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.

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.


Sign-Up Sunday

 Sun, Feb 29th after service

On Sun, 2/29 immediately following the Sunday Worship service, we will have our annual Sign-up Sunday event.  This is your opportunity to check out all the committees and groups that we have available here at UUCJ.  This will be a FUN event with lots of fanfare and atmosphere. In this week’s and next week’s Order of Service, you will find a list of the committee’s that will be represented there along with a brief description of what each one does and how they can use your help.  Please plan to sign-up and volunteer to help with one or more of these committee’s  Remember that UUCJ runs almost solely on volunteer help, and without you, we cannot do all the needed tasks to keep UUCJ a thriving and growing community.

Healthy Eating Class

Healthy Eating Class will not take place on Feb. 19th. Instead, we are urging you to attend the following:
A movie screening of “Eating You Alive”, a look at why we are so sick due to our eating habits. The movie is Sunday, Feb. 19th from 12-2 pm,followed by a physician panel discussion from 2:15 to 2:45. Takes place at FreshJax, 111526 Lake Meade Avenue Unit 101.
Register through FreshJax, cost is 10.00. We will resume class at UUCJ on 3/19/17.

Generosity in Action for February 2017

Christina RameyChristina Ramey has been instrumental in updating and revitalizing our online presence in Jacksonville in the past year. She has worked diligently on rebuilding our website as well as using her amazing skills for bringing marketing tools to UUCJ. Recently, Christina has agreed to further serve our beloved community by joining the UUCJ Board and heading up the Outreach Portfolio. She is an active member of the Fundraising Committee, volunteers in our Children’s RE activities, along with volunteering her time to assist in the church office. Christina is the first to offer her services in whatever capacity she can and generously gives her time and talent with so much obvious love you can’t help but want to join her in whatever she is participating in! Thank you Christina for your selfless contribution to UUCJ!

Garden Work Day

Saturday, February 11th (10-1)

Meet at UUCJ’s garden (growing food for pantries) located at Tree Hill Nature Center (7152 Lone Star Road 32211-East Entrance) to help us tend the beds. Tools provided. Bathrooms on site. Wear work clothes and bring gloves if you have them. The more help we have, the more food we can grow!

Vespers Service

UUCJ will be launching a new weekly Vespers service on Saturday, February 18 at 7 pm. Vespers is a service of evening prayer in the Christian tradition. Our Vespers services will be held regularly every Saturday evening. They will offer a sacred time of song, meditation, prayer, reflection, and contemplation. All are welcome.