~~ Church Events This Week ~~
Sunday April 1
9:30 am - 10:30 am Recovery Meeting, Teen room
9:30 am - 10:45 am Music Rehearsal, Chapel
10:00 am - 11:00 pm Community Outreach Committee, Martin Luther King, Jr. rm
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Faith Works
12:45pm - Publicity Committee Meeting, A
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Overeaters Anonymous, Ch
Monday April 2
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Our Gang Book Club, Anthony room, Digging to America, by Anne Tyler Subtle
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sewing Circle, Q
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Committee on Ministry, Ministers Study
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Survivors of Incest Anonymous, Ch
Tuesday April 3
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tai Chi, Chapel
Wednesday April 4
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm NE FL CUUPS, Teen room
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Adult Religious Education: Building Your Own Theology, Anthony room
Thursday April 5
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Duarte Ryu Classes, Social Hall
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tai Chi, Chapel
7:30 am - 8:30 am A Course in Miracles Study Group, Teen room
Friday April 6 - No Meetings
Saturday April 7
8:00 am - 12:00 pm LEAD Quarterly Meeting, Social Hall
~~ New Event Announcements ~~
Adult Education: April: UU Christians-The April Spiritual Studies [9:30-10:40 Sunday mornings in the Fletcher Room] will consider: Christian Voices in Unitarian Universalism edited by Kathleen Rolenz. This is a Skinner House book and can be ordered from www.uua.org/skinner. It costs $14. Dr. Young will provide printed notes and will copy pages of particular interest; so, it is not necessary to purchase the book in order to attend. Dr. Young will address his own views on Jesus and Christianity on April 1. Participants will address the book on April 15 and 22 [April 8th is Easter with two services and no spiritual studies meeting], and the discussion can be continued on April 29 without Dr. Young as he will be at O'Leno
Community Outreach Committee members from the Buckman Bridge UU Society and UUCJ will be asking members to donate any inoperable or otherwise unwanted cell phones, chargers and accessories. All phones collected will be repaired and forwarded to shelters for victims or spousal abuse. Please look for the COC collection box outside of the chapel on each Sunday morning throughout the month of April.
~~ Continuing Announcements ~~
Rev. Dr. John Young is being featured on Ken Hurley's "Civil Discourse", a half-hour program appearing on Comcast Community Access Television Channel 29. The program runs at 6:30 pm Thursday. The program featuring Dr. Young will be shown for the next 4 Thursdays, March 22 & 29, and April 5 & 12.
Save a life Sunday! The FGBA notified us of a critical shortage in O and A type blood. During the spring break holidays, it's really important that they have plenty on hand. Please show your appreciation for their time/expense to be here by donating a pint of precious life. One pint can save three lives.
New Art Show in UUCJ's Social Hall: Renewed UUCJ Members Nancy and William Devereux,Nancy is a fabric artist and the accompanying wise sayings would grace the walls of many rooms. William has a series of startling mask paintings based on his collection of masks, several colorful abstracts and a series of thoughtful portraits. The Devereux's works are beautiful and priced to fit modest budgets. Be sure to take some time with them when you are at UUCJ and talk with Nancy and William about their art.
BRUNCH AT THE BEACH‚ The UUCJ Foundation and the Friends of the Foundation
hope you'll join us for brunch immediately following the Easter Beach service (April 8, 8:30 am). Brunch and beverages will be served at the home of Mary Carter, at 541 Beach Ave. The High School RE class will be offering games and entertainment for the little ones. Please bring goodies to hide for the little ones to hunt. Parking is available at the beach access between 4th and 5th streets.
Our Gang Book Club
April 2, Digging to America, by Anne Tyler
Subtle, funny and tender observations on the American way as seen from two perspectives, those who were born here, and those struggling to fit in.
UU/UNF Spring 2007 Schedule: Real Life Spiritualities
Bring Your Lunch and Join Us -- Wednesdays, Noon to 1 PM, Room 1606
April 2 Anti-Semitism: Christian, Muslim and Jewish Dr. John Young
April 11 What is the Heart of Your Faith? Group
Tour the Florida Times-Union April 17 at 10:00 am with UUCJs, Our Gang Activities Group. We NEED TO KNOW if you would like to be included on this very interesting tour. Ann Winfree 246-8858 or Lynn 268-1771 / Lwadley@comcast.net. ALL AGES ARE INVITED
An office filing system plea from Kelly: Ever since I started here I've wanted to clean up our filing system. This is a HUGE task and after 2 years I must admit that I am not going to get this job done by myself in any reasonable amount of time. So....if you've ever filled out the "Here's how I'll help" sheet and said you'd like to volunteer in the office, or maybe on a short term project, this is your chance!! All interested volunteers please call the office ---we'll have a coordinating meeting and then get rolling. Since I'm not going to be the Office Administrator after June 30, I don't want to leave a mess for the new person. Thanks so much!! ---Kelly
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Food Donations are low but the need is high. Please remember to bring a single food or toiletry item from your home each Sunday. The good folks at NFAN and the AFB really appreciate all that we are doing to help them serve those in need. THANK YOU!!
