Member Resources

Member Resources

UUCJ By-Laws

You can download the most recent version of our by-laws below (last updated December 9, 2018):

What social justice opportunities are available at UUCJ?

If you are interested getting involved in community justice through UUCJ, you are urged to check out our ICARE committee. ICARE (the Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation, and Empowerment) is a group of congregations in Jacksonville who address problems of citywide injustice—UUCJ is a a member. ICARE’s successful actions have resulted in systemic changes, such as the use of restorative justice for youth guilty of misdemeanors. To learn more, contact the UUCJ ICARE Committee, or check out ICARE’s website. If…

What kind of education opportunities do you have at UUCJ?

The Adult Religious Education Committee (AREC), the Leadership Development Council (LDC), and other members of the church offer classes and workshops throughout the year. Regular classes include UU101 and Articulating Your Faith, and are considered foundational classes for UUCJ members. To find current classes, go to the Groups & Classes page. Here you can also find groups such as Spiritual Studies, which are ongoing and meet on a weekly basis. UU101 resources are also available on our website—feel free to…

What are UUCJ Affinity Groups?

An affinity group consists of church members, and possibly church friends, who meet on a regular basis to make connections through shared interests.  Some groups may focus on societal or spiritual matters, while others focus primarily on community-building. To find current groups to join, check out our Groups & Classes page. If you’re interested in forming your own affinity group at UUCJ check out the following policy and procedure pages to learn more about the process: UUCJ Affinity Group Approval Procedures…

UUCJ Affinity Group Approval Procedures

What is an affinity group? An affinity group consists of church members, and possibly church friends, who meet on a regular basis to make connections through shared interests.  Participants in affinity groups make new friends, deepen relationships, and learn and grow together.  Some groups may focus on societal or spiritual matters, while others focus primarily on community-building.  Affinity groups keep the congregation feeling intimate, no matter what size we are!  Who can join an affinity group? UUCJ is an intentionally diverse community, and…

Board of Directors Email Procedures and Guidelines

Email is a great time-saver and communication tool for a church board, making it easier to distribute materials, communicate information, arrange meetings, etc.  Unfortunately, emails can be used indiscriminately, resulting in added work, or creating or exacerbating conflict.  Below are suggested guidelines for UUCJ board email communications. Substantive issues or disagreements are best handled  face-to-face, rather than by email.  Board business requiring discussion should occur at board meetings, not electronically.  When decisions need to be made outside of a scheduled Board meeting, the email policy…

How do I join a committee?

Part of being a UUCJ member is donating your time and talent to one of our many committees. You can find a list of our committees, as well as their current chairs, on our website under About→Governance→Committees (or just click here). If you’re interested in joining a committee (or just have more questions), contact the chair of the committee (you can find their contact info in Breeze). If the committee doesn’t have a chair (or you can’t find their contact…

How do I contact the minister?

You can contact our minister, Rev. Paul Johnson, by emailing him at minister@uucj.org or by calling him at (516) 314-8027.

Virtual Meeting Procedures

As we move towards more virtual meetings during the COVID19 pandemic, the staff developed a policy for booking, tracking, publicizing, and hosting virtual Zoom meetings for UUCJ activities and events. To the extent that they can, these procedures aim to mirror the general procedures for booking physical meetings on campus. Booking Zoom Meetings UUCJ has its own Zoom account for the congregation to use for meetings and activities. We can only host one meeting at a time on the account,…