Blog (Page 3)

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Stress Tip for the Week

There are a lot of studies about the effects of gratitude. People who practice gratitude have a more positive outlook for the future and they complain of less physical ailments. It impacts the body as well as the mind. You should use a separate journal or notebook and write down three things that you are grateful for or that brought you joy. It is a great way to end your…

Speaker Bio: Jerome Fosaaen

Charles White McGehee, his wife Jean and their two boys arrived in Jacksonville early in 1960. For sixteen years, he led the church during the period of growth in which the current church building was built. The church history updated in 2016 still refers to the period of his leadership as the Golden Years. From the time he arrived, Charles was active in the NAACP,…

Stress Tip of the Week

Sometimes the best thing to stop all of the overwhelming information from running around in our brains—either consciously or subconsciously—is to just block it out. Block it out with some great music. Block it out with music that you can just listen to over and over again all day (or for many days). Just give your brain and your body a rest! This is a great little musical…

Keeping the Groceries Coming

Help feed our neighbors. UUCJ/ACS Teamsters delivered 72 pounds of groceries this week and 30 last week. We are currently projecting that we could contribute 1,000 pounds more groceries than 2019.  Some UUCJ members are dropping off their grocery contributions since we no longer collect donations at UUCJ on Sundays, and several have switched to donating cash. I have to…

Speaker Bio: Sharon Scholl

Dr. Sharon Scholl is a long time member of our congregation who retired as professor emerita from Jacksonville University, where she taught stuff vaguely referred to as Humanities.  She has served as one of our church musicians and as a member of many committees.  She maintains a website, freeprintmusic.com, which offers a large collection of music for UU services free to…

Stress Reduction Tip

Sometimes when we’re going through hard times we feel like we are alone. This is exactly the time to pick up the phone and call someone. Maybe someone from your past you haven’t spoken to in a long while. Or a friend that you haven’t spoken to in a few days or weeks. Talking on the phone helps us to feel connected. So think of two or three “phone-buddies” that you can…