Smile for TJMC!

by Laura Horn   Most of us buy locally but also shop online. Amazon Smile is a great way to support TJMC. Next time you shop, just replace your Amazon bookmark with smile.amazon.com. The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of eligible sales (that’s most items) to TJMC! It...

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International Women’s Convocation

Third Convocation in CA, February 16-19, 2017 By Barbara Kres Beach   Look at it this way.  Imagine a world where women and girls can make choices—get an education, have a business, earn equal pay for equal work, participate in politics and live free from violence and discrimination.  Through the...

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Words of Wikstrom – July 2016

This month’s theme question:  What does it mean to be a people of interdependence?   On the 4th of July the country celebrates its independence, specifically our declaration in 1776 of our independence from Britain.  The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th of that year, and its stirring...

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Karola Torok Wins Fellowship to US By Barbara Kres Beach

  Karola Torok, daughter of TJMC’s partner church minister, Istvan and Melinda Torok, has won a prestigious fellowship to work in the United States for 9 months, beginning September, 2016.   Sponsored by the Hungarian government, Karola will work in Ligonier, PA, with members of the Hungarian diaspora.  Over 800...

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Thoughts on Stewardship – July 2016

By RevWik This month’s theme question asks us to consider what it means to be a people of interdependence. What does it mean to say that we Unitarian Universalists – because we are Unitarian Universalists – strive to live lives (congregationally and individually) of interdependence? Not surprisingly, this question is...

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Something for everyone at the 2016 TJMC Yard Sale

Sally Taylor and Jean Newland, Co-chairs Outreach, fundraising, social justice, recycling, community—the yard sale is a quintuple threat, and it’s ON for August 20 and 21, 2016.  We need everyone’s help to make it a success: what key roles will you play? DONATE: Starting July 15 we begin accepting items....

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Questions for the Month of June 2016

Each month we provide a series of question to consider, to sit with, to live into, as a way of engaging more deeply with that month’s theme. There are approximately 130 Unitarian Universalist congregations around the country that are exploring the same themes we are.  If we assume a membership...

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June 2016 Social Action Collection: The Women’s Initiative

by Stephanie Jones This month’s Social Action Collection will support The Women’s Initiative, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting all women in Charlottesville through support groups, individual counseling services, social events, and more.  This organization is committed to helping women access services regardless of their income or cultural background, and...

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