Weekday Book Club News

We will be meeting in UUCJ’s social hall, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Selections:

  • April 6: Evicted, non-fiction by Micheal Desmond(339.460973 Desmond)

All are welcome.

UUCJ Women of All Ages March 10

UUCJ Women of All Ages meet in the Regency Library conference room on Tuesday, March 10, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. All women who are members or friends of UUCJ are welcome at any time.

Tom Nielson Concert March 28 at BBUUC

Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church invites us to:

Tom Nielson Concert

Tom Nielson

Saturday, March 28, 7:00 pm at BBUUC

Tickets in advance $15
Tickets at door $20
Buy online at https://tinyurl.com/NeilsonTickets

Satire & Social Commentary
“Marvelous wit, endlessly creative, the storyteller’s storyteller.” -GPUU Prescott
“Thoughtful blending of art & activism.” -Dr. Aaron Peeks, Elon University
“This is very good music and very good politics.” -Tom Paxton
“A global sophistication put into extraordinary performance art!” -Kathy Hersh, Miami Friends
“Skewers the greedy & powerful in corporations, the media & government.” -People’s Voice Café Collective, NYC
“One of the savviest songwriters I know.” -World Soul Records

  • 2009 Winner, Kerrville Folk Festival
  • 2007 Winner, South FL Folk Festival
  • 2011& 2015 IMA People’s Choice
  • 2014, 2015, 2018 Winner GLAE
  • 2010 MASC Silver Award
  • 2006 & 09 JPF Awards for song and CD
  • 2015 UN Nelson Mandela Award for
  • Life Time Achievement in Peace & Justice, nomination

For more information contact social_action @bbuuc.org


Go Teams: A new look at shared ministry here at UUCJ

Sunday, March 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m. “Go Teams: A new look at shared ministry here at UUCJ.”

One of the three immediate goals that came out  of the Leadership Summit in January. An open time to talk, facilitated  by Rev. Marti and other congregational leaders.

Do Your Minding, Not your Mending!

Saturday March 21, 2-4 p.m.  “Do Your Minding, Not your Mending!”

Join Rev. Marti in the parsonage (the living quarters of your two  transition ministers) for a Women’s History Month tea time and  thoughtful conversation about things that matter for female-identified  people. In the spirit of Margaret Fuller, 19th century writer and  activist for social justice. RSVP:bridgeminister@uucj.org.

Healthy Eating Class March 1

Healthy Eating Class: Sunday, March 1, 12:30 in the Fletcher room. Where are you going to get your protein if you don’t eat meat? Chef Lisa and Allen Tilley will show us how to make delicious meat alternatives. Sampling encouraged!

Thanks Again for Donations to Arlington Community Services

I wanted to use the recently written UUCJ Purpose Statement, “We encourage personal spiritual growth, generosity, inclusivity and engagement in with social justice,” to thank you for living your purpose via the food donations to Arlington Community Services.  UUCJ has donated 310 pounds of food donations in February. Thanks again for continuing efforts of the Arlington Community Garden to provide fresh produce to ACS. If everyone who attended Sunday service brought one or two items each week, we could easily increase our donations this year. Let’s fill those empty shelves at ACS!

O’Leno Spring Retreat: Save the Date

May 1-3, 2020. Come commune with nature and your fellow UUCJ community at our annual weekend camping adventure at O’Leno State Park. Located less than 2 hours away and on the Santa Fe River, O’Leno is one of Florida’s first state parks. Expect great food, wonderful fellowship, and fun activities such as bird watching, nature bathing, hiking, swimming, kayaking, and tubing at Ichetucknee Springs. Campfire, s’mores and music are also likely to occur. May 1, 2, & 3rd. Registration begins in April.

Caring Candles

Long-time former UUCJ member Marvin Berk passed away recently in Gainesville, Florida.  Marvin and his wife, Helen, moved to Oak Hammock, a continuing care retirement community at UF in Gainesville in 2007.  Condolences go out to the Berk family.

UUCJ member Sam Klein is living at River Garden, 11401 Old Saint Augustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32258. His new room number is 284. He would like to be remembered by his friends at UUCJ. He would appreciate visits, calls (904-625-1097), cards, and notes.

UUCJ Women of All Ages February 25

UUCJ Women of All Ages meet Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Location of the February 25 meeting of UUCJ Women of All Ages has changed. This is a one-time only change of place.  Please contact Yanella Parra at (904) 477-7728 or Paige Slade for details.

All women members or friends of UUCJ are invited.