Women of All Ages

Women Of All Ages will meet on Thursday, April 11th at 6 p.m. at the Southeast Regional Library,10599 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Please join us. All UUCJ women are welcomed.

Weekday Book Club Selections

  • April 1st: Mark Woods, Lassoing the Sun
  • May 6th: Lois Lowry, The Giver

We meet at Books-a-Million on Atlantic Boulevard from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. All are welcome!

Climate Workshop

A climate workshop will be held 10:00-2:30 Saturday, May 25th, in the Social Hall. It will focus on the risks we are running in this region and how we should respond to them. To request further information, to sign up for the workshop, and to receive an agenda with material to review beforehand, email the moderator Allen Tilley at atilley@unf.edu . The workshop, organized by the Green Sanctuary Committee of UUCJ, is free and will proceed by discussion. Bring a bag lunch.

Mark Your Calendars!

Saturday, March 30th at  10:00 a.m. Tree Hill/Arlington Community Garden Outing!

Green Sanctuary (GS) will be leading its first outing of 2019 to Tree Hill Nature Center and UUCJ’s organic vegetable garden (growing food for pantries, a GS project). We will meet at the garden site where our assistant grower will show us what is happening at the garden, then Mark Mummaw, Executive Director of Tree Hill, will take us on a tour of the Tree Hill campus and the indoor learning center. Tree Hill is our partner in the garden project and a hidden gem, a beautiful nature center right next door to us! Come see what we have right in our back yard! No reservations needed, just show up. Meet at 9:30 at UUCJ if you are not sure where the garden (amphitheater) parking lot is and we will caravan together.

We Are A People of Wholeness

The month of April will have be an exploration of the theme We Are A People Of Wholeness! The idea of Wholeness is not that we are enough in our single, lone existence, but that we as a people strive to be a part of the Wholeness, the interconnectedness of the world. We do not have to take on the world by ourselves, we come together with our individual strengths and beliefs to purposefully work towards our own emotional health and the world’s. Elements that will be explored are Widening the Circle (how can we be whole if we exclude others), You are Enough (we all have inherent worth), Rebirth (when we have problems, we move forward), All the Slices (the entire self, not just curated slices, make us ‘us’).

Please join us as we explore Wholeness in April!

Special Collection March 24: Tree Hill Nature Center

Promoting environmental stewardship in our own backyard of Arlington and for all of the Jacksonville community, Tree Hill provides hands-on educational programs and low-cost access to natural spaces. We welcome a representative of Tree Hill to explain the vital mission of this organization and some of their exciting future events!

Weekday Book Club Selections

  • April 1st:  Mark Woods, Lassoing the Sun
  • May 6th:  Lois Lowry, The Giver

We meet at Books-a-Million on Atlantic Boulevard from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Caring Candles

Bud Emerson’s wife. Doris (Dorothea Brigitte Emerson) passed away early Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019, after a lengthy illness. Doris and Bud have been longtime members of UUCJ. Condolences go out to Bud, Jeanette and their family.

Jake Mehrman’s mother, Maryann Mehrman, passed away late Monday evening, March 11, 2019, in Colorado. She had been in hospice care for ovarian cancer. Deepest sympathy goes out to Jake, Bowen and their family.

Bowen Barrs had shoulder surgery on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Please send your healing thoughts to Bowen for a speedy recovery.