Guest at Your Table coming November 19th

Imagine you are a young woman with children, fleeing violence in Central America. You are locked up in a family detention center, but with the help of UUSC and its Refugee partner organization in Texas, you receive legal assistance. When we start “Guest at Your Table” on Nov. 19th, you can read all about it.

Generosity in Action: November 2017

Nancy RatnourNovember’s Geneoristy in Action honoree is Nancy Ratnour. Nancy has been part of the fundraising committee. As a talented artist, she has headed up the annual craft fair, contributing her own hand-crafted jewelry to help raise money for the church.

She also has been a part of the group that feeds the church cats on a regular basis. She is a big cat lover and advocate.

Nancy has had cancer for some time, and has received many treatments (including proton therapy which she is currently undergoing). However, she never complains, and she continues to grace us with her smiles, attend church functions and contribute her talents to our church community.

Next time you see Nancy, be sure to thank her for all she does!

 

100th Interfaith Gratitude Service

OneJax Institute and Congregation Ahavath Chesed (The Temple) invites you to attend the

100th Interfaith Gratitude Service

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6 – 7pm  at The Temple
8727 San Jose Blvd. • Jacksonville, FL 32217
Free and open to the public

Canned goods will be collected for Feed a Needy Neighbor

RSVPs appreciated: 904.620.1529 or online at https://tinyurl.com/100gratitude

 

Deeper Than the Skin Tickets on Sale

See the concert table in the Social Hall for advance tickets to the Reggie Harris/Greg Greenway concert, Deeper Than the Skin, Friday, Dec. 8, 7:00 pm, at UUCJ. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids (17 and under) in advance. At the door, tickets go up to $20 for adults, so don’t delay. This presentation was given at the UUA’s General Assembly in June for a national (even international) audience and is currently touring around the U.S., so we are very lucky to have it here.

Also mark your calendars for our next concert to be given by David Roth on Sat., Jan. 13, also at UUCJ.

UUCJ Book Club

The next book discussion will be on Mark Sullivan’s novel, Beneath a Scarlet Sky. The group will meet at 1:00 pm on Mon., Dec. 4, at Books-a-Million near Regency. The novel is inspired by a true story of an Italian teenager who saved many Jews at the end of WWII by leading them over the Alps to Switzerland.

ICARE Community Problems Assembly

Nov. 14 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 720 Arlington Rd. N, at 7 PM

ICARE gets results!  Be a part of justice in Jacksonville! All Justice Ministry Network members are expected to be there.  Anyone interested in the efforts of ICARE is invited. All JMNs will be voting on a new problem to be addressed this year.

Contact Lois Hoeft Lbhjax2@comcast.net or 904-477-8320 for more information.

Save the Date! Dec. 8 Concert

We are excited to announce the Greg Greenway and Reggie Harris concert “Deeper than the Skin,” Friday, Dec.8, 7:00 PM, at UUCJ. The program was presented at UUA’s GA in New Orleans in June. Details will follow.

Crisis in Myanmar

The ethnic abuses taking place in Burma are a human tragedy and this is just one of the places where your donation to the UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) can help.  Read more about it when we start our campaign on Nov. 19th.

Caring Candles

As many of you know, our DRE, Tyler Burley, has been under treatment for a blood infection since October 21, 2017.  He was discharged from Baptist South Hospital on October 30, 2017 and he is continuing his treatment at home.  He expects to be back at church after November 23, 2017.  He is very grateful for all of the expressions of good wishes from his UUCJ family.  Our healing thoughts and support go out to Tyler and Elizabeth.