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.
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 Forum / Exploring Our Faith 9:45 am, Jaggers Parlor
Adult Forum explores the world of social action, humanism, and current events through presentations and discussions. Exploring Our Faith explores the life experiences of both historic and contemporary Unitarian Universalist theologians. Details
Bible Workbench 9:30 am, Library
Text and discussion enables us to enter the bible stories as means to make connections to the world around and in our own lives, regardless of spiritual orientation. 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
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
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The First Jefferson choir has regular rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from August to May/June. We invite the participation of regular and new members. Choir membership is a service to the church in helping provide musical leadership in our services. We help lead the hymns, provide choral responses, and sing an offertory anthem on most Sundays. We normally do two choral concerts each year, one near Christmas, and one in the spring. We also provide music for special celebrations including weddings and memorial services. In addition, we believe we have a special fellowship, being one of the oldest covenant groups in the church. Come join us. Contact Roy Redman. Details
Sunday Potluck / Picnic
After Sunday service.
Social Action Committee
As members and friends of the First Jefferson UU community, our active involvement in socially important issues becomes a direct expression of our Unitarian Universalist faith. Each member and friend of First Jefferson is invited to join us, both in our monthly planning meetings, and in the activities we will undertake.
Covenant Circles are a form of small group ministry at First Jefferson consisting of groups of no more than 10 people who gather monthly to explore meaningful topics. Details
Dinners For Nine
Here's your opportunity to get together once a month for scintillating conversation and a shared meal with a new group of FJUUC members and friends. The focus is on conversation and fellowship, and each participant hosts at least once per season.
Wonderful Wednesdays / Vespers
Dinner 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Vespers 6:40 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for food, fellowship, discussion, and whatever else pops up! Childcare available at 6:40 p.m. It is a great way to get out of the house in the middle of the week and not have to cook dinner - always a bonus! Suggested donations are $4 per adult, $2/child, or $12 max per family.
Check the Calendar for the Vespers topic of upcoming Wednesdays. Not in session during summer. Details
A cordial group of skilful practitioners of the domestic arts meets from time to time to craft their latest gorgeous quilt. Click here for an image.
Children's Summer Camp and Outings
Interweave Continental is a group that advocates on behalf of BLGT(bisexual, lesbian, gay and transgender) issues inside the Unitarian Universalist Association. Our just-formed FJUUC Chapter meets the third Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Come participate in a variety of activities--social, educational and church and community service, etc. This group is for EVERYONE regardless of sexual orientation, including allies who support BLGT issues: those who are straight and those who are questioning and/or not comfortable "coming out." Come help create a safe, supportive and fun place for everyone, Youth included.
Our church hosts the monthly meeting of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).
Book Discussion Group
Do you enjoy reading; fiction and non-fiction, classics and contemporary, a variety of topics and authors? Come to the monthly FJUU Book Discussion Group. Come, and suggest some or your favorites or that book you have been meaning to read, but just haven't gotten around to. We would love to have new members join us.
CUUPS Ceremonies and Meetings
Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans.
You are invited to take part in a class especially designed for newcomers to First Jefferson Church and to Unitarian Universalism. We call it a Newcomer's Class and it is designed to introduce visitors and new members to Unitarian Universalist and our church. We will introduce you to the history of First Jefferson, the history of Unitarian Universalism, and some of the leaders of the church. Church leaders will discuss church programs and events, and help you understand how you can become involved. After lunch we will invite you to become a member or a friend of the church. This will only be an invitation not an obligation or even an expectation. We want you to attend the class to learn more about us whether or not you are ready for membership. Members who have joined recently but haven't been through this class are also invited. We offer this class four times a year. Please help us plan for lunch and childcare by letting us know a few days in advance, if you''ll be attending the class.
All-Church Cleanup Day
Join the party! Once a month a number of dedicated church members, friends and newcomers pitch in and do what needs to be done to keep our church looking good. Please consider helping out on Saturday by lending a hand with this month's clean-up.
If you are interested in volunteering your time to help First Jefferson, we have many opportunities for you. Please contact the church administrator, who will be happy to suggest something that fits your preferences.