JUC Weekly Connection
WEEKLY
CONNECTION






August 14-20, 2019  
Sunday, August 18
9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

Sunday Service

Sunday Service

Family Promise set up (entire Mills bldg.)

Craft Faire planning mtg. (R8)

Qigong (sanc.)
Mindfulness Meditation (chapel)

Auction Event: Concert by David Burrows and Keith Arnold (sanc., comm.)


SUMMER HEROES SERIES
Rev. Wendy Williams, Senior Minister
Ben Teschner
We often think of heroes as people so separate from our own lives that we may never encounter them, much less become one ourselves, but what if that’s not true? What if there are heroes all around us, just waiting to be seen? Join us each Sunday this summer to hear about a real hero and the virtues they remind our members of, not from the long ago or the far away, but friends, neighbors, colleagues and family who inspire us to be our best.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Summer RE programming, the Summer of UU Heroes, meets 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.
 
MUSIC
Melissa Monforti

SPECIAL PLATE
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 August 11:
Edie Daigle, Sara & Peter Lohaus, Sharon Groten, Linda Boettcher, Linda Horn, Derek Bassett, Betsy Brown, Marti Pratt, Steve Sargent, Julie Andrus, Lynne Haigh!
This Week
Thursday, August 15
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
Sunday, August 18
Family Promise Orientation // 10:15 a.m. // Mills Building Foyer // If you are a new volunteer for Family Promise or if you would like to understand how our program works, please attend a short orientation. We will show you how the various tasks are organized and carried out. We can also answer any questions about the upcoming hosting week for families experiencing homelessness at JUC. Hope to see you there! Contact: Judy Douglass

Auction Item: JUC Concert by David Burrows and Keith Arnold // 7:30 p.m. //  Make new friends or reconnect with old while enjoying an intimate concert! David and Keith will perform original music, as well as folk songs and excerpts from their extensive classical repertoire. Top it off with scrumptious desserts and great conversation. Will be held in the JUC sanctuary.  Purchase your spot today!
Tuesday, August 20
7th Grade OWL Parent Orientation // 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. // Additional date: Sunday, August 25, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. // Parents of incoming 7th graders, as part of the religious education ministry at Jefferson Unitarian Church, we offer a course called Our Whole Lives. Our Whole Lives is a comprehensive sexuality education and relationship building course. It helps individuals define boundaries, values, wants and needs through age- and developmentally-appropriate curriculum. This class changes lives.

The seventh grade module is offered on Sunday mornings as the Sunday school class.  If you want your child to participate, you must a ttend   a parent orientation.

Childcare provided by request email to Julie Excell. Questions about class, or orientation can be directed to DeDe Cross.
Happening Soon
Religious Education Program Begins Sunday, September 8
Our 2019/20 children and youth religious education program will be starting on September 8th and there is much to be excited about!  We have amazing program that you can find out more about  here  ~ including our 2019/20 registration form.

To help support these amazing things happening, we are still in need of teachers to join our religious education teaching teams.  We have 3 openings during the 9 a.m. program in our K/1 & 2/3 grade classes and 10 openings during the 11 a.m. program  in our K/1, 2/3, & 4/5  grade classes. 

Please sign up or come by the Religious Education table this Sunday between services to talk with Jules Jaramillo, Director of Religious Education.
Wednesday, August 21
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, August 25
7th Grade OWL Parent Orientation // 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. // Parents of incoming 7th graders, as part of the religious education ministry at Jefferson Unitarian Church, we offer a course called Our Whole Lives. Our Whole Lives is a comprehensive sexuality education and relationship building course. It helps individuals define boundaries, values, wants and needs through age- and developmentally- appropriate curriculum. This class changes lives.

The seventh grade module is offered on Sunday mornings as the Sunday school class.  If you want your child to participate, you must a ttend   a parent orientation.

