Stand in Solidarity- Charlottesville

This morning I received a link to a page put up by Indivisible which lists the groups and individuals who will be holding one form or another of vigil in solidarity with our city. I lost count, but when I put them all onto 8.5 x 11 paper (double sided),...

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Additional Service Wednesday Evening

Wednesday August 9th, at 7 PM, our Assistant Minister, Rev. Alex McGee will lead special worship service with Rev. Jan Rivero of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. The service is designed to give us spiritual comfort and strength as our community prepares to respond to the alt right rally here...

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Racial Justice Activities

Racial Justice Events & Activities around town (as of Aug 14) more detail at bit.ly/ActNowCville   AUGUST 19 Back to School Book Bash 10:30-noon Pavillion August 19 Museum Tours with Trailblazers – Jefferson School African American Heritage Center – 11am, 12pm, 2pm – free AUGUST 24 Thursday 7:30-8:30 Jazz Society,...

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The Talk of TJMC – Let Us Pray …

“Let us enter into that inner place of peace, that mood of meditation, that some call ‘prayer.’”  I say this most Sundays as part of my introduction to the time of our service called Going Deeper.  This is when we take time for silence, light Candles of Hope and Remembrance...

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Words of Wikstrom – August 2017

As I write, the visit of the Klu Klux Klan is about a week behind me, and I am about to leave Charlottesville for two weeks of vacation.  (My family and I are driving up to Maine to visit for the first time since we all left more than a...

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Next Steps Weekend, August 25-27, 2017

We are excited to welcome Mark Ewert, UU Stewardship consultant, to TJMCUU August 25-27, 2017 for a Next Steps Weekend (NSW).  The NSW will provide a review of our financial situation and stewardship potential and give us feedback and guidance on where we can go forward as a congregation. The...

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Weaving Worship Together

For years it has been our practice for a team of lay people to work collaboratively with our ordained clergy in both creating and facilitating our Sunday morning worship experiences in the sanctuary.  Maybe you have felt called to this ministry, yet don’t feel comfortable speaking in front of groups...

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