First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

Upcoming Sermons
Sunday Morning Worship
at 11:00 a.m.

September 3, 2017
“A Question of Tolerance”
The Reverend Jennifer Innis
The one sermon Rev. Jennifer never had
a chance to deliver was on Acceptance v.
Tolerance. For her second-to-last Sunday
with First Jefferson, she turns to the paradox
of tolerance and considers Karl Popper’s
statement: “Unlimited tolerance must lead to
the disappearance of tolerance.”
There will be a dedication of all of the
volunteers in religious education during
worship.

September 10
“To Hope and Back Again”
The Reverend Jennifer Innis
Join us for Rev. Jennifer’s last time of
leading worship at First Jefferson. She offers
a message of thanksgiving and her wishes for
the future of the church.
A farewell reception follows the service. All
are welcome to attend.

September 17
“Who Are the Homeless”
Sue Lowry
During the last four years I have been
working on East Lancaster with and for
those who are experiencing homelessness. I
have learned an enormous amount during
that time through research, talking to case
managers, and interaction with those on
the street. Homelessness and poverty are
complex issues and there is no quick fix nor
will the same solution work for everyone.
Through stories and my own experiences and
reflections, I will be sharing a little about who
makes up the homeless population.
Sue Lowry earned a Master of Divinity degree
from Brite Divinity School at TCU and is now
serving as a community minister with the
homeless. She works with the DRC, which is an
agency that uses the Housing First model to
focus on housing those who are experiencing
homelessness. Sue is also the DRC liaison for the
interfaith Room in the Inn program. She is an
active member of both First Jefferson UU Church
and First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth.

September 24
“Into Each Life, Some Rain”
The Reverend Annie Foerster
As I write this, hurricane Harvey is still blowing
around Houston. By the end of September, it will
be a memory—a bad memory for some; a
close escape for others. But now, I can’t help
thinking about what’s happening—to friends
who live there and complete strangers.
Longfellow knew that rain was a great
metaphor for life, as in Rain Happens. What
we do after the flood goes down is very
important.

 

 
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