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11:00 a.m. Online Zoom Worship Service

Worship Service Sermon:  Rev. Roberta Finkelstein, “Learning How to Pray”

In response to public health concerns, we are suspending live worship services until further notice. We will be holding our Sunday services virtually. This Sunday we will be hosting our worship service and coffee hour on Zoom. Here are the details:

Worship Service & Coffee Hour: March 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Meeting url:
Meeting ID: 795 635 721
Phone: (929) 436-2866 and enter meeting ID when prompted: 795 635 721

If you need help using Zoom, Foothills Unitarian put together this nice tutorial video that you can check out:
Do you miss the collection plate? You can still give to UUCJ from afar! We have a giving page on our website that allows you to easily (and securely) give money using PayPal or a credit card. Just click on the button below.

You are also welcome to mail your checks to our office:

7405 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Thank you for your continued generosity during this time. 
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You can listen to Rev. Marti Keller's sermon from last Sunday via YouTube or by listening to our podcast.


If you haven’t visited the site we think you will be surprised at the many unique items and, if you have, it’s worth it to visit again. We have made many additions during the month of March.

All winners will receive an e-mailed statement and recommendations for the best payment method during the quarantine. We will make arrangements to pick up and deliver your items on an individual basis, most likely to your doorstep.

A lot of generosity and hard work  from our members and our fundraising team have made this event possible for the benefit of UUCJ. Please take the opportunity to play a part by visiting the site and bidding!  Have questions or need help? Contact Darlene:  Here’s the link:

Drop-In Conversations

On Thursday evenings Rev. Roberta and Rev. Marti will facilitate a drop-in conversation space where we can check in with each other, share challenges and blessings, and support each other pastorally. You can join this conversation Thursday at 7 pm at

UUCJ Admin Staff is Still Here for You

The UUCJ campus and office are now closed to the public, as you all know, but Virginia (our Church Administrator) and Judy (our bookkeeper) are both working hard to make sure that our bills get paid on time, that your pledges and donations (thank youuuuu!) are processed as swiftly as possible, and that continued administrative duties are taken care of. Virginia continues to monitor and respond to all church emails and voicemails, either remotely from home or during occasional visits to our campus (when she picks up the physical mail.) Please know that your staff is ever present and devoted as always to doing its job.

UUCJ Plaque

When you next visit UUCJ, please look for the newly installed plaque celebrating our historic church.  It is on the wall adjacent to the Admin Office door.

Caring Candles

Recently, Larissa Hinman, a former member of this church, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, requiring surgery, chemotherapy, and possible radiation. The Hinman’s have two girls, Sophia and Saabella,  ages 11 and 8. The coronavirus is making her recovery especially difficult, and she will not be able to work for some time. A close friend of the family created a GoFundMe page for those who may wish to provide some support for Larissa and her family. Here is the link, where your contribution to their  comfort and solace will be greatly appreciated:

What Can You Do to Stay Healthy?

You may be tempted to polish off that container of ice cream as you sit home isolated and bored. But don’t do it! Maintaining a healthy microbiome impacts the immune system by 75%. Eating the wrong foods (sugar, processed food, junk)  can shift a healthy immune system within three days. Eat fermented foods to increase the number of good bacteria in your gut. This will increase your serum IGA levels which fight infection. Optimize your Vitamin D- take 2,000-3,000IU daily if needed. And if you are vegan, take B12 sublingual 500-1,000mcg 2-3x/week. Here is a web site from Forks over Knives with a list of foods you should have when quarantined:

Eat well, exercise, sleep, engage your brain, and stay connected. Hope to see you soon.

UUCJ Directory Photos

Please visit the UUCJ Breeze directory at You will be surprised that many profiles now have a picture associated with them!  UUCJ Staff allowed Carlos to update these profile pictures from the many photos he has taken over the years.

Carlos attempted to use the most current photos he had of you.  Sometimes he had good closeups to work with, and other times he took the picture from the third row at service auction.  While he tried to be careful, he may have made you look a few years younger and you may have a different haircut or hair color.  Please review the pictures to ensure that you are presented as you would like to be on UUCJ Directory.

If you do not like the photo, please upload a better image of yourself. You can do this by clicking in the profile picture and hit the upload button. You can also update your profile information as well (such as your address, email, and phone number). If you don’t have a login for the Breeze directory, or need help editing your information, email

Arlington Community Services Update

We are encouraging individuals to take food contributions to Arlington Community Services because of the continued need for their clients.

Carlos has talked to ACS Staff and worked out delivery protocol. We will unload groceries (not using reusable bags) at the back door keeping our distance from other donors.

When groceries are all by the back door, we will ring the bell and step away from the appropriate social distance until they take groceries into the back room.  We plan to label our donation as being from the UU Church of Jacksonville.  ACS will e-mail me with contribution total.

I suggest that you follow this process to reduce interaction with ACS volunteer staff that is interacting with the ACS Clients.

Here is their address:
1450 Rogero Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211


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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