Christmas Eve Services Sunday December 24

  10 AM  Multigenerational Worship led by Alex McGee We reflect together on the meaning of winter holidays and returning light. Extra singing and mindful movement for all ages. 4:30 PM  Multigenerational Interactive Nativity Service Arrive ready to participate or watch. The cast of this story can volunteer as the...

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Words of Wikstrom – December 2017

On Sunday, November 3rd, 2017, I spoke with the some of the children of our congregation.  Of course, the adults were welcomed to listen in, too. I told them a story — about getting lost on a hike and what it was that “grounded” me during that ordeal. I also...

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A Minister’s Musings: Oh Star

When I was in high school, our concert choir sang a piece that really moved me deeply.  Every time we sang it, when we got to this one particular part, I would find myself tearing up.  And not just whenever I was singing it, whenever I’ve listened to it since...

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Social Action Collection – December 2017

Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum Meal Packet Program at TJMC The Social Action Collection for this month is collected on December for our own Religious Education service project to support the Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum (IHS). Two or three times each year our children in Religious Education use their Sunday school time to...

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PACEM: Hosting the Men, Nov. 2017

To our friends at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church-Unitarian Universalist: Thank you for once again hosting PACEM’s men’s shelter in our 14th winter of helping people who are homeless in our area. We want you to know how truly blessed this community is to have congregations like yours to help in...

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The Talk of TJMC – Healing 4 Charlottesville

There is an event this Saturday called “Healing4Charlottesville.” It’s being organized by several area clergy, and is intended to be a time for prayerful, humble recognition of the need for healing in our community.  Organizers say, “This is not a march against anything or anyone. It is us taking responsibility...

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The Talk of TJMC – Mindful Stewardship

Within the TJMC community, we honor the unique gifts that we each bring to the congregation. Some of us are gifted musicians, others are skilled at committee work. Some have ample financial means to support the work of the church, and others a surplus of time to devote to program...

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November Art Show “Understanding and Healing”

GerriAnne Huey discovered painting as a recovery tool in her mental health journey. “I didn’t begin with a passion for art — art found me. I believe that creativity began to grow in me at a time when I was going through a personal life challenge and beginning to crack;...

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