December 25, 2016: Coming Together

There will be no worship service or RE on Christmas morning.  TJMC will be open, however, for a pot luck Christmas brunch at 10:00 am.  Whether you are looking for a place to go, or just want to expand the size of your family, this could be just the thing!

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December 24, 2016: Christmas Eve Services

4:30:   Christmas Pageant Read the Order of Service. Our annual highly participatory Christmas Pageant is a fully family-friendly event. 7:00:  UU Christian Community Our Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship offers communion in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. 8:00:  A Service of Stories and Carols Read the Order of Service. Hear the meaning of Christmas through different lenses, sing some […]

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December 18, 2016: Of Holidays and Holydays

Read the Order of Service. During this “holiday season” there are celebrations to mark the birth of the Prophet ﷺ, Winter Solstice, Yule, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve (not to mention Festivus).  What are Unitarian Universalists to make of this, and what might this season tell us about being a people of presence?  Rev. […]

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December 4, 2016: Be Here Now

Read the Order of service. When I was a kid, two of my favorite possessions were a copy of The Whole Earth Catalog and Baba Ram Dass’s book Be Here Now, admittedly a pretty trippy book that has been called a “countercultural bible,” and a “seminal” text for the 1970s hippie culture.  And while it’s three-word title is now quite common […]

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November 27, 2016: Sharing Our Stories

Read the Order of service. This month we have said that we are “a community of story.”  On this Sunday after Thanksgiving, many of us no doubt have stories to tell – stories from this year, and stories of years gone by; stories that evoke laughter, and those that bring out tears.  Today we will have […]

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Read the Order of Service. The image of “the welcome table” has been fully embraced in religious metaphor, but if its fruits can be seen nearly everywhere, it is important to remember that its roots are in slavery.  Enslaved African Americans sung about a “welcome table” at which they would one day be free to […]

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November 13, 2016: The Long View

Rev. Alex McGee and Worship Weaver Cypress Walker will help us reflect on how the “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”  This quote is based on the theology of Unitarian leader Theodore Parker (1810-1860).  Come share in comforting songs and stories.  [Note:   this will be a Social Action […]

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November 6, 2016: Truth and Story

It begins with a stoning and it ends with a stoning, and in between there are some important teachings about truth and judgement, and there’s one big challenge.  That’s my 15-second synopsis of the 8th chapter of the Gospel of John, the passage my friend, and your pastor, suggested that each of us preach from this […]

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