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.
The UUCJ Board, beginning 2018, will hold its monthly meetings the second Tuesday of every month (at 6:00pm in the Fletcher Room).
Join 50+ of your old and new friends at UUCJ January 13 at 7pm for a concert with David Roth. He touches hearts, inspires humanity, makes people laugh, and is a great singer and songwriter! You can buy tickets at the door -$20/adults and $10/children. www.davidrothmusic.com
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.
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.
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]
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 meets every Sunday morning, from 9:30-10:30 in the Anthony Room.
Spiritual Studies meets weekly in the Channing Room from 9:30 – 10:30.
- Jan 14 – The Bhagavad Gita
All are welcome. No prep or homework needed!!! Leisla Sansom
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.