Women of All Ages August 22

UUCJ Women of All Ages meet Thursday, August 22, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Blvd. All UUCJ women are invited.

Weekday Book Club Selections


  • September 3rd: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston
  • October 7th: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (004.092 PAUSCH)

We meet at Books-a-Million on Atlantic Boulevard from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Special Collection Aug 18: Jacksonville Arboretum

A 120 acre urban woodland filled with trails, walkways, birds, wildlife and plants the Jacksonville Arboretum is a stunning example of the preservation of natures gifts. The Arboretum is managed through a volunteer board and receives no money from the city. Open 365 days without an admission fee, the Arboretum depends on the generosity of donors and members. Our speakers today will be Lad and Mindy Hawkins, long time members of UUCJ. Instrumental in the founding of the Arboretum, they will be available after the service to give additional information on ways we can support this wonderful organization by becoming members or volunteering and your generous donations. More information is available at www.jacksonvillearboretum.org.

Arlington Expressway Sidewalk Improvement Project to Begin this Month

UUCJ has just received notice that the Florida Department of Transportation will begin work on an Arlington Expressway sidewalk improvement project, starting on or around August 26th. UUCJ is in the area that will be impacted by the project. There will be detours for Eastbound traffic, although Westbound traffic will not be impacted. This project is projected to be completed in fall of 2020. Click here for more information.

Our Muslim Neighbors August 17

Buckman Bridge UU Church invites our congregation to an  afternoon workshop, “Our Muslim Neighbors” on August 17th, from 4:30 – 7:30 The afternoon starts off by viewing “America Inside Out: The Muslim Next Door” followed by listening circles as our Muslim neighbors share their stories and experiences of Muslim life in NE Florida. They will break with light Halal refreshments before their special guest, Basma Alawee of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, presents a workshop on what to do when confronted with islamophobia in our communities and daily lives. Please RSVP through neighbors@bbuuc.org. Join Buckman Bridge UU in this afternoon of deep sharing and community building!

Caring Candles

Cyd Reider had right hip replacement surgery on August 7, 2019.  She is home now and being cared for by her friend, Shelia.  She is doing well with her physical therapy.  Cards and calls would be appreciated.

Best wishes for her continuing recovery.

Craft Fair November 10

Attention Crafters!

The UUCJ Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 from 10am – 2pm.

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 via download (click here) or at the church office. 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.

Playing with Ideas

Upcoming Topics:

  • August 18th: DNA (Review of Skeptical Inquirer article) – Fred HIll
  • August 25th: Androgynous Civilization – Abe Kurien

Playing with Ideas meets every Sunday morning, from 9:30-10:30 in the Anthony Room.