Guest Speaker for August 20th: Rev. Ron Hersom

A graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry in 2007, Rev. Hersom was ordained in Albuquerque, New Mexico at First Unitarian Church and served as Assistant Minister until May 2010. He was then subsequently called to serve here at UUCJ. In November 2013, Rev. Hersom had to resign due his diagnosis of leukemia. Following numerous chemotherapy treatments and a successful stem cell transplant, he has been in remission from cancer since early 2014. Even with remedial issues that have made him legally blind and breathing with less than one lung capacity, Rev. Hersom continues to look to the future taking the gift of life, even this new normal he has, not only one day, but one precious moment at a time.

Last Qigong Class this Sunday 8/20

Qigong class and practice will be held in the Emerson room at 12:15 . This will be the last class.

Qigong existed before Tai Chi as a healing practice for balancing life force energy. No level of ability needed. For questions contact Cheryl Anthony 651-5589

Special Collections for August 2017: L’Arche Jacksonville

L’Arche Jacksonville opened in 1985 as Harbor House, a home for adults with intellectual disabilities. Harbor House joined the International Federation of L’Arche communities in 1992, and is now known as L’Arche Jacksonville.

L’Arche is French for “the ark,” a symbol of refuge and the first covenant between God and humanity. The International Federation of L’Arche is a network of 147 communities in 35 countries.  L’Arche Jacksonville is the only L’Arche community in Florida. The aim of L’Arche is to create communities which welcome people who have intellectual disabilities. L’Arche seeks to respond to the distress of those who are too often rejected, and to give them a valid place.

Fundraising Meeting

Sunday, 8/20 @12:15pm – Darwin Room

If you are interested in joining the Fundraising Committee, please join us on Sunday, Aug 20th @ 12:15pm in the Darwin Room. We will be discussing our budget and upcoming events for Fundraising for UUCJ. Come join the FUN and be a part of this very important committee.

Women Over 50 Group

UUCJ Women Over 50 invites women of all ages to the Thursday, Aug. 24 meeting in the Anthony Room at 5:30 pm. Barbara Parkinson has volunteered for over 4 years at White Oak, a private research and breeding center for endangered animals. Barbara will present first hand information about this extraordinary facility located in Yulee.

Guest Speaker for August 13th: Reverend Tan C. Moss

Reverend Tan C. Moss is the son of the late Rev. Nehemiah Bowers and Mrs. Luella S. Bowers, and the grandson of the late Rebenia Dawson. He was born and reared in Havana, Florida and educated in the Gadsden County Public School System, graduating from the historic Northside High School in 1974. Rev. Moss earned a B.S. degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Applied Social Science from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a Masters of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He currently serves as the pastor of the Greater Grant Memorial AME Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He is married to Mrs. Brenda H. Moss and they have five beautiful children and four grandchildren.

Qigong Room Change

Room change for Sunday 8/13. Qigong class and practice will be held in the Emerson room at 12:15 through the summer weeks. Qigong existed before Tai Chi as a healing practice for balancing life force energy. No level of ability needed. For questions contact Cheryl Anthony 651-5589

JOURNEY: Building Beloved Community

Stepping Stone 5

September 16, 2017
UUCJ Social Hall  9:30 to 2:20
Light Lunch included
Childcare on request by September 2

Registration is now open for…

GREAT Meeting FUNdamentals!

Come join us as we explore facilitation and the skills that make for  great meetings!  From covenant and guidelines, creating a delicious Meeting Sandwich, to understanding group development, we’ll cover agendas, roles, and more! This information is an excellent resource for committee chairs and members who want to learn UUCJ Fundamentals of Great Meetings!  (Presenter: Karen Kempf)


The LDC Playhouse presents: Group Dynamics

Learn essentials of group dynamics: how to recognize various group interactions when they occur, and strategies to efficiently deal with them to the benefit of the group. Various scenarios – helpful and challenging – will be acted out to illustrate the vocabulary of group interactions in “real life” situations. Have some fun while learning valuable leadership skills!  Will you recognize yourself? (Playhouse members: Jennifer Tucker and Friends)

To learn more and register online, go to Contact Lois Hoeft at or call 904-477-8320.  Workshop starts promptly at 9:30 a.m. The JOURNEY: Stepping Stone 5 is a presentation of the Leadership Development Council.  Hope you can join us for the last of the JOURNEY cycle of exploration!

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