Healthy Eating Class to resume!

Confused about which oil to use? Coconut? Olive? Canola? Sesame? The list goes on. We will be discussing which fats are healthy and which are not. We will also sample a very healthy snack, (with good fats of course).  Join Lisa and Donna at 12:30 September 24th, in the Fletcher room.

UUCJ Work Day: Saturday 9/16 @9am

There is a good degree of clean-up required at the church after Irma hit this last weekend. Please join us Saturday, 9/16/2017 @ 9am to help with the clean-up. There is a lot of yard/tree debris so bring lots of heavy work-gloves, saws (if you have them), rakes, shovels, trucks for hauling (if you have one), rubber boots might be a good idea as well. Some inside work will be required as well. Please come and help make the church building & grounds beautiful again and ready for this Sunday’s service!  There will also be a work party after service on Sunday, to help with whatever doesn’t get finished on Saturday.

September’s Generosity in Action

Karen Kempf

Karen with her dog, Bingo.

This month’s Generosity in Action honoree is Karen Kempf: She has served on and chaired the Stewardship Campaign (now called the Mission Funding Effort). She is on the Membership Committee, and attended Fernandina’s Membership Sunday to support their recent growth. She is chair of the Leadership Development Council (she has served the LDC since its formation), and has been proactive in attending board meetings as the LDC’s spokesperson. In short, Karen has consistently shown her dedication to UUCJ growth and development. Next time you see her, be sure to thank her for her devotion to our beloved community!

 

SUUFI: Southeastern UU Fall Institute

Tired of this heat? Would laughter be a welcome change?  Join us at The Mountain in Highlands, NC October 1-6 for SUUFI – Southeastern UU Fall Institute. A full week of workshops, yoga, nature hikes, music with Mindy Simmons, laughter, zip lining, jewelry making, and more.  Registration http://themountainrlc.org/event/suufi-southern-uu-fall-institute-2/  or call 828-526-5838. Mike and Linda Plummer are attending and welcome your questions/interest in this fun week in NC.

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Riddle & Mystery

Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? What is God? Is there a god? What happens after life? Your child in 6th to 12th grade is invited to join us in exploration of life’s big questions. Riddle & Mystery is being held every Sunday from 12:15-1:15pm in the Darwin room. Our first day is September 17th! Please contact Tyler Burley for more information.

Milestones Recognition: September 10th

Every year during Ingathering we like to celebrate milestones in our children’s lives. If your child is starting kindergarten, moving from 5th to 6th grade, 8th to 9th grade, or bridging from 12th grade to adulthood, please contact Tyler Burley so we can lift up and celebrate their journey!

Do you have ten?

The BIG EVENT is on its way. This only happens every few years, so you won’t  want to miss it. Come to church Sunday, August 27th and see what all the hoopla is about. By the way, do you have ten?

Guest Speaker for August 27th: Adah Shair

Born and raised in the Kashmir valley, Adah moved to the United States to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering. During her time in college, she became involved with the Interfaith Center on campus and the UNF chapter of Muslim Students association. Her involvement with the interfaith center led her to the National Better Together campaign initiated by Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a non-profit organization aimed at building cooperation across lines of difference. Adah became one of the eleven National Better Together Coaches for the year 2014-2015. She currently works with HDR Inc. as a bridge engineer and intends to specialize in the field of sustainable engineering. Despite the technical nature of her work, she remains inseparable from interfaith work and dialogue. Adah currently presides as the chair of Jax Interfaith Young Professional’s council and envisions interfaith cooperation to become the very fabric of Jacksonville.