Announcements (Page 3)

Announcements (Page 3)

Soto Zen Group

For all interested in zazen meditation and discussion, come sit with us in the Anthony Room on Saturdays 1:30pm-3:00pm (12:30pm for any newcomers) and Monday evenings 7:00pm-8:30pm. (6:30 p.m. for any newcomers.) Reach out to group director Bill Mayhew at  or communications director Bret Crews at . Meetings available over Zoom as well. They will be having meditation this Labor Day Monday.

Labor of Love has Been Postponed

This year’s Labor of Love, which was scheduled September 5, is postponed indefinitely. Stay tuned for what we are scheduling for the Sunday of September 5.

Speaker Bio: Leah Ward-Lee

Leah Ward-Lee is the Founder and Executive Director of $1000 Start-Ups, a non-profit based on her book and course $1000 Start-Ups: 60 Businesses for Micro-Entrepeneurs and How to Start Them.  This burgeoning non-profit provides economic and reentry opportunities by providing training and needs-based funding for potential entrepreneurs’ low-cost business start-ups, as well as building a consortium of local businesses who mentor and grow with them.During her successful career life, Leah served 20 years in the U.S. Army, and then went on the…

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week we honor the following members by remembering their birthdays: Sara May on Sunday, 8/29; Tom Larson on Monday, 8/30; and Joyce Milford and Buck Plaster on Tuesday, 8/31. Please reach out to each of them by mail, phone, online, or in person.  

New Normal Team Update

In the spring and early summer, the congregation looked forward to in-person services with our new minister, Rev. Lee Anne Washington. But the number of COVID-19 cases Northeast Florida has been extremely high over the last several weeks, and recommendations have changed. The New Normal Team reviewed current COVID-19 statistics. Current number of infections are very high: over 100 new cases per day per 100,000 residents. The test positivity rate has been over 25%. Guidelines from the State of Florida,…

Minister’s Email Address

Beginning this Sunday, August 15, the email address can be used to contact our incoming minister, Rev. Lee Anne Washington (and will no longer forward to our outgoing minister, Rev. Paul Johnson).

Speaker Bio: Peggie Weeks

Peggie Weeks has lived in Fernandina Beach with husband Steve Crounse since 2011. She has worked as a process engineer, community college professor, and program officer with the National Science Foundation. She currently serves as an evaluator with the NSF funded DeafTEC Resource Center, whose mission is to increase the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing (deaf/hh) individuals in highly skilled STEM technician jobs where they are currently underrepresented and underutilized. She also serves as a mentor to community colleges that…

UUCJ Birthdays

The birthday fairy will be out of town for the next week, so here are the birthdays for the next 2 weeks: Bert (Bud) Emerson and Lois Hoeft on 8/15, Sallie Pickard on 8/17, Mike Plummer on 8/18, Kim Larsen on 8/20, Blanche Williams on 8/27, and Mariana Van Hyning on 8/28. Please reach out to each of these friends to help them celebrate.

Speaker Bio: Eric Bannan

Eric is a songwriter, storyteller, husband, father, Coast Guard rescue flight crew veteran, back country adventure racer and cancer survivor with a masters in computer science.  He has been called to share his art to inspire, heal, motivate for positive change, and build community.

UUCJ Birthdays

We have several birthdays to celebrate next week: on Sunday, 8/8, Roy Fuller; on Tuesday, 8/10; and on Wednesday, 8/11, Cara Gwalthney. Please reach out to let them know you care.