Our Gang

Our Gang will gather at RAM (Riverside Arts Market) on Saturday, March 3, at 11:00 am. Purchase your own lunch and gather on the steps looking out toward the river. Then walk to the Cummer for free first Saturday. Questions or comments, contact Barbara Robinson, bjr2447@gmail.com or 904-874-2603.

Women of All Ages

Thursday Feb. 22, Women of All Ages meeting will be at the Regency Square Library Conference Room at 5:30pm.  We’ll plan programs for the months ahead.  All UUCJ women are invited.

Milkshake Mayem

February 16th 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm UUCJ will be hosting Milkshake Mayhem. The main event is for grades k-12th and Tadpole Cove will be open for our younger children. Our goal is to provide a fun party for the children and a “Date Night” for the parents. This year’s theme is our 7th principle. There will be crafts, games, a movie and of course MILKSHAKES! The cost: Help clean up at pick up!

Playing with Ideas

Upcoming Topics:

  • 2/18: Genesis of the Current Opiate Crisis – Walter Angell
  • 2/25: Donating to Body Farms: Science and Forensic Anthropology – Jeanette Emerson

Playing with Ideas meets every Sunday morning, from 9:30-10:30 in the Anthony Room.

K – 1st Grade Our Whole Lives (OWL) 

Parent Orientation: 2/18 @ 10 AM in Darwin
Classes Start: 2/25 @ 10 AM in Darwin

Our Whole Lives is a non-religious, comprehensive sexuality education course. The K – 1st course supports parents in educating children about birth, babies, bodies and families. Participants are guided by trained facilitators through 8 sessions which engage children with stories, songs and activities. A weekly HomeLink promotes dialogue between parent and child.

Sign-up and information: cyrec@uucj.org


February Special Collection: Habijax

The February 18 recipient of our Special Collection will be Habijax. In addition to offering them monetary support, we can also help by participating in the “HabiJax 30th Anniversary Interfaith Build.” Diverse people of faith from all across Jacksonville will be coming together in March to help build a home. Led by an experienced Team Leader, volunteers will work on projects such as house wrap, window install, caulking, vinyl siding, painting, landscaping, laying sod, and cleaning for pre-carpet and final punch. A typical day begins with check-in at 7:45am and concludes at 3:00pm. If you are interested, please sign up here: http://cerv.is/m?0247rFaith2018

Spiritual Studies

Spiritual Studies meets weekly in the Channing Room from 9:30 – 10:30.


  • Feb 18 – William Bridges – Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes
  • Feb 25 –  David Burns: Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy.

All are welcome. No prep or homework needed!!! Leisla Sansom

Caring Candles

Candy Rue’s mother, Mildred Werley, passed away on January 21, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio at the age of 90.  Prior to this sad event for Candy, her brother-in-law, Steve Reed, passed away on January 1, 2018 at age70.  Condolences go out to Candy and her family.

Spaghetti Dinner

Raise a fork for UUCJ! Join us for a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser after service on Sunday, February 18th in the Social Hall at 12:15 pm. Tickets on sale at the door:

  • Adults: $5
  • Children age 5-12: $3
  • Children under 5: Free
  • Family Group: $15

Bring your favorite dessert to share! Our chefs will be offering vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dinner options. Entertainment on the patio provided by Florida Fiddle Fest Fiddlers!

We will also have UUCJ shirts available for sale. All proceeds go back to UUCJ. For questions contact fundraising@uucj.org.

UUCJ Foundation Board seeking Board members/Friends

Are you interested in ensuring that UUCJ flourishes in Jacksonville for years to come? Then consider joining the Foundation Board as a member or friend. Our purpose is to provide oversight and policy for handling legacy gifts, to educate UUCJ members/friends about including the Foundation in their financial planning, and to thank and recognize those supporting the Foundation. The Endowment Fund is managed by the UUA so you don’t have to be an expert in finance. We seek people with a passion for managing these legacy funds and growing the Foundation. We meet 4 times each year after a Sunday service. If you are interested in learning more, contact Barbara Robinson at bjr2447@gmail.com or call her at 904.874.2603. Don’t wait to let us know if you’re interested – we are planning a fun get together in about 6 weeks to share more about what it means to serve on the Board or be a Friend of the Foundation.