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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The Talk of TJMC – A Statement from the Leadership of Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church-Unitarian Universalist

If Nikuyah Walker were a white man, rather than a woman of color, the article that appeared in The Daily Progress on Saturday, November 4, 2017 would have been quite different. We would have read about his passionate engagement with city officials. There might have been an acknowledgment that he...

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PACEM: Hosting the Men, Nov. 2017

PACEM sign up We are hosting PACEM’s homeless men at our church from November 25 to December 2. We still need plenty of volunteers, from easy jobs like bringing like a dinner item for 12 to the more involved like spending the night with our guests. Because she is a...

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Racial Justice Activities

Racial Justice Events & Activities around town more detail at bit.ly/ActNowCville Every Wed 12-1:30 “The Haven Home Cooking” UNTIL January 2018 Jefferson School African American Heritage Center Contemporary Exhibit, “Karma” by Lisa Beane UNTIL April 15 “Like a Study in Black History: P. H. Polk, Chester Higgins and The Black...

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The Talk of TJMC – The Three Fifths Compromise

This piece was written by Peter Walpole for worship on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017.  This was the day we took part in the second UU White Supremacy Teach-In. In order to preserve the unity of the infant nation the Constitutional Convention agreed upon “the three fifths compromise.” Three fifths. The...

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A Minister’s Musings: Roots Run Deep and Wide

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “If you have made castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  Now put the foundations under them.” I cannot tell you how many people, over the years, have told me that they discovered Unitarian Universalism at some...

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We are in this together

Dear TJMC-UU Community, The past months have seen tragedy after tragedy wearing at our everyday existence…Cville August 12, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and now Las Vegas. It would be easy to try to minimize, to compartmentalize and to just plain give up...

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