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2146 East Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53704


March 2018 East Breeze Newsletter

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:07am

The March 2018 East Breeze Monthly Newsletter introduces the theme of balance. 

“We seek moments of balance between times of tipping over.” -- Kassie Coleman

Check-in question: What does it mean to you to be in balance?

February 2018 East Breeze

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:15pm

The February 2018 newsletter introduces the theme of perseverance

January 2018 East Breeze Newsletter

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:24am

The January 2018 East Breeze Newsletter introduces the theme of Intention

December 2017 East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 7:10pm

The December East Breeze Newsletter introduces the theme of hope. 

JRUUC Votes to Become Sanctuary Host Site

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:54am

November 2017 East Breeze newsletter.

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 7:03pm

The November East Breeze Newsletter helps us start engaging with the theme of abundance. 

October 2017 East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 7:04pm

For October the theme is: What does it mean to be a people of courage? 

Reeb Rave 2017 - Outer Space

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:55am
Outer Space!

Come at 5 p.m. and stay until 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18

September 2017 East Breeze Newsletter

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 6:54am

For September the theme is "What does it mean to be a people of welcome?"

The Septebmer 2017 East Breeze Newsletter presents multiple opportunities to give and receive welcome.

August 2017 East Breeze Newsletter

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 2:05pm

August 2017 East Breeze Newsletter


July 2017 East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 5:03pm

House Concert - Benefit for Reeb

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 7:49pm

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3pm, Trevor and Rose Stephenson will host a musical afternoon soiree at their home (5729 Forsythia Place, west side of Madison).

June 2017 East Breeze Newsletter

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 6:58am

For June the theme is Joy.

JRUUC Adopts Solidarity Resolution at 5/21/17 Congregational Meeting

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 8:55am

During our congregational meeting on 5/21/17 we adopted the Solidarity Resolution published here. The formal news release is below.


2017 Congregational Meeting

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 8:45am

Hello all, it's May, and that means thunderstorms and soil under your fingernails, and a JRUUC congregational meeting! Be forwarned that there will be a congregational photo, as well as the usual business of electing a slate of nominees, an operating budget and much more.  Here are all of the resources that will be helpful to prepare you for the 2017 JRUUC meeting.

May 2017 East Breeze Newsletter

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 7:30am

For May the theme is Embodiment.

The May 2017 East Breeze Newsletter presents multiple opportunities to practice emobodiement. 

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” -- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Proposed Covenant of Right Relations

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 8:59pm

Several years ago, as part of our preparation for calling a minister, we embarked on a project to create a "Covenant of Right Relations", which is a document that represents our promise to each other about how we will conduct ourselves and communicate with each other.  It was always intended as a living document, and over the past two years we've been re-evaluating our Covenant in order to...

April 2017 East Breeze Newsletter

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 6:59pm

For April the theme is Transformation.

The April 2017 East Breeze Newsletter is full of transformational items!

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

2017 Annual Budget Drive

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 5:00pm

As always, the 2017 Annual Budget Drive (ABD) was a wonderful opportunity for our members and friends to explore how we give to and receive from James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation (JRUUC) as part of our Time, Talent, and Treasure covenant.

March 2017 East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 5:27pm

The theme for March 2017 is risk.

This month's East Breeze Newsletter includes information about:

February East Breeze Newsletter

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 4:43pm

A faith-filled February 2017 East Breeze newsletter is available for your reading pleasure!  

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
-- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 2017 East Breeze Newsletter

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 10:41am

Curious about our Mission, the Sanctuary Movement, Wednesday Vespers services, and more?

Read the January 2017 East Breeze newsletter!

Check-in question of the month: What goodness do you see in the world, of which you can remind others?

Reeb Rave Donors, 2016

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 8:25pm

Thanks to the following local businesses that donated goods and gift certificates for the 2016 Reeb Rave!

December 2016 East Breeze Newsletter

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 5:40pm

The December East Breeze Newsletter includes...

Holiday Hymnal Fundraiser!

