Special Collection for June

The special collection for June 11 will go to the UUCJ Foundation Endowment Fund. Our Endowment has been created by forward-looking members and friends who have given long-term gifts to provide permanent financial support for UUCJ’s mission. The Foundation gives 4% of the fund’s assets annually to the church and over the years has contributed $500,000 to UUCJ. Every week we give to support our current expenses. This one time we are asking for gifts for our future health and growth. Please make your check payable to UUCEF and write Jacksonville Endowment in the subject line.

New Board Appointments

Many thanks to our previous UUCJ Board President, Samantha Ledyard, for her numerous contributions to the UUCJ Board and to our Church community. Sam is spending precious, quality time with her family, and is continuing her personal search for spiritual growth.

The UUCJ Board, at its June 5 meeting, elected new officers and appointed a new member to the Board. The officers are: Mark Dickens, President, and Laura TaVoularis, Vice President – Congratulations! The newly appointed Board member is Penny Reid from Fernandina Beach – Welcome!

Generosity in Action for June

The Bannister Family
This month we are honoring the Bannisters as for their Generosity in Action! They are always doing their part to build community, and continue to do so much for our church. Juzer leads the covenant groups, and Maria has joined the mission funding team. Almaas has always shown dedication and love in her service to RE. The Bannisters help out with social hour, and have hosted fabulous dinners for our service auctions. They always help out whenever there is a need, and there is no action of service too small or too big for them. We are blessed that this wonderful family is part of our community!

SUUFI at the Mountain

Looking for a Fall Getaway! Join fun-loving UU’s for SUUFI at the Mountain October 1-6, 2017. The theme of “Laughter & Learning”  will renew joy and togetherness as we learn to lighten up. Enjoy fall colors in Highlands, NC, workshops, evening entertainment, and tasty healthy meals. $25 discount before 8/1.

For registration information http://themountainrlc.org/event/suufi-southern-uu-fall-institute-2/

If you have questions, ask Mike or Linda Plummer  (904 223 5505) who attended last year and look forward to attending again this year!

Parent Potluck

Join us for food & fellowship on Friday, June 16th 6:30-8:30. Bring your kids and a covered dish to the UUCJ Social Hall.

Tyler will have hot dogs and a few board games.

Popcorn Theology: Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump May 26th @ 6:30pm

Come join us for a viewing of Forrest Gump! 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.

Guest Speaker: Angel Kalafatis

Our guest speaker for this Sunday is Angel Kalafatis. She will be speaking on Spirituality, Relationships, and Ethical Sexuality. She identifies as Queer/Kinky/Polyamorous and is currently a graduate student conducting research in Stigmatized Sexuality and Identity Formation.