100th Interfaith Gratitude Service

OneJax Institute and Congregation Ahavath Chesed (The Temple) invites you to attend the

100th Interfaith Gratitude Service

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6 – 7pm  at The Temple
8727 San Jose Blvd. • Jacksonville, FL 32217
Free and open to the public

Canned goods will be collected for Feed a Needy Neighbor

RSVPs appreciated: 904.620.1529 or online at https://tinyurl.com/100gratitude

 

Deeper Than the Skin Tickets on Sale

See the concert table in the Social Hall for advance tickets to the Reggie Harris/Greg Greenway concert, Deeper Than the Skin, Friday, Dec. 8, 7:00 pm, at UUCJ. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids (17 and under) in advance. At the door, tickets go up to $20 for adults, so don’t delay. This presentation was given at the UUA’s General Assembly in June for a national (even international) audience and is currently touring around the U.S., so we are very lucky to have it here.

Also mark your calendars for our next concert to be given by David Roth on Sat., Jan. 13, also at UUCJ.

UUCJ Book Club

The next book discussion will be on Mark Sullivan’s novel, Beneath a Scarlet Sky. The group will meet at 1:00 pm on Mon., Dec. 4, at Books-a-Million near Regency. The novel is inspired by a true story of an Italian teenager who saved many Jews at the end of WWII by leading them over the Alps to Switzerland.

ICARE Community Problems Assembly

Nov. 14 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 720 Arlington Rd. N, at 7 PM

ICARE gets results!  Be a part of justice in Jacksonville! All Justice Ministry Network members are expected to be there.  Anyone interested in the efforts of ICARE is invited. All JMNs will be voting on a new problem to be addressed this year.

Contact Lois Hoeft [email protected] or 904-477-8320 for more information.

Save the Date! Dec. 8 Concert

We are excited to announce the Greg Greenway and Reggie Harris concert “Deeper than the Skin,” Friday, Dec.8, 7:00 PM, at UUCJ. The program was presented at UUA’s GA in New Orleans in June. Details will follow.

Crisis in Myanmar

The ethnic abuses taking place in Burma are a human tragedy and this is just one of the places where your donation to the UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) can help.  Read more about it when we start our campaign on Nov. 19th.

Caring Candles

As many of you know, our DRE, Tyler Burley, has been under treatment for a blood infection since October 21, 2017.  He was discharged from Baptist South Hospital on October 30, 2017 and he is continuing his treatment at home.  He expects to be back at church after November 23, 2017.  He is very grateful for all of the expressions of good wishes from his UUCJ family.  Our healing thoughts and support go out to Tyler and Elizabeth.

Christmas Choir for Sure!

Our theme is endings and beginnings and how these are celebrated by cultures over the world (Jewish, Japanese, English, etc).  Music readers and non-readers of all ages are invited to sing.  You will receive a CD with your part so you can rehearse at home.  Group rehearsals begin on Sunday, October 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 in the chapel, and weekly until our program on December 10. If you like to sing, here’s your chance.  For encouragement, contact Sharon Scholl.

Nov 5th ~ Labyrinth Walk 10 a.m. (weather permitting!)

Labyrinth

Join us for walking meditation at the labyrinth Sunday morning, starting at 10 a.m. Enter into into November by reflecting on gratitude and thankfulness.   And mark your calendar for a First Sunday Labyrinth Walk this fall, winter and spring! Contact Donna Janesky or Karen Kempf for more information.

The labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It represents a journey to our own center and back again into the world.