Speaker Bio: Blanche Williams

With a background in literature, music, and information sciences, Blanche Williams earned a doctorate in psychology from the liberally minded George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She has worked as a clinical psychologist in various settings across several states and now serves patients, families, and treatment providers at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center. In the spring of 2018 she joined UUCJ, where she has held leadership positions and made good friends. She lives with her two cats in San Marco.

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week, we celebrate with the following folks in our UUCJ community, who are having birthdays: Trella Bromley and Liz Dion on Sunday, 7/25; Joe Varon on Tuesday, 7/27; Virginia Deroy on Wednesday, 7/28; and John Cooper on Saturday, 7/31. Please wish them a happy birthday. 

New Normal Team Udpate

OVID-19 cases have increased significantly in Northeast Florida in recent weeks, making current activities at UUCJ more dangerous and jeopardizing plans to resume in-person services in September. The major reasons for the increase are the large number of unvaccinated people in the community and failure to take precautions such as wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and avoiding crowded indoor activities. Reported new cases have increased to over 100 per 100,000 per day, up over 20 times in the last several…

Labyrinth Walk July 31

Revisit the campus by joining in a LABYRINTH WALK on Saturday, July 31st at 10:00 am, hosted by Dianne Battle and Donna Janesky. Snacks and drinks provided. Bring an artifact to place in the center as you make a special intention. (Rock, shell, flower, etc.) Hope to see you then.

UUCJ Birthdays

On Wednesday, next week, we celebrate Rob McKennon’s birthday. Please send him a message of love.

Special Collection: St. Johns Riverkeeper

Our Special Collection on Sunday, July 18 will be for the St. Johns Riverkeeper Organization whose vision is a thriving St. Johns River Watershed that sustains healthy ecosystems for future generations. The St. Johns Riverkeeper is  a privately funded, independent and trusted voice for the St. Johns River and the public to which it belongs. We are honored to have as our guest speaker, Lisa Rinaman who serves as the St. Johns Riverkeeper.   A drop down box is available on the giving page…

UUMUAC Monthly Third Wednesday Worship Service

Starts July 21 – 8:00 pm EST The Religious Professionals Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Multiracial Unity Action Council is sponsoring “Third Wednesday” evening worship services on the third Wednesday of each month, beginning July 21. Rev. Richard Trudeau will be the officiant July 21, with a sermon titled “Racism and the Red Sox.” No knowledge of, or liking for, baseball will be assumed. Open conversation will follow.  To get Zoom information, whether for the July 21 Worship Service or…

Opportunity for Community! Triennial Survey Results

Ready to reconvene? We have been apart for far too long. Zoom has been great and we will continue with hybrid services and some meetings. Many of us have been vaccinated, but some of us are not able to be vaccinated so we will continue to wear masks while on campus when we return in September. The Triennial Survey told us a bit about our church community and what we would like to focus on as we come together. Lifespan…

Arlington Community Garden Needs your Help!

School is out which means the JU and UNF students who normally would behelping our grower tend the garden are no longer available. Nichole iscurrently taking care of all the plots by herself and could use help withweeding and harvesting. She will open the garden to the public every otherSaturday from 9-12 and would love to see some volunteers. No RSVP needed,just show up at Tree Hill’s East entrance. (The entrance labeled for busesjust 5 minutes from our church campus).…

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week’s UUCJ birthdays: Regina Conradi on Sun., 7/11 (please send her an email because she is in Germany); Scott Kessler and Nan Rudolph on Tues., 7/13; Kathleen Renee on Wed., 7/14; and Peter Racine on Fri., 7/16. Please reach out to each of these fellow congregants with your good wishes.