First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

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Why Black Lives Matter

A Brief History

The Black Lives Matter movement is most known for vocal protests against racial discrimination in community policing and the justice system. However, it is not only that.

It is a movement led by people of color, calling for an end of race based oppression in its many forms and contexts. White allies of the movement are asked to take on supporting roles in order for people of color, who have lived experiences of these forms of oppression, the opportunity to be heard and given a chance to express their needs to a wider community.

The phrase “Black Lives Matter” was created following the death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of his killer in 2013. It gained national attention after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. Black Lives Matter has also been at the forefront of drawing attention to other incidents, such as the death of Eric Garner in New York in 2014 and the killing of Tamir Rice, a twelve year old who brandished a toy gun and was shot by police in 2014.

While the Black Lives Matter movement has gained the most attention for protests against police brutality and concerns about the justice system, it is also active in a number of other issues that disproportionally effect communities of color.

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Welcome to Our Church

Our company

We are a liberal religious community of diverse individuals. We nurture spiritual growth, encourage lifelong education, work for social justice, serve the larger community, and celebrate life's gifts together through meaningful worship. We welcome and support others in their expression of religious freedom.

We welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons.  We welcome persons of all religions.

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Activities and Programs Overview

First Jefferson church offers a diversity of activities for children, youth and adults.  Click on the calendar or Courier Newsletter for dates and more information.

Every Sunday:

Religious Education for Children and Youth / Child Care
Our church school seeks to support parents and children in their spiritual quest through our classes, carefully selected curricula, social and service activities, and most of all by providing an atmosphere of both tolerance and questioning.  Details

Adult Exploration

Adult Forum 9:45 am, Jaggers Parlor
Adult Forum explores the world of social action, humanism, and current events through presentations and discussions. Details

Adventures in Religion 9:30 am, Library
A roundtable book discussion group, discussing diverse topics about the world's religions. Details

Journeys 9:45, Religious Ed Director Room
Are you interested in connecting more deeply with folks at First Jefferson?  Join us as we explore meaningful topics to deepen our own self-understanding and foster closeness and connectedness. Details

Worship Service
Our service is similar in its overall structure to most church services. We have a choir, an offertory, and a call to worship. The minister usually delivers a 20 minute sermon.  We sing hymns, share happy and sad events with one another, and announce upcoming events in the life of the congregation.  Details
Upcoming Sermons

 

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MinisterRev. Jennifer Innis
Minister
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Karl ThibodeauxKarl Thibodeaux
Office Administrator
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Michael ZepedaMichael Zepeda
President

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Address

1959 Sandy Lane,
Fort Worth, Tx 76112
Phone 817-451-1505
Fax 817-451-2939
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Office Hours
Tue 9am - 2pm
Wed 2pm - 7pm
Thur 9am - 2pm
Fri   9am - 2pm

Recycling Schedule

E-CYCLE at FIRST JEFFERSON
Saturday July 25
10am–12pm
Church Parking Lot.
We provide a place to drop off items such as computers, computer accessories, printers, copiers, fax machines, power supplies and chargers, cords, cabling, keyboards, mice, and more.

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Building Rental

To rent space in our building or grounds contact:

Karl Thibodeaux
817-451-1505
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