UUCJ Book Club

The next book discussion will be on Mark Sullivan’s novel, Beneath a Scarlet Sky. The group will meet at 1:00 pm on Mon., Dec. 4, at Books-a-Million near Regency. The novel is inspired by a true story of an Italian teenager who saved many Jews at the end of WWII by leading them over the Alps to Switzerland.

ICARE Community Problems Assembly

Nov. 14 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 720 Arlington Rd. N, at 7 PM

ICARE gets results!  Be a part of justice in Jacksonville! All Justice Ministry Network members are expected to be there.  Anyone interested in the efforts of ICARE is invited. All JMNs will be voting on a new problem to be addressed this year.

Contact Lois Hoeft Lbhjax2@comcast.net or 904-477-8320 for more information.

Save the Date! Dec. 8 Concert

We are excited to announce the Greg Greenway and Reggie Harris concert “Deeper than the Skin,” Friday, Dec.8, 7:00 PM, at UUCJ. The program was presented at UUA’s GA in New Orleans in June. Details will follow.

Crisis in Myanmar

The ethnic abuses taking place in Burma are a human tragedy and this is just one of the places where your donation to the UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) can help.  Read more about it when we start our campaign on Nov. 19th.

Caring Candles

As many of you know, our DRE, Tyler Burley, has been under treatment for a blood infection since October 21, 2017.  He was discharged from Baptist South Hospital on October 30, 2017 and he is continuing his treatment at home.  He expects to be back at church after November 23, 2017.  He is very grateful for all of the expressions of good wishes from his UUCJ family.  Our healing thoughts and support go out to Tyler and Elizabeth.

Christmas Choir for Sure!

Our theme is endings and beginnings and how these are celebrated by cultures over the world (Jewish, Japanese, English, etc).  Music readers and non-readers of all ages are invited to sing.  You will receive a CD with your part so you can rehearse at home.  Group rehearsals begin on Sunday, October 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 in the chapel, and weekly until our program on December 10. If you like to sing, here’s your chance.  For encouragement, contact Sharon Scholl.

Nov 5th ~ Labyrinth Walk 10 a.m. (weather permitting!)

Labyrinth

Join us for walking meditation at the labyrinth Sunday morning, starting at 10 a.m. Enter into into November by reflecting on gratitude and thankfulness.   And mark your calendar for a First Sunday Labyrinth Walk this fall, winter and spring! Contact Donna Janesky or Karen Kempf for more information.

The labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It represents a journey to our own center and back again into the world.

Spiritual Studies

We meet weekly in the Channing Room from 9:30 – 10:30.

Topics:

  • Nov 5 – Sharon Scholl – Meditation for Those Who Can’t Sit Still
  • Nov 12 – A God of Ones Own

All are welcome. Leisla Sansom – 904-745-7803

What UUCJ Means to You

Once again, thank you for your participation in the 2017 Triennial Membership Survey. The results are in, and have been forwarded to the Board and the Committee on Ministry (COM) for review and in-depth analysis; which will take several weeks to accomplish. However, we wanted to let you know through a word cloud what you have told us UUCJ means to you! Stay tuned . . . .

Word Cloud