First Sunday Labyrinth Walk

Join us for a mindful walking meditation at the UUCJ labyrinth this Sunday, Feb. 4th, at 10:15 to 10:45.  If you have trouble with sitting meditation, come try walking meditation and center yourself as you journey to your center and back. Peaceful and reflective, welcome 2018 with mindfulness!

Nancy Ratnour

Nancy RatnourOur beloved Nancy Ratnour passed away in her home today. As many of you know, she had been battling cancer along with many other physical ailments this past year. We are still learning the details surrounding her untimely passing and we will provide relevant information as we receive it. Our community has lost a truly beautiful soul. She will be sorely missed.

Action with Sheriff Williams to Recoup $600,000 in Funding for JREC

ICARE was instrumental in recently compelling Sheriff Williams to secure increased funding to the Jacksonville Re-Entry Center (JREC), a program with a proven track record of successfully assisting ex-offenders in returning to their communities. Although we succeeded in increasing funding to JREC to $1.5 million, JSO lost $600,000 of that annual funding. We will be asking Sheriff Williams to commit to recoup the full $1.5 million JREC budget by 2019. We will ask for this commitment on Tuesday, January 23rd, 12:30 pm to 3 pm at Greater Grant Memorial AME (5533 Gilchrist Road). We need as many people as possible to show up to demonstrate to Sheriff Williams that JREC is a priority to this city and it must receive additional funding.

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

 

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.