The Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville is an intentionally diverse religious community, welcoming all people without regard to race, religious background, political affiliation, family status, sexual orientation, or ethnic heritage. We are a spiritual community celebrating Unitarian Universalist principles. We commit to caring for one another with acceptance and respect. We pledge to sustain a sacred space where together we seek religious freedom, personal growth, life’s meaning, and social justice. Through our actions, we serve as a catalyst for social change.
Our Sunday Morning Schedule:
NOTE: Children’s 9:30 R.E. classes will break for the holidays starting Dec. 15, 2013, and will resume on Jan. 12, 2013.
9:30 am: Religious Exploration Classes for all ages*
Children and Youth Classes:
Elementary Class (2nd to 5th Grade) -- Darwin Room
Youth Class (6th Grade to 12th Grade) -- Ingersol Room
Spiritual Studies -- Channing Room
Playing With Ideas -- Anthony Room
10:45 am: Worship Service* -- Sanctuary
At approximately 11:15 am, following the "Message for All Ages," children are invited
to participate in our Children’s Chapel, hosted in the Emerson Room.
12:15 pm: Fellowship Hour -- Social Hall
*Professional childcare provided.
This Month's Sermons:
Sunday, December 1
“Conscious Eating - Tap Into the Sacred
Design of Your Body”
Florence Haridan is currently the Executive
Director of Character Counts in Jacksonville.
She is the culinary lead for their social
enterprise, Conscious Eats, a food company
that employs those who are diligently working
to earn a second chance.
Music: Erin Barnes, Vocalist (member of
Bella Voce cabaret cast)
Sunday, December 8
UUCJ Joyful Singers Choir, under the direction
of Dr. Sharon Scholl: A Christmas and Holiday
music service with inspiring song and words
for the holiday season.
Music: Anne McKennon, flute;
Jeanne Huebner, piano
Sunday, December 15
“Ebenezer Scrooge and the Deadly Virtue
Rev. Beth Miller
Most of us are familiar with Charles Dickens'
"A Christmas Carol" about the miserly
Mr. Scrooge and his transformation on the eve
of Christmas. A recap of the story and a
consideration of Scrooge's prudence may
guide us as we embark upon this season of
peace and good will.
Music: Holiday Carol Sing-along
Sunday, December 22
Vince Leadley & Phillip Baber
The Christmas Pageant performed by the
children and youth; an intergenerational
service under the direction of Vince Leadley
and Phillip Baber.
Music: Timothy Edwards, violin
Sunday, December 24
“Christmas Eve Candlelight Service"
A Christmas Eve family service celebrating the
Christmas story as Unitarian Universalists. We
will sing holiday songs and conclude the service
with our traditional candle lighting ritual. Join us
for fellowship following the service with our
traditional array of cookies.
Music: Ken Connors & Cee Cee Severin,
Sunday, December 29
We wrap up the holiday season with an
exploration of a largely ignored topic in
Unitarian Universalism. What place does "sin"
hold in our UU theology?.