UUCJ Women of All Ages February 25

UUCJ Women of All Ages meet Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Location of the February 25 meeting of UUCJ Women of All Ages has changed. This is a one-time only change of place.  Please contact Yanella Parra at (904) 477-7728 or Paige Slade for details.

All women members or friends of UUCJ are invited.

New Streaming Service

The official switch from Sunday Streams to Boxcast is now complete. For next Sunday’s broadcast (and all future broadcasts until it changes again), we will use the link:  http://bit.ly/streamuucj. You can also access this page from the website homepage by clicking on “Stream us Live!”

In Need of Technical Assistance

Long time member, Mary Claire Van Der Horst, has been unable to receive Sunday services or chat on Facebook with us because of an ancient, non-working computer.  I have a new Dell laptop for her and hope someone with good technical skills will volunteer to install it and get her hooked up to her AT&T account.  She lives on the northside on Trout River Drive.  Please call me (Sharon Scholl) at 904-853-6158 or email me at accidentals@comcast.net if you can assist.

Soul Matters Small Groups

The Transition theme for the month of March is trust. Rev. Roberta will be conducting Soul Matters small group sessions on Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the Anthony Room. In order to participate, you are asked to experiment with one of the spiritual exercises that can be found via the link below or in the Sunday bulletin. Come to the session prepared to talk about your experience.

Caring Candles

Joe Adiutori’s sister, Barbara Hunter, passed away suddenly at her home in New York on Thursday, February 6, 2020.  Our sincere sympathy to Joe and Florie and their family.

Cathy Courtney has recently had several back surgeries. Please send her wishes of encouragement.

Mariellen Kristol, wife of former UUCJ member, Bruce Kristol, passed away in Jacksonville on Saturday, November 23, 2019.  A celebration of her life was held on Sunday, February 9, 2020.  Condolences go out to Bruce and his family.

Playing with Ideas

Upcoming Topics:

  • February 23: “The Lasting Effects of World War I” Joseph Warner, retired Foreign Service Officer
  • March 1: Current Events

Playing with Ideas meets 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sundays in the Anthony Room.

Spiritual Studies

Spiritual Studies meets 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sundays in the Channing Room unless noted otherwise.

February 23: God In All Worlds: Anthology of Contemporary Spiritual Writing by Lucinda Vardey. Current topic: Revelation: Strengthening the Self.

Format: Relevant material to be read out loud by participants is provided by the facilitator or presenter at the beginning of each session, followed by a lively discussion. So, no prep or homework required, no need to purchase books, and ALL ARE WELCOME!

Great! 121 Pounds in Food Donations to Arlington Community Services

As Tony, the Tiger would say: “GREAT!”  UUCJ members outdid yourselves for the second week in a row. Carlos delivered 121 pounds of groceries on your behalf to Arlington Community Services. The pictures of the empty shelves helped in making the point that they needed our contributions now and for the next few weeks. We have averaged 82.2 pounds per week since the beginning of the year.  Let’s keep this pace going for a few weeks. Thanks again!

Rev. Marti Keller

Rev. Marti will be back over the weekend through mid afternoon Feb. 23,  this time — and this time only — in the company (until Monday evening) of her husband Richard Cohen, who is looking forward to seeing some of JAX and some of the local beaches of course, even if it is cooler and wetter than ideal! Richard is a pizza (vegetarian) lover, and was at one time a reporter for Pizza Today magazine. We would love to go to one of the city’s pizzerias Saturday Feb. 15 for dinner and have UUCJ folks join us. Richard is also a veteran health care journalist ( think ACA and Medicare for All options), and is happy to talk about them. (Contact Rev Marti at bridgeminister@uucj.org.)

Arlington Community Garden has Saturday Hours!

Our grower, Nichole King, has added Saturday morning to her hours to make it easier for our congregation and the Arlington community to participate in the garden’s efforts of growing food for those in need. She will be there every Saturday from 8:30-11:00 am and would love extra volunteers. Please come to help or just to see how our garden is growing. The garden is located at Tree Hill Nature Center’s amphitheater and bus entrance off Lone Star Road, just 5 minutes from our camps.