Building Beloved Community

Series 2017

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Growing Ourselves in Faith & Knowledge

Step 1: UU 101 – Back to Our Future

Step 2: How Things Work at UUCJ & Know Thyself & Others

Step 3: Articulating Your Faith

Step 4: Aligning Vision into Action & Spiritual Practices as Journey to Self and Community

Step 5: GREAT Meeting FUNdamentals! & The LDC Playhouse presents: Group Dynamics

UUCJ Journey

Building our Beloved Community

UUCJ is offering a series of classes and workshops to grow our community knowledge and understanding of our faith and of ourselves. From our European roots to our mission in Northeast Florida, this series offers members an opportunity to learn, explore, and grow in mind and spirit. Together, we will learn about ourselves and others, recognize our strengths, and grow our skills and talents as we serve our beloved community. Please join us! Register soon to reserve your place!

 STEPPING STONE 1 ~ UU 101: Back to our Future with Peter Racine

January 10, 17, 24, 31; 6:30—8:30, UUCJ Social Hall

We come to the Unitarian Universalist Church through many paths and faith traditions.  Yet we all come to UUCJ to “spread our wings” and explore new spiritual realms without censure.  UU 101 provides the history and context for us to understand our past as we build our future.  We will learn about our UU spiritual and ethical development; where our covenant and principles come from; and about our own beloved community in Northeast Florida. For more information and to register, contact Peter Racine at 904.465.5269 or [email protected]


February 18, 9:30—2:30 pm, UUCJ Social Hall (lunch included)

How Things Work at UUCJ with the UUCJ Board

Learn about how UUCJ is organized as a polity. Just how does ‘stuff’ happen and get done at church? Our panel of UUCJ Board members will answer questions and offer insights into our UUCJ future. Members are invited to come to understand how we exist and how we can accomplish our mission in an ever-changing community of multiple interests.

Know Thyself & Others with Linda Plummer

Participants will take the Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI). We will explore our natural preferences and differences regarding energy, information gathering, decision making, and lifestyle. MBTI perspective helps us recognize Types as we live with and work together. We will see how the Types impact our teamwork and decision making. Even if you have taken the MBTI before, this redo will be beneficial as we worship and serve together at UUCJ. Join us for this interactive afternoon with Linda Plummer, SHRM-SCP. Space limited. Deadline to register for Stepping Stone 2 is February 10.


Articulating Your Faith with Phillip Baber

March 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th, 12:30 in the Anthony Room

“What is UU?” AYF gives participants an opportunity to delve deeply into their own beliefs and ways to express these truths, understanding other participant’s journey, and frame this in our covenantal principled Unitarian Universalist religion. “Where did you come from and where are you going?” Join us as we delve into our beliefs and how those are expressed in our UU faith and mission.


Aligning Vision into Action with Mark Dickens

Spiritual Practices as Journey to Self & Community with David Keel

May 20, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. UUCJ Social Room

Come join us as we weave together the elements of vision, mission, goals, objectives and actions. Understand the basic building blocks of successful dreaming, planning and implementation! AND Spiritual Practice takes many shapes and forms. Join us as we understand the many forms of spiritual practice, and recognize the benefits of spiritual practice not only for ourselves, but for the growth and strength of our beloved community!


September 16, 2017, 9:30 to 2:20. UUCJ Social Hall  
Light Lunch included
Childcare on request by September 2

GREAT Meeting FUNdamentals!

Come join us as we explore facilitation and the skills that make for  great meetings!  From covenant and guidelines, creating a delicious Meeting Sandwich, to understanding group development, we’ll cover agendas, roles, and more! This information is an excellent resource for committee chairs and members who want to learn UUCJ Fundamentals of Great Meetings!  (Presenter: Karen Kempf)


The LDC Playhouse presents: Group Dynamics

Learn essentials of group dynamics: how to recognize various group interactions when they occur, and strategies to efficiently deal with them to the benefit of the group. Various scenarios – helpful and challenging – will be acted out to illustrate the vocabulary of group interactions in “real life” situations. Have some fun while learning valuable leadership skills!  Will you recognize yourself? (Playhouse members: Jennifer Tucker and Friends)