Thoughts on Stewardship – June 2016

Is there some part of our life together in this Beloved Community that really matters to you?  Have you ever thought about what you can do, personally, to help support this aspect of TJMC? These are, of course, just a few ideas.  What is it that you care about, that...

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President’s June 2016 Bulletin Article

Hello friends, Our Director of Administration and Finance, Christina Rivera, has been with us for a year now. She accepted my invitation to sit down for an interview. A video version of this interview will be available on the TJMC website in the near future. Christina, our search committee thought...

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What is Juneteenth? – June 2016

By Sara Gondwe Juneteenth, often known as “Our Other Independence Day” is a day designated to celebrate the last remaining slaves that were notified of their freedom on June 19th, 1865. As a Unitarian Universalist, I see our goal as being inclusive, to make sure that there are representatives “at...

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Words of Wikstrom – June 2016

This month’s theme question:  What does it mean to be a people of simplicity? If you knew you were going to be stranded on a deserted island, and could bring only one book with you, what would it be?  Seriously … I’m asking.  Think about it for a minute.  If...

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Re-energizing the TJMC B & B Program June 2016

By Bev Thierwechter As you may have heard, the TJMC B&B program is starting up again and you will definitely want to know about it.  The program benefits UU travelers, TJMC hosts, and proceeds support TJMC.  It’s a … Win-WinWin!! Here’s an overview. We have a number of TJMC members...

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Soul Matters

2nd Sunday of each month a Soul Matters Group will meet in the new AFD space in the Lower Hall from 11:15-12:30 am While many people appreciate Unitarian Universalism’s absence of dogma and freedom to explore, a common critique of our movement is that we don’t offer people the tools...

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From the Board President – April 2016

Hi friends, One of the board’s goals this year, was to embrace Beloved Conversations about Racial Justice as a way to live our values in the world, strengthen our connections and expand and deepen our spiritual lives. http://www.meadville.edu/beloved I have had the opportunity to complete and now reflect upon a...

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Why am I passionate about supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement? April 2016

Respectfully, and in Faith, Sara Gondwe,[email protected] Well, because I’m UU, of course.  Does that seem surprising to you?  It shouldn’t be if you know Unitarian Universalists have been involved in the civil rights of others since slavery days.  We were outspoken abolitionists during the 19th Century and participated in the...

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