Speaker Bio: Blanche Williams

With a background in literature, music, and information sciences, Blanche Williams earned a doctorate in psychology from the liberally minded George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She has worked as a clinical psychologist in various settings across several states and now serves patients, families, and treatment providers at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center. In the spring of 2018 she joined UUCJ, where she has held leadership positions and made good friends. She lives with her two cats in San Marco.

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week, we celebrate with the following folks in our UUCJ community, who are having birthdays: Trella Bromley and Liz Dion on Sunday, 7/25; Joe Varon on Tuesday, 7/27; Virginia Deroy on Wednesday, 7/28; and John Cooper on Saturday, 7/31. Please wish them a happy birthday. 

New Normal Team Udpate

OVID-19 cases have increased significantly in Northeast Florida in recent weeks, making current activities at UUCJ more dangerous and jeopardizing plans to resume in-person services in September. The major reasons for the increase are the large number of unvaccinated people in the community and failure to take precautions such as wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and avoiding crowded indoor activities. Reported new cases have increased to over 100 per 100,000 per day, up over 20 times in the last several…

Labyrinth Walk July 31

Revisit the campus by joining in a LABYRINTH WALK on Saturday, July 31st at 10:00 am, hosted by Dianne Battle and Donna Janesky. Snacks and drinks provided. Bring an artifact to place in the center as you make a special intention. (Rock, shell, flower, etc.) Hope to see you then.

UUCJ Birthdays

On Wednesday, next week, we celebrate Rob McKennon’s birthday. Please send him a message of love.

UUMUAC Monthly Third Wednesday Worship Service

Starts July 21 – 8:00 pm EST The Religious Professionals Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Multiracial Unity Action Council is sponsoring “Third Wednesday” evening worship services on the third Wednesday of each month, beginning July 21. Rev. Richard Trudeau will be the officiant July 21, with a sermon titled “Racism and the Red Sox.” No knowledge of, or liking for, baseball will be assumed. Open conversation will follow.  To get Zoom information, whether for the July 21 Worship Service or…

Opportunity for Community! Triennial Survey Results

Ready to reconvene? We have been apart for far too long. Zoom has been great and we will continue with hybrid services and some meetings. Many of us have been vaccinated, but some of us are not able to be vaccinated so we will continue to wear masks while on campus when we return in September. The Triennial Survey told us a bit about our church community and what we would like to focus on as we come together. Lifespan…

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week’s UUCJ birthdays: Regina Conradi on Sun., 7/11 (please send her an email because she is in Germany); Scott Kessler and Nan Rudolph on Tues., 7/13; Kathleen Renee on Wed., 7/14; and Peter Racine on Fri., 7/16. Please reach out to each of these fellow congregants with your good wishes.

UUCJ COVID-19 Guidelines

UUCJ COVID-19 Guideline 063021 The New Normal Team has tried to create reopening guidelines that provide safety for members and are as inclusive as possible.  Local and State government guidelines tend to focus on reopening the economy and get back to usual activities.  CDC guidelines focus on safe ways to limit the spread of COVID-19 infections.  UUA guidelines focus on maximum safety and not excluding vulnerable members of the congregation. Numbers of new COVIC-19 cases have decreased sharply nationwide, although the number of cases…

Special Collections Follow-Up

Special Collections: UUCJ has once again successfully sponsored a READ USA book fair for the students at Arlington Heights Elementary School. Our May Special Collection for READ USA totaled $1770. Thank you again for your generous support of this wonderful organization that is improving literacy for students throughout Duval County.