Building Your Own Theology: beginning March 14 then every Wednesday for 10 weeks., Rev. Dr.John Young and Director of Religious Exploration Kelly Harris Kurth, will co-facilitate Building Your Own Theology.
This 10-session course helps participants explore their own beliefs using the materials of individual life experience. Rev. Young and Kelly Harris Kurth will co-facilitate another course this fall, Parents As Resident Theologians; Building Your Own Theology is a must for parents who haven't quite got all the answers for the questions their little ones pose, however, you don't have to be a parent to attend Building Your Own Theology. Minimum participants: 6 Meet: 6:30 pm, (This is a change from what was advertised in the Newsletter; we will begin at 6:30pm instead of 7pm) in the High School Room. Please contact Kelly or Rev. John to sign up. Child care will be provided.
Annual Service Auction: Our goal is to have AT LEAST 60 items listed in our catalog for you to bid on at our Annual Service Auction, April 21st, 7p, As of today, I have 12 items donated! By March 21st, I would like to have all the items donated so that the catalog can be typed, printed and ready for mail by the first week in April. We are way behind on the number of dinners and parties unusually donated, I am sure you are checking your calendars for a good date for the event, right? times up! I need it now.While some of you are doing that, we need the services of: plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, handymen/women, gardeners, beauticians, house cleaners, baby-sitters, pet sitters, catering,repairmen/women, drivers, etc. You might think a service you feel comfortable offering is not something anyone would be interested in buying,- wrong!- services are a hot item at the auction. Where are those offering massages, reiki, yoga, accounting work, architectural work, legal work, mental health work, - and artists we need your work, painters, sculptures, jewelry makers, we need it all. I haven't finished my list of what is needed but I have run out of time, so if you don't want to hear from me again....SEND YOUR DONATIONS. firstname.lastname@example.org 543 1086 Thanks, Florie
SERVICE AUCTION, SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST 7PM thinking time is now over! I desparately need donation forms filled out and sent to me for our annual service auction. I need time to prepare the catalog to be mailed by the end of march. Donations of services, art works, crafts, vacation homes, plane and boat rides etc. are needed. If you think you don't have anything to donate,-wrong! Give me a call 543 1086 and I will give you some suggestions. All of us can donate something that someone else will value and purchase at the auction. Florie Adiutori email@example.com.
UUCJ GREEN TEAM STARTS IN APRIL! Join our UUCJ Green Team and let Sarah Boren of the Green Team Project guide you in ways to lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle while saving money at the same time. Classes will meet every other Wednesday evening at 7 PM from April 11 to July 11. Classes are free but there is a $25 workbook charge. You may register by emailing Lynne Paradise at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning her at 403-2380. All classes need to be attended in order to complete the program.
A Course in Miracles (ACIM) study group is now forming at UUCJ. Led by UUCJ members Mike and Joanne Kirkpatrick, the group will meet on Thursdays beginning March 1 at 7:30pm in the High School Room at UUCJ. While not trained teachers of the Course, Mike and Joanne have studied ACIM for many years and want to bring the Course to those in the church who are interested. To learn more about A Course in Miracles, please visit, http://www.fipdata.org/index.html, or contact Mike or Joanne, email@example.com, Phone: 448-8913. Religious exploration for children and youth ~ Our theme is: Environmentalism and Social Justice. Volunteers are needed for each classroom. Nursery care will be available for children to three years old beginning at 10:45am. Earlier by arrangement. For more information or to register your child, please contact Kelly Harris Kurth, Director of Religious Education, 725-8133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention all parents of children under 4! Did you know that every Sunday, from 12:30-1:30 our incredible Child Care Provider, CoCo Dean-Bush will be here for Toddler Play Hour? Ever wanted to go to Social Hour but were concerned about your child running around downstairs? Falling in the marsh? Simply being too little to navigate the stairs? Well have no fear! CoCo is here for you! Please note: This is a cooperative effort. Parents will be asked to take turns providing support to CoCo.
The UUCJ Addictions Recovery Group, Sunday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Channing Room. The group is based upon a humanistic version of the Twelve Steps and provides a safe place for addicts/alcoholics (and/or the loved ones of addicts/alcoholics) to share about recovery. And we're not just talking about substance abuse but also issues involving other addictive behaviors relating to matters such as debt, food, gambling, Internet, sex, shopping, etc.
Kelly Harris Kurth
Church Administrator/Director of Religious Exploration
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
7405 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211-5999