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UU Justice Zoom Meeting

UU Justice Florida is holding a Zoom meeting titled “Justice Takeway from General Assembly,” after UU The Vote on On October 1, 2020 at 7 p.m. The focus of the October 1 Zoom meeting  will be the extended CSAI, The Actions for Immediate Witness and a review of the UUA justice outreach initiatives in place.…

Speaker Bio: Sukhbir Singh

Sukhbir Singh practices Sikhism as a path to humanity and salvation. Sukhbir’s family has lived in Jacksonville for twenty-five years and his is probably the longest living Sikh family in this area. Sukhbir has been married to Sargum for almost thirty years. They are blessed with two sons, who have been raised in the Jacksonville community. Sukhbir is a…

4,000 Pounds in 2020?

We are closing on 3,000 pounds of contributions, which was what UUCJ members and friends donated to Arlington Community Services in 2019.  A 4,000 goal is possible if we keep the current pace of donations. Thanks for the food contributions and cash donations to ACS. UUCJ/ACS Teamsters delivered 71 pounds to ACS this Tuesday due in part to a cash donation from Marion…

Stress Reduction Tip

A popular meditation and stress reduction technique is about water. Maybe it is because our bodies are mostly water. Just shut your eyes and think about being in a beautiful place where there is water. Take a deep breath in, relax, and picture yourself just floating on the water until you’re relaxed. Now begin thinking that you are the water. Not merely thinking of…

Caring Candles

Byron Berg, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. Augustine and previously a member of UUCJ, was recently hospitalized and then transferred to Bayview Rehabilitation in St. Augustine on August 18, 2020. He is continuing his physical therapy and doing well. Cards and notes of good wishes should be sent to Byron’s home at 348 Armas Ave., St. Augustine, FL…

Preliminary Opening COVID-19 Guidelines

We know – we get it – many of us are hungry to return to our wonderful church campus!  With infection rates dropping, it is possible that we can do that in a limited way in the coming weeks or months, assuming that a group of congregants will come together and complete some necessary tasks to ensure that any gatherings are as safe as possible.   During…

Mary Claire Van der Horst’s Birthday

Come help us celebrate Mary Claire Van der Horst’s 90th birthday next Sunday, Sept. 13th. Here is the plan: Jeannie, Timothy, and Ann will arrive at 3 pm and do a mini-concert for Mary Claire under her carport. Next, we will do a “Drive-Through” in our cars and send our good wishes to this lovely lady, who worked so hard representing UUCJ throughout the years.…

Speaker Bio: John Young

John Young lives in San Francisco with wife, Kathleen Moran, both 77. They see his two children— Rahul and Leela—and their families regularly, and are blessed to be active grandparents with our four grandchildren [12 to 5 years]. John has finished Building Your Global Spirituality, and it is in the process of being published, and is now working on the Age of Negotiation…

Caring Candles

Byron Berg, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. Augustine and previously a member of UUCJ, was recently hospitalized and then transferred to Bayview Rehabilitation in St. Augustine on August 18, 2020.  He is receiving physical therapy and getting stronger. Cards and notes of good wishes should be sent to Byron’s home at 348 Armas Ave., St. Augustine,…

ICARE House Meetings

Covid 19 has disrupted our lives during a time of great social unrest.  Are you like me sitting at home, watching the news—the calls for social justice and need for change—but unsure of what you can do?  Here is one answer! Join one of our ICARE house meetings and learn what the Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment (ICARE) is presently…