JUC Weekly Connection
WEEKLY
CONNECTION






January 22-28, 2020  
Sunday, January 26
9:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m.


10:10 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Sunday Service
New Here (M3/4)

New Member Coffee Hour (enCounter)

Children’s Musical Rehearsal (chapel)

Sunday Service

Science and Spirit (R6/7)
JUC Community Action Network mtg (M3/4)

New Here: UU History + Campus Tour // 9 a.m. //  Are you curious to learn more about JUC and Unitarian Universalism? Looking to become a member of the congregation? Come join us for New Here! Each class focuses on a different topic about the church and faith. Ask questions, talk directly with our staff, and meet some new folks. Visitors are encouraged to attend!  Drop-ins are welcome or  sign up if you plan to attend.

A SPORTING CHANCE
Rev. Eric Banner, Associate Minister
Aldo Leopold wrote “A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience, rather than a mob of onlookers.” What does integrity mean when no one sees what you’re doing, and how might the traditions of the field sports remind us of how and why ethics matter in an era that suggests simply doing what we can get away with?

MUSIC
Choir

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Preschool: Inner courage
K-5th Grades: Integrity of Courage
4th-5th Grade OWL: Puberty
6 th Grade  Neighboring Faiths: Integrity & the Black Church conclusion 
7 th Grade OWL: Redefining Abstinence
8th Grade Coming of Age: Introduction to credo/affirmation creation
Senior High Youth Group (YRUU): Promise Keeping

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 the following Sunday Shared Ministry
volunteers who served January 19:
Elaine Zerger & Jack Killough, Jenna Bannon, Jeff Pederson, Andy Melick, Cathie Harris, Linda Horn, Deb Bollig, Susie Streng, Sara Lohaus, Mary Le Boeuf, Beth Tysler, and Lynne Haigh!
This Week
Thursday, January 23
Green Task Force: Solar’s Cutting Edge – Can New Solar Tech Beat Silicon PV? // 7 p.m. //  By 2050 we’ll likely see 70% of new power generation from solar (and 20% from wind), offering huge savings in cost and emissions of renewables over fossil fuels. But what kind of solar? Will it be familiar silicon photovoltaics, or brand new thin film technology like the much talked about Perovskites solar cells which are not yet commercially ready but have reached high efficiencies?

JUC member Keith Emery ran the solar testing lab at NREL and will explain why conventional silicon PV totally dominates the market share and will likely stay ahead.  Colorado School of Mines professor Alan Sellinger works with NREL on Perovskites. He’ll introduce what makes that new technology so attractive and their prospects to eventually take the lead or at least fit important niches.  Free. Stay for refreshments, drinks, and conversation.
Friday, January 24
Pastoral Care: Alone Together // 5 p.m. //  Are you age 55 plus? Do you live alone? Do you find it hard to answer the question “What’s for Dinner?” Do you enjoy cooking with other people?  If this description fits you join us for dinner and a conversation about forming a monthly group to cook together and dine together at JUC. We can share recipes for easy dinners for one while we enjoy each other’s company and a meal that we have prepared together. 

That night we will have beef and veggie stews. Please sign up to attend, bring a side dish to share, and your ideas about how this group could work for you. Contact: Mary Anne Schiff
Sunday, January 26
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! Meet at the enCounter near the patio doors in the south commons.
Monday, January 27
Affinity Group: Great Books Discussion // 7:30 p.m. // 2nd & 4th Mondays // Book of Genesis // 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.  Dona Chilcoat is the Shared Inquiry Leader, 303-989-6945
The JUiCe needs you!
If you would like to play in the worship band, The JUiCe is looking for musicians to add to our lineup! specifically, we are looking for bass and electric guitar, but any instrument would be a welcome addition! Contact: Adam Revell 
Health Care Survey
JUC CAN is organizing for a future where more equitable policies benefit everyone. During this month we are working with Together Colorado’s Health Care Committee by distributing a survey pertaining to your health care experiences. Please take about 10 minutes to fill it out here Be sure to type in JUC when asked for your congregation.  Thank you for your willingness to offer your feedback.
Happening Soon
Friday, January 31
Pastoral Care: Age Song // Meets Fridays through March 20 // 10 – 11:30 a.m. //  Growing old is not an option, but we can choose how we age. If you’re facing questions about what it means to be growing older (65+) join us for a 8 week discussion based on the book  AgeSong : Meditations for our Later Years by Elizabeth Bugental. This book gives us the inspiration to take charge of our own aging.

