TJMC February, Financial Position April 2016

by Doug Webbink   At the end February, 2016, after 8 months or 66% of the fiscal year, our church continues to be in a reasonably good financial position.  Revenues for 8 months totaled $349,871 and expenses were $309,831, which yields a net income of $40,039.  Current year pledges were...

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A Life in Faith April 2016

  Pastoral Visitors Year-Round Program The Pastoral Visitors Program has been designed to complement the roles of the minister and the CareNet program, in providing a comprehensive ministry of pastoral care. It is a lay ministry of support and hope, offered by trained volunteers who offer a sustained caring presence...

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2016-17 Budget April 2016

  From Laura Horn   Come help refine the 2016-2017 Church Budget   Your board wants to make sure this budget reflects the congregation’s values, aspirations and priorities. We’ve scheduled two sessions to hear from you: Sunday, April 24, 12:30 to 1:30, Lower Hall 3 Wednesday, April 27, 6:00 to...

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Considering Our Name (“CoName”) Committee Q & A March 2016

by Laura Wallace Amid much social justice activity at TJMC, one group formed last summer to invite dialogue about our church’s name. The Considering Our Name committee met through November, and members also contributed to a website RevWik started which is devoted to TJMC’s anti-racism work. Although the committee is...

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Thoughts on Stewardship – March 2016

Do you think of yourself as one of TJMC’s “stewards?” Is that an idea you’ve ever even considered? Is it even clear to you what that might mean? “Steward” is one of those old-fashioned words that doesn’t show up in everyday conversation all that much, but at its most basic...

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Questions for the Month of March 2016 – Liberation

Each month we provide a series of questions 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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A Life in Faith March 2016

Pastoral Visitors Year-Round Program The Pastoral Visitors Program has been designed to complement the roles of the minister and the CareNet program, in providing a comprehensive ministry of pastoral care. It is a lay ministry of support and hope, offered by trained volunteers who offer a sustained caring presence for...

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A Note from the Committee on the Ministry February 2016

(by RevWik on behalf of the Committee) A common mode of communication in congregations is called “triangulation.”  Triangulated communication consists, first of all, of me … talking to somebody else … about you.  There’s nothing particularly wrong with that, of course.  When it becomes problematic is when I ask that...

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Social Action Collection Goal: Reproductive Justice in Our Region February 2016

By Sharon Utz During the 1990’s, several women from TJMC-UU saw that low-income women in the Charlottesville area did not have the option of choosing abortion even though this essential health service was available to women with adequate income. Because of their strong belief in social justice and UUA Principles...

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My Faith and Black Lives Matter February 2016

By Kate Fraleigh I thought I was reasonably educated, aware of what’s going on in the world, and responsive to social injustice. But I haven’t been. Here are the things I’m now paying attention to that in the past I could read and then overlook because of my white privilege,...

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