Guest at Your Table coming November 19th

Imagine you are a young woman with children, fleeing violence in Central America. You are locked up in a family detention center, but with the help of UUSC and its Refugee partner organization in Texas, you receive legal assistance. When we start “Guest at Your Table” on Nov. 19th, you can read all about it.

Generosity in Action: November 2017

Nancy RatnourNovember’s Geneoristy in Action honoree is Nancy Ratnour. Nancy has been part of the fundraising committee. As a talented artist, she has headed up the annual craft fair, contributing her own hand-crafted jewelry to help raise money for the church.

She also has been a part of the group that feeds the church cats on a regular basis. She is a big cat lover and advocate.

Nancy has had cancer for some time, and has received many treatments (including proton therapy which she is currently undergoing). However, she never complains, and she continues to grace us with her smiles, attend church functions and contribute her talents to our church community.

Next time you see Nancy, be sure to thank her for all she does!

 

 UUCJ Journey Workshop

Dec 2, Saturday, 9:30 am ~ 2:30 pm
UUCJ Social Hall

For Committee Chairs and Members, and Everyone else!

Our last workshop of the series, Stepping Stone 5, addresses best practices for making the most out of meetings.  Whether it’s 4 meeting tune-ups, facilitation skills, group development, decision-making, or gaining a systemic view of individual and group process, this workshop offers tools and insight into effective ways to achieve our mission and grow in community. Karen Kempf and Jennifer Tucker are workshop guides. Join us for this enlightening and community building time together.

Childcare is provided if requested by Nov. 17. Light lunch will be served!  Please register onlineuucj.org/grow – or contact Lois Hoeft at [email protected].

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.