WEEKLY
CONNECTION

 
 
 
 
 
October 17-23, 2018 
Sunday, October 21
9:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Sunday Service

Children’s Chapel (chapel)
4th/5th OWL (M1/2)
Estate Planning Workshop (M5)
Faith Forward Inquirers (M3/4)

 

Fall Congregational Meeting (sanc.)
Sunday Service
Children’s Chapel (chapel)
Design Interviews (M1/2)
EMGT mtg. (M5)
Going Deeper: Stone (R8)
Resonance Choir (Priestley rm.)
Mindfulness Meditation (chapel)
¡Charla! (M3/4)
SEEKING REFUGE
Rev. Wendy Williams Minister

Where is true refuge? How do we offer it to each other?
 
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
This Sunday children K-5th grades will begin in the chapel for Children’s Chapel on Sanctuary. 

 

Details about this week’s RE events can be found on the Family Calendar.
 
MUSIC
9 a.m. Treble Chamber Choir
11 a.m. JUC Choir

FALL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Sunday, October 21 // 10:15 a.m.
Please plan to attend! Child care is provided. Making Room update is on the agenda. Friends and newcomers are welcome to attend.

 

Shared Ministry
Support our shared worship each Sunday and help all feel welcome by signing up to be a Greeter, Usher, Coffee Attendant, or Laundry Helper.
Please SIGN UP to be on a Hospitality Team this year. 
As a team member you will be asked to sign up for one service every two months, and Beth Leyba will recruit others to fill any empty spots.
 
Anyone is welcome to sign up to serve, even if you are not on a team.
 
Many thanks to the following Sunday Shared Ministry volunteers

who served October 14:
Terre Deegan-Young, Elaine Zerger, Sharon Groten, Jeff Pederson, Linda Boettcher, Linda Horn, Dave & Barb Beato, Barry & June Davis, Margie Robinson, and Lynne Haigh!

 

This Week
JUC CAN Elections Webpage
Visit the JUC Community Action Network (CAN) Elections 2018 webpage to find information about ballot issues, voting, and videos of the Ballot Issues and Candidates Forums held at JUC.

 

Today, Wednesday, October 17
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
 
Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence (CFCU) Pre-Election Panel // 7 – 8:30 p.m. // First Plymouth Congregation Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd. // 
JUC is a member of CFCU who is hosting a pre-election panel featuring major civic leaders talking about the mental health policies and programs that can help save lives.
The event will be moderated by Andrew Romanoff, with the following speakers: 
Sheriff Tony Spurlock, Douglas County
Bob McDonald, Executive Director of the Department of Public Health & Environment
Rep. Leslie Herod, House District 8
Carpool from JUC departing at 6 p.m. Contact: Don Armstrong

 

Thursday, October 18
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 
 
Being UU: Why I Left, Why I Stayed // 7 – 8:30 p.m. // Additional dates: Thursdays, November 1, 15, 29 // Everyone has a story. For many of us our story has meant a change from the story of our youth. For others maybe you have seen family or friends leave the story you once shared. Tony Campolo is a well-known evangelical Christian author, speaker, and teacher. For 30 years his son Bart followed in his footsteps. Then one day Bart revealed that he no longer shared his dad’s faith. This book is their story. We will be using the book to guide a conversation with the following goals

  • Deepen the understanding of our own individual story
  • Connect more deeply with stories of others
  • Engage with others who may not share your story
We will meet for four weeks. The first three will be a book discussion and on week four we will watch Leaving My Father’s Faith a documentary telling their story with a short discussion to follow. You will need to get your owncopy of the book, available from libraries and booksellers of your choice. This book read is co-sponsored by both the UU Humanists and the UU Liberal Christians. Facilitators: Rev. Eric Banner and Bill Finley. Sign up to attend.

 

Friday, October 19
We Are Family // 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. worship // 1st Wednesdays & 3rd Fridays // Dinner: Halloween Mac and Cheese // 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, October 20
Memorial Service: Gordon Day // 1:30 p.m. // chapel // Celebrate Gordon’s life and mourn his loss with his wife of 33 years, Alberta Kalavity, and family.
 
Educating Rita // 2 p.m. // Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities // All proceeds from this performance will go to the West Metro Habitat Interfaith Coalition. The comedy follows the relationship of Rita, a working class hairdresser who wants to learn, and Frank, a failed poet and professor who wants to drink. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 720-898-7200. Enjoy the show and support Habitat for Humanity!

 

Sunday, October 21
Faith Forward Inquirers // 9 a.m. // Are you new to JUC? Do you want to learn more about our church and faith? These one-hour drop-in sessions are designed for visitors and newer members to deepen your understanding of Unitarian Universalism and JUC, make connections, and meet our staff and lay leaders. You are welcome to attend one or all, and the sessions do not need to be attended in order. This week’s topic: Pastoral Care & Small Groups
Estate Planning and Charitable Giving // 9 a.m. // Estate planning is important for everyone young and old, rich and poor and those who have not updated theirs for several years. Mike Kramer, an attorney and JUC member will discuss the basic steps of estate planning and the benefits of remembering charities in your estate plans. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered. Contact: Bud Meadows

 

Fall Congregational Meeting // 10:15 a.m. // sanctuary // Please plan to attend! Child care is provided. 

