Guest Speaker for July 23rd: Laurie Denman

Rt. Rev. Laurie Denman is the 3rd Degree Arch Priestess and Temple Keeper for the Chosen Path Church, a full Temple of the Correllian Nativist Church. She is an attuned Reiki Master and instructor as well as a Correllian Shaman. She is a charter member of the Northeast Florida Pagan Leadership Coalition. She is a Project Manager for a major world bank with two grown children who are still the center of her Universe. She volunteers in several employee networks at the bank including the LGBT Allies, CFO Diversity and Inclusion Council and LEAD. She volunteers for Pug Rescue of Florida fostering dogs and serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer. She is the CFO and Membership Volunteer for Correllian Education Ministries, the seminary of the Correllian Nativist Church, commonly known as She was an active participant as a Faith Leader in the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality’s efforts to update the Duval County Human Rights Ordinance to include protections for our LGBTQ citizens. Her hobbies are water gardening, playing World of Warcraft and spending time with her pugs, her cat, and her pet tortoise.

Qigong After Church Service

Qigong class and practice will be held in the Anthony room at 12:15 through the summer weeks. Qigong existed before Tai Chi as a healing practice for balancing life force energy. No level of ability needed. For questions contact Cheryl Anthony 651-5589

Special Collection for June – UUCJ Foundation

Our special collection last month brought in a total of $1552 for our Endowment Fund. This gift will keep on giving to the church in years to come. Our Endowment Fund donates 4% of its assets, which are approaching $500,000, back to UUCJ each year to be used as our Board of Trustees directs. Thank you for your generosity.

Caring Candles

Henry Rogers’ brother, John Harrell Rogers, passed away on July 14, 2017 at the age of 92 years after a brief illness.  Condolences go out to Henry and his family.



Women Over 50 Group

Beginning this month, Women Over Fifty will begin meeting monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month. We would like to invite women of all ages to attend this month’s meeting on Thursday July 27th at 5:30pm, at the Regency Library Conference Room.  Lois Hoeft will share her adventures with us on her recent trip to Morocco.


This will be a good opportunity to get to meet and learn about other women in the congregation. We hope you will join us to hear Lois’s presentation and enjoy a social evening.

Spiritual Studies Group

We meet weekly in the Channing Room from 9:30 – 10:30. Topics: July 23 – Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life, July 30 – Carl Jung. All are welcome.

Leisla Sansom – 904-745-7803

Playing with Ideas

Upcoming Topics:

  • 07/23/2017 – Confederate Memorials – Mike Aiken
  • 07/30/2017 – Artificial Intelligence – Friend or Foe – Roseann Beason

Playing with Ideas meets every Sunday morning, from 9:30-10:30 in the Anthony Room.

Speaker for July 16th: Fa’Osunkemi

Fa’Osunkemi was initiated to Ifa in 2015. In 1994, she was initiated to the Yoruba Divinity Osun. She is also known as Ok Sun Burks. Married and mother of two adult children, Fa’Osunkemi is a business manager and entrepreneur. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, has been employed with a number of fortune 500 firms and has owned and managed many businesses. She is currently a candidate for Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.) at Trinity School of Natural Health and pursuing an International Coach Certificate as a spiritual life coach. Fa’Osunkemi is a passionate performance artist with the popular African folkloric group, Olorun. She is an inspirational speaker and has performed at many businesses, organizations, schools, and cultural events. A student of world religions and spirituality, Fa’Osunkemi’s mission is to use leadership, curiosity, a spirit of collaboration, and life management skills to enhance the lives of women worldwide.

Youth Craft Day

July 17th 9:00am-3:00pm All Youth and 5th graders bridging to Youth next year, are welcome to join us for Chalice making and Mantra board creation. Get more details and sign up by emailing [email protected] SIGN UP REQUIRED

Popcorn Theology: Hidden Figures

Hidden FiguresJuly 28th @ 6:30pm Come join us for a viewing of Hidden Figures! After the movie we will engage in discussion around the movie’s themes and how they relate to our UU faith. This event is multigenerational and pizza will be provided.