Special Collection for November 17: Partner Church

UUCJ has had a long time relationship with the Unitarian church of Bozud, Romania. Several of our members have visited. Last year the minister and his wife spent a wonderful week here in Jacksonville. As part of this special relationship, we conduct an annual special collection. Carlos Fraticelli, chairperson of the Partner church committee (who has been to Bozud) will further explain the value of our contribution to this congregation in Romania.

Annual Christmas Day Open House

Florie and Joe Adiutori will be the hosts once more at their residence 2:30-5:00 p.m.  All are welcome. They have been having this annual holiday open house for 30 years, and its become a UU tradition for a lot of UU’s stop by.

Florie and Joe Adiutori
3039 Cypress Creek Dr East
Ponte Vedra Beach, 32082


Jacksonville Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Our congregation will be participating in the Jacksonville Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Thursday November 21, 6:30 p.m., at Riverside Park United Methodist Church at 819 Park Street. Rev. Roberta will be bringing a chalice to place on a table with symbols of all the participating faiths, and will offer a reading. It would be great if members of UUCJ are in attendance to show our support for interfaith events.

Guest at Your Table

In addition to the organizations found in the “Guests at Your Table” brochures, the UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) partners with many others around the world. Support is still given the the Eco-Villages in Haiti, where some of our UU members have worked. See us at the chocolate table in the social hall for more info about this quest for human rights.

Thank You for the Baked Goods!

Thanks to all who donated to the bake sale!

The sale at the craft fair was a huge success thanks to your generous donations of delicious baked goods. It was wonderful to see the array of goodies on display in the social hall. Congregants of all ages enjoyed the event.

Arlington Community Services Update

You are all on a roll! UUCJ Members and Friends donated 110 pounds of groceries this week, bringing the YTD total to 2,602 lbs. You gave 56 lbs. last week. I project that we keep this pace that we will exceed our goal of contributing over 3,000 pounds. The cupboards are still bare at Arlington Community Services. How about another 100 pounds next week? Thanks for helping feed those who are less fortunate.

Please Park in Lower Lots When Able

The UUCJ campus and access to the sanctuary presents challenges to people who are physically challenged, either permanently or temporarily. We would like to ask those of you who are physically abled to please consider parking in the lower parking lot whenever possible, leaving spaces available in the upper parking lot for those who have difficulty negotiating stairs. It’s a small thing for you, but a huge thing for those who have difficulty.  Thank you!

Social Action Film Series at BBUUC

Sustainable film

Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church invites us to:

BBUUC Social Action Film Series
Saturday, November 16, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
BBUUC, 8447 Manresa Ave.


An informative and provocative story about sustainable food in America. The film will be followed by discussion and information on how to promote sustainable food production in your community.

Dinner will be provided. Babysitting will be available, but must be requested when you RSVP. RSVP by phone/text to (928) 970-1379.

Playing with Ideas

Upcoming Topics:

  • November 17: “The Future is Now/How Fast Can the World Change”-Rose Ann Beason
  • November 24: “Understanding the next ‘Great Filter’ (Why we are quite possibly alone)”-Jeanette Emerson

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.

November 17: God In All Worlds: Anthology of Contemporary Spiritual Writing by Lucinda Vardey. Current topic: Revelation: The Spiritual Experience.

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!