Citizens’ Climate Lobby & TJ

The Green Sanctuary Committee is asking that TJ officially endorse the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. At our May congregational meeting we will ask the congregation to vote on this endorsement.  As required by our by-laws, we are offering several opportunities to […]

By |March 19th, 2017|Social Action|0 Comments

Rides to the Polls

From the times of the abolitionists to the Civil Rights Movement members of the Unitarian Church have been numbered among the leadership. During this election, Thomas Jefferson Church received a request for drivers to take voters to the polls. A good dozen responded including one seventy seven year old R.N. who drove directly from her […]

By |November 14th, 2016|TJ Community, Social Action|0 Comments

Remarks at the Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light (KIPL) “Hope in Action Awards” Dinner

by Rev. Elwood Sturtevant – edited for written version

Thank you for inviting me to speak. I’m here because Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church (“TJ”) received its “Kippie” / Hope in Action Award from you in 2010 for the work  it had done to become a Unitarian Universalist Association-recognized Green Sanctuary, the first one in Kentucky.  The […]

By |October 3rd, 2016|ministER'S musings, Social Action|0 Comments

“Leading the Way” Reducing our Carbon Footprint -August 2016

Let’s lead by example by showing our values in action and reducing our carbon footprint as much as possible with an addition to our solar energy systems project. The Green Sanctuary Committee has blazed a trail forward in energy efficiency assessments and upgrades for our church. This effort began with an energy assessment followed by […]

By |August 14th, 2016|Social Action|0 Comments

TJ Supports Kentuckiana Pride Festival -June 2016


From Rhonda Barnett our fearless leader! (Good job Rhonda)

I believe there may have been up to 60 UU’s in the PRIDE Parade last night!!

It was so cool to see all of the yellow t-shirts of TJ and First Church come together and pick up the jobs of blowing up balloons (Joan and Kyle on the […]

By |July 4th, 2016|Social Action|0 Comments