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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Art Show – September 2017

Jonathon Blake is a University of Virginia graduate who has lived in Charlottesville for the last 20 years. Growing up in Mechanicsville, Virginia, he made the move from his hometown in 1998 while attending the university. Drawn to art, writing, mixed media and a variety of other expressive outlets from...

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Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund

On Friday night, August 25, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 Storm and brought with it deadly winds and rain to an area of the United States millions call home. Much of the Texas Gulf Coast has been impacted and communities in Louisiana and across the state of...

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Words of Wikstrom – September 2017

In our worship life for the past several years we have participated in a program called “Soul Matters.”  Developed at First Unitarian Church in Rochester, NY, Soul Matters provides monthly themes as a way to help focus worship so as to correct the all-too frequent model of jumping around week-to-week...

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Musing on Our Metaphor – September 2017

Our image/metaphor informing our worship this month is a bowl.  You can take this into your life beyond Sunday mornings by musing on questions such as these: How many kinds of bowls (with how many uses) can I think of? Do I have any kind of association with a bowl?...

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What is PACEM?

PACEM is an emergency homeless shelter. We provide food, shelter, and compassionate support during the coldest months of the year to folks who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets of Charlottesville.  We rely heavily on the local faith community, those congregations willing to open their doors and their hearts...

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TJMC Yard Sale

Yard Sale 2017: Strengthening Community and Faith

Greetings from the TJMC-UU Yard Sale team! On behalf of the team, I’d like to give you all an overview and some highlights of this very successful annual event that I was happy to be part of. Our journey started in mid-June, with the preparation of the lower floor of...

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The Talk of TJMC – Changeless Values in Changing Times

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. delivered the sermon.   Nearly 500 people filled our sanctuary, social hall, and overflow seating outdoors.  NBC29, The Daily Progess, and UU World all reported on the occasion. During the service we passed out envelopes for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. ...

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A Minister’s Musings: The Match or the Dynamite?

This is the text of a Letter to the Editor I wrote for my local paper, The Daily Progress, in response to an editorial they published prior to the events of August 12th, 2017. When studying the causes of WWI in junior high, my teacher said that the assassination of...

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