Join us for a mindful walking meditation at the UUCJ labyrinth this Sunday, Feb. 4th, at 10:15 to 10:45. If you have trouble with sitting meditation, come try walking meditation and center yourself as you journey to your center and back. Peaceful and reflective, welcome 2018 with mindfulness!
Our beloved Nancy Ratnour passed away in her home today. As many of you know, she had been battling cancer along with many other physical ailments this past year. We are still learning the details surrounding her untimely passing and we will provide relevant information as we receive it. Our community has lost a truly beautiful soul. She will be sorely missed.
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
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
We collected 39 pounds of clothing this past Sunday, Dec. 31st. That brings our grand total for 2017 to 2,182 pounds. Let’s shoot for 2,500 pounds in 2018. Thank you for all your donations to the Clothes Closet, where people in need can get free clothing, shoes, and child care items.
He touches hearts, inspires humanity, makes people laugh, and is a great singer and songwriter! Attend David’s first ever concert in North Florida at UUCJ Saturday, January 13 at 7pm. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 17 and under. You can buy tickets at the door for $20 for adults the night of the concert. Linda Plummer will sell tickets at the church December 31 and January 7. If you won’t be at church, mail a check made out to UUCJ to:
12866 Huntley Manor Dr
The Campus Renewal Committee has noticed that our walkways are suffering from the weight of vehicles. Please do not drive vehicles on our walkways. It causes cracking and heaving. A hand truck is available to assist with carrying heavy or bulky items to your vehicle. Please see church staff for the location of the hand truck.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
We have updated the church by-laws with the amendments approved during the Congregational Meeting. You can find the updated version on the governance page: http://uucj.org/who-we-are/governance/