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This Week@First Jefferson
April 21–30, 2017
Love is the doctrine of this church, the quest of truth is our sacrament and service is our prayer.
Earth Is Our Mother
Special Choral Presentation Sunday, April 30 11am Dave Brubeck was one of our foremost jazz musicians. He also produced works based on words meaningful to him, but in other styles. His setting of the Chief Seattle speech is an example. We have presented it here in the past and are planning to do so again. On April 29. Andrew Pierce will sing the part of Chief Seattle. We believe you will find it meaningful and enjoyable. Rehearsals are Sundays at 9:30am. Come join us!
Child & Youth Religious Education
Classes start at 9:45am, Religious Education Wing
The Mission of Child and Youth Religious Education
Our church community is called to support each other as we raise and develop children of character. The Religious Education program of First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church will:
Adult Spiritual Exploration
Adventures in Religion
Library, 9:30 am,Jesus through Pagan Eyes
Adventures in Religion is a round-table discussion group about world religions. We are currently discussing Reverend Mark Townsend, Jesus through Pagan Eyes: Bridging Neopagan Perspectives with a Progressive Vision of Christ, Llewellyn Publications, ©2012. ISBN-10: 0738721913. ISBN-13: 978-0738721910. Paperback.
Coming April 30
Jaggers Parlor, 9:45 am Claire Sexton, Julia Sexton’s daughter, will talk about the UU Woman’s Federation and activism. She is very involved in the national organization from her Waco church.
News to Use
Spectrum Concert Series
Monday, May 8, 2017, 7:30pm, Sanctuary The stunning and powerful dramatic soprano Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet is our special guest for the final concert of the season A freewill donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors is suggested for this performance. Ms. Charbonnet will be featured in the beautiful Zwei Gesange for Voice, Viola and Piano by Johannes Brahms, which will also feature Daniel Sigale, viola, and Shields-Collins Bray, piano. She will then be featured in the dramatic tone poem, Il Tramonto (The Sunset) for Mezzo Soprano and String Quartet by late-Romantic Italian composer Ottorino Respighi, along with Jennifer Betz and Molly Baer, violins, Daniel Sigale, viola, and Allan Steele, cello. The second half of the concert is devoted to the grand Octet in F Major, D.803 by Franz Schubert, featuring Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians Ivan Petruzziello, clarinet, Kevin Hall, bassoon, Molly Norcross, horn, Jennifer Betz and Molly Baer, violins, Daniel Sigale, viola, Allan Steele, cello, and William Clay, bass.
Sacred Hearth CUUPs Beltane
Saturday, April 29, 7pm–10pm, Coleman Hall Join us as we celebrate Beltane by honoring the Goddess Danu and the Fae Folk. Weather permitting, we’ll have ritual outdoors, including the traditional Maypole dance and balefire. Potluck feasting will follow, so bring a favorite seasonal dish to share. Doors open at 7 pm for ingathering, and circle begins at 7:30. As always, our circles are free and open to the public, and one need not be Pagan or Unitarian Universalist to attend.
Middle Eastern Fusion Gourmet Dinner
Saturday, May 6 at 7pm–9:30pm Come indulge in an exotic and extravagant Middle Eastern Fusion Dinner. This is a 7 course dinner: appetizer, soup, pasta, salad, meat course, dessert, and fruit plate. The meal will include dishes from different regions, but will not be served in the traditional manner,(thus we can have the different courses). Reservations required, Limited Seating $25 minimum donation. All proceeds will be donated to First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church and the meal will be prepared by the Chalice Chefs!
North Texas UU Leadership Conference
Saturday, June 10, 2017—8:30am-4:30pm, First Jefferson
We are a liberal religious community of diverse individuals. We nurture spiritual growth, encourage lifelong education, work for social justice, serve the larger community, and celebrate life’s gifts together through meaningful worship. We welcome and support others in their expression of religious freedom.
Please note that the choir will gather for rehearsal at 9:30am on April 16, 23 and 30, and will meet Saturday, April 29 in the Sanctuary for rehearsal from 10am–Noon.
This Weeks Events
Friday, April 21
Friends Covenant Group, A Women’s Group 4pm, Jaggers Parlor
OWL Lock-In 6pm, Coleman Hall
Interweave Get Together 6:30pm, No Frills Grill, 1550 Eastchase Pkwy., Suite 1200, Arlington 76017
Saturday, April 22
Sunday, April 23
HUUmanist Steering Committee Meeting 12:30pm, Library
Tuesday, April 25
First Jefferson Quilters 1pm, Jaggers Parlor
Book Discussion Group 7pm, Jaggers Parlor
Saturday, April 29
Choir Rehearsal 10am, Sanctuary
CUUPs Beltane 7pm, Coleman Hall
Sunday, April 30
OWL Class 1pm, High School Room
“Earth Is Our Mother”
Adventures in Religion
Library, 9:30 am, Jesus through Pagan Eyes
Adventures in Religion is a round-table discussion group about world religions. Currentyly we are discussing Reverend Mark Townsend, Jesus through Pagan Eyes: Bridging Neopagan Perspectives with a Progressive Vision of Christ, Llewellyn Publications, ©2012. ISBN-10: 0738721913. ISBN-13: 978-0738721910. Paperback.
Jaggers Parlor, 9:45 am Bill Maginnis will present more of his interesting and discussible Ted Talks or other YouTube programming.
“We each have a role to play in ensuring that we do not pass a world beyond repair on to our children. Everyone must do their part, and as long as we unite to protect the one planet we have, we can leave it in better shape for future generations. On Earth Day, let us all accept our individual responsibilities to care for the world we live in, and let us marshal our best efforts toward building a safer, more stable, and more sustainable world.”
∼Barack Obama, 2016 April 21st
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