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The Joy of Books

Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
The Joy of Books
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Award-winning writer Shutta Crum looks at why certain books (or other art) stay with us all our lives. What makes a particular book so special? She addresses what she calls the “4 Hs” of any book that matters. Those are “heart,” “hurt,” “hope,” and “humor.”

Mindful Consumption

Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Mindful Consumption
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Join Peter Racine in making gift-giving and receiving more meaningful as we explore our “spiritual or ethical cost of living” as Unitarian Universalists.

Giving it Back: It Takes a Village

Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Giving it Back: It Takes a Village
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Our favorite musician, Tim Edwards, will present our Sunday talk centered on his own life’s journey. We continue our monthly theme of Generosity with Sharon Scholl as our Worship Associate.

The Gift of Generosity, for Ourselves and Others

Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
The Gift of Generosity, for Ourselves and Others
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Peter Racine leads a discussion on the importance of generosity, sharing personal anecdotes and reflections on giving money to those in need. He emphasizes aligning generosity with personal values, practicing self-generosity, and celebrates the congregation’s progress in extending generosity to both themselves and the community.

Grateful to be Liberal: Why Liberalism is the Only Solution to Humanity’s Woes

Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Grateful to be Liberal: Why Liberalism is the Only Solution to Humanity’s Woes
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The latest assault against liberalism began in the 1980’s and so successfully defamed the word that today even liberals avoid calling themselves such. Yet liberalism is the only ideology that has proven to advance both society and the individual throughout human history. In this sermon we’ll hear the reasons for this audacious claim and learn

Gratitude, Not Just for the Season

Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Gratitude, Not Just for the Season
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An exploration of the gift and challenge of having gratitude in all circumstances. Mini-Concert: Anne McKennon, flute and Jeanne Huebner, piano

Why Halloween?

Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Why Halloween?
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We’ll look at the history of Halloween, both in the United States and in other parts of the world, how it has changed through the years and centuries, and why it has endured in popularity, with Americans expected to spend $12.2 billion in 2023 on decorations and costumes (including $480 million for pet costumes).  We’ll

Our Spiritual Journey… What We Believe Matters

Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
Our Spiritual Journey… What We Believe Matters
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In our spiritual journey, what thoughts and beliefs from our past have we let go of?  What have we altered or kept? What new thoughts and beliefs have we added? Our speaker for today, Peter Racine, will lead us in this exploration.

Celebrating the Heritage of our Arlington Neighborhood

Our Special Collection this Sunday is Old Arlington, Inc., ​​a community-based nonprofit  whose mission is to enhance and preserve the architecture, culture,  and history of the Arlington community. Our speaker, Steve Marchette, is the President of Old Arlington Inc. Donate to Old Arlington, Inc.: Mini-Concert: Singalong with Hope, Kim & Darlene featuring “Old Tyme” American

Stand Up Together

Rev. Green’s sermon will focus on responding to the recent racially motivated murders in Jacksonville, and ways to come together against hate. Rev. Green will be using text from the Old Testament: Isaiah 58:12: “Your ancient ruins will be rebuilt. You will raise up the foundations of many generations. You shall be called the repairer