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 8:33pm

It’s time to order more hymnals for our sanctuary!  Please consider making a holiday gift to JRUUC, in the form of a new copy of one of our hymnals – or, even better, give a set including Singing the Living Tradition (the gray hymnal) and Singing the Journey

November 2016 East Breeze Newsletter

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 8:17pm

What current religious, cultural, or political “story” are you wrestling with?

The November 2016 East Breeze Newsletter encourages us all to consider our stories -- and listen to the stories of those around us!

October 2016 East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 8:33am

This month's theme is Awe.  Read all about it (and the AWE-some opportunitites) in the October 2016 East Breeze Newsletter!

Check-in question: How have you allowed yourself to be changed by awe?

September 2016 East Breeze

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 8:34pm

The September 2016 edition of the East Breeze Newsletter includes exciting news about

Racial Awareness as a Spiritual Practice

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 11:09am

All are welcome to join in an Adult Relgious Exploration entitled "Racial Awareness as a Spiritual Practice."

August East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 8:12pm

In the August East Breeze Newsletter, be sure to read

Rev. Karen's exciting column Music Director Heather Yonker's eloquent article about a UU musicians conference (complete with video) information on our relationship with TimeBank and much more! 

July East Breeze Newsletter

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 7:18am

Read all about the latest news in the July 2016 East Breeze Newsletter, including: 

Rev. Karen's summer schedule Greetings from our new Dir. of Relgious Education, Alice Mandt Upcoming receptions, ballgames, picnics, campouts, and more!

Susan Frederick-Gray, a former Madisonian, is running for UUA President

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 9:37pm

First Woman To Be Elected as UUA President Next Year;

June East Breeze Newsletter

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 2:40pm

Healing is the theme for June.  Read all about it in the June East Breeze newsletter!

Can You Volunteer This Summer to Pick Up Auction Donations from Local Businesses?

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 2:17pm

Do you like shopping -- or at least window shopping?  We need Reeb volunteers this summer to solicit and pick up donated goods and services for our next Reeb Rave auction and fundraiser in the fall!  

May 2016 East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 3:29pm

This month's theme is Justice.

Justice is what love looks like in public.  -- Dr. Cornel West

Life is our only chance to both grow a soul and repair the world. We cannot really do one without the other.  -- Rev. Richard Gilbert

Reeb Rave Thanks

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 6:15am

The following businesses sponsored last fall's Reeb Rave auction by donating goods and services.  Please consider supporting them -- and letting them know that you appreciate their generosity towards JRUUC!

April East Breeze Newsletter

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 5:03pm

"Awakening" is the theme for April!  To what have you awakened recently?

Read all the news and upcoming opportunities in the April 2016 East Breeze Newsletter.

March 2016 East Breeze Newsletter

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 7:17pm

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." -- Albert Einstein

This month's theme is balance.  Read more about it in the March 2016 East Breeze Newsletter.

2016 Congregational Meeting

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 5:00pm

This year our annual meeting will take place on Sunday, May 15th immediately following service. As always we'll be appreciating all of the people who make JRUUC work. We'll also be voting in a new slate of leadership positions including a new President-Elect and new members of the nominating committee.  Finally, we'll be voting on a set of changes to our by-laws.

Hiring a Director of Religious Education

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:20pm

The James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation is searching for a part-time Director of Religious Education.  Please see the DRE job description for details. 

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2016.  The start date for the position is June 1, 2016.

February 2016 East Breeze Newsletter

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:04pm

This month's theme is anger, so our check-in question is: What role has anger played in your life?

There are plenty of opportunities to connect coming up!  

Read the entire February 2016 East Breeze newsletter online -- or pick one up in the narthex!

January East Breeze Newsletter

Sun, 12/27/2015 - 1:03pm

As you can read in the January 2016 East Breeze Newsletter, you'll see that the January theme is Courage!

'Tis the Season for the Giving Tree

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 8:57pm

Each year we put up a Giving Tree in our lobby and choose a recipient for gifts from the Congregation. This year the recipients will be the men and women in the Dane County Jail.

Black Lives Matter yard signs

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 8:22pm

The Peace, Justice, and Sustainability Group is offering Black Lives Matter yard signs for $5.  Signs are available in the narthex.

