Rev. Carmen Emerson was ordained in 2010 by the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2010, where she served as intern minister and interim associate minister. She is in full fellowship with the UUA and currently serves as secretary of the Board of the UU Ministers Association. Rev. Emerson served the historic UU Church of Meadville, Pennsylvania for five years, and most recently the Greater Nashville UU Church for the past four years. Having recently relocated to Jacksonville with retired husband, Jim, Rev. Emerson currently serves as a chaplain for Community Hospice & Palliative Care, and as affiliated community minister for Buckman Bridge UU Church.
- August 5th: The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen (947.086)
- September 3rd: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston
We meet at Books-a-Million on Atlantic Boulevard from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. ALL ARE WELCOME!
UUCJ Women of All Ages meet on July 25 at the Pablo Creek Regional Library (Community Room A), 13295 Beach Blvd., from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. All UUCJ women are always invited.
The Healthy Eating Class participants compiled some very good and healthy recipes at their meeting this past Sunday. If you would like to receive these recipes via email, please contact Donna Janesky at email@example.com and she will send to you. Our next class will be September 1st, with Chef Lisa presiding. Come and join us!
Green Sanctuary’s next Green Living class will be Sunday, July 21 at 12:30 in the Fletcher Room. The topic will be “the skillfully green church” and the class will be moderated by Allen Tilley. All are welcome and encouraged to come.
For the next two Sundays, the Green Sanctuary Committee will have a small display for “Plastic-Free July” downstairs in the Social Hall after the service.
- July 14th: Ways to reduce plastic use, and plastic alternatives. If you have any items you would like to show or ideas to share, please bring them in!
- July 21st: Re-usable produce bags and grocery bags.
There will be a demonstration on making produce or grocery bags out of old T-shirts. Also samples of homemade mesh net drawstring produce bags Please bring in any other type of re-usable bags that you have to show, and any extras you would like to give away to others.
Help to address the plastic waste issue and learn more about the Plastic-Free July challenge at plasticfreejuly.org.
The interim minister search committee is looking for a two-bedroom apartment or condo to rent for one year, starting August 15 or September 1. If you know of one, please contact Penny Reid, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Join us for Stitch & Bitch July 17th, 6-8 in the Social Hall! This group is for knitters, crocheters, embroidered, sewers, and all other stitchy humans. We will meet to work on our projects and chat. This is open to all levels, from curious to experienced.
- July 14th: Cyber Warfare – Bud Emerson
- July 21st: Israel/Political Fallout – Linda Fisher
Playing with Ideas meets every Sunday morning, from 9:30-10:30 in the Anthony Room.