Path to Membership is this Sunday 4/9! Join us in the Anthony Room at 12:15 if you want to learn more about how to become and what it means to be a member of UUCJ.
Roshi Michael Elliston, abbot of the Silent Thunder Order and the Atlanta Soto Zen Center will be visiting us on April 1st and 2nd. At the Sunday service he will talk on the relationship of the Buddhist “Eight Fold Path” and the Universal Unitarian Seven Principles. Please join us for either the Saturday meditation program (beginning 8am in the Social Hall, with a $25 registration fee) or the Sunday Service.
More information can be found at http://meetup.com/Jacksonville-Soto-Zen-Meditation-Group
Our weekly Vespers service will no longer be gathering on Saturday—we will now be offering Vespers on Thursday evenings, at 7 pm, beginning April 13. We look forward to seeing you there!
Spring is here! Join us at the labyrinth for a walking meditation at 10:15. Nurture the seeds planted for the coming year. Open to the to 5 smooth stones of religious liberalism as we spiral to the center before our Sunday Service.
April 9th (12:30 ) Fletcher Room
UUCJ will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 23 and we want to have info tables ready by then. If you are interested in helping out please join us in the Fletcher Room at 12:30.
The Board meeting for April is scheduled for Monday, April 3rd at 6pm in the Fletcher room. Find our agenda on the Governance page: http://uucj.org/who-we-are/governance/
This month we recognize Tom Larson for Generosity in Action. A former Board member, he has been the chair of the Finance Committee for the past two years, and he is currently heading up the Staffing Task Force. Tom is known for being very organized, and we appreciate his meticulous dedication to the UUCJ community. Thank you, Tom, for everything you do!
Abyssinia Baptist Church
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
ICARE will gather over 1750 people at Abyssinia Baptist Church to address community problems with our Sheriff, State Attorney, and Superintendent. This event will focus on the opening of the Homeless Day Center, increased funding for the Jacksonville Reentry Center, Civil Citations to stop youth arrests and a wealth build strategy that will open a community owned grocery store in Northwest Jacksonville. This is a free event and is open to the public. We ask that you fill out a ticket when you attend.
A bus will be available at 5:30 PM on March 27. Sign up at Social Hour on March 26 or contact Lois Hoeft at 904-477-8320 or Lbhjax2@comcast.net.
See the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1860014390878868/
Everyone is invited to join our choir to honor Earth Day. Our program is at the worship service on April 23, and our rehearsals begin on March 12 at 12:30 in the chapel. Music readers and non-readers are welcome. CD’s with chosen parts are available for home practice. Our program is on the seasons with readings and music honoring the changing earth.
For further information or encouragement, call Sharon Scholl at 904-853-6158.