December East Breeze Newsletter

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 8:09pm

This month's East Breeze Newsletter includes 

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:51pm

Even as great strides are made towards justice and equity for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, transgender people still face fear and violence. 

November 2015 East Breeze Newsletter

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 4:28pm

Read all the details about

the upcoming Reeb Rave (annual auction) music opportunities special worship services

in the November East Breeze Newsletter!

Follow-up on Black Lives Matter Movement: Events

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 7:29am

JRUUC members and friends engaged in a great discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement following the worship service on Sun. Oct. 18.  In the course of the discussion, people were interested in learning about upcoming events.  Here are a few:

Donate to the annual auction

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 8:17am

Reeb Rave's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Auction is November 14.    

We need your donations! 

East Breeze Newsletter for October 2015

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:08pm

So much to read and enjoy in this month's East Breeze Newsletter!  Enjoy!

Covenant Groups

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 4:23pm

Covenant Groups are small reflection groups that will meet monthly to engage with questions related to each month’s theme.  Facilitators will meet with Rev. Karen early each month, and will be asked to help organize the groups. 

September East Breeze Newsletter

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 6:26pm

The September East Breeze Newsletter covers the ABCs and beyond!

August 2015 East Breeze Newsletter

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:47pm

Learn about our staff and upcoming events in the August East Breeze Newsletter!

July 2015 East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 8:29pm

Read all about summer schedules, baseball fun, and reflections on General Assembly in the July 2015 East Breeze Newsletter!

East Breeze Newsletter for June 2015

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 9:44pm

Fun summertime events abound at JRUUC!  Read all about them in the June 2015 East Breeze Newsletter!

Opportunities include: 

Sustainable Saturday Night: Madison's Growing Latino Immigrant Community

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:00pm

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation (2146 E. Johnson St., Madison)

6 p.m. Potluck dinner (bring a dish to share) ​​

7 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A


Nominees for 2015-2016

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 5:09pm
Nominees to the 2015-16 Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee will be voted on at the Congregational Meeting on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

Worship Service & Vigil

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:17am

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. there will be a prayer and sharing service, followed by a vigil.

We’ll gather in the spirit of hope that sharing our responses to the DA’s decision will help bring healing for us and our community.

Statement of Conscience on Racial Justice

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 7:44pm

Whereas our congregation is named after the civil rights martyr, the Rev. James Reeb;

Resolution on "Move to Amend"

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 7:32am

WHEREAS Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote the Seven Principles, and live our faith by living our principles, and

WHEREAS the Fifth Principle is “the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large,”

May 2015 East Breeze Newsletter

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:51pm
As you can read in the May 2015 East Breeze Newsletter, there's a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, May 17, 2015.   We will be voting on the following items: BOT and Nominating Committee Nominees Statement of Conscience on Racial Justice

Music Director Job Description

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:40pm

We are launching the Search for our new Music Director! Do you know someone who might like to apply?  Details are below!

This job description is intended to outline the expectations between the Music Director and James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation, hereafter referred to as “JRUUC.”

JRUUC Endowment Fund Resolution

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 9:21am
A. Resolution to Implement the JRUUC Endowment Fund 


Stewardship involves the faithful management of the gifts of time, talent, and money, including accumulated, inherited, and appreciated resources; and,

April 2015 East Breeze Newsletter

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 5:24pm

The April 2015 East Breeze Newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure.  "Relationships" are found on every page!

Exploring Membership Class this Saturday, March 21st!

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:03pm

Newcomers and old-timers alike are invited to participate in a fun-filled class about being a member of JRUUC!  Join us in the JRUUC sanctuary on Saturday 3/21/15 from  9 a.m. - noon.

Inspired by one another, we'll explore:

March 2015 East Breeze Newsletter

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:02pm

Themes of generosity are woven throughout the March 2015 East Breeze newsletter.  Maybe you can feel the gratitude?

