The Membership Committee is in Need of Members
We have a great need to build and retain membership in the church, and we need fresh ideas and new faces on the committee. Contact if you’re interested.
Help Feed our Campus Cats
Several years ago the church committed to caring for the feral cat colony that has lived on our church grounds for years. All have been neutered and seem relatively healthy. We currently have three regulars and an occasional fourth cat who shows up now and then. Five dedicated people feed them on a schedule twice a day, bringing the food they deliver with them and placing by the dumpster. Some do it once a week and some seven times a…
ICARE Nehemiah Assembly 2023
UUCJ has been a member of ICARE (Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment) for over 20 years. Members of UUCJ have served on many research committees and the executive committee. Lois Hoeft served on the steering committee for youth civil citations for 10 years until they became a part of the culture of Jacksonville. Part of that action included 4 Neighborhood Accountability Boards (NABS) being formed in Jacksonville – the Northside, West, Beaches and Arlington. The Arlington NAB happens…
Childcare Worker Position
The Membership Team would like to hire an adult (over 18) child care worker for Sunday mornings for three hours a week. Could lead to more hours as we build the REC Room and open the nursery for more events. Application, interview and background check required. Email .
Action Needed to Protect the Okefenokee Swamp!
Twin Pines, a mining company based in Alabama, is proposing to mine titanium in the immediate vicinity of the Okefenokee Swamp. The mining would require the withdrawal of millions of gallons of water which would be very detrimental to the health of the Swamp and to the rivers that it feeds. Unitarians can protest the proposed mining by emailing objections to the mining to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources at: by March 20, 2023. You can state that no…
Mini-Concert for 3/5/2023: Oleta Riggs
Oleta Riggs is a vocalist and guitarist from Northeast Florida . She grew up listening to Linda Rondstat, Joni Mitchell, and the Eagles. Over the years she has gravitated towards country/folk. She sings covers by Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert as well as the ones she grew up listening to in her early years. She loves making music that can bring back a moment or situation that the listener finds uplifting and peaceful. Oleta plays for festivals, coffee houses, restaurants,…
Sermon for 3/5/2023: The Vulnerability of Protest
Everytime we push back against the oppressive forces in our culture, we are vulnerable. Everytime we speak the truth to power (or to anyone, really) we are vulnerable. Join us on Sunday as Rev. Lee Anne explores how embracing vulnerability may be our greatest superpower.
Choir! Yes, Choir!
We begin rehearsals for our Earth Day program (April 23) on March 12 after services from 12:30 to 1:30 in the chapel So much good music: the 2022 UUA commissioned anthem for Earth Day, another gorgeous piece, “Mist on the River” with Tim Edwards joining us on violin. (Just a starter list.) Everyone is invited to join us, music readers and non-readers. You will receive an MP3 recording of your part so you can practice at home in addition to…
Pooling our Talents at UUCJ
Do you play an instrument, sing, tell stories, recite poetry? Or something else? The Music Team is putting together a potpourri of UUCJ members and friends of all ages who are each willing to perform for 3 – 5 minutes. Presentations would be grouped together to form mini concerts for upcoming services. For More Info Contact Cee Cee at . In house talent is always well appreciated by our UUCJ Congregation!
Speaker Bio: Shutta Crum
Shutta Crum, served for thirty years as an educator and a librarian. She is also an award-winning writer of books for children and poetry for adults, who was awarded the Michigan Library Assoc. Award of Merit as youth librarian of the year (2002). She’s taught at the high school and college levels, and under the auspices of the Mich. Council for the Arts.The author of thirteen picture books, three novels, two collections of poetry, and more than 140 published poems,…