Now that we’re old enough, and maybe wise enough, to decide how we’d like to live before we die, it’s time to explore those nagging questions. You don’t have to do it alone. The passages in  AgeSong  open a space for us to make this journey in a spirit of adventure and appreciation. They provide us with a simple and profound breathing space to take in the richness within our reach that could fill our last days with wonder and gratitude. 

Sign up if you plan to attend. Participants must commit to most of the sessions. You will need to purchase the book, available wherever used books are sold. Contact: Lynn Haigh
Saturday, February 1
Pastoral Care: Caring and Caregiving in the Digital Age // 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. // Learn ways to support your family and friends during challenging times. We’ll give you hands-on instruction about sites such as United Way’s 211, Lotsa Helping Hands, Caring Bridge, and Meal Train. We will also help you learn to use our Online Directory and SignUp Genius. Bring your laptops and smart phones! Coffee and a morning snack will greet you! Please sign up to attend.
Sunday, February 2
Green Task Force: Generation Green New Deal Documentary Launch Party // 7 p.m. // Join the JUC Green Task Force and the new Jeffco chapter of the climate action group 350 Colorado for a launch party and sneak preview for the Sunrise Movement’s new documentary:
Generation Green New Deal. Contact Martin Voelker
Thursday, February 6
Food and Nourishment Task Force: Soup Team // 1 – 4 p.m. //  The Abundant Harvest Soup Team makes soup for the Arvada Rising Homeless Lunch project and for the Abundant Harvest table on Sundays at JUC.
Sunday, February 9
Auction Item: Oscar Night Party // 5 – 10 p.m. //  Walk the red carpet. Dine at a buffet and bar honoring the Best Picture nominees. Watch the show with other movie fans. And compete in the Academy Awards pool to win fabulous prizes. It’s the next best thing to the Vanity Fair party! Cost is $35 per person. Purchase your spot today!
Tuesday, February 18
New Here: Two-Class Online Session // 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. // Additional date: Tuesday, February 25 //  Are you curious to learn more about JUC and Unitarian Universalism? Looking to become a member of the congregation? Come join us for New Here! Each class focuses on a different topic about the church and faith. Ask questions, talk directly with our staff, and meet some new folks. Visitors are encouraged to attend! Contact: Nick Rogall
Saturday, February 29
LEAP Day All-Church Party: Let’s Embrace A New Place! // 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. // Lakewood Church of the Nazerine, 1755 Dover Street //  Food Trucks! Scavenger Hunt! Games! Horse Basketball! Learn what it will take from our membership, in capital contributions, to grow into the proposed new location. After a short family-friendly program, let’s enjoy each other and the elbow-room afforded by a larger space. Want to help? Contact:  Tracy Nolan
Saturday, March 7
Annual Auction Fundraiser // 6 p.m. //  Flex your way over to JUC’s biggest fundraising event of the year!  We’ll have delicious food, a cash bar, hundreds of unique services, events, experiences and items donated by JUC members. Visit the  auction website   or stop by the table in the commons on Sunday.
Community News
Saturday, January 25
Colcannon // 7 p.m. // First Unitarian Society of Denver //  Colcannon will perform authentic, joyful Irish music as part of this year’s  Capitol Hill Concerts  line-up. Colcannon formed in 1984; this concert will be one of their last concerts in the States, as Mick and Jean Bolger will be moving to Ireland this June to embark on new adventures. A portion of this concert’s proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado (PPVC). Purchase tickets  online  for only $15, or at the door for $20. Student tickets are $10, and youth 12 and under are free. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Child care is available for this concert, please  sign up  in advance.
Sunday, January 26
Flavors of Golden // 12:30 – 2 p.m. // Ben H. Parker Student Center Ballroom, 1200 16th St. // Join an interactive lunch with Colorado School of Mines students and faculty and Golden community members to celebrate how Mines and Golden support each other and to strengthen our partnership. Register online.

C hasing Coral: Climate Impacts on Coral Reefs // 4 p.m. // JUC Chapel //  Our speaker, Zack Rago, activist voice for ecosystems, passionate coral enthusiast and science educator, has spent his entire career working with and seeking to protect coral reefs. The program is hosted by Jefferson Humanists, a chapter of the American Humanist Association. We offer appetizers, beverages and socializing, followed by Terry Kirkham’s Humanist Moment and the speaker. 
Jeffco PTA Suicide Prevention Classes
The Jeffco PTA is offering free QPR suicide prevention classes on one Saturday morning each month for a $3 donation. Advance sign up is requested. Find out more and register on the Jeffco PTA website
The full church calendar and more information about events can be found at www.jeffersonunitarian.org