 

Leadership Nominating Committee (LNC) Table // between and after services // You are invited to stop by the LNC Table and learn more about opportunities to support JUC’s mission. Members of the Leadership Nominating Committee are anxious to visit with you! 

 

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 22
Support of Unitarian Parents (SOUPs) // 9 – 11:30 a.m. // As a culture we spend most of our time sitting. Even if you work out an hour a day or walk the dog, the rest of your day is usually spent sitting in the same position. Because of all this sitting we have areas of our body that have shortened and others that have weakened. Heather Josten is a Nutritious Movement Certified Restorative Exercise Specialist. She will teach us an hour Restorative Exercise class. The class is taught like a yoga class. Some moves may even look familiar but the alignment points will set it a part from anything you’ve done before. This is an all levels class. 
 
Please bring a yoga mat and a towel and wear comfortable clothes you can move in. If you have other props like a yoga block or strap, you can bring those too. Childcare is provided beginning at 8:45 a.m.
 
Affinity Group: Great Book Discussion // 7:30 – 9 p.m. // 2nd & 4th Mondays // Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill // 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.  Reading selections denoted with an asterisk are from The Nature of Life published by the Great Books Foundation. Dona Chilcoat is the Shared Inquiry Leader, 303-989-6945
Happening Soon
Thursday, October 25
JUC Green Task Force: Electricity for Peace // 7 p.m. // When countries depend on each other they’ll prosper together and keep the peace. That is the idea behind an effort trying to bring North Korea out of political isolation, convincing it to give up nuclear weapons in return for becoming the hub of a proposed Asian Super Grid. Such a grid would decarbonize much of Asia, transporting clean renewable power from giant remote wind and solar plants to urban and industrial centers to replace harmful coal and gas plants. JUC member Robert Williams is Senior Research Scientist, Emeritus, with the Andinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. Stay for conversations, food and drinks at the reception following the Q&A. Contact: Martin Voelker 

 

Saturday, October 27
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. Please sign up to help today!
Sunday, November 11
Our Songs! with Keith // 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. // Did you know that there’s a version of Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday” in our hymnal? Come spend an hour with Keith experiencing little-known and familiar songs from the UU hymnals Singing the Living Tradition and Singing the Journey. We’ll sing through old and new hymns, delving into them for meaning and how they might equip us to live lives of connection and engagement. Family friendly for all ages.

 

Sunday, November 18
JUC CAN: The Action Center – Why We Should Care // 12:30 – 2 p.m. // 
Get answers to questions about the Action Center. What do they do? Why did they close their homeless shelter? What is their importance to the health of the county? What is their history with JUC? Join us to hear from Action Center staff, board members, and JUC members and understand why the Action Center is important to all citizens of Jefferson County.

 

Campus News
Annual Craft Faire Applications Now Available
Only 7 days left for JUC members to get preferential consideration to participate in the annual JUC Craft Faire. After Monday, October 22, the Faire is open to all crafters. The Craft Faire is Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. The Craft Faire benefits crafty members who can sell their wares; JUC who gets part of the proceeds; and JUC members who can participate in a community event and get their last Christmas presents. Applications are available in the JUC office, at the Craft Faire Table on Sunday morning or by emailing Nancy Bolt.
Community News
October 23 – 28
Tibetan Buddhist Mandala Tour // The Monks are coming to Evergreen! This will be a great opportunity to meet and connect with our guests, and for the monks to share their mission with us. A schedule of events is attached. Please come, bring friends, spend time watching the creation of the sand mandala. Perhaps attend one of the Dharma talks, where the monks welcome time for questions. For a more intimate meet and greet with the monks, join us for one of the pot luck dinners. Contact: Patti Stone

 

Sunday, October 28
Jefferson Humanists: A Citizen’s View of Climate Change and What to do About It // 4:30 p.m. // JUC chapel // The speaker is Dr. David Kline, retired energy policy analyst with a long career at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and currently a volunteer lobbyist with Citizens’ Climate Lobby. He will discuss a proposed national climate policy that significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions, maintains economic growth, and protects our poorest citizens from the effects of increasing energy prices. The evening begins with snacks, beverages and conversation, and includes a Humanist Moment presentation by Tom Kellogg.
The Psalms Are Still Speaking // 5 – 6:30 p.m. // South Broadway Christian Church
23 Lincoln St, Denver // Rev. Tamara Lebak, a Unitarian Universalist minister, and her wife and drummer Bonnie (an entrepreneurial non-denominational pastor) have been traveling the country sharing this spirit filled music project with congregations and seminaries of a variety of denominations. Rev. Tamara is combining her sermon writing discipline with her love for songwriting to reimagine the Psalms for a new generation. The melodies are memorable, the message is inclusive, and the lyrics are thoughtful and rooted in the Psalms. Writing at a pace of nearly one a week for about a year, these new songs are a reflection of the Psalms through her perspective of the relentless and persistent love of God. At this writing she is currently working on Psalm 58 and has been in the studio recording the first Psalms Project album 1-25 which will be available November 1. Tamara was recently accepted to Phillips Theological Seminary for her doctorate with The Psalms Project as her focus.

 

The full church calendar and more information about events can be found at
www.jeffersonunitarian.org