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Bowen Barrs is a native of Jacksonville, but left at age ten to live in Colorado, Arizona, and Clearwater before returning in 2008. He and his husband, Jake, celebrated 31 years together this month. They are the proud parents of two dogs, two cats, a canary, and assorted fish.
Bowen is a hair stylist and massage therapist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and worked as a flight attendant back when the Wright brother’s flew. In the past he’s been known to tread the boards in community theater performing comedy, drama, and musicals. When time permits, he volunteers at the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Rev. Carmen Emerson was ordained in 2010 by the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2010, where she served as intern minister and interim associate minister. She is in full fellowship with the UUA and currently serves as secretary of the Board of the UU Ministers Association. Rev. Emerson served the historic UU Church of Meadville, Pennsylvania for five years, and most recently the Greater Nashville UU Church for the past four years. Having recently relocated to Jacksonville with retired husband, Jim, Rev. Emerson currently serves as a chaplain for Community Hospice & Palliative Care, and as affiliated community minister for Buckman Bridge UU Church.
For the next two Sundays, the Green Sanctuary Committee will have a small display for “Plastic-Free July” downstairs in the Social Hall after the service.
- July 14th: Ways to reduce plastic use, and plastic alternatives. If you have any items you would like to show or ideas to share, please bring them in!
- July 21st: Re-usable produce bags and grocery bags.
There will be a demonstration on making produce or grocery bags out of old T-shirts. Also samples of homemade mesh net drawstring produce bags Please bring in any other type of re-usable bags that you have to show, and any extras you would like to give away to others.
Help to address the plastic waste issue and learn more about the Plastic-Free July challenge at plasticfreejuly.org.
The interim minister search committee is looking for a two-bedroom apartment or condo to rent for one year, starting August 15 or September 1. If you know of one, please contact Penny Reid, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
UUCJ is in search of a Director of Religious Exploration. To apply, go to https://uucj.org/careers/position-open-director-of-religious-education/.