of our potential new church home. Representatives from our architecture firm will be there with drawings and digital explorations of their interpretation of your vision for a new campus. Nursery and preschool childcare will be provided. Older children and youth should join their families in the meeting before K-5th graders are led on a special tour of the campus and will play games in the gym. 

Memorial Service for Marlene Williamson // 7 p.m. // Join the Williamson family for a celebration of Marlene’s life.
Saturday, November 9
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  child care no later than November 6, to aid in planning for caregivers. Just show up (no signup 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! 
Monday, November 18
Support of Unitarian Parents (SOUPs): Suicide Prevention  // 9 – 11:30 a.m. // This meeting has a minimum attendance of 15 people required. Please sign up if you plan to attend. 
 
The QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.  Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR save lives, too! Our dynamic speaker will skillfully maneuver you through this difficult subject and leave you with real life-saving tools.  As the most widely taught gatekeeper training in the world, it empowers people from all backgrounds to recognize signs of suicidal thoughts, talk to the person in crisis, and get them the professional help they need to stay safe.  Childcare is available from 8:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Campus News
Seeking Crafters for the JUC Craft Faire
The application form for the 2019 JUC Craft Faire is available at the JUC office,  online,  or by contacting Nancy Bolt.  

This year’s Craft Faire is Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7. JUC members and pledging friends get preference if the application is received by this Sunday, October 20. Deadline for all applications is November 10 or until all spaces are full so get your application in early!  The Craft Faire supports JUC’s general fund, allows JUC crafters to show their creativity, and provides a fun networking event for the JUC community. More information is available on the Craft Faire webpage.
Community News
Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20
Fierce Vulnerability Climate Workshop // 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. // JUC //  Facing the need for grassroots action on climate, this workshop will explore the courage to be our whole selves, sometimes courageous, sometimes fearful, sometimes clear, sometimes confused, sometimes joyous, sometimes grieving, often a mixture of all of these. We seek to bring ourselves as we are, in service to life, growing in our capacity to be fierce in our vulnerability and vulnerable in our ferocity. Information and registration available here
Sunday, October 27
Addiction in a Secular World // 4 p.m. // JUC Chapel // The speaker, UU minister Rev. Ruth Rinehart, will provide a brief historical overview of how addictions have been understood in the US. While the history of addiction treatment has been dominated by the 12-step approach for decades, the bio-psycho-pharmaceutical approach now combines with the 12 steps as a preferred solution. Believing that we heal in community, she is founder and Executive Director of JUUST Living, a new sober living intentional community in Lakewood. Hosted by Jefferson Humanists, a chapter of the American Humanist Association, we begin the event with appetizers, beverages, socializing, and a Humanist Moment.
The full church calendar and more information about events can be found at www.jeffersonunitarian.org