Childcare provided by request email to Julie Excell. Questions about class, or orientation can be directed to DeDe Cross.
JUC CAN (Community Action Network): Kickoff Meeting // 12:30 – 2 p.m. // J UC CAN meetings will start up again on Sunday, August 25 at 12:30 pm in Mills 3/4. Meetings are on the 2nd  and 4th  Sundays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. (usually in the Mills Building). Please come and find out how you can engage in your community. We’re planning a couple of forums in collaboration with the Jeffco League of Women Voters. There will be a School Board Forum at JUC on Tuesday, September 24 from 6 – 7:30 p.m., and a TABOR Relief Forum at JUC on Saturday, October 12 from 1 – 3 p.m. We will also continue our work on affordable housing and mental health issues in Jefferson County.
Auction Item: House Concert by David Burrows and Keith Arnold // 6:30 p.m. //  Make new friends or reconnect with old while enjoying an intimate house concert! David and Keith will perform original music, as well as folk songs and excerpts from their extensive classical repertoire. Top it off with scrumptious desserts and great conversation. Will be held at the home of Amanda Trosten-Bloom and Barry Bloom.  Purchase your spot today!
Wednesday, September 4
We Are Family // 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. worship // 1st Wednesdays & 3rd Fridays // Dinner: Salad Bar // 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.
Saturday, September 14
Parents’ Yoga and Coffee // 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. //  Want to connect with other parents at JUC? Come for an all-levels yoga class in the chapel followed by coffee. Child care provided.  Please sign up here for  child care no later than September 7, 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! 

Auction Item: Bowling Together // 1 – 3 p.m. //  It’s the fifth year of taking over the bowling alley! The JUC Staff will be your hosts at Holiday Bowl, 10350 W Colfax. This is an all-ages party for everyone – even if you don’t bowl. Plenty of mingling opportunities for bowlers and non-bowlers alike. Bowling, shoes and snacks are all included. Cost is $15 per person. Purchase your spot today!
Sunday, September 15
Pastoral Care Mental Wellness Advocates: NAMI Presentation // 12:30 p.m. // George Babu of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be here to explain NAMI programs and resources. There will be time for questions and open discussion. Contact: Deda Nelson

Auction Item: Canning and Preservation Workshop // 2 p.m. //  Always wanted to learn how to make jam and preserves and can them? How about pickles from your garden that you can either can or keep in the fridge for fresh eating? Peach pie filling for a shot of summer on a snowy day? My favorite is applesauce every year. Lets learn these practical and fun skills you can practice with your family and enjoy all year long. We will make and can jelly, and make pickles too. Participants will share the bounty! Cost is $25 per spot. Purchase you spot today!
Campus News
Hiring Sunday and Evening Help
Join our team of Sunday and evening office/caretaker staff. This is perfect for a high school or college student who would like to work three to ten hours per week. We are looking for a responsible, dependable and self-motivated person. Must be able to move furniture and carry supplies. Hours (shared with other team members) are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays 7:45 to 11 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Start date mid-August to early September. Email Carol Wilsey if you are interested in applying.
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
Today, Wednesday, August 14
Michael McGimsey’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor // 6:30 p.m. // JUC sanctuary //  Michael’s Eagle project was the RE wing meditation garden reboot. We invite any JUC families to join us for the ceremony and reception. We’d love to have Eagle Scouts of any age join him for the Eagle Scout promise. Families with younger scouts (or children interested in scouting) may want to see this culminating event.
Wednesday, August 21
Keep Jeffco Safe Campaign Kickoff // 5:30 p.m. // Tanglewood Park, 13725 Denver West Circle in Lakewood // Join us for Keep Jeffco Safe’s campaign kickoff. More information can be found online The Jefferson County Commissioners voted 3-0 to authorize a public vote on whether the county can keep taxes, grants and all other revenue that it collects in excess of limits instituted from TABOR (aka “De-Brucing”). This will be on our ballot this coming November. Find out more about Jeffco’s financial challenges here.
The full church calendar and more information about events can be found at www.jeffersonunitarian.org