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Announcements

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.

May 8, 2022 Service

After acknowledging Mother’s Day, we will hear a message from Rev. Kathy Schmitz that is appropriate to our current circumstances. Then, we will engage in a spiritual practice that will encourage us to name what pains us and then what comforts us or gives us hope. We look forward to seeing you at Church tomorrow! Speaker Bio: Rev. Kathy Schmitz Rev. Kathy Schmitz is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. She has a Master of Divinity (M.Div) from Andover Newton Theological…

New Normal Team Update

The numbers of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have decreased in Northeast Florida and across the nation.  The CDC risk level is now low.  The New Normal Team has reviewed current CDC recommendations and suggests:    1. Vaccination is the best way to reduce the risk of infection, hospitalization, and death.      2. Masking is no longer required for those who are fully immunized.  Those who have high risk medical conditions should follow the recommendations of their health…

Special Collection: L’Arche

Our special collection will be for L’Arche Jacksonville a community with four family-style homes, the Blanchart Community Center and an off-site day program called the Rainbow Workshop located in Arlington. L’Arche believesthat by creating an environment where people with intellectual and physical disabilities can share their gifts, they are affecting a positive change in the world. Our speaker will be Paul Poirrier, Director of Development. Donations can be made through our website at uucj.org/give, text “$amount special” to 904-593-4220, or…

Renovation and Additions Update

Good news to report on the UUCJ Renovation & Addition project.  Architect Rob Zinn is taking over construction drawings for Phase I of our project. This will include an elevator, new toilet rooms for the Social Hall, a table/chair storage room plus washer/dryer.  Also included are new doors and glass at the west end of the Social Hall, new patio, new sidewalk at main entrance from upper parking lot. On Tuesday Feb 1, the entire design team met on campus…

New Normal Team Update

Until further notice, Sunday Service will be broadcast from the chapel. Members should watch the service from home and not come to the church. The number of daily new COVID 19 cases in the Jacksonville area has increased by 400% over 2 weeks to over 25 / 100,000. These numbers create a very high risk of infection. The new Omicron variant is much more contagious than previous strains. The best protection against COVID-19 infection is still vaccination, but even vaccinated…