Eric is a songwriter, storyteller, husband, father, Coast Guard rescue flight crew veteran, back country adventure racer and cancer survivor with a masters in computer science. He has been called to share his art to inspire, heal, motivate for positive change, and build community.
We have several birthdays to celebrate next week: on Sunday, 8/8, Roy Fuller; on Tuesday, 8/10; and on Wednesday, 8/11, Cara Gwalthney. Please reach out to let them know you care.
Next week we honor these our fellow congregants on their birthdays: Kristin Lapinski and Munsell McPhillips on Tuesday, 8/3; Trish Parish on Wednesday, 8/4; and David Seiken on Saturday, 8/7. Please reach out to them to help them celebrate.
Darlene Larsen has lived in Jacksonville since she was 10 years old, grew up in Jax Beach, married at 19, had a son, and was divorced shortly after. She lived as a single mother for a few years and worked various jobs to provide support for her child. She met her future husband Kim at the workplace; shortly after marrying they moved to Gainesville to attend college, she earned a degree in Graphic Design while her husband got his Master’s…
The COVID-19 situation in Northeast Florida has changed significantly in the last month, with the area now having some of the highest numbers of new daily cases in the country, over 100 new cases per 100,000 population per day. Some models predict the peak will be in October 2021. A county is at an extremely high risk for unvaccinated people if it reported an average daily rate of more than 45 cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks.…
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.
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.
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.
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…
On Wednesday, next week, we celebrate Rob McKennon’s birthday. Please send him a message of love.