A Big Thank You

Thanks to our outstanding choir, our Green Sanctuary Committee, Donna Janesky, Lynne and Brian Paradise, Augustus Barnas, Demetri Stewart, our song leader, Jeanne Huebner, and all who made our Earth Day service and Social Hall exhibits memorable.

Deadline for Service Auction Donation: May 9, 2018

Do you have a special talent or skill you would like to share or service you could provide? Turn your time and talent into treasure for our beloved community. Submit if for the the 2018 Service Auction!

Submissions can be any special skill or service you would like to offer to others in our community! Be creative! If you need ideas or clarification, contact the Fundraising Committee. Submit your donation by May 9th, 2017.

Service auction donation forms are available in 4 ways:

  1. Fill out on line at the UUCJ website:   http://uucj.org/service-auction-donation/
  2. Download the donation form from our Facebook group page (under “Files”).
  3.  Get a hard copy from the church office, the social hall bulletin board or name tag table; also available on the door of the sanctuary.
  4. Contact Darlene Larsen ([email protected]) to have a form emailed or mailed directly to you.

Playing with Ideas

Upcoming Topics:

  • 4/29: The Electoral College – Pam Edwards-Roine
  • 5/6: Current Events-Group Discussion

Playing with Ideas meets every Sunday morning, from 9:30-10:30 in the Anthony Room.

Spiritual Studies

Spiritual Studies meets weekly in the Channing Room from 9:30 – 10:30.


  • April 29: Steven Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • May 6: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, The Psychology of Optimal Experience

All are welcome. No prep or homework needed! Leisla Sansom

Caring Candles

Alice Ricker is receiving hospice care at her apartment.  Her sister, Susan, is staying with her.  Her address is 1045 Oak Street, Apt. 512, Jacksonville, FL 32204.  She has a NEW phone number (904) 860-2221.

Alice loves to have visitors.  It would be a good idea to call her first when you want to visit.  Alice also wants to thank everyone for their cards and calls.

Afesa Adams wants to let everyone know that she is enjoying getting cards!  She is home with nursing care and daily visits from her family.  Afesa and her doctors are evaluating treatment plans.

Updated Membership Directory Link

Some of you have been having problems logging onto the online directory. The problem appears to be that the link you are using to log on has become corrupted. If you have saved the link as a bookmark, you need to delete it. Use this link instead:


Once you have signed in again and found everything to be working, you can save the web address and bookmark it. Sorry for the problem and inconvenience.

Administrator’s Note

Please remember that UUCJ does not reimburse for taxes as we are tax exempt.  Please use one of our Tax Exempt forms for your UUCJ purchases.  For reimbursement, please fill out a check request form located in the church office, and have Committee Chair sign off. If the Committee Chair is the one requesting the check, you will need to get a second signature before submission.  Also, please use the proper fund code for your expenses (freq. used codes are located on the back of the form.  If in doubt, please ask the administrator or bookkeeper. Please place your check requests in the BOOKKEEPER inbox, and allow up to 2 weeks for processing.  Thank you!

Women of All Ages: April 26

Women of All Ages meets Thursday, April 26, in the Anthony Room at 6 pm. Come join us to build friendships and enjoy stimulating conversation. All UUCJ women are invited. Contact Joyce Milford 249-2403 or Paige Slade at 223-8418.  Repeats every two weeks until further notice.

Women of All Ages: April 12

Women of All Ages meet Thursday, April 12, in the Anthony Room at 6:00 pm.

Join in to build friendships and enjoy intelligent conversation. All UUCJ Women are invited. Contact Joyce Milford at 249-2403 or Paige Slade at 223-8418.

Show up for Justice in Jacksonville!

The ICARE (Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment) Nehemiah Assembly:

Monday, April 23 at 7pm (Registration begins at 6:15)
Abyssinia Baptist Church
10325 Interstate Drive, 32218

The bus from UUCJ will leave at 5:45 PM. Sign up with Lois Hoeft at Social Hour or [email protected] or 904-477-8320.