Campus Closed to Events/Meetings the Week of July 23rd

This is just a reminder (and notification for those of you who were not aware of this) that our whole campus will be CLOSED to meeting groups the week of July 22nd for the annual GIRLSROCK Summer Camp. GIRLSROCK will involve the use of our WHOLE CAMPUS which will therefore be closed/unavailable for any meetings and/or group events.
If you have a meeting or event scheduled for that week, please locate a new venue.

Speaker Bio for July 14: Rev. Carmen Emerson

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.

Weekday Book Club Selections

  • 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!

Women of All Ages July 25

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.

Healthy Recipes

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 and she will send to you. Our next class will be September 1st, with Chef Lisa presiding. Come and join us!

Green Living Class July 21

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.

Plastic-Free July Display, July 14 and July 21

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

Stitch & Bitch July 17

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.

Playing with Ideas

Upcoming Topics:

  • 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.