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Notice from The New Normal Team

The risk of COVID infection has increased. Persons coming to UUCJ activities should wear a mask. Unimmunized members of the congregation should consider attending remotely until the risk level has decreased.

Security Updates from The Board

Security Updates from The Board Dear Ones,  We want to update you on what we have learned about our security concerns. Members of the board and members of the staff met with Det. Matt Bolan, a member of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s Intelligence Division.  He assured us that from all the information that he was able to review, he did not see any indication that we are being targeted by the Gangster Disciples or any other known gang. He also…

Minister’s Message for June

Dear Ones,  This month’s theme is Celebrating Blessings. A blessing has traditionally been thought of as a favor or gift bestowed by G-d that brings happiness and well-being.  So, I’d like to share with you an ancient blessing that empowers the speaker to invoke the blessings of G-d. In the book of Numbers it is said that G-d taught the Israelite priests what to say over the children of Israel on G-d’s behalf so that “they will put my name…

Service Auction: Thanks to All!

Kudos to all involved in the Service auction, Donors, Bidders, Staff and Volunteers!  Financially speaking, we had the best Service Auction since 2017 yielding $17,255…and still counting!  The Donors outdid themselves this year, we had more vacations getaways than I’ve ever seen and several  high yielding theme parties, brunches, lunches, dinners, picnics and a tea too. The Florie Adiutori Service Auction Memorial Fund made over $1000 all by itself, what a tribute to her memory!  The Matching Funds was the…

Garden Help Needed June 4

Our grower, Nichole, will be celebrating her birthday morning on June 4 by working at our garden from 9am to noon. As the JU & UNF student helpers are gone for the summer she could use help from UUCJ. Please come by to wish her a happy birthday & offer a helping hand. No experience necessary. Your visit will brighten her day and help her grow food for the pantry at Arlington Community Services!

Labor of Love Workday

Saturday, June 25, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at UUCJ to spruce up and make repairs.  We need a team to parse the kitchen cupboards, decide what needs to go, and donate useful items to a thrift store. Grounds work and setting up the Anthony conference room are also planned.  Please contact Steve Settle at if you have any questions.

Help Secure Our Campus

Volunteers are needed for member security.  Spend an hour and a half walking around campus keeping an eye on the parking lot as members meet on Sunday between 9:15 and 12:15. Need 2-4 members. Sign up here.

Message from The President

A lot has happened in the last 2 months.There are many positive changes at UUCJ:  Sunday services have continued to strengthen in variety and quality due to the hard work of the Worship Committee, Music Committee, Worship Associates and so many behind the scenes members who have worked hard to repair, clean and improve the campusThis has been possible under the strong leadership of Rev. Lee Ann. Members have returned for in-person services, new members have joined the church, and…

May 8, 2022 Service

After acknowledging Mother’s Day, we will hear a message from Rev. Kathy Schmitz that is appropriate to our current circumstances. Then, we will engage in a spiritual practice that will encourage us to name what pains us and then what comforts us or gives us hope. We look forward to seeing you at Church tomorrow! Speaker Bio: Rev. Kathy Schmitz Rev. Kathy Schmitz is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. She has a Master of Divinity (M.Div) from Andover Newton Theological…

Service Auction 2022

Here ye! Here ye! The donation phase of the 2022 Service Auction has begun. First, a heads up to those of you who have purchased events at our 2021 auction that have not taken place, these events are in the works as we speak and will take place as soon as possible. This year’s Service Auction will take place Sun May 15th through Sun May 29th.  Our auction will be online again due to the success we had last year:…