The Talk of TJMC – We welcome you…

During the Presidential campaign, then candidate Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the country.  To be “fair,” he has defended his ban as simply being a precautionary measure of banning for 90 days entry into the United States travelers from seven specific countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya,...

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The Talk of TJMC – What Was Said and What Was Heard

Yesterday I preached a sermon which clearly had impact.  On the way out of the sanctuary a larger than usual number of people said that I’d really challenged them to think; others were quite clear that they wanted me to know that they disagreed (some quite vehemently) with what I’d...

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Racial Justice Activities

SIGN UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT OFFERINGS! Register here Friday movie White Man’s Burden – a walk in different shoes, Friday, February 17, 6:30-9 PM. Facilitated by Bob Gross. How would our daily lives be changed if those of us who identify as white were “of color” …...

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Connect-hers February 21: Spirit Animals Session

Ever wonder what sorts of wisdom animals have to share with you?  Heard about “Spirit Animals, Power Animals, Totems” on all those online quizzes and want to go a little deeper?   Kiara (KEER-uh) McCadden of Honey Sweet Harmony will facilitate a simultaneously playful and meaningful group experience in connecting with our Spirit Animal Guides at...

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A Racial Justice Conference for Youth and Adults

Showing Up: A Racial Justice Conference for Youth and Adults on March 10-12, 2017 at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Join us in taking the next steps in showing up for racial justice. We are excited about this upcoming training event sponsored by the Tidewater and Blue Ridge cluster of Unitarian...

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Words of Wikstrom – February 2017

Identity “Do you know who I am?  Do you know who you are?  See we one another clearly – do you know who we are?”  These questions are from Harry Belafonte’s lively song “Turn the World Around” (#1074 in Singing the Journey).  When he was the guest star on a...

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Thoughts on Stewardship – February 2017

Have you noticed it?  Have you seen all of the new faces, Sunday after Sunday, filling the sanctuary?  “I came because I’d heard about the Circle of Community you all had the night after the election,” one person has said.  “I find myself needing a community of people with whom...

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Questions for Consideration: Identity

As always, don’t treat these questions like “homework” or a list that needs to be covered in its entirety.  Instead, simply pick the one question that speaks to you most and let it lead you where you need to go. The goal of these questions is not to help you...

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