Spiritual Studies

Spiritual Studies meets weekly in the Channing Room from 9:30 – 10:30.


  • September 16th: Psycho-Cybernetics
  • September 30th: Discussion Leader: David Keel — Mystic encounters during the spiritual journey.

All are welcome. No prep or homework needed! Leisla Sansom

Weekday Book Club Upcoming Selections

  • Monday, Oct 1st: J. D. Vance — Hillbilly Elegy (BIO 305.562092 VANCE), Memoir of a family and culture in crisis.

We will be meeting at Books-a-Million on Atlantic Boulevard from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. All are welcome.

Volunteers Needed at Arlington Community Garden

We always need extra help at our garden project which grows food for the Arlington Community Services food pantry. Please contact Alice at communitygardener7@gmail.com  to find out more about volunteer opportunities. No experience needed. She will meet you at the garden and show you what needs to be done. The more volunteers we have, the more food we can grow for our neighbors in need!

L’Arche Dance: September 13th

Thursday, September 13th, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, UUCJ will host the annual L’Arche Dance for adults with disabilities. UUCJ will supply light “healthy” snacks and desserts, such as 1/2 banana, grapes, sliced apples, popcorn, cheese, crackers, pretzels, crystal light, etc. All the participants will have eaten supper before they arrive. Come have fun with the dancers and with the live DJ. If you are able to being snacks and help out with the dance, please contact Janine Leland at j9leland@bellsouth.net or call at 904-992-8198.

Sign-Up Sunday Raffle

Are you lucky? There is one way to find out! Come to Church on Ingathering Sunday, September 9, 2018, and sign up to serve on one — or more if you like — of UUCJ’s committees that help carry out the Church’s mission.

When you sign up for a committee, you will receive a raffle ticket for a gift card for two to the Alhambra Theater to attend a dinner and show of your choice (Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, 1776, or Elf). All you need is your signature and be present to win!

Estate Sale

Gail Bristol’s Home
1924 Leonid Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Friday August 31, Saturday September 1, and Sunday September 2
7:30-1:00 all days
Cash or check only (Cash preferred!)

Thank you to Scotty Thornton!

Scotty Thornton has recently given $25,000 to UUCJ. Part of this donation went to the Capital Campaign and part to the UUCJ Foundation. We are deeply grateful to Scotty for her generous contribution to our beloved community!

Healthy Eating Class September 9th

Healthy Eating Class Sunday, September 9th at 12:30 in the Fletcher Room

Have you heard all the news about a plant based diet reversing heart disease? Well, come to this class to learn more from Brian Paradise, who will share information gleaned from the book “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease”. The author is Caldwell B. Esseltstyn, Jr. M.D. It claims to be “The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure.” Sounds like something we should all learn about, regardless of our current state of health.

August 19th Speaker Bio: Chandler Coggins

Chandler is from Jacksonville and works as a recovery specialist with Mental Health America of Northeast Florida. In this role, he provides services that support the recovery of people with mental illness experiencing homelessness. In addition, he is a facilitator of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connection Recovery Support Group in Jacksonville, which meets every other week at the Riverside YMCA and brings together people living with mental illness in our community. He also served on the board of directors of NAMI Jacksonville for two years, and he recently returned to Jacksonville from the DC area, where he completed an internship in the Homeless Programs Branch of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In his professional and volunteer activities, he is motivated by his own experience living in recovery from mental illness.

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