Earth Day Choir Begins

Everyone is invited to join our choir to honor Earth Day.  Our program is at the worship service on April 23, and our rehearsals begin on March 12 at 12:30 in the chapel.  Music readers and non-readers are welcome. CD’s with chosen parts are available for home practice.  Our program is on the seasons with readings and music honoring the changing earth.

For further information or encouragement, call Sharon Scholl at 904-853-6158.

Green Sanctuary Meeting

March 12  (12:30-Fletcher Room)

Anyone interested in the environmental efforts of our church is encouraged to attend our “Green Sanctuary” meeting Sunday, March 12 (12:30-Fletcher Room). We will only meet quarterly and will have lots to discuss, so come if you can. All are welcome. The more hands on deck, the more good work we can do!

Labyrinth Walk First Sunday

March 5 at 10:15

Join us for a monthly Mindfulness Meditation at the Labyrinth!  Walking the labyrinth is a spiritual practice that can bring focus, equanimity, and clarity.  Walk with others as we trace the sacred path the first Sunday of each month, through June.  We will begin at 10:15, but you can join in anytime.

Playing with Ideas

Upcoming Topics:

  • 03/05/2017 – Current Events – Group
  • 03/12/2017 – Gun Violence – Walter Angell

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

Women Over 50 Group

UUCJ’s Women Over 50 meet March 9 at 6:00 pm at the Regency Square Library. Contact Joyce Milford (249-2403) or Paige Slade (223-8418) for more information. All are welcome!


Caring Candles

Riley Dalbey Tromberg arrived on February 20, 2017 at 8 lbs. 4 oz. and 20.5 inches.  Congratulations to Katie and Stephen!

Buck and Sally’s daughter, Ehren Noelle, came through her surgery very, very well with no complications and is now at home.  Thank you for your cards and good wishes and caring thoughts.  It is good to be part of this wonderful caring community.

A memorial service and reception are being planned  for Kenneth Branch on March 18, 2017 at 10:00 am.  Ken passed away on February 5, 2017.  Details will follow.



Journey: Building Beloved Community

Stepping Stone 3 ~  Articulating Your Faith (AYF)

with Phillip Baber

Sundays, March 5, 12, 19, 25—12:30 pm, Anthony Room

“So, what is UU?”  AYF gives participants  an opportunity to delve deeply into their own beliefs and ways to express these truths, understand other participant’s journey, and express yourself in context of our covenantal principled Unitarian Universalist religion.  “Where did you come from and where are you going?”  Join us as we delve into your/our beliefs , and how those are expressed in our UU faith and mission.  FOUR consecutive Sundays in March.  Register online or register at the office.

Our Gang March Event

On Sunday, March 12, we will gather for lunch at the Candy Apple (same building as Sweet Pete’s) at 400 North Hogan St. at 12:45 PM. After lunch we will walk to the Main Library for the 3 – 4 PM Intermezzo Sunday Concert with Douglas Anderson Piano Students.

Free public parking is available in the public garage at Duval and Main; bring your ticket to the library for validation. Or on-street parking is always free on weekends.

Contact Lois Hoeft at 904-477-8320 or [email protected] by Monday, March 6 so reservations for lunch can be made.

Special Collection for February

The special collection for February 2017 will be for The Women’s Center of Jacksonville.  The Women’s Center of Jacksonville provides a multitude of services to our community. Their mission is to improve the lives of women through advocacy, support and education.  Today’s collection will be for The Community Education Department of The Women’s Center which consists of the following programs: Bosom Buddies, Expanded Horizons, Abuse in Later Life program and Girls Circle. Our speaker today is Lisa Wright, the program coordinator for Bosom Buddies program.  Please make your checks out to “UUCJ” with “Women’s Center” on the memo line.