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11:00 a.m. Online Zoom Worship Service

Worship Service
Rev. Paul Johnson, “A Brief for Loyalty”

This Sunday co-chairs of our Capital Fund Drive, Kathleen McKenzie and Peter Racine, and board chair Vince Ober will join me in launching our long-planned capital fund drive to make much needed improvements to our sacred space. The loyalty of each of us to our Unitarian Universalist faith and to our church will make well-developed, exciting plans a reality. I hope to see you.  Rev. Paul

This Sunday we will be hosting our worship service and coffee hour on Zoom. Here are the details:

Worship Service & Coffee Hour: April 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Meeting url
Meeting ID: 946 0535 3073
Password: 030776
Phone: (646) 558-8656 and enter meeting ID and password when prompted

We will also be streaming live on our Facebook page:


ICARE (Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment) will host the Annual Nehemiah Assembly via Zoom on April 19 at 6:45 PM.  Improved Crisis Intervention Training for police, Civil Citations for adults and violence in our city will be addressed with the Sheriff and State Attorney.  The Superintendent of Public Schools will present an update on the use of restorative practices in the schools.  

You may attend at home or at one of two Arlington churches.  Contact Lois Hoeft (, Meg Rohal (, or Brian Lapinski ( for more information.

Donations for the annual fundraiser are most welcome, especially classes and special events to be offered for groups of participants!  The sooner you submit them, the better we will be able to give them the care that they deserve!

Volunteers are standing by to process your donations.  Simply fill out a donation form via the button below, then click on "Submit" while you're there.  

Please direct any questions about the process to or (904) 525-1265.
APRIL 12 @5:30 PM

The next Zoom Meeting of the Women Of All Ages discussion group is April 12 at 5:30 pm. You might enjoy this opportunity to meet safely and have fun with other UUCJ women and friends. Our discussion topics are diverse, and we occasionally have a speaker or activity.  We meet via Zoom on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. All UUCJ women and friends are invited to attend. 

To receive an invitation, email your name, email address, and phone number to Joyce Milford ( with the title “UUCJ Women.” We would love to see you at our upcoming meeting on April 12. 
APRIL 8, 7:00 PM

Join this casual book club to talk about what you're reading and share conversations with other avid readers! Allen Tilley facilitates the group and participants discuss the books that interest them.  What are you reading?  Fiction, history, politics, poetry, humor?  Share your current favorite and discover a new one! One current favorite is The Fifth Season Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin, a young, female, Black science fiction author and a four-time Hugo Award winner.  (The only person to win the Hugo three years in a row!)

Note: The Zoom info has recently changed—make sure to update your link information, meeting ID, passcode.

Zoom link
Phone: (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 934 8295 4551
Passcode: 302457

MAY 3, 1:00 PM

Last Tuesday we had a very positive discussion via Zoom about the bestselling novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. All agreed it was well worth reading and most loved it, with a few skeptics taking issue with a few of the plot points. Everyone enjoyed the poetic and vivid descriptions of the natural world on the coast of North Carolina. We will have a change of pace for May with the nonfiction historical biography Jacksonland, by Steve Inskeep, call # 973.56. If you wish to take part in our discussion, please email Barbara Robinson at, to be added to the email list. Our next meeting will take place, via Zoom, on Monday, May 3rd, at 1:00 PM.

Join the Playing with Ideas group via Zoom every Sunday 9:30-10:45 a.m. 

Zoom Link
Phone: (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 838 8586 2853
Password: 681932

This Sunday's Topic: Rev. Paul Johnson presents An Odyssey from Evangelical to Unitarian

Spiritual Studies meets every Sunday morning by Zoom from 9:30 am to 10:45 am. We have a fun time discussing various perspectives on Spiritual and Personal Growth. We also share what is going on in our lives along with our personal strategies and Spiritual practices for surviving and thriving in this world. This is a drop in discussion group. No commitment or prep required. All voices are equal.

To participate just contact David at and he will send you a Zoom invite and add you to the weekly email list.

  • Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones.
  • Do not eat or drink from plastic plates or cups
  • Buy some glass straws so you don’t use paper ones.
  • Reconstitute leftovers into another meal- Keep food waste out of trash cans.
To make a donation, do so online by clicking on the button below. You can also contact Virginia, our church administrator, at the church office at (904) 725-8133 to make a credit card payment over the phone. Or, send a check to UUCJ at the address below:

7405 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Thank you for your continued generosity during this time. 
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Buddhist Affinity Group

The Buddhist Affinity Group of CVUU (Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists) invites us to their monthly meetings. They typically meet 2nd Mondays from 7-8:30 PM. For March that will be this Monday, March 8th.

As is their practice, they will have guided sitting meditation, walking/motion meditation, and share some dharma (Buddhist teachings) followed by discussion.

Here is the Zoom info:

Meeting ID: 884 3737 2730

Password: CVUU

All are welcome regardless of CVUU affiliation, religious affiliation, or any other affiliation. If you are interested or curious, you are welcome.

Sunday Morning Meditation at CVUU

UUs at Coastal Virginia UU (CVUU) Virginia Beach has extended an invitation to their morning meditation every Sunday at 8:30am.

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 848 4415 3622

Note: The Zoom link is the same every week. You are welcome to attend any Sunday!

Have You Ever Thought About Being a Worship Associate?

A huge thank you to our wonderful Worship Associates for March:  Penny Reid, Nancy Murrey-Settle, Blanche Williams, and Meg Rohal.  We have a dedicated cohort of WA’s, but could use a few more to add to the list.  This is a great way to serve UUCJ occasionally, and it’s interesting and fun.  We’ll provide you with training, resources—and even a script!  If you’re interested, or just have questions, please contact Penny Reid at

Arlington Community Services Update

Shout Out to UUCJ ACS Donors!  GREAT! KEEP IT UP!

UUCJ Donors have donated 1,991 pounds to ACS as of the end of March.  We are averaging 153 pounds a week.  If we keep this up, you will easily double our goal of 3500 pounds.

Current needs are: crackers, pop-top pork & beans, tomatoes, fruit juice, small boxes of raisins, tuna in pouches, gravy, Hamburger Helper

Looking for the member directory? Event Zoom information? Your contribution data? Or do you need to update your contact info?

You can do all that and more in our Breeze church management system. You can access Breeze using the links below, or by finding the link on our website under “Members.” Take a look at your profile and see if your info is accurate. You can update your email address, phone number, address, and add your birthday. Let us know if your profile is missing any family members or children. 

If you're a member and don't have a login for Breeze, contact the Church Administrator at

Submission Guidelines

Members submitting a general announcement must submit 50 words or less. ALL announcements submitted must include a title which includes the event name and date. Be brief and to the point, specify time and location and leave CONTACT info to get more detailed information. Announcements are reserved for functions directly related to UUCJ. For functions not directly related to the church please consider promoting these on the UUCJ Group Facebook Page. Email submissions to by Tuesday evening (to be published in that week's e-blast).
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