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11:00 a.m. Online Zoom Worship Service

Worship Service
Allen Tilley, “Climate Action Plots and UU Principles”

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

Worship Service & Coffee Hour: February 28, 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:

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

If you'd like to renew your pledge for 2021, you can submit your pledge online at, by emailing Virginia at, or by calling the church office.

Thank you for your continued generosity during this time. 
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MARCH 1, 1:00 PM

This Monday, March 1, we will discuss How Not to Die Alone, by Richard Roper. On April 5, we will discuss Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. Set on the North Carolina coast, it is the story of the mysterious “Marsh Girl,” Kya Clark, who gets entangled in the death of handsome Chase Andrews. Our book for May will be Jacksonland, by Steve Inskeep, call # 973.56. If you would like to join us, please email Barbara Robinson at

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:
Join regular service with Allen Tilley as speaker

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.


Here’s two lists of what should and should not be recycled in Jacksonville. 

YES to this: 
Clean and dry paper and cardboard, such as newspaper with inserts, office paper, school paper, mail, plain envelopes (envelopes with cellophane windows are ok) , plain manila envelopes, magazines & catalogs, phone books, paperback books, brown paper bags, plain wrapping paper, cardboard rolls from paper towels, chipboard/fiberboard boxes (cereal, cracker, & tissue boxes), frozen food boxes, rinsed cartons from soup, milk & broth, gravy boxes, juice boxes, corrugated cardboard flattened and cut to 2 ft by 3 ft or smaller. 

NO to this:
Wet or soiled paper or cardboard, greasy pizza boxes, paper contaminated with food waste, shredded paper, padded envelopes, plastic-coated paper or cardboard, foil wrapping paper, glittery wrapping paper or greeting cards, tissue paper, paper towels & napkins, wax paper, cellophane, diapers. 

Remember, don’t recycle questionable items (don’t “wish- cycle”) which contributes to contamination of recycling streams. When in doubt, throw it out.
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

Membership Chair Needed

Our Membership Committee is in need of a new chair. The Membership Committee is vital to growing our UUCJ community—they serve as a friendly face to new visitors and provide them with information on UUCJ and how to become members. They guide people through the membership process and help them become more involved with UUCJ once they join. 

While we are still hosting virtual services and events, Membership is not hosting their monthly Path to Membership Q&A groups—at this time they are mostly answering visitor questions about UUCJ and becoming a member. We will also be posting most of our membership materials online soon which will make that job even easier—so now would be the perfect time to ease into this position if you’re interested.

Contact Stewardship Portfolio at if you’d like to take on the Membership Chair position. You can also contact Hope Clayton (the previous chair) or Janine Leland (who is currently on the committee) if you have specific questions about the Membership Committee.

Speaker Bio: Allen Tilley

Allen Tilley is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of North Florida, where he taught for 35 years.  After completing his BA at Vanderbilt University, he served as an officer in the US Navy, seeing duty in Viet Nam. He received his PhD in Medieval and Renaissance English literature from the University of Iowa in 1972. At the University of North Florida he chaired the English department for nine years and was awarded the University Outstanding Teaching Award and was named Distinguished Professor.

Allen’s academic publishing field is narrative theory and he has published several books related to this topic.

For about 25 years Allen was the Tenzo (cook) for the Jacksonville Zen Sangha, where he was given the dharma name of Zojo (‘Keeper of the Dharma Treasury’). That experience led to Hungry Zen: Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour (2009). His non-vegetarian recipes, including family traditions, are collected in Back Porch Feasts (2012), which provides low carb versions of most recipes except desserts.

Allen is active in environmental groups. Since 2004 he has prepared a biweekly online news list on global warming, the Global Warming Study Group (GWSG). He and his wife live in Jacksonville, Florida, close to their two children and their families.

Thank You for Supporting the Unitarian Universalist Services Committee!

Our final tally for 2020 was $1,040, achieved through chocolate sales and membership donations. When a crisis occurs, as in Texas this past month, UUSC works through their established partners to provide extra support.  ‘The Corizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas’ and ‘Living Hope Wheelchair Assoc.’ in Houston both received assistance. 

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for Continuing Contributions—List of Needs Below

UUCJ/ACS Teamsters delivered 70 lbs. of contribution on Monday.  I know others are donating directly and we will see the actual number of donations when ACS sends us our monthly total.

In December, Mary Louise Weber, Executive Director at ACS, indicated that the current needs are: canned fruit, jelly, peanut butter, pudding cups, tuna/salmon in pouches or pop tops, toothpaste, detergent, masks, and clean white T-shirts (L, XL) for the homeless.

Caring Candles

Congratulations to Nancy Murrey-Settle and Steven Settle on the birth of their first grandchild, a daughter, Neely Scott.  She was born on February 13, 2021 at 8 lb and 11 oz and 21”.  Her parents are Ashley (Steven’s oldest daughter) and Jeff of Oakland, California.


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