MinstER’S Musings – February 2017: Inequality

The Rev. Judith Walker-Riggs is a retired UU minister, well known for her excellent preaching. She was one of many contributors to a publication called “First Days Record,” and this contribution from 1989 feels very relevant to me, perhaps as much for the things that have changed as it does for the things that have […]

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Our Whole Lives (OWL)

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Sunday Mornings at 9:30

Sunday Mornings at 9:30

Current Issues Class – February 5th

The adult Sunday morning class issue for February will look at “Alternative Facts.”  Unitarian Universalism’s 4th Principle commits us to “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”  How do we do that in an era of “Fake News” and what might seem to be Orwellian […]

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Sources of Inspiration

Shared values, © 2016 Jerry Offerman. Oil, 42 x 32 inches.

Does this painting speak to you about your deepest values?

This painting, featured in the Winter 2016 Issue of UU World was created to honor the 50th anniversary of the UU Village Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas and unveiled on February 14, […]

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MinstER’S Musings – January 2017: Resistance

Chances are, by now you’ve noticed that we’re trying out monthly themes this year at TJ.  Maybe you’ve noticed the theme in connection with a Sunday service, or you’ve looked at the theme questions we’ve been including in the Tapestry?  For this year, at least, we’ve been using materials shared by dozens of UU congregations […]

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Kentucky Art Teacher Exhibits “Remnants” of Her Life at Marx Gallery in January, 2017

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MinstER’S Musings – December 2016: Acting In Spite of Uncertainty

About 25 years ago, a minister colleague, the Rev. Burton Carley, wrote about having been asked by a local publication to make a prediction about the future of religion. This is part of what Burton wrote (from the Jan. 1990 First Days Record) –

The only thing I will predict is the utter unpredictability […]

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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 […]

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MinistER’S Musings – November 2016: Ancestry

The “theme” for November is Ancestry: “There is a difference between relatives and ancestors. Relatives give us our brown eyes and bowed legs; ancestors bless and burden us with a legacy. Relatives are those we tell stories about; ancestors call us to carry the story forward. Our relatives allowed us to be here; our ancestors […]

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Thursdays at 7PM

Thursday Evening at 7:00 Thursday, Oct. 13 – An Introduction to Islam – Islam remains in the news as we see claims that America is at war with a whole religion. We’ll create a safe space for your questions and learn from the Teaching Company’s lectures on Islam by John Esposito, an American professor of […]

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