Action with Sheriff Williams to Recoup $600,000 in Funding for JREC

ICARE was instrumental in recently compelling Sheriff Williams to secure increased funding to the Jacksonville Re-Entry Center (JREC), a program with a proven track record of successfully assisting ex-offenders in returning to their communities. Although we succeeded in increasing funding to JREC to $1.5 million, JSO lost $600,000 of that annual funding. We will be asking Sheriff Williams to commit to recoup the full $1.5 million JREC budget by 2019. We will ask for this commitment on Tuesday, January 23rd, 12:30 pm to 3 pm at Greater Grant Memorial AME (5533 Gilchrist Road). We need as many people as possible to show up to demonstrate to Sheriff Williams that JREC is a priority to this city and it must receive additional funding.

Women of All Ages

Women of all Ages will meet January 25, at the Regency Square Library at 6:00P.M.  Lynn Shad will share her financial expertise with us.  If you have a question you would specifically like answered please Email it to Joyce Milford at [email protected] and she will pass it on to Lynn. Please come join us.

Justice Sunday

Jan. 14 is Justice Sunday!  On that day ICARE Justice Ministry Network members from UUCJ will be commissioned.  This is the group who will keep you informed of ICARE progress and promote attendance at the Annual Nehemiah Assembly on April 23.  Let’s support their efforts.

Spaghetti Dinner

Raise a fork for UUCJ! Join us for a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser after service on Sunday, February 18th in the Social Hall at 12:15 pm. Tickets on sale at the door:

  • Adults: $5
  • Children age 5-12: $3
  • Children under 5: Free
  • Family Group: $15

All proceeds go back to UUCJ. For questions contact [email protected]

Drumming Up Spirit with BEVERLY – the Spirit Awakening Drum

Sunday, Jan 21st, 2:00PM – 3:30 PM in the UUCJ Sanctuary
$15.00 advance or at the door
(children under 12 free with paying adult)

Join us for a Guided Drum Meditation, Sound Wash, Story Concert with ‘Beverly’ – The Spirit Awakening Drum, Native American flute, and other sound instruments. Vibrational drumming is a powerful tool to connect your mind, body and spirit.  Gather with community and UUCJ members for this special new year event with The Pathdrummer –  Thom & Judy Dandridge   www.pathdrummer.com

 

Playing with Ideas

Upcoming Topics:

  • 1/14The Border Wall – Facts & Fictions – Jeanette Emerson
  • 1/21Recent Developments in Managing Diabetes – Laurie Mai

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

Spiritual Studies

Spiritual Studies meets weekly in the Channing Room from 9:30 – 10:30.

Topics:

  • Jan 14 – The Bhagavad Gita

All are welcome. No prep or homework needed!!! Leisla Sansom

Caring Candles

Gene Duncan’s sister, Rita Shearod, passed away on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta after a lengthy illness at the age of 75.  A funeral is planned for January 13, 2018.  Condolences go out to Gene and Eleanor and their family.

Nancy Ratnour completed a second course of proton therapy in September. She has been evaluated for back and leg pain since then and has not felt well enough to volunteer at the church.  Nancy wishes to thank everyone for their calls and notes of support.