Love in the February 2015 Newsletter

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 9:30pm

Love is the theme of the worship services for the month of February, and there is love woven throughout the February 2015 East Breeze newsletter: 

Traveling to Selma in Spirit: an adult RE offering

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 1:23pm

Join Karen Quinlan and Carin Bringelson on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Racial Justice resources from minister Karen Quinlan

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:14pm

Religious writers

Rev. James Ford, 11/30/2014, “INDICTMENT A Meditation on the Empire & a Promised Land”

Harvest the Power II

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:58pm

January 2015 East Breeze Newsletter

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 3:50pm

Happy New Year!  There's lots to celebrate and get involved with here at JRUUC!  Read all about it in the January 2015 East Breeze Newsletter!

Yin Yoga Classes

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 4:24pm

This religious education class for adults will start on Thursday June 18, 2015 and take place every Thursday afternoon for 7 weeks, from 4:45 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the JRUUC Sanctuary. The last day of class is July 30, 2015.

The 7 classes will each include:

December East Breeze Newsletter

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:23am

Did you know...

Nov. 22 Sustainable Sat. Night: A Buddhist Response to Climate Change

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 8:57pm

You needn't be Buddhist to skillfully address the climate emergency but you'd be wise to understand the human mind - human heart - human environment connection. Eastern Philosophy sheds light into this realm.

Potluck set-up is at 5:30 p.m., eating is at 6 p.m., program is at 6:45 p.m.

November 2014 East Breeze Newsletter

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 8:34pm

The November 2014 East Breeze Newsetter is now available online.  Learn all about the upcoming Reeb Rave, upcoming religious education opportunities, and justice-making events!

Harvest the Power: Personal Journey as a Leader Classes

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:50am

Are you wondering what it takes to be a leader at JRUUC or in other areas of your life?

Have you said “yes” to a leadership role and wonder what challenges and opportunities are on the horizon?

Are you curious about how traditional leadership norms fit within the context of our liberal religious tradition?

Take the upcoming “Harvest the Power” classes and find out!

Acting DRE position open

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:15am
Minister Karen Quinlan, along with representatives of the Board of Trustees and the Religious  Education Committee, have decided that JRUUC needs a very part-time Acting Director of Religious Education for a few months while a formal search is conducted for the permanent position.  

Welcome to the neighborhood!

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:07pm

The October 25th Sustainable Saturday Night will be dedicated to welcoming our new neighbors at 3rd and East Johnson: The Tiny Home Village!

Reeb Rave: Wild Kingdom! Auction Items Requested

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 5:59am

Our annual silent and not-so-silent auction is coming up on Sat. Nov. 15th! 

Everyone can participate in putting together an awesome online auction catalogue! 

Simply send in a description and digital photo of the goods and/or services you will contribute!  Deadline: Thursday Oct. 30th.

From Witness for Peace (Upper Midwest) and First Unitarian Society

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:07pm
Monday, October 13 at 5:30 pm.  

October Newsletter

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 8:25am

The East Breeze Newsletter is now available online!  Enjoy!

The Wi$dom Path: Part Two

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:17am

The next three sessions of The Wi$dom Path -- an adult religious education program that explores our attitudes and behaviors toward money in our everyday, spiritual, and congregational lives -- will be held at JRUUC on:

September 2014 Newsletter

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 8:12am

Read Karen Quinlan's first ever article as the JRUUC Minister in the September East Breeze Newsletter! And much more!

August 2014 East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 1:29pm

The August East Breeze newsletter includes...

East Breeze Newsletter for July 2014

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 3:32pm

Read all about the social justice activities and worship services planned for this summer -- in the July 2014 East Breeze Newsletter!

Farewell Party & Asian Flavors Potluck on June 15th

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 6:57am

Following Reverend Marlene's last service on Sunday June 15th, all are invited to gather for a potluck lunch and short program to express our gratitude to Reverend Marlene for all her work over these interim years -- and give her a great send off.

June East Breeze Newsletter

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 7:51am

Read the June East Breeze Newsletter online!

You’ll thrill to see information about:

Five June worship services Sarah’s Sayonara The Rev. Marlene’s last column


Karen Quinlan to be next settled minister

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 9:17pm

The Ministerial Search Committee and Board of Trustees are thrilled to announce that we have a unanimous vote to call Karen Quinlan to be our next settled minister.

