It takes courage to stand up against these systems, but Katherine pointed to many local issues where our voices can make a big difference: school issues like unequal discipline for students and unequal hiring of teachers, limited access to public transit, unequal rates of vehicle stops by police, and more. Faith Voices for Jefferson City works on these issues and has an issue-finding session coming soon; as a member congregation we hope to send delegates --- please contact Katherine if you'd like to volunteer. Sharon pointed out that many in our Fellowship have expressed a desire to work on these issues, and she distributed a survey about where we should go from here. If you didn't receive the survey, please contact Sharon and Katherine.
Next Sunday, October 22nd:
Newsletter Submissions Due.
Please submit your items for the November newsletter and print calendar to Laura Gilkey by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in writing.
Adult Forum - 9:15 am
"Forensics in the Courtroom," Jenny Smith, Frank Rycyk moderating
Jenny Smith is recently retired from the Missouri Highway Patrol Crime Lab. She will share stories about rules of evidence, the validity of forensics, and how to testify in court. Come with plenty of questions. She has previously presented about "Duct Tape as Evidence."
Service and Religious Education - 10:30 am
Message: "will and Will: The Courage to Be," Rev. Nancy TannerThies
If you have a joy or concern that you would like to have read during the Service, please submit it by noon on Friday through our website: http://uufjc.org/joys--concerns.html
Plus Children's RE --- "Courage and taking action"
UUFJC News and Events this week:
Please help us update our Members and Friends Directory. A paper copy is available on the table in the back of the Sanctuary, or you can contact Laura Gilkey (email@example.com). Please check that your information is current and let us know if you would like your information updated, added, or removed.
This year we will again be collecting pictures and artifacts of passed love ones for our Day of the Dead altar which will be erected in the corner of the Sanctuary in reverent observance from October 29 to Nov 5. Next Sunday (Oct 15) we will begin collecting your items in remembrance of loved ones. You may also bring items on October 22 and even as late as Oct 29. All loved ones will be accommodated. Your Items will be returned on Nov. 5. A box will be available at the back of the Sanctuary. Many in our fellowship look forward to this tradition that has gained widespread acceptance among many diverse ethnic and cultural groups. I know our Fellowship appreciates this opportunity to revere and memorialize their dead. It is intended to be both a memorial as well as a positive healing for those of us who have lost loved ones. Contact Bob Boldt for more information.
This Monday, October 16th at 6:30 pm, a local Girl Scout troop will meet in our building. Contact Kim Connor.
Next Sunday, October 22nd after services, the Art Committee will be working at the Fellowship to hang our next display: pour paintings. Contact Roberta Dunkel.
Coming Monday, October 23rd, Faith Voices for Jefferson City holds its monthly assembly at Quinn Chapel AME Church. See Katherine Connor.
Community Events this week:
Monday, October 10th at 6:30 pm in their Art Gallery, Missouri River Regional Library hosts a special advance screening of "From the Ashes." This groundbreaking new National Geographic documentary goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” and is a compelling look at what’s at stake for our economy, health and climate. It addresses the complicated issues faced by an industry at a major crossroads. Co-sponsored with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the Osage group of the Missouri Sierra Club, and the Jefferson City Audubon Society. Contact Madeline Matson.
MRRL's Mini Law School for the Public continues this Wednesday, October 18th at 7 pm in their Library. Contact Madeline Matson for reservations and more information.
This week, Capitol City Cinema presents "Rebel in the Rye" (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), and "Hocus Pocus" (Saturday only). For showtimes and more information, visit capitolcitycinema.org.
For yoga and even more events, see our online calendars:
Building Use (other)
Have a great week!