Carol Vogel

Carol Vogel was involved in a major car wreck: She is home and okay but needs help getting around. Her car is out of commission and she needs to go shopping, plus rides to the church and to the library. Her stove is also out of commission and she is looking for a secondhand stove in order to cook  her food. Her ONLY phone number is (904)399-4519. She has no email.

Please reach out to her if you can help!

We Need Your Help Every Other Thursday Evening!

Could you pop by UUCJ to roll our Recycling Trashcan up to the curb for pickup on Friday, and then pop back by UUCJ Friday afternoon or evening to roll the can back to its resting spot? This would be a huge help to the Church staff and a small time commitment on your part. Good karma to boot! Please contact Virginia ( or 904-900-5774.)

Women of All Ages June 27

UUCJ Women of All Ages meet at 6 pm on Thursday, June 27th, at the Southeast Regional Library, Room F, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. All UUCJ women are invited to visit. Try it – it’s fun getting to know other UU women.

Weekday Book Club Selections

  • July 1st: Kirk Johnson, The Feather Thief
  • August 5th: The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen
  • September 8th: 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!

Pastoral Care Training

Buckman Bridge is offering training for interested people July 19th, 6p-9:30pm, and Saturday, July 20th, 9am-4pm, at no charge to UUCJ. Dinner Friday night and lunch on Saturday are provided. People with extreme food restrictions should bring a bag lunch.  If you are interested, complete the application form (click here to download the form) and return to Penny Reid, UUCJ Board President, at by July 7th.  Sara May from UUCJ will be attending the course, and it would be wonderful to have two or three additional people!
If you have any questions, contact either Penny or Rev. Patricia Ray at And, if you weren’t at church at UUCJ on Sunday, May 5th, you can view her wonderful sermon about the PCT program here:

Summertime RE Worship for our Teens and Children

Summer hours for RE worship groups will occur during regular church service hours.

As always, children of all ages are invited!

Here are the age groups:

  • Tadpole Cove (birth to 5 years old) from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Water Village (5 to 11 years old) will be combined with Tadpole Cove, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (as it always has).
  • Walenthorpe (12 to 18 years old) will be during service (10:45 to 12:15).

Stay tuned for the worship room location of the combined Tadpole Cove & Water Village program.

For more information contact Nicole Story at (904) 234-0574.

Followup on Our 2019 Earth Day Resolution Tree

Our Earth Day Resolution Tree went up on April 28 and stayed up until May 12 (three weeks).  We were happy to have had 31 green resolutions posted.  Thank you all!  Here are the topics of your resolutions and the number of people posting on that topic:  Using less plastic-6.  Vegan/Vegetarian-4.  Recycling-3.  Local/organic food-2.  Grow more food-2.  Composting-2.  Trash-2.  Less paper-2.  No plastic straws-2.  Reusable grocery bags-2.  Florida natives-1.  Education-1.  Be effective in actions-1.  Nature outings-1.  Total-31.  Thank you to all our participants for resolving to make the earth a little greener!

Playing with Ideas

Upcoming Topics:

  • June 23rd: FBI Interviewing/Interrogation Skills – Jerry McDanial
  • June 30th: Androgynous Civilization; most Americans use the word Sex when they really mean gender – Ab Kurien

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

Spiritual Studies

Spiritual Studies meets weekly from 9:30 – 10:30 in the Channing Room unless noted otherwise.


  • June 23rd: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
  • June 30th: God in All Worlds: An Anthology of Contemporary Spiritual Writing by Lucinda Vardey

All are welcome. No prep or homework needed! Leisla Sansom

Caring Candles

We are glad to hear that Terri Neal was discharged to her home on June 8, 2019 after her surgery on May 22, 2019.  She is now receiving home health care.

Sarah Rose Stewart is excited that after all her hard work her butterfly habitat is flourishing.  She is the program director at the Jacksonville Arboretum.