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MLK Parade Parking

If you plan on joining UUCJ for the MLK parade Monday, January 16: Parking is available at the Vystar Tower Parking Garage–37 Hogan Street between Bay and Water. This location is about 1 mile from the staging area behind Prime Osborne and 1 mile from the end of the parade. We will coordinate rides back to VyStar if needed. Please text Cyd Reider 484-769-3194 or Meg Rohal 904-403-6982 with any questions. Plan to be parked by 9:00 to meet us…

Volunteer to be a Childcare Worker for the Nusery

We are working on re-establishing the UUCJ nursery, which will be a wonderful way to welcome families to our Beloved Community! To make it work, we need childcare volunteers to step up and oversee the little ones. If you’re interested, please contact Kathleen Renee () and the Church Administrator () so that we can run a background check (paid for by UUCJ).

Minister’s Message for January 2023

Dear Ones, Our liturgical theme this month is “The Path of Finding Our Center.”  What does that even mean? What comes immediately to mind is the way moments of appreciating my natural surroundings can often quiet the prioritizing, strategizing, and negotiations continuously taking place in the recesses of my mind. Last Friday evening, as I was packing my car for the long ride from White Stone to Jacksonville, I stopped to take a call from Tina as we were also…

Labor of Love Workday January 14

Saturday, January 14, 8am-Noon Meet at UUCJ to spruce up and repair where needed. One area of focus is cleaning up the Barton Room for use as the nursery. Other suggestions are welcome. Please contact Steve Settle at if you have any questions.

Labor of Love Work Day

Saturday November 19, 8 AM to noon.  Meet at UUCJ to spruce up and repair where needed.  Opportunities for improvement include grounds cleanup, deck repair and decluttering the south wing rooms. Other suggestions are welcome. Please contact Steve Settle at if you have any questions.

Help out with our Thanksgiving Potluck

Bring your favorite dish to share! We need volunteers for the following: Saturday Set-up Set up the Social Hall on Saturday November 19th (tables, chairs, tablecloths, decor) Sunday Set-up Set up outside tables on Sunday morning before the service.  Make coffee and drinks, set out food (warm up dishes as needed, carve turkeys, etc.) Donations of a turkey or ham. Clean-Up Crew The most important people!  We need a large crew for cleaning up, loading dishwashers, and putting away tables…

Join the Fundraising Team

If you have creative skills such as photography, writing, crafting, decorating, cooking/baking, or computer skills, the Fundraising Team could use you for their annual fundraising projects! Contact Darlene Larsen for more info.

Mission Funding Campaign Cottage Meetings

The Mission Funding Campaign this year includes Cottage Meetings, small gatherings to discuss the programs planned for 2023.  We hope to generate a lot of interest and enthusiasm for our activities that start in January 2023. Meetings are planned at the following locations: Downtown and Westside – October 25 at 6 p.m.Hosted by Jennifer WolfeFood will be provided. Southside – October 26, at 2 p.m.Hosted by Hope Clayton & Gary RhodesLight refreshments will be provided; bring drink of choice if…

Choir Rehearsals

We’re Back!! Our choir for the holidays will start rehearsals on October 30 from 12:30 to 1:30 in the chapel.  We plan a Solstice Ceremony to see the year out and the new year in. Music readers and non-readers of all ages are invited.  We have recordings with each part so you can rehearse at home, in addition to our group rehearsal. If you’d like to pick up the music, or just look to see if it interests you, it…

The Board Needs Additional Members

The UUCJ Board currently has 5 members (out of 8 members specified in the UUCJ Bylaws). 5 members are required for a quorum. Currently one member is out of the country until the end or October. So, the Board cannot conduct any official business (including the regular monthly meeting) until the end of the October. Additional members can be appointed by the Board President with the consent of the Board to fill vacancies. Appointed members serve until the next congregational…