ICARE House Meetings

Come, learn more about ICARE and how you can become a Justice Ministry Network member.  Help to change systems of injustice in Jacksonville!

  • September 30th: 12:15pm, Fletcher Room — Lois Hoeft, facilitator (Lbhjax2@comcast.net)
  • October 7th: 12:15pm, Anthony Room —  Meg Rohal, facilitator (rohal@comcast.net)
  • October 12th: 6:00pm, Brian Lapinski’s farm, 9355 Old Plank Rd, 32220 — Brian Lapinski, facilitator (blapinsk@gmail.com)

Let us know which meeting you can attend.

Women of All Ages

Women of All Ages meet Thursday, Sept. 27th, at 6:00pm in the Anthony Room. We’ll be creating fall crafts. Come for friendship and fun. Always open to all UUCJ women.

Caring Candles

Ann Winfree is now living at Anthem Lakes.  Her address is 905 Assisi Lane, Unit 3224, Atlantic Beach, FL  32233; phone:  746-7442. Phone calls and visits are welcome as well as cards and notes.

Ann Guest is resting at home for two weeks following her surgery on September 20, 2018.  Phone calls and cards are welcome.

Amanda Plummer was back in church last Sunday and looking very well.  Surgery is not planned for her shoulder.  Best wishes Amanda for your further healing.

Coming in October!


A six-session religious exploration curriculum in feminist theology for women and older teens.

Tuesdays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 14.
UUCJ Social Hall, 6:30pm – 8 pm

Space Limited! Information and registration online at uucj.org/grow/adults/cakes-for-the-queen-of-heaven/

Registration a MUST!

Written by Rev. Shirley Ann Ranck and published by the Unitarian Universalist Women and Religion. Facilitated by Karen Kempf. Contact kempf99@gmail.org for questions.

Spiritual Studies

Spiritual Studies meets weekly in the Channing Room from 9:30 – 10:30.


  • September 23rd: Discussion Leader: David Keel – Mystic Encounters During the Spiritual Journey
  • September 30th: Discussion Leader David Seiken – Mystic Encounters Continued

All are welcome. No prep or homework needed! Leisla Sansom

Simon and Garfunkel Story Raffle

The Simon and Garfunkel Story is coming to the Times Union Center October 25th, 7:30pm.  UUCJ is in possession of two pairs of tickets for the event and is looking for a couple of lucky winners.  How do you participate?  Look for Darlene Larsen in the Social Hall the next two Sundays…September 16th and the 23rd,  she would be happy to sell you a raffle ticket:  $1 each or 6 for $5.  Drawing will be held in the Social Hall, Sunday September 23rd. You need not be present to win.

Attention Crafters!

The UUCJ Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 10:AM – 2:PM.

There will be 12 inside spaces and 6 outside spaces available. Tables and chairs will be furnished for inside spaces and on an “as available” basis for outside spaces

Rates are:

  • Inside table:
    • Church members – $25
    • Non Members – $45
  • Outside space:
    • Church members – $20
    • Non Members – $40

Vendor setup 9:00 AM

Vendors selling plants or produce are asked to reserve an outside space.

Vendor applications are available at the church office or by emailing margepowel@aol.com. Applications will be confirmed by email. After receipt of the application and payment vendors will have their choice of location. This is on a first come, first served basis. Location assignments are only available through the craft fair chair.

We are looking forward to a fun event and hope to see you there.

~ Marge Powell, Craft Fair Chair

Generosity in Action for September: Meg Rohal

Meg RohalThis month we are honoring Meg Rohal for Generosity in Action! Last Spring, Meg spearheaded the campaign to host a book fair at Arlington Heights Elementary through our special collections recipient, READ USA. Through her efforts, we donated $5,000 to READ USA, sponsoring the book fair and giving three new books to each Arlington Heights student. Meg’s dedication to this effort made a real-world difference to the community and to the lives of our neighborhood children. Thank you, Meg — you’ve truly demonstrated service as prayer!

Women of All Ages

UUCJ Women of All ages meet second & fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 pm in the Anthony Room.  Next meeting is Thursday, September 27.

Recently we’ve explored uses/abuses of technology, our own spiritual journeys, and how to declutter; also we enjoyed writing haikus, seeing architectural photos, and a pizza party.

Join in!