Blog (Page 55)

Blog (Page 55)

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…

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…

Meet the Weekday Book Club

Interested in or looking for a bookclub? The Weekday Book Club will staff an informational table in the Social Hall on August 19th. Drop by to sip coffee, chat, find out what they’re reading, and share any must-read recommendations you have.

Generosity in Action for August

Our Generosity in Action honorees this month are Jake Mehrman and Bowen Barrs! Bowen is the Hospitality co-chair. He and Jake do the shopping every Sunday morning and then come in and help the coffee host — and they have happily filled in when we had no host! Jake and Bowen installed our lovely new coffee brewing and water filtration systems, and Jake got the power…

August 12th Speaker Bio: Taryn Wharwood

Taryn “LoveReigns” Wharwood is a native of Miami, Florida and began her public speaking at the Ebony Village school in Dania, Florida at the tender of age of 5! It was there that Taryn developed a love and deep passion for poetry, and public speaking. All credit to the owners/directors of the school whose vision, and daily mantra that students recited each…

Special Collection August 12: JASMYN

A non-profit youth services organization for LGBTQ young people ages 13-23, JASMYN provides a welcoming and safe place for this vulnerable population.  Liz Nolan, volunteer and community engagement specialist will represent this amazing organization to explain its mission and the many ways  UUCJ can lend support to this “rainbow community.”

Jon C. Darling

Jon C. Darling, a former member of our church, died May 6th, 2018. Jon’s sister —  Kathleen Darling — mailed Jon’s memoriam to the church for those that remember him and would like to reflect on his life. You can find his memoriam here: https://uucj.org/2018/08/01/memoriam-jon-c-darling/

Memoriam: Jon C. Darling

John C. Darling died May 6th at Terraces of Jacksonville Nursing Facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The world enjoyed Jon’s life for 72 years before he stepped from it. He then ended the long struggle from Parkinson’s disease. Most of what can be discovered of Jon’s life is recorded in his art work. As a young man he attended Palm Beach Jr. College in…

Memorial Service for Gail Bristol

A Memorial Service for Gail Bristol will be held at UUCJ (7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211) on August 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm. There will be a reception afterwards in the Social Hall, provided by UUCJ members and friends.  If you are able to help with finger food donations and/or the set-up/clean-up for the reception, please contact Betsy Deuerling at…

Thank You from READ USA

READ USA sent us a warm thank-you letter following our fundraiser for their book fair: Thank you to the generous congregation of Unitarian Universalist Church for your tremendous role in delivering over 26,000 new books to 6,697 pre-k to elementary students in 16 Title 1 schools in 5 days with 1,000’s of smiles! Your generous donation of $5,000 and Meg Rohal’s…

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