Announcements (Page 4)

Announcements (Page 4)

Stress Reduction Tip

Sometimes when we’re going through hard times we feel like we are alone. This is exactly the time to pick up the phone and call someone. Maybe someone from your past you haven’t spoken to in a long while. Or a friend that you haven’t spoken to in a few days or weeks. Talking on the phone helps us to feel connected. So think of two or three “phone-buddies” that you can…

Soul Matters Small Group Training

“The Soul Matters Sharing Circle is a network of Unitarian Universalist congregations who follow the same monthly themes so we can more easily share small group material, as well as worship, sermon, music and children’s religious education resources. We are a web of support and connection. Companions traveling a new journey together each month.” UUCJ has been…

Stress Reduction Tips: Breathing Techniques

Breathing techniques are probably as old as stress itself. Breathing Square is a powerful technique. Breathe in to the count of four, hold the breath for the count of four, breathe out for the count four and hold it for the count of four. Then begin again, and continue for several rounds. Now add an affirmation to the “hold” space, such as “everything is OK right here…

The Eagle & The Condor Showing

A Zoom showing of the UUA environmental film The Eagle and the Condor is scheduled for August 20 at 8:30 p.m. You must register to receive the Zoom code. It is a benefit for the UUA efforts toward justice for Native peoples, so you will be asked to donate. To receive the film, go to the UUA Ministry for Earth website. Click on Resources, and at the far upper right of that…

Speaker Bio: Rev. Linda Hart Green

The Reverend Linda Hart Green and her husband, Harry Green, retired and moved from New Jersey to Fernandina Beach in 2012 to be near the ocean and in a community with like-minded folks and a lot of interesting history.  Linda is a retired American Baptist minister (and Harry is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister). Linda says she taught him that there is such a…

Stress Tip of The Week

One of the fastest ways to shift out of stress is to take a deep breath. Imagine taking in a big breath then picture breathing it out through the bottom of your feet into the the Earth, the center of the Earth, to recycle. It’s just energy—extra energy you don’t need. Ahhhhh!  Now picture breathing in the grounding energy of the Earth: breath in the smell and feel of the…

Speaker Bio: Brian Lapinski

Brian Lapinski is a native who returned to Jacksonville and started a farm. He got a degree in Sociology, worked as a teacher and case manager in DC, and then travelled until distilling his dream of growing food sustainably. His wife and two daughters love living at Down to Earth Farm and enjoy the bounty and challenges it offers.  He’s been a member of UUCJ for 15 years…

Tips for Stress Management

The UUCJ Caring Committee has decided to post tips for stress management. This week’s tip: Make a list of the little things that makes you happy, or bring you joy, or make you feel calm. These can be things like having your favorite tea in your favorite tea cup, or having a cup of tea and watching the squirrels outside the window, or listening to music, or sending…

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for Your Continued Donations to Arlington Community Services both in groceries and cash donations. UUCJ/ACS Teamsters currently is only measuring donated groceries by individuals and Arlington Community Garden.  Teamsters delivered 36 pounds of contributions last week and 65 this week. Several individuals are making cash contributions directly to ACS and to the…

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