At UUCJ, our mission is to be an inclusive ministry, encouraging the educational and spiritual growth of its members and the greater community.
April SPLIT THE PLATE
When we “split-the-plate,” we donate half of all the non-pledge cash that is collected during the Sunday offertory. For the month of April, we will Split the Plate 50/50 with the UUSC Blue Bucket Campaign.
This year, UUSC’s Justice Sunday is sponsoring a Blue Bucket Campaign, which promotes the human right to water in the face of climate change and support projects to provide clean, fresh water to communities around the world.
Justice Sunday is an annual UUSC advocacy and fundraising program, and each year Justice Sunday focuses on a particular area of human rights work. March 22nd was Justice Sunday & World Water Day, kicking off a month-long celebration until April 22nd, Earth Day.
If you prefer to make a donation by check, you may do so by indicating “split-the-plate” on the memo line of your check. In doing so the entire amount of the check you have written to UUCJ will be given to that month’s recipient. You are also welcome to indicate a “split-the-plate” dollar amount on the memo line of the check you have written to UUCJ.
In doing so, the amount you have indicated will be given to that month’s recipient and the rest will be a UUCJ donation.
Upcoming Sunday Worship Presenters
Here are the presenters coming up over the next weeks:
April 19, 2015 Rev. Bill Gupton
April 26, 2015 Rev. Emmy Lou Belcher
May 3, 2015 Betty Flatley's Monk Group
May 10, 2015 Rev. Emmy Lou Belcher
Upcoming Worship Service April 19, 2015—Rev. Bill Gupton
"WE First" Unitarian Universalism is often (and rightly) accused of being a very individualistic religion. The historical figures in our movement whom we venerate (Emerson, Thoreau, etc.) literally taught and preached "Self Reliance." The idea of "rugged individualism" is more American than apple pie. Yet in a post-modern, highly diverse world, the emphasis on "me first" is not only counterproductive, it is downright dangerous. What might it look like -- in our world, in our society, and in our *congregations* -- if we put "we" first?
Preacher: Rev. Bill Gupton is has been the minister of the Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio ("where the 'Universalist' comes first") since 2002. He is currently on sabbatical, and spreading the good news of Universalism throughout the Midwest.
Get 'Em While They're HOT! Murder Mystery Dinner Tickets! Tickets for the 11th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner here at UUCJ are now on sale. The dates are Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $35 and includes a delicious four-course meal, beverages and of course an evening of comedy and killing!
The case? Murder at the High School Reunion! Welcome back Class of 1984.
See Cathy Coss for tickets through Monday, April 20th!
Updates to NLOB and Friday Night Fun Club
NLOB and Friday Nights Attendance has been declining for these and a discussion was held about viability and timing. To simplify and hopefully improve attendance these two events will change format.
In May, there will be no Friday Night Fun Club and NLOB will meet on Saturday the 9th. June will again have Friday Night Fun Club on the 5th and NLOB on the 13th is cancelled.
We will continue the format of even numbered months having the Friday Night Fun Club and odd numbered months having a NLOB. We will re-evaluate and welcome all input. Our thinking is that we have too many things going on for too few people.