Adult RE: "The Wi$dom Path -- Money, Spirit, and Life"

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:06pm

The Wi$dom Path, a “Tapestry of Faith” religious education program for adults, explores our attitudes and behaviors toward money in our everyday, spiritual, and congregational lives.

May East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:16am

Explore the great articles and interesting news in this month's newsletter!  Features to look for include a hint about Interim Minister the Rev. Marlene’s last worship service, a list of all 2014-15 pledgers, and an article about the UUA’s evolving Green Sanctuary program.

Candidating Week Highlights

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:44pm

Come meet ministerial candidate, Karen Quinlan!  Here are the all-congregation events!


 on Saturday, 

Karen on Sunday, 

Candidating Week Schedule to meet Karen Quinlan: April 26–May 4, 2014

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:36pm

The Ministerial Search Committee presents Karen Quinlan for your consideration to become our next Called Minister.

We have a ministerial candidate: Karen Quinlan!

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:53pm

The Ministerial Search Committee is excited to introduce ministerial candidate Karen Quinlan to the members and friends of JRUUC through a variety of meetings and gatherings during candidating week, April 26-May 4, 2014

April East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 8:30am

Have you heard the NEWS!?!  Mark you calendars to meet the ministerial candidate! Details are in the April East Breeze Newsletter.

Exploring Membership Class This Saturday!

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:32pm

Newcomers and old-timers alike are invited to participate in a fun-filled class about being a member of JRUUC on Saturday, March 29th, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the JRUUC sanctuary.  Inspired by one another, we'll explore what we hold sacred, Unitarian Universalism, gems about JRUUC, and expectations of membership. (Note time change.)

Sustainable Saturday on March 22nd

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 6:59am

Sustainable Saturdays now include Sustainable Saturday Action Meetings (SSAM's). Join us at 3:30pm for a family-friendly group project that will support sustainability in the Emerson-East neighborhood.

JRUUC Nominated for Award

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 5:53pm

James Reeb UU Congregation has recently submitted an application to the Unitarian Universalist Association in hopes of receiving the Bennett Award in recognition of our congregations' social justice commitment and action. Read the application here. Thank you Beth E. and Barb W.

March East Breeze Newsletter

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 6:46am

Read the March East Breeze Newsletter here!  Everything from small-engine planes to goals that will stretch us.  "[These goals] put our values and vision into action. I know that we can achieve them. After all, isn’t stretching exactly what we do when we spread our wings to take flight?" Provactive Statements, updates on R.E.

2014 Annual Budget Drive: Taking Flight

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 7:26am

Please join us at our Annual Budget Drive Kick-off on Saturday, March 8, 2014, 5:30 - 8 pm.  This is our chance to commit our financial support to our beloved community. It will be a joyful, “flight-themed” dinner event, with plenty of offbeat fun to lift your spirits.

Search update with Soup-n-Bagels

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 8:06am

This Sunday, February 16, 2014, after service join the Ministerial Search Committee for Soup-n-Bagels to learn more about where we are in the process for calling a new minister. Sponsored by the FUN(d)raising Committee.

All are welcome at PJS!

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 5:55pm
The Peace, Justice, & Sustainability Group (PJS – pronounced “pee-jays”) is now meeting on the second Monday of the month: Monday February 10th @ 7pm @ JRUUC. All are welcome to participate!

February East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 9:02pm

The February East Breeze Newsletter is full of opportunities for spiritual growth!  "Let’s really be thinking about love."

January East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 8:22am

Learn about an Appreciative Inquiry Town Hall Workshop!  Meet new members!  Be in the know!  Enjoy the January East Breeze Newsletter!

Winter Solistice Singing Ritual on Sat. Dec. 21st @ 6pm

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 7:13am

Come journey deep into the heart of winter and back again—using songs, readings, silence, and candle light as our guides.

Reception to follow.

Holiday Craft & Bake Sale Dec. 15

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:13pm

This year's Holiday Sale will be 

December East Breeze Newsletter

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 5:27pm

From time capsules to holy day events, our December East Breeze Newsletter has it all!  Not to mention: "Let's slow the season down a bit, catch our breaths and dwell in the miracles of this time."  

