JUC Weekly Connection

March 3-9, 2021 
Sunday, March 7
Rev. Wendy Williams, Senior Minister
In this time of uncertainty, what deserves our commitment? 
Watch Here

Sunday Morning with a Minister // 9 a.m. // Join a minister and other JUCers for conversation between services. Meeting Link

9 a.m.
Kindergarten-1st Grade // Music: A commitment to curiosity K-1st meeting link
2nd-3rd Grade // Art: What deserves our commitment? 2nd-3rd meeting link
4th-5th Grade // Movement: Curiosity & our fourth UU principle 4th-5th meeting link

11 a.m. 
6th Grade Neighboring Faiths // Intro to Islam 6th meeting link
7th Grade (Super Seventh Support System) // Careers 201 7th meeting link
8th Grade Coming of Age // Not My Idea, part 1 8th meeting link

7 p.m. MONDAY
High School Youth Group // Commitment to our second UU principle High School meeting link

Throughout our abundant lives, we can find simple and quick ways to connect our learning and growth at church to our lives at home. Use this week’s Full Week Faith guide to connect with your family on March’s theme of Commitment.
Weekly Highlights
Covid Follies Virtual Auction
Saturday, March 13 // 6:30 p.m. // Get ready to grin, chortle, giggle and quite possibly roll your eyes. JUC’s upcoming online auction, the Covid Follies, features many of your JUC pals, some darling youngsters, the Board AND the ministers and staff singing all manner of songs – some with their actual words and some with distinctly JUC lyrics. Don’t you dare miss it!

Elevate your enjoyment of auction night by adding the supplies you need to create this decadent charcuterie board. Plus, all orders will also include six custom cocktail and mocktail recipes to pair with your board.

Order by 7 p.m. THIS Sunday, March 7 and pickup at JUC on Saturday, March 13 from noon to 2 p.m. Delivery is available if needed. Select delivery option on the order form.

View details and order here.

UU Pocket Guide Small Groups 
Have you wanted to deepen your understanding of Unitarian Universalism? This three-session small group discussion is for you! Guided by readings in the 6th ed. of the Unitarian Universalists Pocket Guide, edited by Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, current UUA President, you will discuss UU ministry, worship, religious education, social justice, community and history. Sign Up Link
This Week
Today, Wednesday, March 3
Evensong Rebroadcast // 7 p.m. // Tune in for a grounding rebroadcast of last night’s Evensong. Watch Link
Support of Unitarian Parents (SOUPs): Evening Meeting // 9 p.m. // SOUPs is a supportive parenting group for those with kids of all ages! SOUPs is meeting twice weekly: First Mondays at 3 p.m. remaining Mondays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. online. Join us each week to connect with each other and catch up! Meeting Link
Friday, March 5
First Friday Open Mic // 7 p.m. // Spring is right around the corner and music is in the air.  That’s cuz of all the musicians and poets are Zooming! Come share a song … or a poem or story … juggle hatchets, or just come and share any old fun something! You’re also welcome to just sit back and enjoy this supportive and entertaining community! 

This is going to be a very special night (especially if the hatchet people show up) so don’t miss it! Meeting Link
Sunday, March 7
Spiritual Practice Group: Mindfulness Meditation // 5 – 6:15 p.m. // The Mindfulness Meditation group is meeting every Sunday online to meditate together and discuss a mindfulness-related theme. Contact: Tina VoelkerMeeting Link

Affinity Group: ¡Charla! // 5 p.m. // 1st & 3rd Sundays // ¡Hola Amigos! Would you like to practice your Spanish with JUCers? Sometimes we are even lucky enough to have one of our friends from Mexico or Guatemala join us, adding their perspective to our conversation. If you are interested in joining the group, email Katie WheelerTodos son bienvenidos.  
Monday, March 8
Support of Unitarian Parents (SOUPs) // 9 a.m. // SOUPs is a supportive parenting group for those with kids of all ages! SOUPs is meeting twice weekly: First Mondays at 3 p.m. remaining Mondays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. online. Join us each week to connect with each other and catch up! Meeting Link
Tuesday, March 9
Evensong // 7 p.m. // Evensong services are opportunities to employ singing and silence as a Unitarian Universalist spiritual practice. Join Rev. Keith Arnold and David Burrows to ground ourselves during this time of isolation. Watch Link
Happening Soon
Sunday, March 14
Singing Workshop with Melanie DeMore // 1:30 – 3 p.m. // Missing singing? Join vocal activist and empowering teacher Melanie DeMore for 90 minutes of energizing and connecting songs. Melanie’s songs are sung in UU churches around the country including “You gotta put one foot in front of the other and lead with love” and “I am sending you light.” If you are seeking the power of singing together in community, this online meeting is for you. This free event is sponsored by Colorado Unitarian Universalist Music Leaders. Registration Link
Saturday, March 20
Stuffie Sleepover (a vicarious adventure!) // Drop-off Saturday 12 – 1 p.m. Pick up Sunday 12 – 1 p.m. // Though we cannot yet be together in our beloved shared space, our stuffies can. Let them bring some of that wondrous energy home with them from JUC for you to enjoy. Send one stuffie per member (adult, kid, or family) on an adventure and infuse with some joy from JUC.

Family Movie Night // 6 p.m. // Join us (and our stuffies!) for a shared but virtual night at the movies.  Get your people, popcorn, and comfy clothes ready for a kid-friendly film. All you need to do is tune in, and we’ll do the rest! Meeting Link
Friday, April 16
Virtual Talent Show // 6 – 7:30 p.m. // Please join us for an evening of shared talents and not taking ourselves too seriously. We’d love for you to read a poem, play an instrument, sing a song, or anything else that would help us all feel a little more connected, entertained, and light-hearted these days. Meeting Link
Campus News
Position Announcement: Temporary Tech/Zoom Director
Jefferson Unitarian Church is hiring for a position to direct the technical elements of preparation for and producing recorded worship services. This position is temporary, and will last as long as Jefferson Unitarian Church services are pre-recorded due to the pandemic. Complete position description.

Estimated Hours per Week: once candidate is familiar with the position and duties, estimated to be 4.5 – 5 hours per week.

Compensation: $22 per hour

Hiring Date: ASAP

To apply: send brief letter of interest to Keith Arnold, Minister of Music
EMGT Grant Process Begins in April
The Endowment and Memorial Gift Trust (EMGT) was established in 1996 through the generosity of several members of JUC. The trustees receive gifts, bequests and other donations and invest the proceeds in the Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund. The income on the principal is used to fund special projects that reflect JUC’s religious and social values.

Since its inception, the EMGT has distributed more than $500,000 to fund capital improvements, scholarships, internships, conferences, and community outreach. We encourage you to submit your ideas to advance the strategic objectives of JUC.

The EMGT board will accept applications beginning April 1. All grant proposals must originate from a standing committee or recognized JUC group. The application and further information about this year’s grant cycle will be available soon.
Staying Connected
Send in Your Photos!
Even though we can’t be together in person, we still want to see each other! This week’s theme is You Being UU! Send in your photos by noon on Thursday to darcystanton@jeffersonunitarian.org
for inclusion in the next video.

View last week’s video by clicking the image to the right.