ICARE and the Nehemiah Assembly

icareYou can help promote social justice in Jacksonville by attending the “Nehemiah Assembly” on April 20 at 6:30pm. It will be held at Potter’s House at 5119 Normandy Blvd, with parking accessible from Lenox Ave. Please contact social_action@bbuuc.org to arrange carpools.

The Nehemiah Assembly will address and discuss several social justice issues that are urgent concerns in Jacksonville. This year, we will discuss Restorative Justice for first-time, nonviolent youth offenders; funding for the Day Resource Center for homeless individuals; improving employment opportunities in Northwest Jacksonville; stopping the school-to-prison pipeline and improving the elementary school reading program; and expanding available mental health services.

Public officials appear at the annual assembly to publicly express support for programs advocated by ICARE. The assembly is an opportunity for people interested in these issues to demonstrate their support for the proposals by attending and holding public officials accountable for their commitments and actions.

(BBUUC’s membership in ICARE is funded in part by the Congregation-Based Community Organizing Matching Grants Program of the Fund for Unitarian Universalist Social Responsibility.)

Buy One, Give One

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BBUUC is collecting nonperishable items that are not covered by SNAP or the Food Stamp Program. For example, some of the items collected include paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, feminine products, Depends, toiletries, detergent, soap, sheets, blankets, towels, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Please place donations in the laundry hampers at the rear of the sanctuary any time. Donated items are delivered to the Clothes Closet every week after the Sunday service. Thanks for your support.