April 15 Special Collection: Read USA

Read USA was created by Ellen Wiss and teacher Vanessa Tussey at George Washington Carver Elementary School when she realized that the students had never had a book fair. This spring, through the fundraising efforts of READ USA every student in six of the highest poverty elementary schools in Duval County Public Schools will be given a $15 gift certificate to purchase books of their choice before summer vacation. Ellen will share with us the mission of READ USA and ways UUCJ can support this effort.

Green Sanctuary Meeting April 8

Green Sanctuary Meeting: This Sunday (April 8th), 12:30 in Fletcher Room

We will be planning UUCJ’s Earth Day celebration (on April 22). Our meetings are open to all and we welcome help with our planning.  Earth Day will have a choir performance followed by tabling during coffee hour.

Weekday Book Club Selections

  • Monday, May 7: The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert, fiction. Takes place in Africa before World War 11, where Issac Heiger, the child of Jewish immigrants, struggles to make it big and discover the secret his mother has hidden for so long.
  • June 4: The Same Sky by Manda Eyre Ward, fiction. A deeply affecting look at the contrast between middle-class U.S. life and the brutal reality of Central American children so desperate they’ll risk everything.

We meet at Books-a-Million, on Atlantic Boulevard from 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Women of All Ages April 12

Women of All Ages meet Thursday, April 12, in the Anthony Room at 6:00 pm.  Join in to build friendships and enjoy intelligent conversation.  All UUCJ Women are invited.  Contact Joyce Milford at 249-2403 or Paige Slade at 223-8418.

Labryrinth Walk April 8

Come walk with us as we trace the ancient labyrinth pattern of journey into self!  Enjoy a half hour of soul-full spring air and light, as we quiet the mind step-by-step.  Arrive by 10:15  to journey to the center and return.  Beginners welcomed!

Women of All Ages: April 12

Women of All Ages meet Thursday, April 12, in the Anthony Room at 6:00 pm. Join in to build friendships and enjoy intelligent conversation. All UUCJ women are invited. Contact Joyce Milford at 249-2403 or Paige Slade at 223-8418.

Admin Note: Check your statements

Your contribution statements will be going out soon. Please make sure to check your statements carefully to ensure accuracy. If you are on auto-donations either through us (Vanco) or through your own bank, please double check that they are being sent to us regularly. Please double check the amounts. NOTE: Anytime you change your pledge amount or source, a new authorization must be filled out and turned in to take effect. If you notice any discrepancy, please contact Jennifer ([email protected]) at your earliest convenience.

Labyrinth Walk Sunday April 8th

Come walk with us as we trace the ancient labyrinth pattern of journey into self! Enjoy a half hour of soul-full spring air and light, as we quiet the mind step-by-step. Arrive by 10:15 to journey to the center and return. Beginners welcomed!