Racial Justice Activities

Join us at TJMC for Movie Night JUNE 30 Friday 6:30-9 pm. “Race: The Power of an Illusion” was a 2003 PBS TV series. At TJMC-UU we’ll watch Part 3 (it stands alone so no need to have watched parts 1 and 2) in the Church Parlor. Facilitator: Bob Gross....

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Words of Wikstrom – June 2017

In perhaps one of her most well-known poems, Emily Dickenson wrote of hope: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all … My mother had a friend named Pauli Murray.  I’ve mentioned her before, and...

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A Minister’s Musings: To sing not enough …

Yesterday morning I joined with a group of people in a park in downtown Charlottesville.  The park has been getting a lot of attention lately, both locally and in the national media, because of an effort to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee which stands so prominently in its...

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Art Show – June 2017

June Art Show-Sara Gondwe (Opening-June 4th after church) Born in 1949 in Beaver Dam, WI, Ms. Gondwe earned a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a Masters degree in Education.  This earned her a career as a Reading Specialist for students in kindergarten through 12th grades.  She spearheaded both the Gettysburg...

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Social Action Collection – June 2017

In June, TJMC-UU will be supporting The Women’s Initiative through our Social Action Collection on June 18th. This is an amazing local non-profit that provides women with counseling and social support so they can transform life challenges into positive change and growth. The Women’s Initiative offers a walk-in wellness clinic, individual...

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A Minister’s Musings: But I’m not a …

Yesterday I promised that I would return to one of the most frequent responses people who identify as white have to the use of the term “White Supremacy” as the way to describe the dominant culture in which we, to borrow a phrase, “live, and move, and have our being.’...

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A Minister’s Musings: Words, words, words …

During the years I served the First Universalist Church of Yarmouth, Maine, I regularly had lunch with a colleague from the United Church of Christ congregation across the street.  I don’t remember what prompted this particular exchange, but Peter once made the observation that Unitarian Universalists, as a whole, were...

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A Minister’s Musings: From Torches to Whispers …

According to my local paper, The Daily Progress, last night: “Several dozen torch-wielding protesters gathered in Charlottesville’s Lee Park just after 9 p.m. Saturday, chanting “You will not replace us,” “Russia is our friend” and “Blood and soil.”” Lee Park has been in our news a lot lately, since the...

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IMPACT

IMPACT 2017 Update

IMPACT’s 10th Nehemiah Action was one of the best and most successful ever. Three City Counselors and three County Supervisors said yes to continued funding for the new Women’s Residential Treatment Center; Region Ten reported about the plan and successful fund drive so Center will open this Fall. Three County...

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