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Labor of Love Work Day

Saturday November 19, 8 AM to noon.  Meet at UUCJ to spruce up and repair where needed.  Opportunities for improvement include grounds cleanup, deck repair and decluttering the south wing rooms. Other suggestions are welcome. Please contact Steve Settle at if you have any questions.

Help out with our Thanksgiving Potluck

Bring your favorite dish to share! We need volunteers for the following: Saturday Set-up Set up the Social Hall on Saturday November 19th (tables, chairs, tablecloths, decor) Sunday Set-up Set up outside tables on Sunday morning before the service.  Make coffee and drinks, set out food (warm up dishes as needed, carve turkeys, etc.) Donations of a turkey or ham. Clean-Up Crew The most important people!  We need a large crew for cleaning up, loading dishwashers, and putting away tables…

Join the Fundraising Team

If you have creative skills such as photography, writing, crafting, decorating, cooking/baking, or computer skills, the Fundraising Team could use you for their annual fundraising projects! Contact Darlene Larsen for more info.

Mission Funding Campaign Cottage Meetings

The Mission Funding Campaign this year includes Cottage Meetings, small gatherings to discuss the programs planned for 2023.  We hope to generate a lot of interest and enthusiasm for our activities that start in January 2023. Meetings are planned at the following locations: Downtown and Westside – October 25 at 6 p.m.Hosted by Jennifer WolfeFood will be provided. Southside – October 26, at 2 p.m.Hosted by Hope Clayton & Gary RhodesLight refreshments will be provided; bring drink of choice if…

Choir Rehearsals

We’re Back!! Our choir for the holidays will start rehearsals on October 30 from 12:30 to 1:30 in the chapel.  We plan a Solstice Ceremony to see the year out and the new year in. Music readers and non-readers of all ages are invited.  We have recordings with each part so you can rehearse at home, in addition to our group rehearsal. If you’d like to pick up the music, or just look to see if it interests you, it…

The Board Needs Additional Members

The UUCJ Board currently has 5 members (out of 8 members specified in the UUCJ Bylaws). 5 members are required for a quorum. Currently one member is out of the country until the end or October. So, the Board cannot conduct any official business (including the regular monthly meeting) until the end of the October. Additional members can be appointed by the Board President with the consent of the Board to fill vacancies. Appointed members serve until the next congregational…

Labor of Love Workday October 15

Saturday, October 15, 8 a.m. to noon. Meet at UUCJ to spruce up and repair where needed.  Opportunities for improvement include grounds cleanup, deck repair and decluttering the south wing rooms.  Other suggestions are welcome.   Please contact Steve Settle at if you have any questions.

New Normal Team Update

The numbers of new COVID 19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have decreased significantly in Northeast Florida. The community risk level is low according to CDC calculations. The level is based on multiple factors including new cases, hospital admissions, deaths, and the health care resources available in the community. Other factors that have led to improvements include the increased number of people who have had immunizations and / or have been previously infected. These factors represent an increase in herd immunity.…

New Normal Team Update

The 9/9/22 CDC COVID risk level is medium.  Recommendations include: Wear a mask if you are at high risk for getting very sick (age over 65, chronic medical problems, smokers,etc). Vaccines are approved and recommended  for anyone age 6 months and older.  Booster shots are 90% effective at preventing hospitalization. Get tested if you are sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID.  Stay home if you are sick or have a positive test. Because of the large number…

Water Communion September 11

This Sunday’s water communion will focus on our local communities. Please bring a small container of water from near your home – your tap, a stream, a pond, the ocean – to contribute to our bowl of communal water. During the ceremony, you will be asked to identify your household, including the community of Jacksonville in which you reside. This way, we will learn the far-reaching impact of our congregation and may discover nearby neighbors. Join us in-person or virtually.…