20th Anniversary Celebration on December 8th

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 9:40pm

All are invited to participate in the celebration commemorating JRUUC's Charter Sunday 20 years ago!  Join us December 8th for a special worship service followed by a celebratory potluck.

Please bring:

1) A generous dish to share (we will have guests!)

November East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 11/02/2013 - 8:35am

Enjoy this November East Breeze Newsletter, full of great news and insights!  From the annual Reeb Rave Fun(d) Raiser to the Ministerial Search Committee, there's exciting news to catch up on!

Congregational-wide Appreciative Inquiry has begun!

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:50pm

The energy was palpable in the room when we began this exciting Appreciative Inquiry process to create a vision for the next 20 years of JRUUC. If you were there you experienced it yourself. 

Many stayed for the workshop and about 15 people were trained to engage in “one on one” conversations about what JRUUC has been when it has been at its best.

October Newsletter

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 5:52pm

Here's the October East Breeze Newsletter. 

Sermons now online

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 4:46pm

Audio recordings of recent sermons are now available on the Worship page at: 

September East Breeze Newsletter

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 5:14pm

Here's the September East Breeze Newsletter.

August Newsletter

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 5:16pm

Here's the August 2013 East Breeze Newsletter.

July Newsletter

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 6:56am

Here's the July issue of the East Breeze Newsletter.

Listening Sessions with the Search Committee

Mon, 08/05/2013 - 4:41pm

The Ministerial Search Committee wants to hear from members and friends about their hopes and dreams for the future of Reeb as it pertains to our future called minister.

Help with the Ministerial Search

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 2:06pm

Information about the search for a new minister is now available via the Ministerial Search button. Please complete the Congregational Survey by July 14, 2013.

June Newsletter

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 7:04am

Here's the June issue of the East Breeze Newsletter.

Reebers at District Assembly

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:51pm

Enjoy this photo of Reeb members who posed under the JRUUC banner at District Assembly in late April 2013!

May 5th: Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 9:16pm

Do you have an image of the perfect minister for Reeb? The best choice will depend on skills, personality, style, and qualities that don’t depend on externals.

May Newsletter

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 7:37am

Here's the May issue of the East Breeze Newsletter.  

Exploring Ballroom Dance - May 11, 2013

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 9:19pm

On May 11, 2013, the Fun(d) raising committee will present "Exploring Ballroom Dance" featuring instructor Becci Eilders, who will give a lesson on East Coast Swing and Fox Trot, followed by open dancing to practice the steps.

See the attached announcement for more details.

April Newsletter

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 8:36pm

Here's the April issue of the East Breeze Newsletter.  Read about the April 21st Congregational Workshop on creating a Covenant of Right Relations.

4 After-worship Events in March & April

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 4:36pm
3/3/10: Meet the Search Committee 3/10/13: Annual Budget Drive Kick-off Luncheon 3/24/13: Town Hall Meeting on a Covenant of Right Relations 4/21/13: Another Town Hall Meeting on a Covenant of Right Relations

March Newsletter

Sat, 03/02/2013 - 4:20pm

Here's the March issue of the East Breeze newsletter.

February Newsletter

Sat, 02/09/2013 - 8:16pm

Here's the February issue of our East Breeze newsletter.

January Newsletter

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 8:13am

Here's the January issue of our East Breeze newsletter.

Reflections from Listening Circles

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 2:20pm

Rev. Marlene Walker shared these reflections gleaned from Listening Circles held in September and October 2012.  This is part of the JRUUC Interim Ministry process.

December East Breeze newsletter

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 7:39am

Here's the December issue of our East Breeze newsletter.

November East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 3:15pm

Here's the November issue of our East Breeze newsletter.

Reeb Rave Annual Silent & Live Auction on Sat. Nov. 10th

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 9:07pm

Reeb Rave: The Annual Silent and Live Auction of JRUUC
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Enjoy this annual FUN(d) raiser!  Admission is $8/person or $24/family
Schedule of Events:
5:00 pm - Arrival, begin placing silent auction bids
5:30 pm - Dinner begins
6:00 pm - Entertainment

October East Breeze Newsletter

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 4:44pm
Here's the October issue of our East Breeze newsletter.

