February Special Collection: Habijax

The February 18 recipient of our Special Collection will be Habijax. In addition to offering them monetary support, we can also help by participating in the “HabiJax 30th Anniversary Interfaith Build.” Diverse people of faith from all across Jacksonville will be coming together in March to help build a home. Led by an experienced Team Leader, volunteers will work on projects such as house wrap, window install, caulking, vinyl siding, painting, landscaping, laying sod, and cleaning for pre-carpet and final punch. A typical day begins with check-in at 7:45am and concludes at 3:00pm. If you are interested, please sign up here: http://cerv.is/m?0247rFaith2018

UUCJ Foundation Board seeking Board members/Friends

Are you interested in ensuring that UUCJ flourishes in Jacksonville for years to come? Then consider joining the Foundation Board as a member or friend. Our purpose is to provide oversight and policy for handling legacy gifts, to educate UUCJ members/friends about including the Foundation in their financial planning, and to thank and recognize those supporting the Foundation. The Endowment Fund is managed by the UUA so you don’t have to be an expert in finance. We seek people with a passion for managing these legacy funds and growing the Foundation. We meet 4 times each year after a Sunday service. If you are interested in learning more, contact Barbara Robinson at [email protected] or call her at 904.874.2603. Don’t wait to let us know if you’re interested – we are planning a fun get together in about 6 weeks to share more about what it means to serve on the Board or be a Friend of the Foundation.

Women of All Ages

Thursday Feb. 22, Women of All Ages meeting will be at the Regency Square Library Conference Room at 5:30pm.  We’ll plan programs for the months ahead.  All UUCJ women are invited.

Milkshake Mayem

February 16th 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm UUCJ will be hosting Milkshake Mayhem. The main event is for grades k-12th and Tadpole Cove will be open for our younger children. Our goal is to provide a fun party for the children and a “Date Night” for the parents. This year’s theme is our 7th principle. There will be crafts, games, a movie and of course MILKSHAKES! The cost: Help clean up at pick up!

K – 1st Grade Our Whole Lives (OWL) 

Parent Orientation: 2/18 @ 10 AM in Darwin
Classes Start: 2/25 @ 10 AM in Darwin

Our Whole Lives is a non-religious, comprehensive sexuality education course. The K – 1st course supports parents in educating children about birth, babies, bodies and families. Participants are guided by trained facilitators through 8 sessions which engage children with stories, songs and activities. A weekly HomeLink promotes dialogue between parent and child.

Sign-up and information: [email protected]


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

Bring your favorite dessert to share! Our chefs will be offering vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dinner options. Entertainment on the patio provided by Florida Fiddle Fest Fiddlers!

We will also have UUCJ shirts available for sale. All proceeds go back to UUCJ. For questions contact [email protected].

Year End Statements

All of the year end statements for 2017 were emailed/mailed out before Feb 1stl.  If you did not receive one by now, please contact Jennifer in the Admin office.  PLEASE NOTE: If you are using our automated donation system for your regular donations, simply filling out a new pledge form does not automatically change your auto-donation amount.  You must fill out a new authorization form anytime you change the amount or the funding source.  For 2018, please check your bank statements. If you find the amount was incorrect, please contact the Administrator today 904-725-8133 today.

Memorial Service for Nancy Ratnour

One of our beloved members, Nancy Ratnour, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held to commemorate her life at UUCJ (7405 Arlington Expy, Jacksonville, FL 32211) on February 10, 2018 at 3pm in the Sanctuary.  There will be a light reception afterwards in the Social Hall, provided by UUCJ members and friends.  If you are able to help with food/drink donations and/or the set-up/clean-up for the reception, please contact Janine Leland at [email protected].