We are in this together

Dear TJMC-UU Community, The past months have seen tragedy after tragedy wearing at our everyday existence…Cville August 12, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and now Las Vegas. It would be easy to try to minimize, to compartmentalize and to just plain give up...

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Suggestions for Spiritual Seeking: October 2017

In the fall we will be examining and exploring issues of identity.  Each month within the season we’ll use a different image to help shape our journey of discovery.  For October, the image is “roots.” If you want to continue, and deepen, your personal exploration beyond Sunday mornings, here are...

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Words of Wikstrom – October 2017

Nearly every religious tradition we humans have ever developed has had some way of describing the concept of there being a true, authentic self (who we really are), and a false self (who we are conditioned to appear to be).  There are different terms used for these two states of...

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Art Show – October 2017

“Water Like Memory”  I am fascinated by water. Its patterns and dynamics are at once calming and stimulating. Water is ever changing and what lies beneath its evocative surfaces is never fully revealed – a mystery that drives my recent paintings. With camera in hand, I have spent many hours...

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Social Action Collection – October 2017

TJMCUU Food Pantry Our own church Food Pantry operates on the first Friday of each month.  About 21 TJMC volunteers arrive between 9AM and 1PM to unload the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank truck of over  4+ TONS of food each month.  Twenty-one TJMC volunteers, plus 9 non-church members, work...

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Racial Justice Activities

Racial Justice Events & Activities at Church White Like Me by Tim Wise book discussion group Tuesdays October 17, 24, November 7 14 11:30-1:30 PM, Lower Hall Kitchen Led by Sara Gondwe White Like Me by Tim Wise, will spark an introduction to a four-part discussion of our own personal...

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Tai Chi Classes at TJMC

Tai Chi Classes at TJMC Mondays, Sept. 18 – Dec. 11 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist (717 Rugby Rd. Enter from Edgewood Lane Door. Lower Hall 3) Donations to benefit TJMC! Tai Chi for Health, 2:00 – 3:00 Drop-in class with easy Tai Chi movements for stability and health....

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Leia Durland-Jones

The Talk of TJMC – In Recognition of 25 years of ministry

On Sunday, September 10th I began our formal recognition and celebration of the 25th anniversary of our Director of Faith Development, Leia Durland-Jones, beginning her ministry to and with this congregation.  Here are the words I said: The people we’ve just honored are among the many ministers of this congregation. ...

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