Announcements

Announcements

UUA General Assembly 2021

ELECTION AT GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2021Elections of people to serve the members and congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association are at the heart of our fifth principle of our faith and our trust in the democratic process. Contested ElectionThis year, there will be a contested election for a position on the UUA Board of Trustees (3-year term). Get answers to your questions (PDF, 2 pages) about voting in the election. Polls open June 1 and close on June 25. Learn more about…

UUCJ Birthdays

Belated birthday greetings to Sharon Scholl, whose birthday was Thursday, 5/13. Next week we celebrate the birthday of Penny Reid, whose birthday is Wed., May 19. Both these women have contributed so much to our congregation over the years. Please let them know how appreciated they are by a phone call, card, or e-message.

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week we celebrate the birthdays of Robert Keane on Sunday, May 9; and of Betsy Deuerling, on Monday, May 10. Please give them a call, send a card, or send an electronic birthday greeting.

New Website Design

If you’ve taken a look at the website in the past couple of days, you may have noticed it looks a bit different! We’ve updated the design and reorganized the content a bit. We encourage you to take a look and familiarize yourself with the new layout–all of the same information is there, but may be located in a different spot on the site. If you’re a member, take a look at the “Member” section of the navigation menu–you’ll find…

Ministerial Search Team Update

In March, the UUCJ Board established the Ministerial Search Team, composed of Penny Reid, Robert Prager, Tom Larsen, Nancy Murrey-Settle, and Jeff Funderburk. After reviewing the charter, we got down to the business of writing the “Notice of Ministerial Opportunity,” essentially an advertisement for a Contract Minister. At the Board’s direction, we are advertising a 2-year contract with the opportunity to become a called minister at our church. We have met weekly since March 22, and taken work home as…

UUA General Assembly 2021

June 23 – 27, 2021 The 2021 Virtual Exhibit Hall is now live on the Whova app and available to GA registrants. Exhibitors have been adding video and handouts to their virtual spaces and are ready for you to say hello. 2021 Ware Lecture: Stacy Abrams & Desmond MeadeJune 26 @ 7:00 PM EDTThe UUA President invites a distinguished guest each year to address the General Assembly as the Ware Lecturer. General Assembly registration is required. If you haven’t registered for Virtual GA 2021 already,…

Garbanzo Bean COokies

As a focus on Healthy Eating, Lisa will be making Garbanzo Bean cookies (very healthy!). We would like to post the recipe in the eblast next week so people will have it. Garbanzo Bean Cookies 1 ½ cup chickpeas (15 oz can)(drained and rinsed- save liquid) ½ cup oat flour ½ cup coconut sugar 1 Tbsp. Maple syrup 1 Tbsp. Aquafaba (chickpea liquid) 1Tbsp. almond or peanut butter 1 Tsp vanilla ½ tsp salt ½ tsp baking soda 1 tsp.…

UUCJ Birthdays

Donna Janesky has a birthday on Thursday, 4/29. Please send her a card or give her a call to let her know we think she is very special.

Speaker Bio: Brian Paradise

Brian has been involved with the environmental movement for the last 60 years or so. He became an activist with the Sierra Club in the 1960s in California where he worked on environmental campaigns and helped with leading outings. He continued this activism when he moved to Jacksonville in 1977. He has held various positions with the Northeast Florida Group of the Sierra Club including chair, newsletter editor, conservation chair, outings chair, programs chair, and historian. He helped start the…

O’Leno Annual Retreat

O’Leno is April 30th – May 2nd. We will be doing things slightly differently this year. In order to social distance while sleeping , we will have less cabin space available. We will  also have Fully Vaccinated Cabins available. So sign up first if you want to be included!  This year O’Leno  events will be scaled back slightly as we won’t have enough people for big  meals and we will also need to be COVID Safe. Look for more details…