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11:00 a.m. Online Zoom Worship Service

Worship Service
Eric Bannan, “Weavers & Threads”

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

Worship Service & Coffee Hour: September 27, 2020 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:

2021 Annual Pledge/Mission Funding Drive

In this time of social distancing, the annual pledge drive will happen virtually, starting on October 4. Now is the time to be considering your pledge for 2021.  When you consider the UUCJ mission—“By serving compassionately and connecting authentically, we change the world”—what do you envision for this beloved community?  It will take time, talent and treasure from each of us to allow us to live this bold mission as we move forward and thrive as a presence in the Jacksonville community.

Covid 19 has disrupted our lives during a time of great social unrest. Are you sitting at home, watching the news—the calls for social justice and need for change—but unsure of what you can do? Here is one answer! Join one of our ICARE house meetings and learn what the Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment (ICARE) is presently achieving in Jacksonville and give voice to your concerns about social justice and inequity in our community. ICARE will be taking on a new problem this year. We need you to give  your input as to the issue that will be researched and moved forward in the coming year. UUCJ has been an active supporter of ICARE with one of the largest and most active justice ministry networks.  Please join us in our efforts to make real change for social justice in Jacksonville! 

You can join us online or in person:

September 27 @2:00pm via Zoom
October 3 @10:00am on UUCJ's outdoor patio
This meeting will be conducted following the Covid 19  guidelines established by the board.  

Mark your calendars! “When we all work together—Great things happen!”
Contact a member of the ICARE team: Lois Hoeft; Brian Lapinski or Meg Rohal with any questions.  

UUCJ Women of All Ages meet via Zoom on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 pm. Here’s an opportunity to engage with some awesome women!  We first have a quick “check-in” to see how everyone is doing and what’s new.   Then we may have an interesting presentation, a lively discussion, or a fun activity. All UUCJ women and friends are invited. To receive an invitation, email your name, email address, and phone number to Joyce Milford ( with the title “UUCJ Women.” Our next meeting is Monday, September 28 at 5:30. Hope to see you then!
This group has been meeting for years, but we always welcome new members. Our next Zoom meeting will be on Monday, October 5, at 1:00 PM.

We will be discussing the sci fi/fantasy novel, The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick. Escape from our dystopian present by visiting a dystopian fantasy world in which the Axis powers won World War II and are ruling the world, with a focus on the former United States of America. If you want an invitation with a link to the Zoom meeting, please contact Barbara Robinson by email:


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.

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

Zoom Link:
Phone: (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 826 5797 4162
Password: 427026 

This week's topic: Mike Aiken presenting “The 1876 Election as Contentious as 2020”

Try planting a small home garden. If this is new to you, begin by getting two large pots, some planting soil, and two packets of seeds. Parsley and basil are popular, but you can choose other herbs. Plant the seeds, be sure to water, place in a sunny spot. You will enjoy seeing them come up, and definitely like going to your pots at dinnertime for very fresh herbs. You can also freeze or dry for later use. Have fun!
“Relief is a habit. Relaxation is a habit. Calm Is a habit. Peace is a habit. We can create those habits in one of two ways: 1) By releasing what causes a stress, or 2) By actively working on our peace and our relaxation.” From The Book of Relief.

Collect the things that work for you and incorporate them into life. Find you moments of mindfulness.
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
To make a donation, do so online by clicking on the button below, call Virginia 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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Speaker Bio: Eric Bannan

Eric Bannan  is a husband, father, songwriter, storyteller, US 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. Based in Pittsboro, NC Eric travels the Southeast  bringing the power of storytelling to faith communities, festivals and front porches.

UUCJ Birthdays

We have 4 birthdays to celebrate next week: Tammy Tibbles on 9/27, Mark Dickens on 9/29, Linda Leon on 9/30, and Darlene Larsen on 10/3. Please give them a call or send them a card to let them know we care. If you have a birthday next week and your name is not listed, we apologize that our information is incomplete. Please call (904 -874-2603) or email ( Barbara Robinson and she will see that our data base is updated. We want to show our love to all our members, because we are all worthy of dignity and respect.

Caring Candles

Former UUCJ member Flo Nell Ozell, 96, passed away on August 24, 2020 in Tallahassee.  Flo Nell and her husband, Alan moved to Tallahassee in 2008 to be near their daughter Camille’s family. Alan predeceased Flo Nell in 2013.  Sincere condolences go out to Flo Nell’s family.

We Are on The Way to 4,000 pounds Plus!

UUCJ/ACS Teamsters delivered 38 pounds of groceries today.  Combining this delivery with Cyd Reider’s delivery of 28 pounds brings the total to 66 lbs. If we keep this pace, we will donate over 4,000 pounds of groceries, which is 1,000 pounds more than in 2019.  

Mary Louise Weber, Executive Director of ACS, reported that they fed 112 folks and helped 19 with rent/JEA as of the middle of the month.

Current needs are: canned peas, mixed beans, pork & beans, mixed veggies, tomatoes, potatoes, Hamburger Helper, instant potatoes, Jiffy Cornbread Mix, pasta, sweet potatoes, canned meats, soup.


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