Christmas Choir for Sure!

Our theme is endings and beginnings and how these are celebrated by cultures over the world (Jewish, Japanese, English, etc).  Music readers and non-readers of all ages are invited to sing.  You will receive a CD with your part so you can rehearse at home.  Group rehearsals begin on Sunday, October 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 in the chapel, and weekly until our program on December 10. If you like to sing, here’s your chance.  For encouragement, contact Sharon Scholl.

Nov 5th ~ Labyrinth Walk 10 a.m. (weather permitting!)

Labyrinth

Join us for walking meditation at the labyrinth Sunday morning, starting at 10 a.m. Enter into into November by reflecting on gratitude and thankfulness.   And mark your calendar for a First Sunday Labyrinth Walk this fall, winter and spring! Contact Donna Janesky or Karen Kempf for more information.

The labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It represents a journey to our own center and back again into the world.

What UUCJ Means to You

Once again, thank you for your participation in the 2017 Triennial Membership Survey. The results are in, and have been forwarded to the Board and the Committee on Ministry (COM) for review and in-depth analysis; which will take several weeks to accomplish. However, we wanted to let you know through a word cloud what you have told us UUCJ means to you! Stay tuned . . . .

Word Cloud

Guest at Your Table is Coming!

Despite a storm season that has seen so much tragedy in our geographic area, our UU work goes on around the world. We’ll welcome those “guests” on Nov.19th and encourage everyone to donate or support our UUSC sales through the holiday season.

Holiday Choir

Yes!  Our program is December 10.  Rehearsals start Sunday, October 29 at 12:30  to 1:30 in the chapel.  Our theme is Endings and Beginnings and how they are celebrated in many traditions, Jewish, Japanese, Native American, etc.  Music readers and non-readers of all ages are welcome.  You will receive a CD with your part so you can rehearse at home when necessary.  For questions and encouragement, contact Sharon Scholl

Mission Budget Workshop

The Board and Finance Committee invite you to attend the 2018 Mission Budget Workshop on Saturday, October 28. It will be held from 9:00 to 12:00 in the Social Room. The purpose of the meeting will be explain the proposed Mission Budget and get feedback from members about priorities. The Finance Committee and Board will use that feedback plus results of the Mission Funding Effort to recommend a balanced Mission Budget to the Congregation. Information about the Mission Budget will be communicated in advance of the December 10 Congregational meeting as in past years.

 

All Souls Service – Sun Oct 29th

Oct 29th is our annual All Souls Service.  We ask that you please bring in your photos of loved ones who have passed away to hang on the walls of the Sanctuary for that service.  Please drop them off at the church office no later than Sunday October 22nd. If your photo is an original and you would like it returned, please put your name on the back of the photo and you can pick them up the week following the 29th.

Data Breach Q & A

Immediately following the worship service this Sunday, Oct. 15, UUCJ leadership will be hosting a Q & A session regarding the recent data breach at the church for anyone who wishes to learn more about the breach, how UUCJ is responding to it, and what you can do to protect yourself if you fear your personal data were compromised.

October 20th Halloween Hootenanny

Join us in the Social Hall on Friday, Oct. 20th, for some Halloween fun. Pumpkin carving/painting, costume contests, tricks, treats, games, dancing and more! Explore Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, and the history of Halloween! This event is multigenerational, BYOP (Bring your own pumpkin), and bring a treat for the treat table. Doors open at 6:30pm.