Announcements (Page 2)

Announcements (Page 2)

Speaker Bio: Basma Alawee

Born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, Basma came to the U.S. with her husband as a refugee in 2010, leaving behind her career as an engineer with the Ministry of Oil within the Government of Iraq. As a refugee and activist, her stories and activism have been featured in the media. Most recently, she was nominated to be one of the Athena40 women in the world who are leading…

The New Normal Team

The New Normal Team (previously known as the Virtual Church Team) was established by the Board to explore ways to enhance and improve virtual services and other virtual programs for UUCJ, to improve communication with the congregation using established channels and other social media and print, to identify and  develop virtual programs to meet members’ areas of interest,…

Rev. Marti’s Good Leaving

Rev. Marti’s last official day with UUCJ was June 30, and she did the best she could to “unfriend” UUCJ folks, as per her commitment to a good leaving.If for some reason she failed to do so with you, please go ahead and unfriend her. All her best wishes and love!

Unveiling of UUCJ Foundation Sculpture

Carlos completed the painting of the wall around the UUCJ Foundation Sculpture honoring donors who have given more $10,000.  Mary Carter Peterson had Lois Hoeft’s leaf recently added prior to this virtual unveiling. We want to thank Lois for her generous gift that will continue to fund the UU Church of Jacksonville activities in perpetuity.

Revs. Roberta & Marti’s Schedule

Revs. Roberta and Marti will be finishing up their time with us as co-ministers on Monday, June 15th. Beginning the 16th, they will be taking their vacation leave and then attending UU professional meetings and the UUA General Assembly (virtually).

Website Redesign

You may have noticed that the website has gotten a bit of a facelift. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you might want to familiarize yourself with the new design: If you are currently hosting a UUCJ group, class, or workshop, do check out the religious education page at and make sure that…

UUA General Assembly

Over the years, every UUA General Assembly planning committee has sought ways to make the General Assembly more accessible to UUs who were unable to afford the expense or time to attend this important annual event. This year, the 2020 GA, originally scheduled to be held in Providence RI, will now be a 100% virtual event as a result of new video conferencing technologies…

UU Justice Florida

Please read this newsletter from UU Justice Florida — including the message from our own David Johnson, UUJF Vice President.  This group does important work — sign up for their newsletter, and consider contributing to their efforts!