Category: Announcements

Speaker Bio: Mari Kuraishi

Mari Kuraishi is the president of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, leading the Fund’s efforts to create communities of belonging for the places and institutions that Jessie Ball duPont knew and loved by fostering inclusive growth and reducing structural and systemic barriers to resources and opportunity. In Jacksonville, Mari serves on the boards of the … Continue reading Speaker Bio: Mari Kuraishi

Childcare Workers Needed

Our childcare employee Nicole Nanney will be leaving at the end of April.  She has done a wonderful job caring for our children. We wish her well.   The board has budgeted funds for two paid childcare workers on Sunday.  We are extremely grateful to our members, Lola Strickland and Martha Aiken, for their support … Continue reading Childcare Workers Needed

Submit Your Social Justice Ideas

Please submit ideas and proposals for social justice ACTIONS that we can execute together, in small (or large!) teams, as a force, standing together on the side of love, collectively expressing our UU Principles. Can be one-time events or ongoing endeavors. Can be petition signing, letter writing, legislation researching, social media posting or physical presence … Continue reading Submit Your Social Justice Ideas

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 … Continue reading ICARE Nehemiah Assembly 2023

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 

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.

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 … Continue reading Speaker Bio: Shutta Crum