Our Gang for January

On Friday the 20th, we will visit the American Beach Museum on Amelia Island, founded in 1935 by and for Afro-Americans during the Jim Crow era. Admission is $3.00. Lunch will follow at Cedar River Seafood. Call Ann Winfree for carpooling information at 246-8858.

Healthy Eating Class

Jan. 15th at 12:30 in the Fletcher room.
Topic: Fermented Foods – Why They are Good for You.
Participants will make and take home a jar of sauerkraut. Let Donna Janesky know if you plan to attend so she can have the correct amount of supplies.

UU 101

We come to the Unitarian Universalist Church through many paths.  Some come on a whim, others do serious research, check out our website first, or are told by a friend that “you’re a UU” before knowing about the church.  Whether we never belonged to a faith community before or have out-grown our faith roots, we all come to UUCJ to “spread our  wings” and explore new spiritual realms without condemnation.  Most of us are adoptees to the UU tradition and may have limited knowledge of our historical roots as a faith.  UU 101 provides that underpinning- not for us to cling to the past- but for us to understand our past as we build our future.

The UU 101 Course consists of four classes and it is best if you can attend all four.   They will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Social Hall on Jan 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017.  We will learn about our UU history starting from the earliest heretics in Christianity right up to today: its spiritual and ethical development; where our covenant and principles come from; and our own church in Jacksonville, begun more than 100 years ago with its rich history including an important role in the civil rights movement.  For more information, contact Peter Racine at 904.465.5269 or [email protected]

Women Over 50 Group

No regular meetings for December. Meetings at 6 pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of January and February will be at the Regency Square Library conference room rather than at the church. Contact Paige Slade at 223-8418 or Joyce Milford at 249-2403.

Our Gang Outings: 2016/17

Oct. 11, 2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Cummer Art Museum for Free Tuesday Night – Dinner at their restaurant and tour the museum, which is free.
Gerrie Cunningham 904-353-7831

 
Nov. 20, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 Noon Leave UUCJ
Tour and Music at Stetson Kennedy’s Literary Landmark Home & Beluthahatchee Park – Reservations required – Limit 40 individuals – $10 Donation is Recommended.
Call Carlos Fraticelli, ASAP to make your reservations 904-894-4660

 
Dec. 2, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Friday Musicale Concert
Nancy Ratnour 904-200-1329

 
Jan.  , 2017–
First Friday Time:
American Beach Museum, Amelia Island – Remember the Ferry Times if coming from Beach
Ann Winfree 904-246-8858

 
Feb. 8, 2017
Ravines State Park to view the Azaleas – Palatka
Barbara Robinson 904-874-2603

 
Mar. 12, 2017
Main Library Concert – Sunday Afternoon at 3:00 PM
Lois Hoeft 904-725-1946

 
Apr. 5, 2017
Agricultural Museum in St. Johns County
Alice Ricker 904-372-7914

 
May , 2017
Underground Downtown Jax Tour – Date will be provided at later time after research.
Yanella Parra 904-477-7728

 
Jun. 16, 2017
Lunch at St. John’s Cathedral and Karpeles Museum
Leisla Samson 904-745-7803

Healthy Eating Class: Oct 23, 12:30 Fletcher Rm

Lisa Franzino, Certified Vegan Chef, will present “Setting up your Kitchen for Healthier Eating”. This will cover many areas- pantry items, utensils, cooking paraphernalia, spices and condiments, and much more. In addition, she will be making a yummy dessert for all to sample. All are welcome – omnivores, vegetarians, vegans – we all want to eat healthier. Bon Appetite!