Guest at Your Table

LAST TWO WEEKS! Guest At Your Table will wrap up on Dec. 18th. Keep filling your coin boxes or fill out your $40 UUSC membership envelope. (Write checks to UUCJ, with UUSC on the memo line.) Holiday cards and chocolates are still being sold, so please support the great global work of our Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

Christmas Pageant

The Christmas Pageant will be December 18th. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Tyler Burley at Parents, this requires very little commitment outside of showing up at service December 18th.

Christmas Pageant

The Christmas Pageant will be December 18th. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Tyler Burley at Parents,  please bring your children to the Ingersoll room (The Water Village) for casting and planning at 12:15 pm this Sunday, Dec. 4th.

Generosity in Action for December 2016

Lois HoeftThis month we are recognizing Lois Hoeft for Generosity in Action. While we know she has served tirelessly as Board President these past two years, she has been involved in so much more at UUCJ: She chairs our ICARE committee, sits on the Campus Renewal Taskforce, and volunteers in Religious Education.

She is always willing to give her time in whatever way she can to the church. We all recognize her sweet smile in our community, and now we owe her our thanks for everything she does!

Garden Work Day

Saturday, December 3rd (10am-1pm)

Meet at UUCJ’s garden (growing food for pantries) located at Tree Hill Nature Center (7152 Lone Star Road 32211-East Entrance) to help us prep the beds for the winter growing season. Contact Leslie Gould, our church ground keeper, with any questions. Tools provided. Bathrooms on site. Wear work clothes and bring gloves if you have them. The more help we have, the more food we can grow! To find out more go to

Blood Drive

The “Blood-mobile” will be here from 9am-2pm on Sunday Dec 11th.  This is a vitally important cause that can save lives in times of crisis. If you are able, please take the time to donate that day.

NOTE: The Blood mobile will be parking in the same space in front of the playground fence in the upper parking lot, so please park in the lower parking lot that day to help facilitate easy entrance for this large vehicle.


UU 101

We come to the Unitarian Universalist Church through many paths.  Some come on a whim, others do serious research, check out our website first, or are told by a friend that “you’re a UU” before knowing about the church.  Whether we never belonged to a faith community before or have out-grown our faith roots, we all come to UUCJ to “spread our  wings” and explore new spiritual realms without condemnation.  Most of us are adoptees to the UU tradition and may have limited knowledge of our historical roots as a faith.  UU 101 provides that underpinning- not for us to cling to the past- but for us to understand our past as we build our future.

The UU 101 Course consists of four classes and it is best if you can attend all four.   They will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Social Hall on Jan 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017.  We will learn about our UU history starting from the earliest heretics in Christianity right up to today: its spiritual and ethical development; where our covenant and principles come from; and our own church in Jacksonville, begun more than 100 years ago with its rich history including an important role in the civil rights movement.  For more information, contact Peter Racine at 904.465.5269 or