Listening Circles

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 7:11pm
Reverend Marlene and the Interim Transition Team (ITT) will be conducting a series of listening circles in September and October. Rev. Marlene will use these to ask “appreciative” questions and listen to the answers. You are encouraged to do the same if you wish, or just listen. The dates for the sessions are: Tuesday, September 18, 7-8:30 pm Sunday, September 23, 3-4:30 pm

September East Breeze Newsletter

Sun, 09/02/2012 - 8:30am

Here's the September issue of our East Breeze newsletter.

Member Ian Riddell Ordained at JRUUC

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 7:02am
JRUUC member Ian Riddell was ordained on Sunday August 26th at 4pm. A reception and lasagna dinner followed. An ordination is a very special event in the life of a congregation as only UU congregations can ordain ministers. Ministers, family, and friends from across the continent were in attendance.

Singer-songwriter Roy Zimmerman at JRUUC: Sunday, October 7th, at 7 p.m.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 11:15am

(Suggested donation $15; no one turned away.)


Sing Out! Magazine sums it up nicely: “Zimmerman is a guy on the left skewering folks on the right with rapier-sharp lyrics ... underneath the caustic satire is a man who is surprisingly optimistic.”

“Hope, Struggle and Change” is ninety minutes of Zimmerman originals - funny songs...

August East Breeze Newsletter

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 8:33pm

Here is the August issue of our East Breeze newsletter.

July East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 07/07/2012 - 1:33pm
Here is the July issue of our East Breeze newsletter.

Welcome Letter from Interim Minister Marlene Walker

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 6:00pm

The Reverend Marlene Walker

Accredited Interim Minister

Hello JRUUC,

June East Breeze Newsletter

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 7:11am
Here is the June issue of our East Breeze newsletter.

May East Breeze Newsletter

Sat, 04/28/2012 - 12:42pm
Here is the May issue of our East Breeze newsletter.

April East Breeze newsletter

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 8:08pm
Here is the April issue of our East Breeze newsletter, with more details about our upcoming worship services and other opportunities. First Unitarian, our sister congregation, is having a couple of special workshops.

Celebration Sunday

Thu, 03/15/2012 - 4:40pm

Chalk Mural on the side of JRUUC!

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 6:05pm

The Emerson East Neighborhood Association (EENA) arts task force is encouraging people of all ages to sketch out visions of a sustainable neighborhood and submit ideas. The goal is to create a collaborative mural with the theme “a sustainable neighborhood" on the Fourth Street side of JRUUC.

District Assembly April 27-29 will be in the Chicago area

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 3:24pm

"Leadership Development with a UU Spiritual Core" will be the theme of the 2012 District Assembly, to be held at the

March East Breeze newsletter

Sat, 03/03/2012 - 8:59am

Here is the March issue of our East Breeze newsletter. You'll want to read it as soon as you can (before Sunday, if possible).

Stronger Together Stewardship Kick-off

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 3:35pm

At 10 a.m. on Sun. March 4th we'll be having a single worship service followed by a congregational brunch.

You’re invited to bring…
a) 1 serving of fruit for a collaborative fruit salad
b) 1-2 dreams/wishes for the JRUUC community
c) the pledge card you may have received in the mail

See you there!

Johnson Street Performing Arts Salon - Mar. 2, 7:30pm

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 4:55pm
Johnson Street Performing Arts Salon

Friday, March 2nd at 7:30 pm

UUA General Assembly 2012 June 20-24, Phoenix, Arizona

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 7:25pm

General Assembly (GA) 2012 is first and foremost a religious gathering. Our passion for justice is founded on spiritual and religious principles that call us to gather for public witness and social action. We will gather to broaden and deepen our understanding of justice and to bring that understanding home to our congregations, so that we might grow in spirit as well as serve.

February East Breeze Newsletter

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 3:41pm

The February East Breeze Newsletter is now available.
(Updated 2/7/2011)

January East Breeze Newsletter

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 3:47pm

The January East Breeze Newsletter is now available.

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