Caring Candles

Katie Dalbey and Steven Tromberg are the proud parents of their new baby, Lucas Dalbey Tromberg, born on November 11, 2019; 8 lb. 11oz. and 19.5 inches. Riley is excited to be a big sister. Congratulations to Katie and Steven!

UUCJ member, Robert Miller, passed away on October 28, 2019.  A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held on December 6, 2019, at 3:00 pm at the Coleman Center at Fleet Landing, Atlantic Beach. Please use the Mayport Road entrance (Fleet Landing Boulevard) to Fleet Landing and say you are there to attend the “Miller Memorial Service.”  The gate person will direct you to the parking area.

Women of All Ages

UUCJ Women of All Ages meets Tuesday, November 26, in the conference room of the Regency Square Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd., from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Please note our meetings have changed from Thursdays to Tuesdays. All women members and friends of UUCJ are invited.

Thank You for Contributing!

Thanks for contributing $832 to the Special Collection for Bozod Unitarian Church on Sunday. A contribution of $100 was turned into the office, bringing the total to $932. Sometimes additional donations will trickle in after the collection. We are confident that we will exceed the $1,000 goal. If you would like to put us over the top or even increase the total we are sending to Bozod, feel free to contribute online or bring check to UUCJ next Sunday. Please annotate the memo line of the check: “Special Collection Bozod.”  Thanks again for being generous partners to the Bozod Unitarian Church.

Guest at Your Table

Coin boxes keep getting filled up until you bring them back during the Christmas holidays, but your donation checks will be accepted any time up until the New Year. Please remember to write checks to UUCJ, with “UUSC” on the memo line. Consider this your small way to help with the immigrant crisis on our southern border. The UUSC supports RAICES, an important group that provides legal assistance to refugee children and their families.

Weekday Book Club Selections

We meet at Books-a-Million on Atlantic Boulevard 1:00–2:00 p.m.

December 2: Run by Ann Patchett – a novel about secrets, duty, responsibility, and the lengths we will go to protect our children. We will also discuss book recommendations for the following year.

Spiritual Studies

Spiritual Studies meets 9:30–10:30 a.m. Sundays in the Channing Room unless noted otherwise.

November 24: God In All Worlds: Anthology of Contemporary Spiritual Writing by Lucinda Vardey. Current topic: Revelation: The Spiritual Experience.

Format: Relevant material to be read out loud by participants is provided by the facilitator or presenter at the beginning of each session, followed by a lively discussion. So, no prep or homework required, no need to purchase books, and ALL ARE WELCOME!

Special Collection for November 17: Partner Church

UUCJ has had a long time relationship with the Unitarian church of Bozud, Romania. Several of our members have visited. Last year the minister and his wife spent a wonderful week here in Jacksonville. As part of this special relationship, we conduct an annual special collection. Carlos Fraticelli, chairperson of the Partner church committee (who has been to Bozud) will further explain the value of our contribution to this congregation in Romania.

Annual Christmas Day Open House

Florie and Joe Adiutori will be the hosts once more at their residence 2:30-5:00 p.m.  All are welcome. They have been having this annual holiday open house for 30 years, and its become a UU tradition for a lot of UU’s stop by.

Florie and Joe Adiutori
3039 Cypress Creek Dr East
Ponte Vedra Beach, 32082