LunaCon January 24-26

BBUUC has invited our youth to LunaCON on January 24-26. Beginning Friday 9pm with Opening Circle at midnight and ending 9am on Sunday with an open invitation to attend services at 10:30am. This CON will have a Social Action aspect: For every can of food an individual donates we will take $1 off the CON fee, up to 5 cans. The CON fee is $25. CON forms coming soon.

New Walenthorpe Schedule

Our new schedule for Walenthorpe (Youth Group) will be as follows:


  • 1st Sunday – Meeting in Emerson
  • 2nd Sunday – Meeting in Emerson
  • 3rd Sunday – Hosting Social Hall and Family Time
  • 4th Sunday – Meeting in Emerson

Welcome Jess Hunt!

Welcome DRE Jess Hunt as she begins leading the RE programs this Sunday.
  • Tadpole Cove (0 to PreK): 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Water Village (K-5th): 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Walenthorpe (6th-12th): 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Zen Class Starting September 14

The Adult Religious Education Committee (AREC) of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville (UUCJ), in collaboration with UUCJ’s, Jacksonville Soto Zen Meditation Group (JSZMG), is offering a six-week introductory Zen class from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., starting Saturday, September 14, through Saturday, October 19, 2019 in the Anthony Room. This is the same class that is taught at UNF in their OLLI program.

The class is limited to no more than 20 participants and is open to Church members and JSZMG members at no cost; and to the public for a nominal $30.00 registration fee, payable by check or cash at the first class session.

The class is taught by Bill Mayhew, Ungan Sensei, an ordained student of Elliston Roshi, Abbot of the Silent Thunder of Soto Zen.

To register for this class please click here and complete the registration form.

Summertime RE Worship for our Teens and Children

Summer hours for RE worship groups will occur during regular church service hours.

As always, children of all ages are invited!

Here are the age groups:

  • Tadpole Cove (birth to 5 years old) from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Water Village (5 to 11 years old) will be combined with Tadpole Cove, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (as it always has).
  • Walenthorpe (12 to 18 years old) will be during service (10:45 to 12:15).

Stay tuned for the worship room location of the combined Tadpole Cove & Water Village program.

For more information contact Nicole Story at (904) 234-0574.

Caring Candles

Cecil Barnas is a student at Stanton. He recently attended a Latin Competition at Duke where his team won 1st, 2nd and 1st. Congratulations Cecil!

Rob McKennon is pleased to announce that, after having been unemployed for some time, he started at Bank of America on February 25, 2019. Best wishes Rob on your new job!