Choir Practice for Spring Concert

Calling all singers! Our Spring concert, themed “Choir and Poetry” will be on Sunday April 26th.  Our practices will start 6 weeks out, which equates to Sunday March 15th!  (That’s 2 Sundays from now!)  So, start warming up your voices and get ready for some serious practice!

Tom Nielson Concert March 28 at BBUUC

Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church invites us to:

Tom Nielson Concert

Tom Nielson

Saturday, March 28, 7:00 pm at BBUUC

Tickets in advance $15
Tickets at door $20
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Satire & Social Commentary
“Marvelous wit, endlessly creative, the storyteller’s storyteller.” -GPUU Prescott
“Thoughtful blending of art & activism.” -Dr. Aaron Peeks, Elon University
“This is very good music and very good politics.” -Tom Paxton
“A global sophistication put into extraordinary performance art!” -Kathy Hersh, Miami Friends
“Skewers the greedy & powerful in corporations, the media & government.” -People’s Voice Café Collective, NYC
“One of the savviest songwriters I know.” -World Soul Records

  • 2009 Winner, Kerrville Folk Festival
  • 2007 Winner, South FL Folk Festival
  • 2011& 2015 IMA People’s Choice
  • 2014, 2015, 2018 Winner GLAE
  • 2010 MASC Silver Award
  • 2006 & 09 JPF Awards for song and CD
  • 2015 UN Nelson Mandela Award for
  • Life Time Achievement in Peace & Justice, nomination

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O’Leno Spring Retreat: Save the Date

May 1-3, 2020. Come commune with nature and your fellow UUCJ community at our annual weekend camping adventure at O’Leno State Park. Located less than 2 hours away and on the Santa Fe River, O’Leno is one of Florida’s first state parks. Expect great food, wonderful fellowship, and fun activities such as bird watching, nature bathing, hiking, swimming, kayaking, and tubing at Ichetucknee Springs. Campfire, s’mores and music are also likely to occur. May 1, 2, & 3rd. Registration begins in April.

Rev. Marti Keller

Rev. Marti will be back over the weekend through mid afternoon Feb. 23,  this time — and this time only — in the company (until Monday evening) of her husband Richard Cohen, who is looking forward to seeing some of JAX and some of the local beaches of course, even if it is cooler and wetter than ideal! Richard is a pizza (vegetarian) lover, and was at one time a reporter for Pizza Today magazine. We would love to go to one of the city’s pizzerias Saturday Feb. 15 for dinner and have UUCJ folks join us. Richard is also a veteran health care journalist ( think ACA and Medicare for All options), and is happy to talk about them. (Contact Rev Marti at

Chancel Table Decorations

The lovely decorations on the Chancel Table each week are complements of three volunteers who rotate on a monthly basis.  Nicole Smith Scott presented the charming woodland winter scene for December, and Sara May has shared beautiful plants with us to enjoy during January.  Betsy Deuerling will decorate for February. In addition, Carol Vogel has recently presented several wonderful displays featuring famous Unitarian Universalists. If you would like to decorate the table for a particular Sunday, just let Betsy know and we can make arrangements. Otherwise, Nicole, Sara, and Betsy will be happy to continue presenting the chancel table decor during 2020.

Send in Your Stories!

Rev. Marti is looking for (short) stories from congregants about  positive chance encounters with strangers — local stories, especially for sermon” fodder” for this Sunday, January 26. She will be collecting  them through Saturday evening for incorporation in her message. Please send to

Campus Driveway Narrowing

The Florida Department of Transportation will be closing off HALF of our entrance driveway starting Monday, January 20, through Thursday, January 23, (4 full days) in order to pour the new sidewalk. After that, they will re-open that side for us to use and close the other side for another 4 days, starting Monday January 27. Please exercise CAUTION entering and exiting our church parking lot during those time periods.