Announcements

Announcements

MLK Parade Parking

If you plan on joining UUCJ for the MLK parade Monday, January 16: Parking is available at the Vystar Tower Parking Garage–37 Hogan Street between Bay and Water. This location is about 1 mile from the staging area behind Prime Osborne and 1 mile from the end of the parade. We will coordinate rides back to VyStar if needed. Please text Cyd Reider 484-769-3194 or Meg Rohal 904-403-6982 with any questions. Plan to be parked by 9:00 to meet us…

Minister’s Message for January 2023

Dear Ones, Our liturgical theme this month is “The Path of Finding Our Center.”  What does that even mean? What comes immediately to mind is the way moments of appreciating my natural surroundings can often quiet the prioritizing, strategizing, and negotiations continuously taking place in the recesses of my mind. Last Friday evening, as I was packing my car for the long ride from White Stone to Jacksonville, I stopped to take a call from Tina as we were also…

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…

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.…

Coffee Hour Volunteers needed for September

Big thank-you to the volunteers that stepped up to the plate and volunteered for August! We now have that month filled, but there are no volunteers for the month of September, and we need you! You can volunteer by adding your name by your selected date in the coffee volunteer book set out during coffee hour. You do not need to bring snacks; just set up coffee, plates and napkins and do a quick cleanup after. You will need to…

Notice from The New Normal Team

The risk of COVID infection has increased. Persons coming to UUCJ activities should wear a mask. Unimmunized members of the congregation should consider attending remotely until the risk level has decreased.