David Roth Concert

Join 50+ of your old and new friends at UUCJ January 13 at 7pm for a concert with David Roth.   He touches hearts, inspires humanity, makes people laugh, and is a great singer and songwriter! You can buy tickets at the door -$20/adults and $10/children.  www.davidrothmusic.com

Justice Sunday

Jan. 14 is Justice Sunday!  On that day ICARE Justice Ministry Network members from UUCJ will be commissioned.  This is the group who will keep you informed of ICARE progress and promote attendance at the Annual Nehemiah Assembly on April 23.  Let’s support their efforts.

Drumming Up Spirit with BEVERLY – the Spirit Awakening Drum

Sunday, Jan 21st, 2:00PM – 3:30 PM in the UUCJ Sanctuary
$15.00 advance or at the door
(children under 12 free with paying adult)

Join us for a Guided Drum Meditation, Sound Wash, Story Concert with ‘Beverly’ – The Spirit Awakening Drum, Native American flute, and other sound instruments. Vibrational drumming is a powerful tool to connect your mind, body and spirit.  Gather with community and UUCJ members for this special new year event with The Pathdrummer –  Thom & Judy Dandridge   www.pathdrummer.com


We’re looking for more Caring Coordinators!

Caring Network Neighborhood Coordinator – Job Description

The Caring Network is made up of a group of thirteen Neighborhood  Coordinators who serve as links between members in zip code clusters and church activities.


The purpose of a Neighborhood Coordinator is to stay in touch with the concerns of the  members in their Neighborhood Group, such as illness, death in the family and other difficulties; and keeping personal information confidential.

Duties of a Coordinator

  • Arrange visits to members in their home, hospital or care facility
  • Arrange rides to medical appointments, church or unexpected trips
  • Arrange short-term child care in emergencies
  • Arrange for meals in emergencies
  • Make phone calls to members and send cards and notes
  • Coordinators together with the Caring Network Chair keep the minister informed as to the needs of the congregants.
  • Receive names of new church members from the Chair, and update their list of members for each of their zip codes

If you’re interested, contact Janine Leland (Chair, The Caring Network)

Clothes Closet News

We collected 39 pounds of clothing this past Sunday, Dec. 31st. That brings our grand total for 2017 to 2,182 pounds. Let’s shoot for 2,500 pounds in 2018. Thank you for all your donations to the Clothes Closet, where people in need can get free clothing, shoes, and child care items.

January 13 Concert with David Roth

He touches hearts, inspires humanity, makes people laugh, and is a great singer and songwriter! Attend David’s first ever concert in North Florida at UUCJ Saturday, January 13 at 7pm. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 17 and under. You can buy tickets at the door for $20 for adults the night of the concert. Linda Plummer will sell tickets at the church December 31 and January 7. If you won’t be at church, mail a check made out to UUCJ to:

Linda Plummer
12866 Huntley Manor Dr
Jacksonville 32224


3001 Pounds of Groceries!

Wow! You did it. You contributed 3001 pounds of groceries to Arlington Food Pantry. This is 50% increase over 2016 contributions. Please pat yourselves on the back for your efforts. The goal was arbitrary but showed the importance of a goal. What should our gal be for 2018?

This measurement of contributions does not include the contributions of Arlington Community Garden, which is a joint project with Tree Hill Nature Center where the garden resides.

Walkways are for pedestrians not vehicles

The Campus Renewal Committee has noticed that our walkways are suffering from the weight of vehicles. Please do not drive vehicles on our walkways. It causes cracking and heaving. A hand truck is available to assist with carrying heavy or bulky items to your vehicle. Please see church staff for the location of the hand truck.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.