Campus Driveway Narrowing

The Florida Department of Transportation will be closing off HALF of our entrance driveway starting Tuesday, December 3 through Friday, December 6 (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 Tuesday December 10th through Friday December 13th. Please exercise CAUTION entering and exiting our church parking lot during those time periods.

Annual Christmas Day Open House

Florie and Joe Adiutori will be the hosts once more at their residence 2:30-5:00 p.m.  All are welcome. They have been having this annual holiday open house for 30 years, and its become a UU tradition for a lot of UU’s stop by.

Florie and Joe Adiutori
3039 Cypress Creek Dr East
Ponte Vedra Beach, 32082

 

Jacksonville Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Our congregation will be participating in the Jacksonville Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Thursday November 21, 6:30 p.m., at Riverside Park United Methodist Church at 819 Park Street. Rev. Roberta will be bringing a chalice to place on a table with symbols of all the participating faiths, and will offer a reading. It would be great if members of UUCJ are in attendance to show our support for interfaith events.

Please Park in Lower Lots When Able

The UUCJ campus and access to the sanctuary presents challenges to people who are physically challenged, either permanently or temporarily. We would like to ask those of you who are physically abled to please consider parking in the lower parking lot whenever possible, leaving spaces available in the upper parking lot for those who have difficulty negotiating stairs. It’s a small thing for you, but a huge thing for those who have difficulty.  Thank you!

Social Action Film Series at BBUUC

Sustainable film

Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church invites us to:

BBUUC Social Action Film Series
Saturday, November 16, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
BBUUC, 8447 Manresa Ave.

Sustainable

An informative and provocative story about sustainable food in America. The film will be followed by discussion and information on how to promote sustainable food production in your community.

Dinner will be provided. Babysitting will be available, but must be requested when you RSVP. RSVP by phone/text to (928) 970-1379.

Annual Congregational Meeting

The UUCJ annual Congregation Meeting is scheduled for December 15, following the church service. Our bylaws do not allow for agenda items to be added at the actual meeting. If you would like a specific item included for consideration on the agenda, please contact Penny Reid at president@uucj.org or (509) 294-3708, no later than November 14.

National Registry of Historic Places

Kudos to Kathleen McKenzie and David Laffitte!!

Because of their tireless work in support of our application, UUCJ has been officially listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, effective October 15, 2019.

Kathleen started the process several years ago, researching UUCJ’s history and writing letters. She eventually worked with Andrew Waber, historic preservationist with the Florida Division of Historical Resources, who helped to move our application through the process.

David and Kathleen even travelled to Tallahassee to participate in a review of our application.  David presented on some of the unique architectural features of the building and Kathleen discussed UUCJ’s social justice ministry history and present-day mission as well as our decision to stay in the Arlington neighborhood to help fulfill our missions with other neighborhood agencies and residents, and to promote the renaissance of the neighborhood.

Being named to the National Registry will not limit us in any way and may open up the possibility for us to receive grant funding in the future.  But the truly important thing is that this recognition is a wonderful way to honor our building and history and our church community. We are so grateful for Kathleen’s and David’s gifts of time and talent to make it happen. Thank you!!